Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

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Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

Entries from January 31st, 2010

Storybird for Collaborative Writing

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments · reading and technology

Write picture books quickly and easily with Storybird!  Storybird allows the writer to search artists’ collections to find pictures that fit the story they have in mind or to be inspired by the pictures to create a story.  Part of Storybird’s purpose is to encourage collaborative story writing among families.  My niece is now writing […]

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Wallwisher and Reading Instruction

January 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · reading and technology

Wallwisher is a virtual bulletin board that can be used collaboratively for many different activities.  Add your ideas!

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How is a museum different from a school?

January 20th, 2010 · No Comments · education issues

While attending a volunteer recognition event at my local high school this week, one of the speakers who volunteered as a docent at the Museum of Science recounted one of his early experiences.  He explained that a mother and her son were perusing an exhibit.  The mother stopped and asked him a question. Ten minutes later […]

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Social Networking as a Learning Tool

January 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Professional Learning Community

Help is just a click away.  In my experience, many teachers, including myself, are often reluctant to invite others into their classroom to gain insight and input from colleagues.  While nothing can truly replace a collaborative classroom observation to help a teacher analyze her/his effective teaching and classroom management techniques, a good social networking site […]

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Diigo and Active Reading

January 9th, 2010 · No Comments · reading and technology

Diigo provides a great way to model and practice reading informational text and to engage students in collaborative virtual discussions.  Many know Delicious and Diigo as social bookmarking sites.  Diigo is so much more!  Find a website that you want your students to read.  Then use Diigo to model the active reading process and make notations right on the […]

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