Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

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Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

Entries from July 26th, 2010

On-line Highlighter

July 26th, 2010 · No Comments · reading and technology

The Awesome Highlighter website provides a quick and easy way to highlight text you find on-line.  There are different color options for highlighting.  This enables you to consistently highlight the main idea in blue, for example, supporting details in yellow, areas of confusion in green, etc.  You can export your highlighting for later discussion of […]

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Using Visuals to Teach Analysis

July 24th, 2010 · No Comments · reading and technology

I use visual media to introduce my students to many important reading skills.   Norman Rockwell helps me assess students’ ability to identify the main idea and then teach it.  Working with the American Film Institute’s  curriculum, The Door Scene, helps students visualize what they are reading as well as analyze how author’s create close-ups or […]

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Check your project planner …

July 17th, 2010 · No Comments · education issues

This spring my students created a Glogster for a Latin root word project that involved multiple steps.  They needed to include pictures, sentences, video, and podcasts for words derived from a given root word.  Frequently, I would ask students to check their project planner to determine what was accomplished and what remained to be done.  […]

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Mindset and Mind Power

July 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments · education issues, reading and the brain

Each year my unit on reading informational text includes having students learn about their brain, mind, and learning.  Part of this study is trying to help students understand how their own positive or negative thoughts do indeed influence their performance and ability to learn.  I ask students to picture a ski racer at the top […]

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