Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

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Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

Entries from December 19th, 2010

Show what you know using Facebook

December 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment · reading and technology

MarthaFacebookWallSample Would you like to write a report, write a poem, or make a Facebook page? Providing students different ways to show what they know is important to maintain interest and promote creativity. More importantly, using assignments that encourage students to understand information, synthesize it, and then transform it into a new form shows real […]

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What’s Your Bookprint?

December 12th, 2010 · No Comments · reading and technology

The Box Car Children, Trixie Beldon, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Siddhartha, The Women’s Room, Two-Part Invention, Anna Karenina, Rising Power Shrinking Planet. What do all these books have in common?  They are books that provided entertainment, refuge, ideas, and a sense of connectedness to me at different stages of my life.  These are my “bookprint.”  […]

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Move Over GeoCaching

December 5th, 2010 · No Comments · education issues

I have long been fascinated by the idea of geocaching. The idea of an outdoor “treasure hunt” in conservation areas or interesting parts of a city intrigues me. However, I teach reading, and I couldn’t make a direct connection between the activity and reading. Enter: Letterboxing. Letterboxing is similar to geocaching. Individuals hide a box […]

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