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20 Ways to Begin Taming the Wild Text for Digital Readers

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Tuesday, June 25, 4:45–5:45 pm
Location: Terrace Ballroom I, Level 4 (near Posters)

Dr. Monica Burns  
How are you balancing digital and print reading experiences for students? From traditional print reading to paperless explorations of text, this fast-paced session will present strategies as well as favorite tools for readers. Get ready to try out new strategies to use with students of all ages!

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Storyline Online, Nearpod, Google Slides, Spark Video, EPIC!, Book Creator
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Online tools, apps and resources
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
  • Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will leave this session with an understanding of the way digital tools can enhance reading instruction. Participants will explore open-ended creation tools including video, website, and graphic design tools. Participants will explore the "tasks before apps" mindset for creating a model for effective technology integration. Participants will leave this session having hands-on experience with digital tools.


5 min - Introduction and setting the stage; 10 min - strategies 1-10; 10 min - hands on creation activity; 10 min - strategies 11-20; 10 min - hands on creation activity; 5 min - goal setting and questions

Supporting research

-- Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom (ASCD)
-- Taming the Wild Text: Literacy Strategies for Today's Reader (Shell Education)

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Dr. Monica Burns, Class Tech Tips, LLC

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