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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Beyond an online dictionary

Today I was in a school district sharing some web based alternatives to book reports, research reports, paper books, etc..  As I was doing so, a couple of teachers asked some questions about my delicious bookmarks.  As we were exploring them I came across a website that I had bookmarked a while ago and had […]

Does Practice Make Perfect?

Experts in literacy stress to teachers and students strategies that good readers utilize while reading. They include making predictions, using context clues, rereading, monitoring comprehension, etc.. Therefore it makes sense to have students practices those strategies while they are reading many times with different types of texts. The book that I am reading, Why Don’t […]

Born Digital Part 1

Currently I am reading Born Digital- Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives, by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser.  I haven’t gotten very far into it yet, but was intrigued by a couple of quotes from the book regarding how those who are not digital natives have reacted to the increasing amount of social communication […]