Session Title: Text + Tech = Engagement

Your Name: Valerie R. Burton, M.Ed.

Work Title: ELA Teacher

School or Organization Name: West Jefferson High School

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Teachers, Librarians, Technology Integration Coaches

Short Session Description (one line): Combine Literacy Strategies and Technology Resources to help students read closely, discuss and write about text.

Full Session Description: During our session, I will discuss ways to incorporate literacy strategies and technology resources that can be used across the curriculum to help students read closely. These strategies and resources are aimed at helping students become purposeful, active readers who are able to proficiently discuss and write about text.

What does it look like when you promote the use of literacy strategies and integrate technology into your classroom in order to increase your students’ engagement and connection to text? 

You and your students read closely using a variety of literacy strategies

  1. Annotating
  2. GISTing 
  3. Anticipation guides
  4. Notetaking templates
  5. Vocabulary strategies
  6. Self-generated questions

Your students demonstrate the ability to connect to text by using 

  1. Google Forms to assess knowledge
  2. Padlet to post impressions of nonfiction or fiction
  3. Images to provide a deeper meaning
  4. Wikis to create ebooks or book studies 
  5. Blogs to analyze and reflect upon text
  6. ePortfolios to publish work


Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

URL to a Slides or a Video Showcasing Your Presentation Skills: Link to my RSCON2013 Presentation Using Weeblys for ePortfolios

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