Reading in the Digital Age
“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” - John Locke
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Our learners live in a connected world and daily use their digital devices to read and gain information. It’s the main way they read the news and gather information about the world around them. We need to help our students reflect on the value and validity of the information they consume. We need to teach our students to have a critical eye when navigating the web. Below is a slide presentation (download a pdf for free) and bookmarks to help. Click here to view the slide presentation.
- Click here for the slides for Digital Research with Mobile Apps: Note-taking and Bookmarking!
- Teach digital literacy, evaluation of online resources, bookmarking, curation, and annotation.
- Diigo (curate, aggregate, highlight, etc.), PearlTrees, Listly, Symbaloo, Livebinders, Pinterest, EasyBib, Linoit, Padlet, PenUltimate, Popplet, Ebsco Host, and Evernote
- Favorite free research apps and mobile friendly tools- Wakelet (now with Microsoft's Immersive Reader and Flip video creation), Diigo (curate, aggregate, highlight, etc.), PearlTrees, and Google Keep. Don't forget to get your free Diigo Education account with premium features.
- These recommended apps motivate students to take better notes- Diigo (iOS/Android) and Evernote (iOS/Android). Find more note-taking apps and tools in my post about brainstorming!
- Reading Skills Poster
- Annotate with Kami or Google Docs! Click here for an assignment.
- Media Literacy Document with links-
- The SHEEP Method of Media Literacy
- Doubt It Fake News Game - https://doubtit.ca/test-yourself/
- Fact Checking Sites- https://www.techlearning.com/how-to/fact-checking-sites-for-students
- Reading Strategies- ReadWorks and ELL Reading Strategies
Find the tools listed above and many more resources in the bookmarks below.