Take-Aways from Digital Reading Ch 3-5 #cyberPD

#CyberPD is an online professional development learning community where teachers read and discuss a common professional development text. Visit Reflect & Refine for more details and links to connect with the group. This year’s book is Digital Reading: What’s Essential in Grades 3-8 by Franki Sibberson and Bill Bass. The three chapters this week—about authenticity, intentional decision…

Why Are Cell Phones So Threatening?

In Digital Literacy class, we’ve been talking about some of Will Richardson’s ideas about transforming education. Richardson argues that we need to transform education because the world our students learn in outside of school–a largely digital world with its abundant information, access to experts, variety of tools, and web of connections–has little resemblance to the…

Gone Digital

Shortly before leaving for the NCTE conference, I found out that I need to develop a course on reading and must include digital literacy. I am so glad I discovered this BEFORE the convention, because I was able to attend many sessions on digital literacy and come away with an entirely different view of what…