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Keynote: Connected Reading: Apps & Approaches for Digital Texts (9:00-10:30)
As we adopt smartphones and tablets for 1:1 instruction, we need to review our efforts at comprehension instruction for all kinds of digital texts. Based on a survey of over 800 adolescents, we will discuss principles of "Connected Reading" and how we can adapt existing comprehension strategies in digital spaces, as well as explore new opportunities for finding, managing, and reflecting on digital texts.
Connected Reading Wiki
EJ Article: Connected Reading Is the Heart of Research
Future NYTimes: Interactive Storytelling
Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek
,” by New York Times reporter John Branch
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With print reading, what do we know? What are we comfortable with?
Students may want a print version of a digital text in order to annotate
I consider myself an adept reader; if I am reading to learn, I need something to write on (can we use writing as a tool to help reading?)
Difference between pleasure reading and reading to learn
Comfort, smell, touch
Doing research, with books, at a library
Table of content, index, headings
With digital, what don't we know? What are we uncomfortable with?
It hurts my eyes, we are not thinking as deeply
I love my Kindle so much, that I try to press on a word in a book to get the definition
Hyperlinks -- what happens when we are doing digital reading
Text has become disembodied
We do want to value both print and digital reading and literacy skills
Additional Apps and Approaches
For Finding News:
) and Feedly (
For Curating News:
For Mid- and Longform:
For Annotating Web Texts:
For Text-Based Discussions:
For Managing Distractions:
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"