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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Reading Blog for Summer Reading!

I am posting this article, courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.  It is excellent and something educators here in Maine have the capacity to implement.  We need to seriously think about something like this.  Blogs engage students in a way that will amaze teachers!!

  • Reading project aims to engage students during the summer
    An Ohio junior high school is working to keep students reading and using critical-thinking skills during the summer. The school distributed copies of "Anything but Typical," a story about a boy with autism, to all students going into grades 6-8. The students are asked to read the book and participate in an online discussion with their classmates on a school blog. "This is sort of like the kickoff book, and hopefully by using the blog they will have friends who recommend other books," said Kadee Anstadt, director of teaching and learning. The Blade (Toledo, Ohio) (6/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Link Between Technology Integration and Reading Comprehension- Lessons in a First Grade Classroom

Please join us for this ground breaking webinar !

Alison's latest research makes us rethink what many of us thought we knew about reading! 

For those of us in the U.S., this will also have some important implications for the Common Core.  - Regardless of grade level!!

 Alison Prescott joins us again this year to share her research and share a no nonsense plan on technology in a first grade classroom.

The webinar will begin with a step by step outline of how to implement teach students the basic of technology while applying it to their learning.  This is a simple no nonsense plan - accessible to all teachers.  Applications she will discuss are free.

Next, Alison will briefly share the research from her thesis that establishes the link between use of these specific technology applications and increased reading comprehension.

Finally, there will be a question and answer period.

Hope to see you there:)

Topic:  The Link Between Technology Integration and Reading  
            Comprehension- Lessons in a First Grade Classroom

Presenter: Alison Prescott 
Date: June 9, 2011

Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

The URL for Thursday’s meeting:

Phone bridge numbers: 1-866-910-4857 / Password 985399.

Further instructions on joining the meeting are available in PDF format at