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Reading Discussion - koppenhaverd, Tue Nov 10 14:58
Discuss the readings on reading instruction and technology-supported reading here. Consider such questions and ideas as: What constitutes best practice? What ideas do you want to incorporate in your own teaching? Why? How do these articles match up with your own teaching? The way most teachers you know teach... more
  • Applying technology in the classroom - haleyferrell, Fri Nov 27 08:53
    After reading Calvert's article, I was able o reflect on how I use technology in my classroom. Being a special education teacher the time I spend with my students is limited and for the most part only 45 minutes a day. I have always wondered how can I integrate technology in my classroom. I feel that my students... more
  • typing tutors/games/tests - koppenhaverd, Wed Oct 7 14:27
    As you explore the typing sites. Would they work for some of your kids, all of them, none? Google and identify others. Discuss what you like about them (or not) and how you would use them with your kids (or why not). Try some out with some or all of your students. Tell us how it goes. Write about typing sites on the... more
  • Writing Discussion - koppenhaverd, Wed Sep 30 21:01
    Discuss the readings on writing instruction and technology-supported writing here. Consider such questions and ideas as: What constitutes best practice? What ideas do you want to incorporate in your own teaching? Why? How do these articles match up with your own teaching? The way most teachers you know teach... more
  • Grammar Instruction - koppenhaverd, Sun Oct 18 23:42
    Many (maybe all?) of you are required to teach children to write better. After you have the 3 articles for Task #4, join the discussion on grammar instruction. Do you teach grammar explicitly to your students? Are you required to? By whom? How do you teach it? Does it improve student writing? Research is pretty clear... more
  • Graphic Organizer Discussion - koppenhaverd, Fri Sep 11 21:31
    After you have read the three articles and listened to my lecture, join the discussion below. Discuss your thinking about graphic organizers. Discuss how you may have tried this out with your students (whether or not you used technology). Discuss how your students responded to the use of graphic organizers. What went... more
  • Cognitive Process Theory of Writing - koppenhaverd, Sun Aug 30 19:35
    Discuss the Cognitive Process Theory of writing here. Here are some possible questions you might address to begin the conversation: Does it seem to fit your students? Does it seem to match with what you know about writing? Do you see how you might apply it in your own teaching? In thinking about learning or... more
  • Whole-to-Part Theory of Reading - koppenhaverd, Sun Aug 30 18:34
    Discuss the Whole-to-Part theory here. Here are some possible questions you might address to begin the conversation: Does it seem to fit your students? Does it seem to match with what you know about reading? Do you see how you might apply it in your own teaching? In thinking about learning or instructional problems?... more
  • Beginning Reading Theory - koppenhaverd, Sun Aug 30 19:41
    Discuss Morris et al.'s beginning reading theory here. Here are some possible questions you might address to begin the conversation: Does it seem to fit your students who are beginning readers? Does it seem to match with what you know about beginning reading? Do you see how you might apply it in your own teaching? In... more
  • Try It Out - koppenhaverd, Thu Aug 27 12:53
    1. Write specific subject lines. 2. Keep your message to a paragraph, 2 at most. 3. Explore at multiple levels of response and watch where your message gets posted.
  • Questions, Concerns, Ideas, Other - koppenhaverd, Thu Aug 27 12:57
    There are two ways to address your general course needs (beyond passive aggression, flaming, whining...): a. Use Skpe, dave.litdis, to type instant message to Dave and/or classmates, to audio- or video-conference. b. Use this space to submit your idea, concern, question, etc. By addressing the group and not Dave... more

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