RE 5040 Fall 2011
Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Ruth Ann Timmons
using technology
Tue Nov 29, 2011 01:04
174.111.49.106

It was only a matter of time that children would follow the examples of parents and other adults they see reading using the newest technology. After all, kids often seem to easily dive into using the latest tech toys before adults, they aren't inhibited by fear of messing it up, they just start clicking (or at least that has been my experience). Although computers have been around for quite some time now, many of my students do not have them in their homes. They are excited to learn to use them and more motivated when using them to learn to read. Starfall.com is a popular site when my class visits the computer lab. It is interactive and fun, motivating even my most reluctant readers. YAY for utilizing technology! I just had an idea- I should write a grant for Kindles for my classroom...talk about motivation!

  • personalized interests - koppenhaverd, Mon Nov 28 15:36
    I love how all of you responded in unique ways to your students' interests but kept the same basic framework. Another thing that boys like according to research (and my experience sure confirms this) ... more
    • reply to koppenhaver - Lori Vestal, Mon Dec 5 19:36
      Dr. Koppenhaver, I explored the websites you have linked. The Alice story seemed interesting, is that supposed to be like an on going story as it happens?? I also wonder about what effect is... more
    • using technology - Ruth Ann Timmons, Tue Nov 29 01:04
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RE 5040 Fall 2011