Group activity

    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 7
      Rachel, Your response to this week's readings was very thorough and thoughtful. This make me think: However, we also must keep in mind the pros and cons. In my classroom I usually have my students decode text and at times record...
      • Gerald Ardito
        Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 7
        Rachel, I really enjoyed reading your response to this week's readings. I was also very interested to read about how your are using literacy technologies to enhance your classroom. In particular, this stuck out for me: The unlimited...
        • Gerald Ardito
          Gerald Ardito commented on the blog ED 656 Week 7
          Milani, As always, I enjoyed reading your response to this week's readings. For some reason, this jumped out at me: The advantage of having technology in the classroom and other forms of digital media can truly enhance an...
          • Minh Pham
            Minh Pham published a blog post Week 7
            “Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop...
            • Rachel DeMayo
              Rachel DeMayo published a blog post Week 7
              Technology is everywhere - there is no escaping it at this point. As teachers, we should embrace the digital frontier as much as possible, and we should try to incorporate tools and platforms in our classroom that promote collaboration, research,...
                • Gerald Ardito
                  Gerald Ardito

                  Rachel,

                  I really enjoyed reading your response to this week's readings. I was also very interested to read about how your are using literacy technologies to enhance your classroom.

                  In particular, this stuck out for me:

                  The unlimited wealth of information is a double-edged sword, and we need to do our best to ensure authenticity from our students. We need to be sure that the questions we ask our students to answer require a synthesis of original and personal thought - that cannot simply be pulled from the internet.

                  Not only does technology enhance the learning experience for students through direct interaction, but it also provides teachers will more collaboration and resource sharing as well, which enhances the classroom experience even more.

                  I am curious to know more about how your students are responding to this work.

                • Milani Machicote
                  Milani Machicote published a blog post ED 656 Week 7
                  Adolescent literacy in the digital age is a very interesting topic especially amongst educators and other personnel who work directly with youth. For a very long time to be literate simply meant to be an individual that could read and write, however...
                    • Gerald Ardito
                      Gerald Ardito

                      Milani,

                      As always, I enjoyed reading your response to this week's readings.

                      For some reason, this jumped out at me:

                      The advantage of having technology in the classroom and other forms of digital media can truly enhance an educator’s instruction.

                      Do you think it's the presence of the technology that makes the difference or is it something else. Also, is it a matter of enhancing instruction or enhancing learning, or both?

                    • Rachel Richards
                      Rachel Richards published a blog post Week 7
                      Rachel Richards Dr. Ardito Group D Adolescent literacy matters in our community today, mainly teaching in such a diverse city where education is dominant to afford certain lifestyles. In schools today, there is a need for an increase in...
                        • Gerald Ardito
                          Gerald Ardito

                          Rachel,

                          Your response to this week's readings was very thorough and thoughtful.

                          This make me think:

                          However, we also must keep in mind the pros and cons. In my classroom I usually have my students decode text and at times record notes during the quiet reading time. If we do not provide students to assess sources of information for relevance, reliability, and completeness. Also, they must connect information across multiple sources also posted on google classroom.

                      Week 7

                      Sub-Group of Group D