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Technology: The Impact of an Educational Social Network (edmodo) on an Eleventh Grade English Classroom. Toni A. Penwell EDU 306 Teaching Reading – Adolescents April 21, 2011.
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Toni A. Penwell
Teaching Reading – Adolescents
April 21, 2011
This project introduces the idea of incorporating current digital technology into writing instruction as a means to improve reading comprehension and expand critical thinking skills.
“Writing for the Instant Messaging and Text Messaging Generation: Using New Literacies to Support Writing Instruction”Sheelah M. Sweeney (2010)
“Summer Program Helps Adolescents Merge Technology, Popular Culture, Reading, and Writing for Academic Purposes”Salika A. Lawrence, Kelly McNeal, Melda N. Yildiz (2009)
I believe this technology could be beneficial to any classroom. Not only does it provide students with differentiated instruction, but it allows them to use the digital skills that they already possess. It would be interesting to do further research on the website as both a way to do classroom reading and subsequent assignments and as an online discussion forum. It would be interesting to see how the learning community would develop if the students began the year using the technology and continued it’s use throughout the year.
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