2012 SLATE Conference-Wisconsin Dells

SLATE iPad app recommendationsportfolio brochure     spelling early release     metacognition     word work     reading response journals     helping struggling readers brochure     blogging basics brochure (Click on the separate links to find more information about a given topic.)

back row (starting on the left): Nancy Daniels, Patricia Bergman, Billie Rengo
front row (starting on the left): Julie Erickson, Nell Polzine

My colleagues and I are excited, to say the least, about our upcoming presentation at this year’s SLATE Conference.  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share how we have effectively implemented iPads in our classrooms to support our students’ reading and writing development.  (The focus of our presentation will be on literacy related activities, but I assure you we use them throughout the day for each academic subject!)

Those who know me personally know that I tend to take research to a new level whenever I am trying to learn something new.  My superintendent assured me that it isn’t a downfall, but rather that reading an entire book just to share 30 minutes worth of information for a 30 minute after school staff development session gives you breadth and depth.  That is why I am taking the opportunity to post some of the resources that I have developed and shared with fellow teachers over the past 3 years as a literacy coach in our district.  My hope is that it will help those that attend our presentation (and even those that don’t) understand more about why I choose to do the things I do in my classroom.

You will find information ranging from the creation of digital portfolios with your students, why spelling instruction is important, how to teach your students to be metacognitive about their reading, and how to get your students blogging.

These resources are meant to be read, pondered, discussed, shared…Feel free to post questions that you might have.

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