Saturday, June 25, 2016

Join the ISTE Literacy Professional Learning Net @ its ISTE 2016 Conference Session

Please be sure to join the Literacy PLN @ its ISTE Conference Session.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Beeline Reader: Literacy Special Interest PODCAST Episode #19

Beeline Reader: Literacy Special Interest PODCAST Episode #19

In this PRE-Conference  /  ISTE 2016 - Denver / episode. Host Mark Gura shares his interview with Nick Lum, CEO and Founder of Beeline Reader, a powerful literacy learning resource. Find out about this new approach to making text easier to track that produces strong results in improving reading. Nick explains Beeline Reader's origins, development, functions and results... and directions it will take to expand and develop in the future.
As requested, Nick forwarded the following links for those who want a little more info. about Beeline Reader: 

Mark,

Here are a few links that could be relevant for your audience:





Let me know if I can get you anything else. Look forward to meeting you in-person next week!

Best,
Nick

Friday, April 22, 2016

Literacy Special Interest PODCAST – Episode # 18 Class Pages: Using Hyperlinks and Simple Web Pages to Support Student Literacy... Interview with Joel Heffner


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Literacy Special Interest PODCAST Episode # 18 
Class Pages: Using Hyperlinks and Simple Web Pages to Support Student Literacy Learning and Boost Motivation by Making Instructional Activities Relevant in Our Web-Based World.

This episode features an interview that was recorded as part of Prof. Mark Gura’s online graduate class for Touro College, The Educational Technology Specialist as School Leader (Touro EDIT 670).

The class guest speaker was Mr.Joel Heffner, a highly experienced educator and staff developer. He worked for decades for the New York City Dept. of Education, who  spoke about some uses of the web for teachers,a subject on which he has written and published and has appreciable insight. Among the themes covered were the use of hyperlinks in student writing activities,hyperlinked class publishing projects to update Literacy learning and model authentic 21st Century collaboration, and web safety for studentswhen publishing student work on the web.

Follow this link to access and/or download Mr. Heffner’s handout for the session and to access the HTML template he refers to: https://drive.google.com/file/0B6vxKAvJR2YncUcwd0NhYVRZcjg/view 
Joel Heffner is an technology consultant who conducts workshops, including Web Your Classroom, Email in the Classroom, and iPhoneography: The Good, The Bad, and The Creative. You can find him at Actionivities.com, Websin5.com, and TheStoryStarter.com. He can be reached at jheffner@joelheffner.com and on Twitter at @JoelHeffner.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Literacy Special Interest JOURNAL Issue #5

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Table of Contents


      
       1.
Up Front
By Mark Gura, Editor                                                            
Page 4
        2.
Coding for Literacy                                                 
By Joel Heffner
Page 5
            3.

Scaffolding Presentation Skills with eduBuncee, a Multimedia Creation Tool
 by  Ferancesca Arturi and Claire Cucci                           
Page 15
      4.        
Wonderopolis® as a Versatile Digital Learning Tool        
By Brittany Howell and Lindsay Sainlar
Page 21
       5.        
Level Up Literacy!                                                   
By Shawn Young 
Page 29
       6.        
Listening to the Dead and Famous: How English and Social Studies Teachers Can
Make Speaking and Listening Come Alive                        

By Dr. Rose Reissman6b.
Author Inspirational Voice
(student work submitted by Dr. Reissman                                        
By Jannatul Yesmin
Page 32


Page 37


       7.        
Using “Just Right Books” to Enhance Early Literacy Instruction
By Kristi Meeuwse, Dr. Diane Mason, and Dr. Kaye Shelton 

Page 38
      8.        
The Bronx Book Blog: Blogging to Develop and Support Writing Teachers
By Erica Newhouse                                                               

Page 43
      9.        
Engage Me! Building Family Connections Through Digital Storytelling
Family, Student, School, Community
                                
By Blanca Duarte, Toni Kinnear, Carol Varsalona,
and Kris Yturraspe
NOTE: This article appeared previously in The English Record. It was originally published there, and is reprinted here under permission, by the New York State English Council.
Page 49



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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Literacy Special Interest Podcast (Episode #17)


A Conversation with Dr. Rose Reissman on
Project Based LITERACY: Part II

This episode centers on Dr. Reissman’s and Mr. Gura’s recently published book Project Based Literacy: Fun Literacy Projects for Powerful Common Core Learning and the body of Education Theory and Practice behind it.  


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Project Based LITERACY – more information on the concept and the book can be found at http://projectbasedliteracy.blogspot.com/

LINKs for Cheryl Wills, Author:

Official Site for Cheryl Wills
http://www.cherylwills.org/


BOOK: The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills
http://www.amazon.com/The-Emancipation-Grandpa-Sandy-Wills/dp/1617178861  


BOOK: Die Free - A Heroic Family Tale http://www.amazon.com/Die-Free-Heroic-Family-Tale/dp/1935098403

Literacy Special Interest Podcast (Episode #16)

A Conversation with Dr. Rose Reissman on
Project Based LITERACY: Part I

This episode centers on Dr. Reissman’s and Mr. Gura’s recently published book Project Based Literacy: Fun Literacy Projects for Powerful Common Core Learning and the body of Education Theory and Practice behind it.  

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Project Based LITERACY – more information on the concept and the book can be found at http://projectbasedliteracy.blogspot.com/