Connecting Comprehension and Technology: Adapt and Extend Toolkit Practices

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When we begin our technology journey by grounding it in time tested comprehension instruction, we ensure that our use of technology is meaningful and authentic. We help students see the natural links between strategies they use in print text and the strategies they need to use when navigating the vast digital world.
-Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis, Katie Muhtaris, and Kristin Ziemke

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Overview

When we begin our technology journey by grounding it in time tested comprehension instruction, we ensure that our use of technology is meaningful and authentic. We help students see the natural links between strategies they use in print text and the strategies they need to use when navigating the vast digital world.
-Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis, Katie Muhtaris, and Kristin Ziemke

In Connecting Comprehension and Technology Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goodvis invite teachers to join them in Katie Muhtaris' and Kristin Ziemke's classrooms to envision and embrace technology as a powerful tool for extending Toolkit practices and enhancing literacy instruction. Offering the know-how born from years of classroom experience and clear steps for getting started, Connecting Comprehension & Technology offers practical lessons that teach students how to navigate, evaluate, collaborate, and communicate through digital resources.

Not limited to specific hardware or software, lessons are designed around technical functions; tools readily accessible to students in their world and easily adopted in your school, whether you are taking your first steps into technology or looking to leverage existing resources. The accompanying DVD provide live-from-the classroom video footage of the lessons in action and a rich sampling of student work.

Active literacy strategies matter now more than ever! Our students are growing up with dynamic information systems and constantly changing online texts. Connecting Comprehension & Technology will help you expand your students' literacy toolkit to incorporate practices that help them thrive in this digital world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325047034
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 6/27/2013
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 239,962
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Harvey has spent her career teaching and learning about reading and writing. An elementary and special ed teacher for fifteen years, she now works as a staff developer and educational consultant. Insatiably curious about student thinking, she is a teacher first and foremost and continues to work in schools on a regular basis savoring any time spent with kids. The coauthor of the Heinemann titles Comprehension Going Forward and Comprehension & Collaboration as well as the author of Nonfiction Matters and Strategies That Work, the latter coauthored by Anne Goudvis, Stephanie works with educators, schools and districts to implement progressive literacy practices. She has created a number of video series that showcase thoughtful literacy practice. Her most classroom materials with firstHand include The Comprehension Toolkit, the Primary Comprehension Toolkit, and Comprehension Interventions. Created along with Anne Goudvis, they form an intensive resource for comprehension instruction and active literacy across the day and throughout the year. ยป Listen to an interview with Stephanie Harvey on Education Talk Radio - 2/29/2012 (30:35)

Anne Goudvis is the coauthor the Heinemann title Comprehension Going Forward and of Strategies that Work (with Stephanie Harvey). She and Steph also created best-selling classroom materials through firstHand: The Comprehension Toolkit; The Primary Comprehension Toolkit; and Comprehension Interventions. Anne has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, and university instructor. For the past fifteen years she has worked as a staff developer with the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition and currently does staff development in schools around the country. Recent interests include working in schools with culturally and linguistically diverse students and integrating reading comprehension instruction with content area topics in social studies and science.

Katie Muhtaris has enjoyed teaching and learning with her students in the Chicago Public School system for the last eight years. She is Nationally Board Certified as a Middle Childhood Generalist and holds a Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership. In addition to her devotion to her students, Katie also leads staff development in person around the country and digitally around the globe on Inquiry-based learning, technology integration, and reading comprehension strategies. Katie is the author of the blog Inquiry Live in the Classroom where she writes about her day-to-day teaching practices and seeks to connect with educators around the world.

Kristin Ziemke has been teaching and learning from children in both urban and suburban schools for the past 13 years. She engages her first grade students in authentic learning experiences where reading, thinking, collaboration, and inquiry are at the heart of the curriculum. An Apple Distinguished Educator, National Board Certified Teacher, and Chicago's Tech Innovator of the Year, Kristin holds a Master's Degree in Instructional Leadership. She constantly seeks opportunities to transform education through technology innovation, pairing best practice instruction with digital tools to capture thinking, foster creativity, differentiate instruction, and increase collaboration in the classroom and beyond.

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