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What is the essence of New Literacies?
In essence New Literacies examines much more than simply using digital tools. It is an examination of how digital tools allow us to express a sense of
agency while negotiating meaning within different social contexts.
What are the new literacies of online reading comprehension?
The new literacies of online reading comprehension allow students to use the Internet and other ICT (information and communication technology) to identify important problems, locate information, evaluate the usefulness of that information, synthesize information to solve problems, and communicate the solutions to others (Leu,Kinzer, Coiro & Cammack, 2004).
How do the new literacies of online reading comprehension align with the new Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks?
New MA Curr Frameworks Grade 3(2).doc
New MA Curr Frameworks Grade 6-8.doc
New MA Curr Frameworks Grade 11-12.doc
How do I embed online reading comprehension into my content area classroom?
Searching Beyond Google.doc
Internet Reciprocal Teaching
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Making History: A Guided Exploration of Historical Inquiry
- This is a book that CAST published through their
UDL Book Builder
. The free online tool enables
educators to develop their own digital books to support reading instruction for children aged 3 & up. Teachers may create, edit, and save resource-rich texts.
The Rock Cycle Using Google Custom Search (below)
How do I measure knowledge gains?
Internet Inquiry in Social Studies
Internet Inquiry in Language Arts
Coiro, J. (2011). Talking about reading: Modeling the hidden complexities of online reading comprehension. Theory Into Practice, 50(2), 107-115.
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McVerry, J. G. (in press). TPACK and the new literacies of online reading comprehension. In S. Kadjer & C. Young (Eds.),
Research in ELA and technology: An edited collection
. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing
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McVerry, J.G., Zawilinski, L., & O'Byrne, W. I. (2009). Internet Reciprocal Teaching: Navigating the C's of change. Educational
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