The aim of this book is to give students the tools and skills they need to thrive—academically, socially, and emotionally—in a world intertwined with technology. With modeling, explicit instruction, and time for practice, we can—and must—teach students digital strategies to build bridges, eliminate barriers, and thrive in this world.

 Using technology doesn’t mean that we throw out those strategies that we’ve found to be successful with students,” write Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke. “It’s not the tools—it’s what we do with them that counts. Katie and Kristin start with our most important educational goals—literacy, independence, and critical thinking—and help you connect them to the technology available in your classroom or school.

When we ground our technology journey in time-tested comprehension instruction, we ensure that our use of devices is meaningful and authentic. Connecting Comprehension & Technology will help you expand your students’ literacy toolkit with practical lessons that teach students how to navigate, evaluate, collaborate, and communicate through digital resources.

About Kristin

 

Kristin Ziemke is a teacher, staff developer and the co-author of Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action, Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and Connecting Comprehension and Technology. Recognized as an international expert in literacy, inquiry and technology, Kristin collaborates with organizations around the world to develop learning experiences that redefine school.

Digital Learning Lessons from Read the World

  • Teach Students Strategies for Reading Digital Media.

    Part 3 of a 3 part miniseries of free downloadable lessons from the authors of Read The World, Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris.

  • Teach Students How to Learn From –Not Just Watch — Video

    Part 2 of a 3 part miniseries of free downloadable lessons from the authors of Read The World, Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris.

  • Teach Students Strategies for Responding to Digital Media

    Part 1 of a 3 part miniseries of free downloadable lessons from the authors of Read The World, Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris.