Across content areas, reading, writing, and research sit at the heart of middle and high school curricula. Whether students have iPads, Chromebooks, or laptops, the potential exists to transform the processes in order to take advantage of the available technology. Using Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR model as a framework for our discussion, we will look at how each task could be redefined.
Reading - Each device offers a host of tools, features, and apps to scaffold as well as enhance the reading process. We will explore options for PDF annotation, active reading with eBooks, as well as content creation and dissemination.
Writing - We will examine ways to enhance and transform your existing writing and note taking processes given the capabilities of your students’ devices. From collaborative writing and editing, to multimodal inputs and outputs, learn how you can modify the process and the product.
Research - Mobile devices give students instant access to digital content, collaborative annotation tools, as well as the potential to share findings with a global audience. Building off of the processes defined during the first two phases of the workshop, participants will design and plan a research project for their students to engage in during the upcoming school year.