ERIC Number: ED485613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Technology and Teaching Children to Read
Sherman, Diana; Kleiman, Glenn; Peterson, Kirsten
Education Development Center, Inc.
This report is intended to provide background information that will help reading specialists, education technology specialists, classroom teachers, and special education teachers work together to understand, evaluate, and implement effective uses of technology within K-6 reading programs. It brings together the research-based guidelines for teaching children to read from the National Reading Panel report (NRP, 2000) with information about the potential uses of multimedia digital technology to enhance reading instruction. It provides background about effective reading instruction and potential uses of technology, and summarizes the currently available research evidence on ways in which technology can successfully enhance reading instruction in the elementary grades. While currently limited, the available research does point to many exciting possibilities for technology to enhance reading instruction (as summarized in appendix A) and suggests that there is great potential ready to be explored by schools, technology developers, and researchers.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary Education, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Phonology, Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Lab. at Brown Univ., Providence, RI.; Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.