ERIC Number: EJ1177444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Playing with Digital Tools with Explicit Scaffolding
Kang, Grace Y.
Reading Teacher, v71 n6 p735-741 May-Jun 2018
This teaching tip showcases instructional strategies and scaffolds from an out-of-school digital writing camp. Often, teachers may be hesitant to incorporate digital tools into their literacy instruction for various reasons (e.g., scripted curriculum, fear and uncertainty of digital tools, lack of experience and knowledge with technology), yet it is quite similar to using the writers' workshop approach with the added necessity of explicit scaffolding. Three main scaffolds of reading aloud mentor texts, teacher modeling of the digital tools, and providing time to play with the digital tools are further explained. The author highlights lower to higher tech digital tools, such as Google Slides, PicLits, Animoto, and iMovie, and reveals how they can be incorporated into the literacy classroom in engaging and meaningful ways.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Literacy Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Writing Instruction, Writing Workshops, Reading Aloud to Others, Mentors, Information Technology, Enrichment Activities, Computer Software
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