Difference between revisions of "Accessing EngageNY Materials"

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eBooks are fortunately or unfortunately the future of literacy.  One of the big benefits for teachers using eBooks with a projector is that it is like a “big” book.  The main benefit for the big/eBook is that all the students would be able to see the images and even the text.  The eBook is a great alternative for reading a-louds because of the visibility and the ability to manipulate the book.  When I say manipulate I mean that we can highlight, write notes, circle elements in an image etc.  The main downfall for using a projector and an eBook is that teachers do not demonstrate proper book handling.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 
eBooks are fortunately or unfortunately the future of literacy.  One of the big benefits for teachers using eBooks with a projector is that it is like a “big” book.  The main benefit for the big/eBook is that all the students would be able to see the images and even the text.  The eBook is a great alternative for reading a-louds because of the visibility and the ability to manipulate the book.  When I say manipulate I mean that we can highlight, write notes, circle elements in an image etc.  The main downfall for using a projector and an eBook is that teachers do not demonstrate proper book handling.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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*Read this article about Digital Literacy.
  
                                                   
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*Watch this video tutorial on YouTube.
  
*Here is an article to read about Digital Literacy
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*View this PowerPoint that accompanies the video tutorial.
  
*This is a link to a video tutorial I made and put on YouTube.
 
  
*A PowerPoint that can accompany the video tutorial
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<u>Discussion:</u>
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In the discussion tab please express your feelings about the following:
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* ebooks in the classroom, pros and cons?
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* What excites you about using eBooks?
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* How are you apprehensive about creating/using eBooks?
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* What potential benefits do you see to using eBooks?
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* General feelings about the EngageNY ELA curriculum.

Revision as of 20:23, 18 April 2013

Brian's Mini-Course


Unit One: Accessing EngageNY Materials

Target Objective:

  • Learners will see an overview of e-books and learn to acquire the materials for the eBook

Unit Objectives:

  • Understand what an e-book is and how they are beneficial to students
  • See the value in creating and using e-books in their classroom.
  • Locate and identify the resources needed to create e-books.

Getting Started

eBooks are fortunately or unfortunately the future of literacy. One of the big benefits for teachers using eBooks with a projector is that it is like a “big” book. The main benefit for the big/eBook is that all the students would be able to see the images and even the text. The eBook is a great alternative for reading a-louds because of the visibility and the ability to manipulate the book. When I say manipulate I mean that we can highlight, write notes, circle elements in an image etc. The main downfall for using a projector and an eBook is that teachers do not demonstrate proper book handling.

  • Read this article about Digital Literacy.
  • Watch this video tutorial on YouTube.
  • View this PowerPoint that accompanies the video tutorial.


Discussion:

In the discussion tab please express your feelings about the following:

  • ebooks in the classroom, pros and cons?
  • What excites you about using eBooks?
  • How are you apprehensive about creating/using eBooks?
  • What potential benefits do you see to using eBooks?
  • General feelings about the EngageNY ELA curriculum.