Integrating Digital Technology Into Literacy Instruction


Presented By

Amy Hutchison, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Literacy

Iowa State University

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The use of digital tools in literacy and language arts instruction becomes more critical to educators everyday. These changes produce a need for a better understanding of how literacy and language arts teachers can successfully integrate digital tools into their instruction and the types of knowledge they employ as they do so. Thus, the purpose of this presentation is to introduce the Technology Integration Planning Cycle for Literacy and Language Arts to support teachers with integrating digital technology, such as iPads, into literacy instruction. Classroom examples will be provided to illustrate the use of iPads to teach Common Core literacy goals and effectively support literacy instruction. Additionally, apps, tools and resources for supporting literacy instruction with technology will be introduced.

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Articles published by Dr. Amy Hutchison
Exploring the Use of the iPad for Literacy Learning (PDF)
Hutchison, Amy; Beschorner, Beth; Schmidt-Crawford, Denise – Reading Teacher, 2012

iPads as a Literacy Teaching Tool in Early Childhood
Beschorner, Beth; Hutchison, Amy. Online Submission, International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology v1 n1 p16-24 Jan 2013

Teachers' Perceptions of Integrating Information and Communication Technologies into Literacy Instruction: A National Survey in the United States
Hutchison, Amy; Reinking, David. Reading Research Quarterly, v46 n4 p312-333 Oct-Dec 2011

Apps Featured in Presentation:
Doodle Buddy
Strip Designer
Sundry Notes
Timed Reading Practice
Good Reads
Reading Rainbow
This is My Story
Life Cards
My Storybook Maker
Poetry Creator
Found Poetry
Sight Words by Littler Speller
Sight Words Hangman
Sound Note
Good Reader

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