I had the opportunity to collaborate with the venerable and uber-intelligent Natalie S., the senior researcher from Actively Learn on a workshop session that we gave at CUE and NCTE-CEL in 2017. The above linked article from APA reinforces the importance of teaching digital literacy skills to my students. We cannot assume that student are proficient digital natives. The activities showcased in the slides provide teachers with lesson examples that cover a range of assignments:
- Quick, Do Now annotation of an image with Formative
- Flipped Learning style audiobooks that include checks for understanding with Edpuzzle
- Daily reading lessons that include checks for understanding and opportunities for annotation and digital discussion with Actively Learn
- Extended writing tasks that integrate annotated texts with Google Docs
Check out our slides and learn how you, too, can drive learners to the intersection of reading, writing, and discussion.