2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2013 5:13 PM by Lynne Hoffman RSS

How can e-readers be used to engage students and to support STEM?

Kristin Townsend Apprentice
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During the 2013 VILS Virtual Conference Brooklyn Technical High School STEM/CTE Instructor Ebony Schoon talked about strategies for improving student literacy, using existing mobile devices. Ebony shared a video about a pilot program in the Bronx that leveraged eReaders to engage students. Increasing student interest in reading is important with the the increasing focus on reading and writing under Common Core.

So let's talk about the use of e-readers:

- How might you use e-readers to assist students with special needs and reading modifications?

- How can e-readers be used across the curriculum? For example, how can math teachers use e-readers?

 

 

 


  • Re: How can e-readers be used to engage students and to support STEM?
    lmcshane Novice
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    I think, as the video demonstrates, that e-readers are best for reluctant readers (usually undiagnosed issues). I have seen locally a young man with dyslexia who has been liberated by his Kindle Fire.  He is really confident again and I am grateful that technology has allowed him to escape the special needs class.

  • Re: How can e-readers be used to engage students and to support STEM?
    Lynne Hoffman Apprentice
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    With so many reluctant readers in my high school English classes, I would be extremely supportive of having our schools start purchasing devices like these. Students tell me that they read, but they only do it online or via phones. I'd love to change that (wouldn't we all?), but let's face reality. If we're going to reach kids today, we're going to have to try to do it on their terms. Otherwise, the only development we'll see is that bored, glassy stare we all know so well."

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