Books are not Dead…Use Technology to Enliven Your Literacy Program

March 4, 2010

Gail Lovely

Book loving technologist

Reading work V Reading pleasure

Roles and tools for tech in reading

myths and legends around the world at

google lit trip – location based retelling in google maps, for download, adds information and context of place, add map and location context. can retell or support and deepen understanding of text

Authoring “cartoon” looking stories, books for myths and legends – online cartooning

retell a story in voicethread –

compare contrast characters in glogster; visual expression of understanding

glogster example –

skype with an author at – – get students interested in author, writing and writing process, read author’s work first and prepare questions.

download audiobooks from

Florida lit to go – with audio, text and teaching materials

storyline – famous actors reading books, well done. /zingertales – storytellers telling stories.

booktalks and book review type podcasts – post and connect to library website or search database.


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