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Motivating the Reluctant Reader through Technology

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As an educator, you undoubtedly know that reading ability plays an important role in a student's academic success. But how do you entice and motivate reluctant readers to read actively and independently? Join Dr. Rob Furman as he delivers a fresh approach to integrating modern technology and reading. He will present technological resources that can easily be introduced into the 21st century classroom; from websites, to video conferencing, to apps, in order to bring a refreshing approach to reading. Dr. Rob discusses applications for each, bringing to light ways educators and schools can use these resources in an appropriate, budget-friendly manner to see a shift in active reading among their students.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 @ 4:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Administrator Resources, Reading & Writing
Tags: active reading, reading, reading strategies, reluctant readers

Reviews (27)

Full Member
Thank you! I also encourage my students to get a public library card. Once they have their free card, they can download the Overdrive or Libby app to check out books. Our local library allows up to 30 checkouts per card for thirty days with the option to renew online. When we read The Outsiders, many of my students used their phone to check out the novel. Since so many students are at home with limited access to books, this might be something to share with students.
This was great! I like the "book club" and I am going to try one. Thank you for the information!
Full Member
This was great! I have reluctant readers and I can't wait to try Novel Effect. I will also make a suggestion to the parents of my 2nd grade students to get the app. I will pass on information about the COUNTABLE app as we have recently started a debate team. I love the pre-view options of Good Reads - I have read a few things myself, but I will explore the kids books and introduce it to my students (and parents as well). I like the "social network" aspect of it. Nothing will demonstrate the students' interest and engagement like a "book club," which would be nicely paired with the Plotagon app. Again, loved this webinar!
Excited to try some of the apps! Thanks!
Full Member
Lots of info!
Thank you!
Full Member
Thank you for sharing this information. I learned of some new apps.
Great resources - thank you!
Excellent presentation! Although as an ELA teacher, I was familiar with a few of the apps, there were several that I have never used in my classroom. I look forward to trying them out. I appreciated the presenter's enthusiasm with getting our students to look forward to reading! Thank you for sharing!
Full Member
Good information. Some of the apps mentioned are things I had never heard of , but am interested in learning more about.
It was extremely helpful and had a lot I can take back and share with my fellow educators.
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