Some days getting out of bed is awesome enough.
That's the truth, Emily!
Kelly Heath from Glens Falls, NY. I am taking some grad classes, and doing lots of crafty things with my 8 year old twin boys.
Emily, you are right about that!
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Hi everyone! Don't forget to change the chat to "All panelists and attendees"
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If it is professional reading I prefer ebook format; easier for curating notes, highlights, comments. Pleasure reading I prefer paperbook.
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This is really cool to watch!
minti.com with an i not a y ;)
Thanks, Lauren! haha
If only I could give a correction without making my own typo haha
@magdalena yes, the recording will be sent out to attendees and registrants!
Great tool, thanks I'm going to use that.
Hi Amber, Yep! We’ll be sharing the recording with attendees and registrants.
That distraction of chasing hyperlinks is exactly why we need to learn how to navigate and teach those skills to our students
surprisingly for me I do remember where certain details are even if I am reading online texts
@marvyn sir will we be getting certificate for participation in webinar?
When you're talking about digital, are you including pieces in iBooks, Kindle, and Pocket, for example as well as "live" pages or "live" pages only?
@Anshula Yep! Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.
I wonder about the characteristics of the samples these research studies are based on? It seems factors such as age and familiarity with tech would influence a study. I'd also be interested in long term research since the Kindle for example is only about 12 years old.
@Emily would love to hear Michele’s answer to this. Personally, I find that my concentration treading digital books is just as good as paper.
How does all this affect online achievement testing for children where they have to scroll and read and answer questions?
There are so many great questions in the chat! We'll have time for Q&A at the end, so definitely keep them coming!
I like your question Virginia.
Could she turn on closed captioning, please?
@Deborah... : ) Same for me. And it's super easy to make notes. I know research that indicates physical writing notes has more impact than highlighting. Still, flagging things while in the midst of reading allows me to keep the flow and return to spots later.
In most of my online reading of eBooks, every page looks the same. I don’t think I recall as much. In a print book, I might remember things like which side of the page it was on, etc
Hi @Karen, unfortunately Zoom doesn't have live captioning, but the recording will come with a transcript!
Would a notebook computer, phone, and desktop size of computer make a difference in the reading ease and comprehension?
If she is presenting with Google Slides or Powerpoint, she can turn on CC
Yay! I’m so an advocate of digital annotation tools for students!
Thanks for all the great questions, everyone! I’m keeping track of them. And we’ll have time to address them at the end!
Im guilty of actually just buying a kindle for myself because I found out about myself that I prefer audiobooks then I do regular books because I focus more with an audiobook
@Virginia that’s exactly why I think I’m better with digital books. Love black background and white text
How about students who are dyslexic who have a difficult time comprehending paper text
So agree! We need to teach kids how to teach digital text effectively!
But research is showing that annotation and notes are not as effective for brain retrieval
There is a also research about the visual presentation - more white space, different font, use of colors, larger margins, you can’t do that with paper text.
My son who is in college tends to rent a digital text for text books to save money and the ease of access
Ive always preferred reading physical copies of books then I have to reading an ebook but I’ve recently switched
So, now I'm thinking I should not depend on the layout of a particular vendor if I have control over that.
I always prefer reading a physical book as well - I tend to read physical books for fictions and enjoyment, but read non fiction - news,etc. digitally
Hello. Highland, Ca
Crucial to use the Readability tools to reduce the visual clutter
Is there a course or a template with these design tips in mind?
Also, can easily annotate with Diigo which saves the annotations and makes them easily searchable
@Luna Yep! A recording will be sent out about 24 hrs too attendees and registrants.
I love the extension Print Friendly PDF https://www.printfriendly.com/ It makes a PDF out of any webpage. Also Beeline Reader https://www.beelinereader.com/
@Karen I need to get back to diigo
Great question, Bret! I’ll make sure Michele has a chance to answer after the presentation.
@Karen Do you have a dig education account in your district. I think it allows more options
@Marvyn can we get a copy of slides at the end as well?
@bret - we need to show it to students to add to their tech toolkits for middle, high school and beyond
@Marvyn A copy of this chat too?
@Bret the chat is archived with the recording!
@Amanda we can ask if Michele can share the slides :)
@Deborah - I’m an assistive and educational technology consultant so I recommend = I work in a number of districts in the Greater Boston area so I don’t work in just one.
Less is More 😊
Actively Learn is an awesome tool to promote understanding. Is anyone using it?
@Jahlen you said it!
At the HS level, what I find is that teachers don’t expect sustained reading except in ELA. Students are hunting and pecking for needed info. Problematic.
Is anyone using Diigo free accounts with students? I’ve been away for a few years.
@Michelle - I recommend it and show students how to set up their own Diigo accounts and use the annotation and outlining features.
you can scaffold in digital format too
So agree! Both kinds of text.
Yes I can hear you!
Yes, a bit fuzzy.
@Laura - That’s fine, feel free to share!
but it feels like she is farther away from the mic
Darn, Diigo not approved by my district for student use
Yes it’s better now
Bummer. Bret. I wonder the rationale.
Student assignments could be joining crowdsourced projects from the Library of Congress listed in the master educational list Google sheet https://bit.ly/3aJeCgpHave a favorite YouTube channel or Edu Resource? https://forms.gle/gKjB41Jo5t4EkNwv5https://youtu.be/B5mvQfjeBYE?t=50
@Bret - what do they recommend instead? There is an edu version
@Bret wondering what state you’re in that needs district approval
@Laure there will be a link in the email. Usually email is sent out about 24 hrs after the webinar
Newsela is amazing!!
Read Works, Common Lit, LitCharts
Love Bunk for HS history text.
Science News for Kids, NYT Learning Network
Will her presentation be shared?
@Howard, yes, Recording will be shared with attendees and registrants
Google Arts & Culture
Here’s a page I c created for HS level text resources (multimedia) https://www.alwaysinterested.net/engaging-text.html
Actively Learn can allow for embedded active engagement, discourse and reflection https://www.activelylearn.com/
students can join crowdsourcing projects at Smithsonian, Video CC projects by Lib of Congress
We call it driver and navigator in my schools :)
Going to have to leave early for staff meeting. This is excellent and so needed!
@Michael can you post the URL's for those?
Now Comment is free. Allows for collaborative annotation
I wish I had had this training when this online teaching stuff began! Thanks so much!
Will the chat also be saved? So many resources going by so fast ;)
Yes, @Yannik! Chat archive comes with the recording
@Bret this one is video transcribing http://fixitplus.americanarchive.org/
love that heading activity. need to practice first though
@Bret I have many crowdsourcing projects with citizen science from Gov, nonprofits & Ed [you can comment on this Gsheet] https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qjLAHdSWvXlAnNwmMHXpvI7cTGe0p-x-UvTs_bukwbM/edit?usp=sharing
@Michele wondering what tool you used for creating slides? They look great!
@Michael Thank you
I agree - the slides are excellent. Would love to know what you used!
That’s very cool!
I was wondering the same thing — love the slides!
So much amazing research and information being shared!!
@Karen, @Amber - Kristen Dempsey!
Do you ever have that feeling, like your hear is a bit standing on end, or a slight tingle up your spine when you are learning something, that AHA moment? That's happening! This is great!
Six word sentence for what you know.
I recognized some of the pictures used
hair not hear
Definitely encourage those who are taking value from this to follow Michele at https://twitter.com/micheeaton She tweets gold.
I use Canva for my presentations
@Jahlen Canva is great
Is it paper or e?
Hopefully Education will be more Blended,, this pandemic maybe what we needed to get this education party rolling. I would like to suggest Classroom, Home & adding community for incentize students to order their food in the language they are learning in School
Thank you so much! Lots of great information in a short amount of time!
hope our uni will acquire...
That was intense in the absolute best way! Thank you so much!!
Great ideas! Thank you!
thank you so much for all of these great ideas
Thank you very much Michele.
Thank you Michelle 😊
What do you think of hyperdocs? Would you create them all to look the same using some type of template?
Michele I mean... sorry, auto-correct is on
Very informative presentation. Thank you.
During digital learning days, any ideas on how you have students annotate on paper submit their papers?
Microsoft Immersive Reader has so many accommodations for digital
Many students do not have skilled keyboarding skills. They hunt and peck while trying to think about what they want to say.
I think I need to ask my admin where they goit there research; they told me not to have my learners toggle between screen and paper notes
Your presentation was excellent -- I've taken 4 full-size pages of notes. Thank you!
Thank you, Michele, for sharing such helpful information.
I would love to speak with you after this. This is my passion!
Read and Write Gold is an extension that can be added and provides a lot of accommodations for students. We use it board-wide.
Thank you...this will be very helpful for our teachers...can I share this with them?
My school uses whiteboard desks for that back and forth she spoke of.
Any suggestions for how to help kids monitor their comprehension as they read an online text? (i.e. “stop then think”) I teach second grade.
I have several programs listed for visually impaired and SE tools for reading listed in the Google sheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qjLAHdSWvXlAnNwmMHXpvI7cTGe0p-x-UvTs_bukwbM/edit?usp=sharing
@Katherine - have you looked into Insert Learning? - created by a teacher
That would be powerful to model for kids
I've always heard that black background with YELLOW text is easiest for the eyes to read.
And you don’t have to be on Microsoft products to use Immersive Reader. It’s incorporated into Flipgrid and several other platforms, and can be connected to a google acct
Showing them that teachers skim and scan at first, too
We need to think universal design and understand that paper text can be the disability for some students!
@Karen I haven’t. I’ll have to check it out!
There's also the Immersive Reader extension that is awesome and you don't need to be logged into Microsoft
Color combinations are student specific. We can show them the options and allow them to choose what works for them.
ROEL CYRUS MAGPANTAY
do you recommend primary graders to learn reading thru digital texts?
How did you choose the fonts and colours you use in your digital content? What kind of questions did you ask yourself to choose?
And Immersive Reader is built in to the Edge Browser!
For students that don't have reliable internet, look at Internet-in-box/usb drive listed in the Google list, also ziplinks to download khan academy, many many resources
This has been great, Thank you so much!!!
What is that strategy called? Stop, what?
What was the first source for choosing colors?
It’s also important to add Alt Text to describe the images
Hey @Deborah ;)
@Megan It’s from TC. Sometimes “Stop and Jot” or “Stop, Think, and Jot”
Thank you! Have a great day everyone!
CQSB represent loll!!
I have learned so much. Can't wait to try it.
How long does it take you to prepare the digital content you upload online for a certain topic?
We want to instill a love for reading - too many with whom I work HATE TO READ.
canva color palette generator too
ROEL CYRUS MAGPANTAY
thank you! maraming salamat po. :)
What was that called?
Is it a free app? Adobe Capture
@karen I am downloading now in Play store. It's free.
Where did you get your images?
many EdTech products and services are running Free service as a result of COVID, I have listed them in crowdsourced Tech list I commented on earlier
Thank you! Going to the App Store....
i look for images in pexels and pixabay
also has district & student privacy
can you send it in again @michael
Do they have borders @Tim? For example, the books in this image onscreen do not have the border - it’s a great look.
@karen you've got lots of options there so i believe there would be images that look like this too in those stockphoto sites.
Thank you @Tim!
I prefer modile learning over online learning, when people do online they are in bedroom, library or coffee shop, but with internet enabled you can go to Musuem and learn art history etc
pixabay even has an option for you to search illustrations if you're looking for more cartoon-y type of materials.
Great use of images!
Canva for Education is Canva Pro for FREE
I find images on Creative Commons, too
you can also do a google search with tools option and have it search for imagines that allow reuse
Pexels is awesome! they have videos now too
Thank you, Michele - this was very interesting - looking forward to your book!
Excellent presentation and backchannel-thanks, all!
Thanks again so much!
And it includes CC with the recording?
Thank you so much!
Thank you! :)
Thanks! Michele does fun twitter chats, too!
This was great!
Thank you so much!
Thank you again for a great presentation!
Here's the research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D7qEu7YcgG4KFCqu2eXZh8trk_3m-Y_1zESTO97K8Go/edit
Thank you, now following you on Twitter
Is their attendance for this PD
Roxan Clarke Williams
Thank you so much! So incredibly helpful and informative!
Thank you Michele! This was awesome!
Thank you! This was very informative!
Thank you so much, Michele & Marvyn!
ROEL CYRUS MAGPANTAY
thank you! salamat po!
Thanks, Michele, Marvyn, and ISTE
Thank you! This was great!!
Adriana Quirós Arauz
Thank you for all the links - I have seven more tabs to explore after this!
other stockphoto sites here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hBRhgTN84AxVb0MQ_GegFbAKWHk0GSqANR_-uhegs1Y/edit#gid=0
Have a good day everyone! Stay safe and healthy!
I'm Jahlen, Librarian from PNU
thank you so much guys!