December 30, 2011
Education, ipad, Issues, Language Arts, Reading, tablets, Teaching
books, childrenbooks, ebooks, ipad, kindle, Literacy, nook, picturebooks, reading
Welcome to the age of electronic books infestation. You would think that book publishers are shaking in their boots by their threat. In my humble opinion, I believe that they pose a significant threat to the publishing industry.
However, children picture books will remain “king” in the traditional paper form. Can you imagine being in an elementary class and during circle reading time, the teacher pulls out her iPad/kindle and attempts to read any story on that device? There is something missing from this picture. My mother was a third grade teacher who had a arsenal of picture books. I cannot imagine her sharing her love for reading using her ebook reader/tablet.
What do you think?
February 13, 2010
Education, Language Arts, Teaching, text speak, Writing
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I understand that there is a major crisis going on right now with students and LA teachers battling with writing in txtspk. However, I guess my topic in this post may be insignificant. Please read on and share what you think…
Julie @Teaching Life blog stated that writing in cursive is one of the basics in writing. I agree with her, however… IMHO in math, cursive writing is only important when distinguishing the lower-case ‘L’ to describe the abbreviation of liters. If not, one might think your ‘L’ is the number one.
Since we are being submerged into a digital and standardized-testing data-driven age, the importance of being able to write an official signature is becoming slowly obsolete. So should one actually argue that students in elementary school should be required to learn in cursive when they may never use it?