DIGITAL TOOLS TO ENGAGE ADOLESCENT READERS AND WRITERS
There is no doubt that today’s students learn differently than students of the past. Conventional teaching methods are no longer engaging students they way they used to. In her book iGen, Jean M. Twenge provides the key to this mysterious generation. Presenters will briefly explain how today’s iGen population of students differs from students of the not-so-distant past and jump right into sharing digital strategies to help kindle your students’ love for reading and writing. Participants will get to explore reading/writing applications of several familiar and unfamiliar tools such as Plickers, the InsertLearning Extension, Google Tour Builder, Poll Everywhere, and more. Participants will leave with a virtual toolbox of easily adaptable strategies and ideas to apply them to literature and writing units.