Literacy is changing. In our classrooms, we are still teaching our students traditional reading and writing, while outside of the classroom much of their reading and writing is digital. This session focuses on the shift to using digital tools in our classrooms to meet traditional literacy standards while also teaching digital literacy.
Some Websites to Start the Shift to Digital
Storymaker - Students use a digital tool to write and illustrate a story that can be printed.
Storybird - Students use a digital tool to write and illustrate a story that can be printed, shared online and is comment-able.
Apps to Start the Shift to Digital
Audioboo - Audio recording tool that allows sharing through embeds.
Educreations - Draw, annotate and record your voice on a whiteboard then grab the embed code right in the app.
Animoto – Add photos, video clips and text. Choose music. The site adds transitions for you.
For further reading, Kathy Shrock has done extensive work regarding Literacy in the Digital Age and the different types of literacies our students now need to have.