Do high school students really hate reading? We don’t think so.
In our BYOD-centered school community, we have developed strategies to use technology purposefully, and have fostered a culture in our English classes that promotes the love of reading by encouraging students to use technology meaningfully to help develop skills that inevitably foster a life-long love of reading.
Using the Google Apps for Education Suite, various online tools and resources, and taking advantage of all of our students having a device in hand, we have developed strategies that have proven to be successful; evidenced not only by data we have collected but the style and tone of our classes.
When a student is equipped with a device, they can access more texts and investigate the world in which they live in a deeper and more precise way.
We look forward to the opportunity to share what we have learned two years into our BYOD initiative and how learning has been transformed in our classes because of technology. Our students are excited to learn, and are willing to use technology to collaborate and reflect on what they are reading.
We will be using this website to share, promote and collaborate with other educators. We look forward to you sharing how reading has changed your life, what strategies work for you in your classes, and how your love of reading has grown over the years.