Tag: reading

Technology for Teaching: This Semester’s Report

Technology for Teaching: This Semester’s Report

Because of a couple of my past posts, people often find my blog when they’re looking for information on teaching with the iPad. So I thought I might give an update on the technology tools I’m using in my teaching and personal productivity this semester on various platforms. I’ve mentioned some of these before, but it’s interesting to track which ones have infiltrated my workflow permanently and which have failed to prove their utility (for my purposes, at least).

New MediaShift Post: Kids’ Magazines on the iPad

New MediaShift Post: Kids’ Magazines on the iPad

I have a new story up at PBS MediaShift on kids’ magazines making the move to the iPad — or, in some cases, growing up solely for the iPad. My favorite aspect of this piece is what I learned about how apps might enable kids to read socially — discussing stories with one another in …

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Using Social Media to Teach Critical Reading and Writing Skills

Using Social Media to Teach Critical Reading and Writing Skills

I read some articles I’d saved to Instapaper while on the treadmill at the gym this week. Frustratingly, I had no Internet access while I was there, so I was forced into a rare state of readerly isolation. Most of my reading these days is grounded in social connections. With the exception of the (mostly …

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Memorable Moments with iPad Magazines

Memorable Moments with iPad Magazines

What moments stand out most in my first few weeks of magazine reading on the iPad? Positioning the iPad carefully against a pillow on my stomach while lying down, then carefully moving a fold of shirt out of the way so the pages wouldn’t hit it when I turned them. Yes. Really. Old habits die hard. …

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Starting Out with the iPad: Reading

Starting Out with the iPad: Reading

It hasn’t transformed my life. But some things are changing. I got my iPad last week, a few days before the start of classes. I immediately procrastinated on finishing my syllabi by spending the better part of an evening setting it up with apps and files. I’ll focus in this post on how the iPad …

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Choosing Textbooks for “Mass Communication & Society”

Choosing Textbooks for “Mass Communication & Society”

I didn’t manage to blog last week, and this week’s post is going to be a bit different; it’s probably most relevant to my fellow journalism and media educators. I’ve been struggling with the question of which readings to assign for my introductory course called “Mass Communication and Society” (admittedly not the title I’d choose), …

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