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Bledsoe, Christie; Pilgrim, Jodi; Vasinda, Sheri; Martinez, Elda – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2019
Today's student must be able to work in an online environment. This often presents unique challenges for elementary students as they develop and extend fundamental literacy skills to various media. Many text features such as titles, headings, authors, and copyrights are easily transferable from paper to an online format; however, orientation and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Students, Literacy
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Yearta, Lindsay; Helf, Shawnna; Harris, Lisa – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2018
Our students' voices matter; their stories are important. Digital tools can help students craft and publish their stories for wide, varied, authentic audiences. As little as a decade ago, it was difficult and expensive to publish digital stories. Given the myriad of apps and tools now available, teachers in elementary, middle, and high school…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing
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Baker, Sheila F.; McEnery, Lillian – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2017
Close Reading utilizes several strategies to help readers think more critically about a text. Close reading can be performed within the context of shared readings, read-alouds by the teacher, literature discussion groups, and guided reading groups. Students attempting to more closely read difficult texts may benefit from technologies and platforms…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Chiarelli, MaryAnne; Szabo, Susan; Williams, Susan – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2015
This study examined the use of a free behavioral management software program to see if it was successful to help first grade students recognize and self-monitor their behaviors while working in centers during teacher directed guided reading time. The study found that ClassDojo had a positive impact on these first grade students' behaviors and…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Computer Software, Technology Uses in Education
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Grote-Garcia, Stephanie; Vasinda, Sheri – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2014
Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/) is one of the fastest growing social media sites (Duggan & Smith, 2013) and teachers are using it more and more for pedagogical ideas. In response to the increased use of social media in K-12 classrooms, it is highly important to prepare preservice teachers to incorporate these tools into their pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Jacoby, Pat; Vasinda, Sheri – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2014
In the Winter 2013 edition of the "Texas Journal of Literacy Education," we announced that a special task force from the TALE board would be sharing the common ground among the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). In that first edition, we…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Common Core State Standards, Academic Standards, Writing (Composition)
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McAdams, Laurie – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2013
The digital age has impacted education and how teachers prepare students to master 21st century literacies. Numerous national, state, and local entities have made the integration of technology into the literacy curriculum a priority, and teachers are becoming more proficient with their use of digital tools. However, integrating technology to…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Computer Literacy, Influence of Technology, Technology Integration