How Can Teachers Use Digital Media To Improve Teaching And Learning?

How Can Teachers Use Digital Media To Improve Teaching And Learning?

Customize learning materials and methods to each individual using digital media
Reaching all learners is challenging, particularly in a classroom where print-based materials, pencil and paper, and traditional teaching methods predominate. These inflexible materials and rigid methods assume that all students will work towards goals in the same way, using the same media and materials, […]

What is Directed Reading Thinking Activity?

What is Directed Reading Thinking Activity?

Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA) is a strategy that encourages students to use their minds while reading a text. It guides students to ask questions based on what they read, make predictions on the story line and read further to confirm if their predictions were right. This process helps develop them into thoughtful learners, making […]

Creating Effective Literacy Instruction: An Expert Opinion

Creating Effective Literacy Instruction: An Expert Opinion

Researcher and teacher educator, Donna Alvermann wrote a white paper on ‘Effective Literacy Instruction for Adolescents’ that says that students’ needs and interests must be at the forefront when designing any type of literacy instruction. Effective literacy instruction builds on elements of both formal and informal literacies. Alvermann challenges teachers to critically examine the traditional […]

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