Friday, January 18, 2008

Web Resources: Using Technology to Improve Student Reading Comprehension

Resources
As we've seen from Marzano's Classroom Instruction that Works, nonlinguistic representations and advanced organizers are highly effective instructional strategies in reading comprehension. Below are web sites that should help you as you use technology to assist in student reading comprehension.


Audio Aids
1. Teen Reads
URL: http://teenreads.mypodcast.com/
2. PodOmatic
URL: http://www.podomatic.com

Graphic Organizers (Resources)
1. Map the Mind
URL:
http://www.mapthemind.com/
2. Peter Russell's Mind Maps
URL: http://www.peterrussell.com/MindMaps/mindmap.php
3. Inspiration
URL: http://www.inspiration.com
4. Graphic Organizers
URL: http://www.cod.edu/people/faculty/drafke/Graphic%20organizers.htm
5. Printable Graphic Organizers from TeacherVision
URL: http://www.teachervision.fen.com/graphic-organizers/printable/6293.html
6. Graphic Organizers from NCREL
URL: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/learning/lr1grorg.htm
7. Map Your Mind
URL: http://www.mapyourmind.com/

Research/General Information on Mind Maps and Graphic Organizers
1.
CAST
URL:
http://www.cast.org/publications/ncac/ncac_go.html

2. Tony Buzan: Wikipedia
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_Mapping

1 comment:

PatricH said...

MaptheMind is a really good site, the other one I use all of the time is Graphic.org. They have a ton of resources and links to other sites for more info.