How can I use digital devices to teach reading?
Today’s youngest students are learning to read in a world of screens, both at home and in many classrooms. And it’s a world that can be a game-changer for PK-2 teachers. This episode of “Your Edtech Questions” explores what educators need to know when teaching young learners to read in classrooms that include digital devices. Lisa Guernsey, director of the Learning Technologies Project and deputy director of Education Policy at New America, and the co-author of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens, dives into the research on early readers and screentime. Discussed are issues like the young brain and comprehension with technology, high tech and high touch reading, the value in acts of creation, tool evaluation and the importance of home-school connections.