December 1, 2016

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Using Technology to Engage the Reluctant Reader

Presented by: ISTE & School Library Journal

Event Date & Time: Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
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Now, more than ever, school librarians are leading creative technology use in K–12, from maker activities and robotics to mobile devices. Led by top practitioners in the field, these one-hour free programs will provide practical takeaway information on these hot topics in ed tech.

Session 2: “Using Technology to Engage the Reluctant Reader”

In this free, resource-rich presentation, you’ll learn how to use online tools to instill a love of literature in new and reluctant readers. From virtual book clubs to the creative use of Instagram and Pinterest, this program will show how students can find the right book, share it with their peers, and expand their writing skills. An expert on the intersection of technology and literacy, Valerie Shinas, will provide added insight.


L. Robert Furman – Author, Technology, Reading & Digital Literacy: Strategies to Engage the Reluctant Reader (ISTE, 2015), Principal, South Park Elementary Center (PA)

K.C. Boyd – Lead Library Media Specialist, East St. Louis Senior High School (IL); Library Journal Mover & Shaker

Valerie Harlow Shinas – Director, Language and Literacy Division, Lesley University


Kathy Ishizuka – Executive Editor, School Library Journal
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  1. I am looking forward to the webinar on engaging reluctant readers through use of technology. I noticed the panelists represent elementary and high schools. Will there be discussion appropriate for readers in grades 5-8 also?

    Thank you!

  2. Nola Cavallaro says:

    The link sent is not working for me. I have been sitting in the lobby for nearly an hour. (South Australia)

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