May 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Technology to Aid the Struggling Reader


Presented by: ISTE, Capstone, Amplify and School Library Journal
Event Date & Time: Thursday, May 18th, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

Our popular series returns with all-new presentations on technology in the education space, from helping struggling readers to sorting fact from fiction when it comes to digital information. Led by top practitioners in the field, these one-hour free programs will offer practical insight into these hot topics in tech, with implications for schools and libraries.

Session #3: Technology to Aid the Struggling Reader

Join this free, resource-rich program for tips on how to leverage technology to help new and struggling readers. Learn about the best storytelling apps, digital sources of high-interest content for kids and teens, and more.


  • Michele Haiken – English Teacher, Rye Middle School, Rye, NY; Adjunct Professor of Literacy, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
  • K.C. Boyd – Lead Librarian, East St. Louis (IL) School District
  • Cynthia Merrill – Literacy Consultant


  • Kathy Ishizuka – Executive Editor, School Library Journal

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  1. Thank you for all of the wonderful websites for struggling readers. I’m a Resource Room Teacher at the Elementary Level and I can’t wait to try some of them with my students. We also use Epic at my school and the students really enjoying using it.