Archive for 11/12/15

Tonight’s hosts, @hickstro and @jeremybballer, shared some strategies from their book, Create, Compose, Connect! Reading, Writing and Learning with Digital Tools (Routledge/Eye on Education, 2014). They also engaged the rest of the #engchat participants in a conversation about the best ways to embrace technology while encouraging literacy.   Archive link.

Guest Post from Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks

As more and more students bring mobile devices to school, we have more opportunities (and challenges) to teach reading and writing, speaking and listening. For next week’s #engchat conversation (1/12/15 at 7:00 PM EST), join co-authors Jeremy Hyler (@Jeremybballer) and Troy Hicks (@hicsktro) as they share some strategies from their book, Create, Compose, Connect! Reading, ...

Archive for 1/5/15

Happy New Year, #engchat!  Thank you, Gina Sipley, for hosting our first chat of 2015.  Tonight’s topic, “Bridging the K-12 to Higher Ed Gap” brought about a lot of discussion.  Be sure to check it out!   Link to archive.

Happy New Year, #engchat and a guest post from Gina Sipley

Happy New Year, #engchat and a guest post from Gina Sipley
  Happy New Year to you friends! I hope you’re excited about another year of our conversations and a chance to learn from one and another.   Gina Sipley is kicking off our first #engchat of 2015. Please read her post below:   Happy New Year #engchat! We’re kicking off 2015 with a discussion about ...

Archive for 12/8/14

Thank you to Brianna Crowley, @akamsccrowley, for hosting last night’s chat which was focused on the best digital tools for English classrooms.   Link to archive.

Archive for 12/1/14

Thank you to Shawna Coppola for hosting tonight’s fascinating chat about visual literacy in our classrooms.  Be sure to check out the archive for some great ideas!     Link to archive.

Guest Post from Shawna Coppola

Hello #engchat friends!  Do you consider yourself visually literate? What about the students with whom you work? Sunni Brown, author of THE DOODLE REVOLUTION, says that students “seem to lose their visual language capacity as they embrace letters & numbers.”  Do you agree? What implications does our traditional emphasis on text and numbers in school ...

Archive for 11/17/14

It’s almost time for the annual NCTE convention!  Tonight’s chat was all about the convention- advice for first-timers, not-to-be-missed sessions, and fun to be had.  It’s a huge archive packed with information!   And a huge congratulations to #engchat founder Meeno Rami, who will be receiving the @ncte_cel Innovative Leadership Award!   Link to archive.

Archive for 11/10/14

Tonight’s chat, led by Aileen Hower, is just brimming with important information.  As more teachers find themselves teaching students on the autism spectrum we need to talk about how we can best support these students in the humanities.  Be sure to check out the archive for some great ideas and strategies.   Link to archive.

Guest Post from Aileen Hower

More and more, educators are finding themselves with the opportunity to teach students who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, without necessarily having an understanding of how these students best learn, especially in the English/Language Arts classroom. While they may have a particular giftedness for math, music, or art, these gifts don’t always ...