SmartBrief has an excellent article worth your time to read:
It is written from the perspective of a 2nd-grade teacher:
Teaching in a pandemic presented teachers with a whole new batch of problems to solve, whether through distance, hybrid or in-person learning models. Putting all technicalities and connectivity issues aside, teachers wanted to maximize engagement and student learning all the more.
Ask a Tech Teacher has more excellent resources to promote reading in your classes:
- How Minecraft Teaches Reading, Writing and Problem Solving
- 12 Websites for Digital Books Summer Reading
- 33 Resources for Read Across America Day
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.