Making English Relevant for Today’s Students

Session Summary:

Web 2.0 and our Tablet 1:1 program have changed the English Classroom.
This session will share our experience implementing technology in the English classroom and
how our curriculum has changed to engage students. We will explore graphic novel creations,
modern versions of Frederick Douglas presentations, vocabulary activities, collaborative wikis
and social book clubs. We will examine our increasing use of nonfiction and contemporary
journalism to motivate writers and develop passionate readers. Technology demonstrated
includes Glogster, Ning, Blogs, Ustream, GoogleDocs, Wordnic, Quizlet, Diigo and Comic Life.

Session Materials