Susan Lucille Davis (52)

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Let’s Read Together: 10+ DigiTools for Growing Readers

Until now, I’ve only had those students who can bring their own devices to school to test some of these tools for use in the classroom. Next year, I look forward to having everyone on the same digital page.

4 months ago by

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Great Books Go Digital: In Search of Julius Caesar

At the risk of sound a bit like the parody of our parents who walked ten miles to school barefoot in the snow, I’d say things are a bit different now.

5 months ago by

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Blogging Basics: This Is How We Roll

I can think of no better way to teach writing skills in an authentic context. Blogging makes writing matter for today’s learners; and, besides, it’s fun.

5 months ago by

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Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading

This past weekend, my step-daughter Emily, who works in the field of non-profit fundraising, asked me out of the blue, "Do you you ever teach your students about infographics?" I beamed with pride as I showed off my students' hard work.

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Overcoming the English Teacher Tech Blues

I have never minded the messiness of learning that sometimes comes with using technology. I have never believed in a right answer to interpreting a poem or a right way to write an essay, so I’ve never really been frightened by the vastness of interpretation that populates the Internet. Instead, I’m excited by the ...

6 months ago by


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Christmas Carol: Blended Learning Opportunities

This year, Susan Lucille Davis shook things up a bit and explored Dickens’s story by blending a number of venues, both online and face-to-face, that we use to learn today: performance, reading and discussion, interactive games, research, and experience.

6 months ago by

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Teaching Civilized Discourse: 4 Essential Lessons for Online Discussion

To teachers of writing, publication often means posting on a bulletin board something written in the student’s best handwriting. But let’s face it, publication nowadays means posting anything online for others to consume, and that includes emails, discussion boards, and status updates. More than ever, our sentence...

7 months ago by