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Dr. Joanne Meier
Along with her background as a professor, researcher, writer, and teacher, Joanne Meier is a mom. Join Joanne every week as she shares her experiences raising her own young readers, and guides parents and teachers on the best practices in reading.
A new resource from PBS Teachers
PBS Teachers just launched a redesigned site, and part of it is a blog called Media Fusion, which will be a monthly post "about using multimedia resources to address common instructional challenges."
The inaugural post is about meeting the needs of emergent readers. The author, Elizabeth Ross Hubbell, describes how she incorporated multimedia into her classroom, and provides links to a number of early literacy resources teachers and parents can use. The "Classroom Snapshot" portion of the post describes one way teachers might implement the ideas (i.e., juggling multiple kids across multiple technologies). It's a great resource for those of us looking to provide young children with meaningful experiences with technology!