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Connected: Digital Literacy for Gen Z

Dr. Julie Wood

Julie M. Wood, a former public school teacher and reading specialist, is a nationally recognized educational consultant with a special interest in digital learning tools. Join Julie in 2012 as she shares best practices in using educational technology and media in the classroom and at home.

October 22, 2012

Are you a parent who has a preschooler at home who longs to be in kindergarten? Are you a teacher who is preparing for Open House? More >

October 10, 2012

Which are the real, worthwhile apps, and which are the mock, to borrow from Cole Porter? With so many titles, how is a busy parent or teacher to know? Although many apps for cell phones and tablets are advertised as having educational value, is that just marketing hype? Or is it true? Are they educational? More >

June 6, 2012

I hear you. I really do. It's hard to know the best way to raise a reader in today's digital world. E-books, i-books, apps, and tweets … Not to mention podcasts and really cranky birds! More >

June 1, 2012

We love summer reading. That wonderful feeling that comes with kicking back with a book we've been yearning to read all year. Thick books like Wolf Hall, by Hillary Mantel that transport you back to 16th century England. True stories like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. These are just of two books stacked up near my imaginary hammock. More >

June 1, 2012

Greetings friends and colleagues, I'll bet that some of your web searches focus ideas that will help you figure out how to navigate the digital world and provide great media experiences for the children in your life. Here are a few of my favorite go-to sites that I can count on for interesting and thoughtful ideas. All of them are free. More >

May 8, 2012

Greetings Friends and Colleagues, Please allow me to introduce myself as a new blogger on one of my favorite websites, Reading Rockets. More >

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