The Digital Stories in this project were created by the graduate students in my
New York Institute of Technology online course, Language Arts and Technology
These students are working toward their M.S. degree in
. This work will remain online for my
portfolios and as a educational community resource.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
The project is now open to the members of the global
community. If you would like to contribute your story please contact me.
New York Institute of Technology
Developing Instructional Materials: Reading Comprehension Strategies
Creatively use technology to support different learning styles.
Use technology to teach reading in the content areas.
Produce and use effective visual products including multimedia formats.
Use technology to teach Reading Comprehension strategies.
Teaching: A Reading Strategy
Reading Strategies: Reciprocal Teaching
Reciprocal Teaching: A Reading Comprehension Package
The resource you will find most helpful for this assignment is on the CAST web
Tips for Authors and Illustrators
Create a digital story for students in any grade level with the
CAST UDL Book Builder
. If you are using CAST, be
sure to include at least two prompts on each page. If you are using Voice Thread
you need to include at least two reading comprehension strategy prompts on each
page. The story can be in written in any genre. It must be a minimum of 5 pages.
To submit your CAST book, publish your story in CAST and submit the zip file in
the Assignments area of Blackboard.
. If you are using Voice Thread, submit the URL in the
Assignments area. Sample Story
If you prefer to use PowerPoint, you presentation must be uploaded to
with audio. In order to do
this in SlideShare you must use their
need to include at least two comprehension strategies per page.
Any images used in your story must be free of copyright restrictions. Just
because the image comes from Google or Yahoo images and you cited your source
does not mean you can use it. If you have any doubt, contact the web site owner
and request permission. You are encouraged
create your own photographs
or use a site like
Pics 4 Learning