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Webinar recorded on 2015-03-19

Just as schools are aggressively moving to 1:1 and digital texts to save money and engage students, studies are showing that print text—not electronic text—helps students comprehend more of what they read and retain it for longer. But just as quickly, teachers are devising new strategies to encourage the same kind of close, rich interactions with digital text the Common Core requires.

By the end of this webinar, you'll know:

  • The best practices to enhance student comprehension of digital text from Ohio teachers and school librarians who are using them successfully in the classroom.
  • The best and easiest ways to find eBooks to support student learning.
  • How to access the free eBooks INFOhio offers, from BookFlix’s visually engaging elementary titles, to the downloadable PDFs available through Science Reference Center and Literary Reference Center, to the Gutenberg Collection titles searchable and easily accessed through ISearch.

Use this url to bookmark or link to Skim No More! How to Use eBooks in the Classroom to Foster Close Reading: https://www.infohio.org//pd/webinars/recordings/item/lwi20150319.

  • Cathie Cooper
    INFOhio Instructional Team Specialist

    Cathie Cooper

    Cathie Cooper is an eLearning Specialist with INFOhio, working on curriculum and resources for teachers and librarians.   She was a library media specialist for 34 years at Adena Local Schools in southern Ohio working with students in grades K-12.  She was also technology coordinator for seven years and started her career in the public library.  She has a MLS from Kent State University and a BS in Education.

  • Emily Rozmus
    INFOhio Instructional Team Specialist

    Emily Rozmus

    Emily Rozmus has been an Integration Librarian for INFOhio since December 2013. Before this, she was the district librarian and high school English teacher for Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools. In her 20 years there, she worked on teams to implement curriculum, develop district growth plans, integrate technology, create instruction for information literacy, and foster teacher development. At INFOhio, she focuses on helping educators use INFOhio resources to improve early literacy. Her work has resulted in instructional "bags" for Ohio teachers, early literacy webinars, partnerships with like-minded agencies, and numerous statewide presentations to teachers, administrators, and educational leaders in Ohio. In her free time, she reads, enjoys time with her husband and three teenaged children, and plans for her next big adventure in life.


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