Read the World

Distance and Digital Learning

Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris

Authors of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and Read The World : Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action in a Digital Age

Out Now!

We've launched our first digital course and we could not be more excited to share it with you.

This is a self-paced course so you can learn on your own schedule.

Cost: $69

Distance & Digital Learning Support

A curation of resources we know, use and love for online, at home or in school learning.

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Welcome friends!

We hope you are safe and healthy and that those you love are safe and healthy as well. We first launched this site on March 14, 2020 as our schools, and schools across the country, closed. For the last five months we have been posting and sharing content that is research-based, kid-tested and teacher- approved.

Our digital adventure started long before March. For more than a decade we've been researching and working in the digital learning space. We published our first book, Connecting Comprehension and Technology in 2013 and since then we've taught with desktops, laptops, iPad, Chromebooks and everything in between. We've explored digital learning through a lens of pedagogy and have known from the start that it's not about the technology, it's what you do with it that truly matters. And as our vision for school is changing, we're excited to help you adapt and adopt new conditions for teaching and learning.

We are here to support your instruction and cheer for you as an educator so please let us know what we can do to help! It is important to note that this will not be a site that shares ALL the resources that are available to students and teachers. Instead, this will be a curated set of resources that we've used with students to promote curiosity, student agency and deep thinking across the curriculum.

@KatieMuhtaris @KristinZiemke

Need resources for Distance Learning?

Need help with planning?

Our books have you covered.

65 digital lessons to teach right now!

Distance Learning Lessons from Read The World

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunity

Our 3-part webinar series begins October 1st!

This three-part series will focus on setting kids up for independence and success with digital tools both in and out of the classroom, selecting high impact tools and strategies for all learners, effective instruction with digital resources, and using an inquiry stance to boost engagement and authenticity of the work we ask students to do.

More information here.

Student and Teacher Resources

Check back for ongoing updates!

Ziemke & Muhtaris, 2020.