Read the World
Distance and Digital Learning
Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris
Distance & Digital Learning Support
A curation of resources we know, use and love for online, at home or in school learning.
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.
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.