We will come together to discuss common readings each day. Common readings are listed for the date when they will be discussed. Everybody must read these before class and come to class prepared to discuss them.

As you read these pieces, you should ask yourself:

1. What is the main contribution, finding, take-away message from this reading?
2. What elements of this reading seem opaque? Is there something I don't really understand?
3. How does this reading challenge me to think differently about my teaching and/or technology integration practices?
4. How can I use this reading in my own classroom/professional context?

Periodically, we will also ask you to read an extra reading from a list of supplementary readings on a given topic. We may also ask that you find a reading and add it to the readings list but -- and this is important -- you are ALWAYS welcome to add resources to our readings list. Please, please, take time to surf the web, search for readings and/or multimedia resources that are connected in some meaningful way to the topic we're discussing.

After you've read your article(s) we ask that you post at least one tweet using the hastag #MAETY1 about it/them. In this way, we'll have a running transcript of your thoughts as you engage with the material, all of which will become material for our end-of-week Storify presentations.

Reading List


Monday, July 2 : What is Learning? What is Technology?

  • Gopnik, A. (2011). Incomprehensible visitors from the technological future. In J. Brockman (Ed.), Is the Internet changing the way you think? (pp. 271-274). New York: Harper Collins.

Tuesday, July 3: Foundations of Learning and Instruction

  • Kintsch, W. (2006). Learning and constructivism. In S. Tobias & T.M. Duffy (Eds.) Constructivist instruction: Success or failure? (pp. 223-241). New York: Routledge.

Wednesday, July 4: New Literacies

  • Coiro, J. (2003). Reading comprehension on the Internet : Expanding our understanding of reading comprehension to encompass new literacies.The Reading Teacher, 56(5), 458-464.

  • Coiro, J. (2011). Talking about reading as thinking: Modeling the hidden complexities of online reading comprehension. Theory Into Practice, 50(2), 107-115. doi:10.1080/00405841.2011.558435

  • Dwyer, B. (2012, in press ). Developing online reading comprehension: Changes, challenges and consequences. In K. Hall, T. Cremin, B. Comber & L. Moll (Eds.), International handbook of research in children’s literacy, learning and culture. UK: Wiley-Blackwell

Thursday, July 5: No Readings Due

But, groups will be assigned on Thursday in class to review the following four reports. Deadlines for these readings are listed before each reference.

Friday, July 6: Copyright and Fair Use


Monday, July 9: Personal Learning Networks

  • Warlick, D. (2009) Grow Your Personal Learning Network (skim -- use this one as a reference to revisit)

Tuesday, July 10: TPACK

  • Koehler, M.J., & Mishra, P. (2008). Introducing TPCK. In AACTE Committee on Innovation and Technology (Eds.) Handbook of technological pedagogical content knowedge (TPCK) for educators (pp. 3-30) New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Kereluik, K., Mishra, P., & Koehler, M.J. (2009). The song remains the same: Looking back to the future of educational technology. TechTrends, 53(5), 48-53.
  • OPTIONAL: Mishra, P., & Koehler, M. J. (2006). Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A Framework for Teacher Knowledge. Teachers College Record, 108(6), 1017-1054. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9620.2006.00684.x. **This is the most cited TPACK article -- a good one to read, but not required for today.

Wednesday, July 11: Technology and Learning

  • New Media Consortium (2012). Horizon Report. Everyone skims, one group reports on it. See reference under July 5.
  • Pairs assigned chapters in class from Brockman (2011) for Technology for Learning Presentation.

Thursday, July 12: Universal Design for Learning

Friday, July 13: Wicked Problems of Practice


Monday, July 16: In School and Out-of-School Literacies and Technologies -- What Our Students Do and Don't Do

  • Skim Rideoout et al. (2010). Generation M report -- one group will present on it. (See July 5th for reference)
  • Moje, E. B., Overby, M., Tysvaer, N., & Morris, K. (2008). The Complex World of Adolescent Literacy: Myths, Motivations, and Mysteries. Harvard educational review, 78(1), 107-154.

  • Thompson, P. (2012). The popular profile of the digital learner: Technology use patterns and approaches to learning. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (Read Discussion and Conclusions ONLY)
(updated Friday, July 13 with Final version)

Tuesday, July 17: No Readings Due

Wednesday, July 18: No Readings Due

Thursday, July 19: Online Learning

  • Skim Pew Internet Report (2010) -- one group will present on it. (See July 5th for reference)
  • Clark, A. (2011). What kind of a dumb question is that? In J. Brockman (Ed.) Is the Internet changing the way you think? (pp. 93-96). New York: Harper Perennial.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2011). I must confess to being perplexed. In J. Brockman (Ed.) Is the Internet changing the way you think? (pp. 374-375). New York: Harper Perennial.
  • iNACOL (2012, February). Fast facts about online learning. Retrieved from

Friday, July 20: No Readings Due


July 23: Standards Movement and Assessment Using Technologies

July 24: Tech Leadership and Collaboration with Colleagues -- PD that Works

  • Morsink, P., Hagerman, S., Heintz, A., Boyer, M., Harris, R., Kereluik, K.,…Withey, K. (2011). Professional development to support TPACK technology integration: The initial learning trajectories of thirteen fifth- and sixth- grade educators. Journal of Education, 191(2), 3-17.

July 25: What is learning? What is technology?

No readings.

July 26: Synthesis

  • Carr, N. (2011). The bookless library. In J. Brockman (Ed.) Is the Internet changing the way you think? (pp. 374-375). New York: Harper Perennial.
  • Sanger, L. (2011). Bleat for yourself. In J. Brockman (Ed.) Is the Internet changing the way you think? (pp. 374-375). New York: Harper Perennial.

July 27: No Readings Due

Extra Resources

Haythornthwaite, C. (2000). Online personal networks: Size, composition and media use among distance learners. New Media & Society, 2(2), 195-226. doi:10.1177/14614440022225579 Retrieved from

Chen, H.I. (2012). Social networking, socialization and second language writers: The development of new identities and literacies.(Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona. Retrieved from