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    Rose & Dalton, 2006

    The nature of literacy is fundamentally changing. Recent advances in digital media and in the field of neuroscience have shown us that oral literacy (listening and speaking) is, once again, becoming more and more important. Here Rose and Dalton argue that traditional definitions of literacy are too narrow, and must be expanded to include listening. It concludes with recommendations on how to include listening in the classroom.

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    Proctor, Dalton & Grisham, 2007

    Today teachers are charged with including all students in literacy instruction, even those who have previously struggled in traditional school environments. One group that has struggled in the past is English Language Learners (ELLs). Here Proctor, Dalton, and Grisham discuss a 4-week study that used supported digital text to assist ELLs with reading comprehension. They found that embedding features did help promote learners’ use of comprehension strategies.

  • Screenshot of the Udio dashboard

    2012–2016

    Information about the National Center on the Use of Emerging Technologies to Improve Literacy Achievement for Students with Disabilities in Middle School project at CAST

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    Dalton & Proctor, 2007

    As reading content in a digital format becomes more important, a question emerges: how can digital reading environments be created to support all students? Here Dalton and Proctor discuss the variety of supports that could be included in designing a “Universal Literacy Environment” for students “in the margins”. In particular, they focus on how to help build learners’ comprehension.

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    Research & Development Operations Manager

    Linda Butler participates in and coordinates Agile development and design research of technology-based, universally designed learning environments. She also participates in content development, XML authoring, and media development at CAST...

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    Jeremy Roschelle, et al., 2013

    The authors focus on how a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework can be used to design Dynabooks that are sensitive to the needs of all learners as they engage in sense making, expression, and inquiry in challenging domains. ...

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    Peggy Coyne, et al., 2014

    This article describes the development and promise of the Read-with-Me eBooks (RWM), a free website that provides a curriculum for professional development focused on the use of digital storybooks to advance the literacy skills of ...

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    Senior Research Scientist & Instructional Designer

    Dr. Tracey Hall conducts research on instructional interventions in reading, writing, literacy in the content areas, and assessment. Her work includes the design and evaluation of instructional approaches and assessment tools. These experiences are ...

  • Friday, March 6, 2015

    CAST Co-Founder David Rose and Co-President Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann and their work on the Udio project were featured this week in The Hechinger Report, an online national web magazine.

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