8 Lessons in amplifying literacy with technology

In March, we celebrate National Reading Month! Needless to say, it’s one of my favorite months of the year.

I grew up surrounded by and loving books. I can’t remember a time in my life in which I didn’t consider myself a reader. My YouTube subscription list is filled with booktube channels that recommend new and exciting reads every day. I follow book blogs and I am part of an online book club. A lot of my favorite authors are on Instagram. Plus, books count as friends, right?

At the same time, teachers often feel as if they’re competing with technology for the attention of students. The presence of devices and apps in their students’ lives seems to be in the way of instilling a habit of reading.

This is often baffling to me. As an avid member of the online book community, I can’t thank it enough for helping me read more diversely, more deeply and even for making bookish friends. I still keep a screenshot of that one time my favorite author replied to my email.

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