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Amplifying Authentic Learning in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics

Becky Lim is a Digital Learning Coach, a leader in EdTech, and Google Certified Educational Coach and Trainer. She has co-authored the Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative Book Series.


The latest book in our #AmpGlobalEdu series is launching and focuses on authentically implementing educational technology (EdTech) in reading, writing, and mathematics lessons. Similar to our first book in the series, educators from around the globe have shared strategies and ideas for this new book. Each chapter has a unique voice and EdTech tools/resources that can be utilized in any classroom. As editors and lead authors, Matt and I have added our ideas around implementation throughout each chapter. Book two includes:


Chapter 1: Authentic Learning in Reading

Contributing Author: Jennifer Toney, Ph.D

This chapter discusses using various tools to create multimodal opportunities for students to articulate the text’s main ideas and key details which help students retain information and share what they learn with others. Recording podcasts is a great example of how students can use their voice instead of writing to discuss what a text is about as well as share what they were able to comprehend with their classmates.

An idea from chapter 1: Multimodal Google Slide Topic Board Example for Al-Ling Louie’s “Yeh Shen”



Chapter 2: Authentic Learning in Writing

Contributing Author: Janet Ilko, Ed.D.

Writing and synthesizing engaging content is key for being successful in the 21st-century. As a result, this chapter exemplifies a framework of strategies to help teach writing within our ever-changing classroom spaces and how to empower our students by providing a number of different mediums to share their writing content and produce it.


A takeaway from chapter 2: Use Mote for Voice Feedback on Student WRiting


Chapter 3: Authentic Learning in Mathematics

Contributing Author: Sammy White

Ms. White provides a very straightforward framework to help teach students mathematics. Ultimately, this framework is premised on strategies and integrations that are designed to help students build confidence in their skills to knowledge of the concepts they have learned to do well.

A strategy from chapter 3: fishbone graphic organizers utilized for math instruction



Book two in our four-part series was a lot of fun to write and edit. The strategies shared are truly transferable between contents, grades, and student skills. We look forward to sharing our book with educators and continuing to learn and grow our practice.



Amplifying Authentic Learning in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics


Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative -Amplifying Authentic Learning in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics covers an assortment of reading, writing, and mathematic strategies integrated with a wide variety of EdTech for any classroom setting. By reading through each of these strategies and EdTech integrations, you will have a toolkit and repository of strategies that you can use to create any type of lesson within any classroom setting that can be used for students of any age and grade. Amplify your student learning and instruction by taking these practical and applicable strategies and integrations into the classroom and school by tried and true integrations from real educators who practice these strategies across the world.

Learn more about the book and series: www.AmpGlobalEdu.com

Purchase the book: Amazon Kindle, Paperback, and Hardback


About the Editors of Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative - Amplifying Authentic Learning in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics


Matt Rhoads, Ed.D


Matthew Rhoads, Ed.D. is a practicing EdTech Integrationist and Coach, University Lecturer and Teacher Candidate Supervisor, Podcaster, Author, and Consultant from San Diego, CA. He is an innovator who has expertise in integrating research-based instructional strategies with EdTech tools to amplify student learning. Additionally, he has expertise in data literacy, Special Education, and navigating classrooms without boundaries For more information on Dr. Rhoads, check out his website at www.matthewrhoads.com.


Twitter: @mattrhoads1990


Becky Lim, M.Ed


Becky Lim, M.Ed. is a Digital Learning Coach, Author, Blogger, and Podcaster from Chicago, Illinois. She is an innovator and expert at integrating EdTech with instructional strategies to amplify student learning through coaching teachers on how to use these integrations within their classrooms. She is also a member and leader of Global Google for Education, where she makes connections with educators across the globe with the goal to build capacity as a global community to improve student learning. For more information on Mrs. Lim, check out her website at www.techwithbecky.com.


Twitter: @techwithbecky


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