Brad Fountain: Bridging Literacy and Digital Media

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Brad Fountain, Discovery Education Manager and Media Specialist to Administration, shares his Keynote presentation delivered at DEN PreCon 2012. An excellent resource and wonderful ways you can incorporate Discovery Media assets into your curriculum.


  • 1. Bridging Literacy and Digital Media

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. It Must Be True.I Read It on the Internet!! 7. 8. 9. 10. Bridging Literacy and Digital Media 11. 12.

  • Read Titles and Subtitles
  • Study Photos and Captions
  • Look for Bold or Italicized Words
  • Read first and last sentences of each paragraph

Reading Passages and Pre-Reading 13. 14. 1. An axis is an invisible line through the center of an object. 2. To a scientist, one day is how long it takes Earth to rotate, or spin, once on its axis. 3. The axis is an imaginary line through the part that is touching the ground. 4. It takes Earth 24 hours to rotate once on its axis. 5. Different planets rotate at different speeds. 6. As Earth rotates, different parts of Earth face the sun. 7. This causes the cycle of day and night. 8. An axis is an invisible line through the center of an object. 9. When a part of Earth is facing the sun, it is daytime there. 10. It takes Venus 243 days, or about 8 months, to rotate once. 15. Interesting Important 16. 17. 18.

  • Individuall
  • Small Groups
  • Whole Class

19. CLOZE Activity 20. GIST(Generating Interaction between Schemata and Text)

  • Summarizing
  • Filter by Important vs Interesting

21. Compare and Contrast 22. How does each section of the heart contribute to the oxygenation of our blood? When does a lung s work end and heart s work begin? 23. Fact vs OpinionObservation vs Inference 24. Inferencing 25. I-Chart 26. 27. RAFT -R oleA udienceF ormatT opic 28. 29. 30. Hands-On Activity Summary Conclusion = Main Idea Did you all make the same recommendation about City Hall? Is there more than one good plan? Did any factors other than damage risk influence your decisions? 31. 32. 33. 34. Word Maps 35. Semantic Feature Analysis 36. 37. 38. 39. Bridging Literacy and Digital Media 40. Ability to Scaffold Strategies iMovie - Narrate your own video Deeper level listening Bear image Apple new Paint Job on Old Device 41. 42. 43.


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