Sunday, April 19, 2009

Text Flow: A way to read digitally

I just found out about Text Flows from the weekly email from the Educators Group I belong to at Diigo. Text Flow has a collection of speeches, poems, and other written works. The beauty is that lines of text appear on screen at the rate that you want--15 words a minute, all the way to over 500 words a minute. The ability to introduce great works of literature to students and have them read it digitally at their own pace, or pause it at any time, seems like a great way to adapt instruction to the individual reading level of the student.

Here's the Gettysburg Address in Text Flow:

What do you think? What ideas do you have for utilizing Text Flow in the classroom?