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Special Edition #NCTEChat: Literacy in Digital Times

Join us for a Special Edition #NCTEchat this Monday, May 11, at 8:00 p.m. ET focusing on what it means to be literate in these digital times. Our hosts will be NCTE member leaders Robyn Seglem (@rseglem) and Ian O’Byrne (@wiobyrne). 

To prepare for this chat, we encourage you to review the position statement NCTE’s Definition of Literacy in a Digital Age.


The following questions will be shared during the Twitter chat, after introductions:

WARM-UP: Introduce yourself. Please share your name, location, the grade level you teach, and a challenge you are facing with adapting to remote instruction. #NCTEchat [8:04 p.m.]

Q1: How do you critically consume digital content in this technology-based era? #NCTEchat [8:10 p.m.]

Q2: In what ways do you challenge yourself and your students to evaluate, curate, and synthesize digital content/online texts? #NCTEchat [8:18 p.m.]

Q3: What tools/platforms would you recommend for creating and/or writing digital content? How have you used them with your students? #NCTEchat [8:26 p.m.]

Q4: The global pandemic has forced many educators into remote instruction. How can English language arts teachers best prepare their students for online learning? #NCTEchat [8:34 p.m.]

Q5: What lessons about online learning/remote instruction have you learned as an educator? How might we use these lessons to improve our overall digital literacy beyond the pandemic? #NCTEchat [8:42 p.m.]

Q6: For the teachers, communities, and school districts struggling to adapt to remote learning, what resources would you recommend to support them along this journey? #NCTEchat [8:50 p.m.]


We hope to see you there! Be sure to join us by using #NCTEchat.

Never participated in a Twitter chat before? Check out this guide to help you get started.