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About Roxanne Russell

Instructional Technology and Design consultant and Teacher with 20+ years of teaching, management and design experience in face-to-face and online classrooms.

February 2017

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2017 Horizon Report- Top 5

By |February 20, 2017|

The 2017 New Media Consortium Higher Education Horizon report is out and here at Read Ahead, we feel validated.

We have retooled literacy intervention and are well-suited for the future imagined in this report.  Here’s our top 5 summary of how Read Ahead aligns with the findings of the Horizon […]

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How does control of navigation through words impact a reader’s experience?

By |February 18, 2017|

What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“At once (at a gulp) we readers:
1) Read a sentence…
2) Read several sentences ahead…
3) Maintain consciousness of the content of sentences we have already read…
4) Imagine events down the line.”

I’m so grateful to Peter Mendelsund for creating […]

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September 2016

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Teen Friendly, Cross Curricular Reading Unit: Intro to Stats

By |September 26, 2016|

Having trouble keeping teenagers’ attention on reading assignments? We’ve got a solution to help you mix things up.

Introduce basic concepts with homework- that teens will actually DO! They can read these assignments on their phones.

To let you spend valuable instructional time delving in deeper.
We’re pleased to offer you a free […]

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The Mule Bone BYOD Read Ahead Presentation

By |September 19, 2016|

Check out this BYOD Read Ahead presentation for:
THE MULE-BONE: A COMEDY OF NEGRO LIFE IN THREE ACTS
by Langston Hughes & Zora Neale Hurston

We hope you enjoy this Read Ahead presentation.
You can create your own Read Ahead presentations!
Read Ahead lets users create guided, focused reading activities in seconds.
How?

Can be applied […]

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July 2016

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Read Ahead Lesson Plan: Interpretive Lens Activity

By |July 15, 2016|

The interpretive lens activity below fits into the Read Ahead Lesson Plan. It is suitable for any subject area and can be used with any reading selection.
Subject(s)
Any subject area
Grade
4-12
Brief Description
Apply an interpretive lens to any reading selection
Objectives

Experiment with interpretation through purposeful manipulation of text
Use technology to illuminate interpretation […]

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Machine Learning: Interdisciplinary Curriculum Content

By |July 15, 2016|

As an Introduction to Machine Learning Concepts, students read the following texts to prompt critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.
Critical Thinking:
Use these texts to examine

Roots and foundations of knowledge, decision-making and prediction
How to define, manipulate and automate logical operations
Compare perspectives across time and human understanding

Communication

Use texts […]

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March 2016

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Read Ahead, The Origin Story

By |March 17, 2016|

Getting Students to Read

As a reading fanatic, I was fascinated by this problem and how to solve it in new ways for the digital generation. I wondered if having the words literally spring off the page would keep their attention. So Josh and I began to work on building PowerPoint […]

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November 2015

Online Course Design Webinar for Theological Schools

By |November 23, 2015|

Next week, Full Tilt Ahead’s CEO, Roxanne Russell, will present a webinar on Online Course Design for In Trust,  a center that provides guidance for governance and institutional capacity to Theological Schools.

http://www.intrust.org/Blog/entryid/492/online-course-design-a-conversation-with-roxanne-russell

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April 2015

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IMPLEMENT your online learning strategy

By |April 21, 2015|

After you ENVISION, RESOURCE, PLAN, DEVELOP and TEST to Bring your Online Learning Strategy into Focus, it is time to IMPLEMENT.

The implementation process may follow or coincide with testing and should be an ongoing iterative process of revision and improvement. As much as possible, the adherence to strong project management […]

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March 2015

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TEST your online learning strategy

By |March 31, 2015|

After you ENVISION, RESOURCE, PLAN and DEVELOP to Bring your Online Learning Strategy into Focus, you probably feel ready to launch. But I cannot stress enough the importance of TESTING- and expanding the audience of who evaluates your creation.

I’ve been surprised how often this essential part of any design process is […]

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