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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.

October 2017

Read Ahead: Georgia’s Natural Disaster History

By | 2017-10-04T10:40:21+00:00 October 4, 2017|Digital Pedagogy, Education, K-12, Lesson Plan, Read Ahead|

Are your students practicing reading strategies like how to identify supporting details or sequence of events? What if you could simulate the process of focusing on the right cues for these reading strategies while your students were reading? You can. Read Ahead lets you block out screen distractions and zoom [...]

September 2017

When Kids Can’t Read

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:47+00:00 September 18, 2017|Read Ahead, Uncategorized|

When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12 by Kylene Beers My rating: 4 of 5 stars Dr. Beers lived a common experience of middle school, high school and early college teachers that persists today. We enter a room as content teachers and find out [...]

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February 2017

2017 Horizon Report- Top 5

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:48+00:00 February 20, 2017|Read Ahead, Uncategorized|

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 | 2017-09-28T16:27:48+00:00 February 18, 2017|Read Ahead, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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September 2016

Teen Friendly, Cross Curricular Reading Unit: Intro to Stats

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:50+00:00 September 26, 2016|Digital Pedagogy, Education, Inspiration, K-12, Lesson Plan, Online Learning, Read Ahead|

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 [...]

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The Mule Bone BYOD Read Ahead Presentation

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:50+00:00 September 19, 2016|Read Ahead, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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July 2016

Read Ahead Lesson Plan: Interpretive Lens Activity

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:51+00:00 July 15, 2016|Custom Instructional Design Tool, Digital Pedagogy, Lesson Plan, Online Learning, Read Ahead|

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 [...]

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Machine Learning: Interdisciplinary Curriculum Content

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:51+00:00 July 15, 2016|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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March 2016

Read Ahead, The Origin Story

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:51+00:00 March 17, 2016|Custom Instructional Design Tool, Digital Pedagogy, Education, Online Learning, Read Ahead, Roxanne Russell|

Getting Students to Read While working on my PhD at Georgia State University's College of Education, I met a dedicated and inspiring high school English teacher, Josh Cuevas. He was committed to helping his students improve their reading skills by requiring them to read for 50 minutes each week [...]

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November 2015

Online Course Design Webinar for Theological Schools

By | 2016-07-26T13:31:48+00:00 November 23, 2015|Uncategorized|

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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