The purpose of the following ThingLink is to demonstrate how technology has the potential to foster deep comprehension.
To engender critical thinking about read text, students need to activate prior thinking and to build upon existing conceptual understandings prior to engagement with the author's words. During reading, technology can help students to pause to reflect on the author's words and to be metacognitive of their understanding. Collaborative tools can enrich students' understanding of the text through critical conversations. Students' insights can be compiled into attractive presentations for a purposeful audience and archived for future reference using a variety of tools and/or apps.
Each section of the ThingLink is linked to a Google document which highlights possible tools for engaging students in deeper look at their reading.
As it is a work in progress, I welcome feedback.