Hi and welcome to my blog, especially if you came to my talk on using graded readers with technology at the Macmillan Teachers' Day in Seville yesterday.
Above you have a slightly edited version of my PointPoint, with the tasks I proposed and all of the links.
As I suggested, the tasks have been designed to be done — as far as possible — with just about any reader (graded or unabridged versions) and just about any age. A few (Glogster, for example) are probably best suited to teens, but things like making oral presentations are equally suited to teens or adults.
The use of technology can enhance the interest of a reading book (the latter probably not something most learners are in the habit of doing!) but there can also be a magic moment that can come when you use class readers: the technology isn't in use and your learners are actually talking earnestly about the story and its characters and their motives and so on, and the reading and the talking are actually driving language learning.
Technology can help get you to that moment…
Thanks for coming to the session, and if there are further questions, comments, etc., do either mail them to me, or leave them here and I'll get back to you.