Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom, 1st Edition

  • Jeff Whittingham
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  • ISBN-10: 146663975X
  • ISBN-13: 9781466639751
  • DDC: 372.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 316 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Emerging technologies and its pervasiveness within our society has changed the definition of literacy in the classroom. It is therefore important for literacy and language art teachers, educators, and librarians to embrace these new technologies for curriculum implementation.Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom combines practical and effective classroom practices with the latest technological research findings utilized in literacy instruction. This reference source is aimed for professionals and researchers in the fields of literacy, language arts, and information and library science who are interested in improving their understanding of these new technologies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Historical Overview.
2: Literacy and Technology: A Historical View.
3: Web-Based/Online Tools for Use in the Literacy Classroom.
4: Using Digital Tools to Teach Writing in K-12 Classrooms.
5: The Application of Web 2.0 Tools for Literacy Education.
6: Facilitating Multimodal Literacy Instruction through Digital Curation.
7: Creating a Balanced Literacy Curriculum in the 21st Century: Authentic Integration of Literacy 1.0 with Literacy 2.0.
8: Hardware and Software Applications in the Literacy Classroom.
9: Technology and Literacy for Students with Disabilities.
10: Telling Tales with Talking Texts: Developing Language and Literacy with Digital Tools.
11: Evaluating iPad Applications: Are They Readable?.
12: Reading Beyond the Borders: Observations on Digital eBook Readers and Adolescent Reading Practices.
13: Technology Toolbox for the K–12 Literacy Teacher.
14: Pedagogy and Use of Apps for Early Literacy: Making Connections in Planned Classroom Activities.
15: Enhanced Picture Books: Enhancing the Literacy Development of Young Children.
16: Teacher Training: Providing High–Quality Professional Development in Technology.
17: Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of Technology Used to Support Literacy Practices.
18: Three Instructional Models to Integrate Technology and Build 21st Century Literacy Skills.
19: Technology–Based Literacy Approach for English Language Learners.
20: “Gotta Love Technology!”: Pre–Service Teachers' Transformation in a Blended Online Multicultural Literature Course.
21: The Future Use of Technology in Literacy.
22: Back to the Future: Secondary Orality as the Foundation of a New Literacy.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.