Description : "This book combines practical and effective classroom practices with the latest technological research findings utilized in literacy instruction"--Provided by publisher.
Description : Appropriate as a supplemental text for K-8 Methods courses in Language Arts, Reading, Writing, or Literacy. This practical book is designed to equip K-8 teachers with an array of computer tools they can use to promote reading, writing, and critical thinking in their classrooms. It focuses on the major concerns that teachers face when integrating computer technology into the classroom and provides realistic suggestions and lessons that can be easily implemented. By incorporating pertinent coverage of how to become a facilitator who helps students use technology, how the Internet can enhance students' literacy education, and how to help students write and publish their work, this is an ideal resource for all teachers who are interested in improving their instruction with technology.
Description : People currently live in a digital age in which technology is now a ubiquitous part of society. It has become imperative to develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of emerging innovations and technologies. Information and Technology Literacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on techniques, trends, and opportunities within the areas of digital literacy. Highlighting a wide range of topics and concepts such as social media, professional development, and educational applications, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academics, technology developers, researchers, students, practitioners, and professionals interested in the importance of understanding technological innovations.
Description : "This book focuses on issues in literacy and technology at the K-12 level in a holistic manner so that the needs of teachers and researchers can be addressed through the use of state-of-the-art perspectives"--Provided by publisher.
Description : In todays high-stakes testing environment, integrating technology into the curriculum is often seen as something extra or for use with a few special projects. With the growth in Internet use by even the youngest children, educators urgently need a practical introduction to online literacy and reading comprehension. Reading, Writing, and Literacy 2.0 offers that and more by providing tools and teaching strategies for incorporating online reading and writing into classroom learning, as well as a host of web resources that teachers can draw on to make this happen. All this without endless hours of searching! Denise Johnsons book connects to the Common Core State Standards and is organized around the Technological Literacy Assessment of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), which focuses on three areas that characterize a technologically literate person: knowledge, capabilities, and critical thinking and decision making. This resource provides everything reading teachers need to begin using technology to deepen and enrich literacy learning for all students. In addition, the author maintains a companion blog to update and add helpful teaching links. Book Features: An explanation of the concept and practices of literacy 2.0, and how it differs from literacy 1.0. Specific examples and resource links for using technology with diverse learners in the K8 classroom, including translation sites and multilingual materials. Examples of teacher-to-student and student-to-student wiki and blog interactions. Companion blog offers ongoing support, including links to resources, new teaching tools, classroom examples, and more. There are many things that I love about this book. It is written with a voice wise to both the opportunities and the challenges of classroom teaching. It also contains a vast number of ideas that can be immediately used in your classroom. Of course, too, it describes effective teaching of new literacies with so many new technologies. In addition, it begins by providing a clear and compelling framework to put all of the upcoming ideas into a package that will make perfect sense to any teacher. From the Foreword by Donald J. Leu, Neag Chair in Literacy and Technology, University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education Written in a clear and practical format, this book weaves research-based practices across print and digital literacy worlds into engaging learning communities for younger and older readers alike. Denise Johnsons innovative lessons and assessment ideas provide step-by-step supports for designing curriculum in a Web 2.0 world. Julie Coiro, University of Rhode Island
Description : What does it mean to be an effective literacy coach? Former teacher and veteran literacy coach Stephanie Affinito shares a core set of beliefs about literacy coaching and how it can transform teacher and student learning. While chart paper, sticky notes, and notebooks will always be essential teaching tools, Stephanie shows that by thoughtfully incorporating digital tools into your coaching, you can personalize teacher learning even more and provide greater options to increase motivation and collaboration. In Literacy Coaching, she explores the ways coaches and teachers can incorporate technology to: cultivate and innovate teacher learning communities redesign professional development collaborate to impact and elevate student learning find inspiration for their continued journey. Technology is changing the way we work, learn, and play. It has the ability to expand what is possible for teachers and students. Stephanie offers concrete steps to enhance coaching with both digital and non-digital tools. Ultimately, the goal is to strengthen teaching practice and elevate the level of literacy instruction in classrooms and schools. Literacy Coaching is not just about coaching with technology; it's about making teacher learning more meaningful, relevant, and student-centered. Match teachers with the right tools to help bring teaching ideas and goals to life.
Description : What do new technologies and new forms of communication mean for young children growing up in the 21st century? How are they shaping the mindsets, identities and practices which impact their lives at home and at school? This book explores the intersection of technology and critical literacy, specifically addressing what ICTs afford critical literacy work with young children between ages three to eight. Inviting readers to enter classrooms where both technology and critical literacies are woven into childhood curricula and teaching, it brings together literacy, social studies, and science in critical and integrated ways. Real-world stories show the sights and sounds of children engaged with technology in the classroom and beyond. Concise but comprehensive, the text provides strategies, theoretical frameworks, demonstrations of practice, and resources for teachers. Pedagogical features in each chapter engage readers in making connections to their own teaching situations. NCATE standards for including technology as an essential part of teacher education programs are addressed. While acknowledging how individual children employ ICT, the focus is on how new technologies can be positioned in early childhood learning communities as tools for engaging in more meaningful, authentic, and interesting learning.
Description : Seventh in a series designed to teach technology by integrating it into classroom inquiry. The choice of hundreds of school districts, private schools and homeschoolers around the world, this nine-volume suite is the all-in-one solution to running an effective, efficient, and fun technology program for kindergarten-eighth grade (each grade level textbook sold separately) whether you're the lab specialist, IT coordinator, or classroom teacher. The 32-week technology curriculum is designed with the unique needs of middle school technology IT classes in mind. Textbook includes: * 287 images * 34 assessments * 12 articles * Grade 6-8 wide-ranging Scope and Sequence * Grade 6-8 technology curriculum map * 32 weeks of lessons, taught using the 'flipped classroom' approach * monthly homework (3rd-8th only) * posters ready to print and hang on your walls Each lesson is aligned with both Common Core State Standards and National Educational Technology Standards and includes: * Common Core Standards * ISTE Standards * essential question * big idea * materials required * domain-specific vocabulary * problem solving for lesson * time required to complete * teacher preparation required * steps to accomplish goals * assessment strategies * class warmups * class exit tickets * how to extend learning * additional resources * homework (where relevant) * examples * grading rubrics * emphasis on comprehension/problem-solving/critical thinking/preparing students for career and college * focus on transfer of knowledge and blended learning, collaboration and sharing Learning is organized into units that are easily adapted to the shorter class periods of Middle School. They include: · * Coding/Programming · * Debate · * Desktop Publishing · * Digital Citizenship · * Digital Tools in the Classroom · * Financial Literacy · * Genius Hour · * Google Earth Lit Trip · * Image Editing · * Keyboarding · * Khan Academy · * Online Image Legalities · * Presentation Boards · * Problem Solving · * Screenshots, Screencasts, Videos · * Search/Research · * Slideshows · * Spreadsheets · * Visual Learning, Infographics · * Web-based Tools · * Word Processing Summative · * Write an Ebook · * Writing with Comics, Twitter, More Additionally, Units are collected under Themes. Teachers can adopt several themes per grading period or break them up throughout the year. Themes include: · * Math · * Productivity · * Search/Research · * Speaking and Listening · * Writing · * Year-round What's different from the 6th edition--why should you upgrade? Consider these changes: * aligned with computers, iPads, Chromebooks * perfect for both classroom and tech teachers * calls out higher order thinking skills * lists new and scaffolded skills in each lesson * shows academic applications for projects * perfect for project- and skills-based learning * highlights collaboration * warm-up and exit tickets for each lesson * includes a comprehensive list of assessments * lots more images and how-to’s * includes curriculum map—by year and month * includes Hour of Code lesson for each grade Want this book free? Purchase the student workbooks for this grade level. We'll send it to you. Questions? email@example.com
Description : This is an easy-to-follow guide to demonstrate a better way of learning how to use the Internet. It shows all educators how to master and pass on information management skills through a five-stage process.
Description : The ability to effectively communicate in a globalized world shapes the economic, social, and democratic implications for the future of P-12 students. Digitally mediated communication in an inclusive classroom increases a student’s familiarity and comfortability with multiple types of media used in a wider technological culture. However, there is a need for research that explores the larger context and methodologies of participatory literacy in a digital educational space. Participatory Literacy Practices for P-12 Classrooms in the Digital Age is an essential collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of integrating digital content into a learning environment to support inclusive classroom designs. While highlighting topics such as game-based learning, coding education, and multimodal narratives, this book is ideally designed for practicing instructors, pre-service teachers, professional development coordinators, instructional facilitators, curriculum designers, academicians, and researchers seeking interdisciplinary coverage on how participatory literacies enhance a student’s ability to both contribute to the class and engage in opportunities beyond the classroom.