Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids: Bringing Digital Media Into the Classroom, Grades 5-12
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Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids: Bringing Digital Media Into the Classroom, Grades 5-12

by Jessica K. Parker, Glynda Hull
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412971500

ISBN-13: 9781412971508

Pub. Date: 04/13/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Students are plugged in, powered up, and connected. Are you?

The author gives teachers a deeper understanding of the dynamic potential for increasing student learning through digital media. Based on a three-year study of youth and their use of new media, this teacher-friendly resource includes:

  • Descriptions of digital tools such as social

Overview

Students are plugged in, powered up, and connected. Are you?

The author gives teachers a deeper understanding of the dynamic potential for increasing student learning through digital media. Based on a three-year study of youth and their use of new media, this teacher-friendly resource includes:

  • Descriptions of digital tools such as social networking platforms, You Tube, Wikipedia, virtual worlds, digital music, and more
  • Vignettes about how young people use digital media
  • Sidebars debunking common myths about technology
  • Advice about navigating digital media for both novice and expert teachers
  • Pedagogical implications and practices, including sample activities

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412971508
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/13/2010
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword Glynda Hull vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

About the Author xvii

About the Contributors xix

1 Understanding Youth and Digital Media Jessica K. Parker 1

2 Hanging Out With Friends: MySpace, Facebook, and Other Networked Publics danah boyd Jessica K. Parker 15

3 YouTube: Creating, Connecting, and Learning Through Video Patricia G. Lange Jessica K. Parker 37

4 Wikipedia: The Online Encyclopedia Based on Collaborative Knowledge Jessica K. Parker 65

5 Role-Playing: Writing and Performing Beyond the Classroom Becky Herr-Stephenson Jessica K. Parker 83

6 Virtual Worlds: Designing, Playing, and Learning Jessica K. Parker Maryanne Berry 113

7 Remix Culture: Digital Music and Video Remix, Opportunities for Creative Production Erin B. Reilly 143

8 Conclusion Jessica K. Parker 167

Glossary 175

Index 181

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