Literacy 2. 0: Reading and Writing in 21st Century Classrooms

Literacy 2. 0: Reading and Writing in 21st Century Classrooms

by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, Alex Gonzalez
     
 

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Students in the 21st century still need to develop the reading and writing skills that were the aim of literacy 1.0 instruction, but they must go beyond those skills and learn how to use technology for communicating and collaborating in new ways. Literacy 2.0 is where traditional literacy and technological literacy meet. In this book, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher,

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Students in the 21st century still need to develop the reading and writing skills that were the aim of literacy 1.0 instruction, but they must go beyond those skills and learn how to use technology for communicating and collaborating in new ways. Literacy 2.0 is where traditional literacy and technological literacy meet. In this book, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Alex Gonzalez offer readers the benefit of their own extensive experience in secondary literacy 2.0 classrooms. They begin by describing a general instructional model that is particularly effective in supporting this type of learning. Then they present the specifics of teaching the literacy 2.0 skills related to acquiring, producing, and sharing information. These skills include using search engines efficiently, evaluating information found on websites, avoiding plagiarism, communicating with a wide audience, working collaboratively, and creating multimedia products.

The authors emphasize the distinction between functions, which remain constant, and tools, which continually change. They give numerous examples of classroom activities, assignments, and collaborative projects that require the use of technology. Helpful Web-based resources appear throughout the book. Teachers who are less familiar with the technologies and tools will learn enough to gain the confidence to try using them, and those who are more experienced will find new ideas to introduce in their classrooms. All readers will gain a greater appreciation for the power of technology to engage and motivate students and will be inspired by the examples of high-level student work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935249801
Publisher:
Solution Tree Press
Publication date:
05/27/2010
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
731,498
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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