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In recent years, while the computer has gone from a schoolhouse novelty to an invaluable teaching tool, Julie Wood has researched how twenty-first century technologies can help all students achieve full literacy. In Literacy Online, she demonstrates how strategically employing your classroom's computer can help you find new solutions to a perennial challenge faced by every elementary teacher: engaging and encouraging struggling students while developing their reading and writing skills.
All you need to do is get students to the keyboard, then Literacy Online's practical suggestions for using computers will develop underachieving students' literacy skills in a project-based environment rich with meaning. Wood demonstrates how digital-based lessons encourage growth in seven key literacy characteristics:
Literacy Online shares concrete ideas for teaching and planning in support struggling students as well as guidelines for evaluating the helpfulness of websites and software. In addition, a companion website (http://www.heinemann.com/literacyonline) features reproducible brainstorming sheets and links to successful model programs across the country where the literacy abilities of students have improved dramatically thanks to the integration of technology.
Best of all, Literacy Online is written for any teacher. Technophobes will begin helping emerging readers overcome their difficulties on Monday morning with easy-to-use tips that capitalize on basic skills like word processing, browsing the Internet, and communicating by email, while technophiles will find innovative options to improve students' reading and writing sooner by extending into web design, the use of a variety of computer gadgetry, and even speech recognition software.
Part 1: Literacy in the Digital Age
The Magic of Kids and Computers
Leveling the Playing Field for Your Students
Special Needs Call for Special Tools
Multiple Intelligences Theory Can Guide Your Use of New Technologies
New Technologies Can Be Coaxed to Help Develop Literacy Skills
What Do Kids Really Need to Know to Succeed?
Taking a Step Back to Critique the Profession
"The Odds Are So Against It"
But Can Computers Really Make You Smarter?
From Past to Present
A Russian Philosopher and the Zone of Proximal Development
Implications for Your Teaching
Part 2: Seven Ways to Use New Media to Improve Reading and Writing Instruction
Essential Literacy Practice 1: Word Recognition
Essential Literacy Practice 2: Fluency
Essential Literacy Practice 3: Comprehension
Essential Literacy Practice 4: Vocabulary
Essential Literacy Practice 5: Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
Essential Literacy Practice 6: Writing
Essential Literacy Practice 7: Motivating Reluctant Readers and Writers
Part 3: Lessons from the Reading Lab for Teachers and Students
The Teaching Fellows
Behind the Scenes at the Lab
Jeanne Chall's Legacy
Twenty-first Century Literacies and Struggling Readers and Writers
The Computer Minilab
Publishing Student Work
Videotaping Lab Sessions
Lessons from the Lab
Establishing an Individual Voice as a Writer
A Final Note
Part 4: Becoming an (Even More) Innovative Literacy Professional
Reflecting on Your Past, Present, and Future
Finding a Buddy, in Your District or in Cyberspace
Stay on Top of New Developments in Literacy and Technology
"Make a New Plan, Stan. . ."
Showcasing Student Learning
Funding Your Vision
Let's Continue the Conversation
Brainstorming: Changing Your Teaching Forever