Literacy, Technology, and Diversity: Teaching for Success in Changing Times / Edition 1

Literacy, Technology, and Diversity: Teaching for Success in Changing Times / Edition 1

by Jim Cummins, Kristin Brown, Dennis Sayers
     
 

ISBN-10: 020538935X

ISBN-13: 9780205389353

Pub. Date: 08/31/2006

Publisher: Pearson

An invaluable resource for both practicing and pre-service teachers, this long-awaited book offers a fresh and much-needed point of view of how to “rethink” literacy and technology in today’s diverse classrooms.

Authored by some of the most respected researchers in the field today, Literacy, Technology, and Diversity reflects

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An invaluable resource for both practicing and pre-service teachers, this long-awaited book offers a fresh and much-needed point of view of how to “rethink” literacy and technology in today’s diverse classrooms.

Authored by some of the most respected researchers in the field today, Literacy, Technology, and Diversity reflects on the idea that great expectations are achievable through educational projects that foster academic growth, with classroom diversity and technology as catalysts for deeper learning, and that a narrow focus ongrade expectations yields superficial results. Arguing today’s learning principles need to incorporate the core values of community learning, critical pedagogy, multilingualism, anti-racist education, high academic standards, and technological fluency, Cummins, Sayers and Brown provide a thought-provoking introduction into these learning principles that will inspire the life-long learning of students.

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Provides examples of projects, backed by research-based theories for their effective adaptation to help both pre-service and practicing teachers become more independent and creative in the ways they use technology.

  • Gives useful suggestions on how to effectively integrate literacy and technology into the classroom.
  • Presents P ortraits (Case studies) of collaborative projects promoting literacy learning and often involving technology on such topics as: Cognition, Assessment, Community of Learning, and Tools and Resources in Section II (Chapters 5-9).
  • Contains an appendix of short vignettes of exemplary projects that promote learning of standards-based expectations for academic achievement.
  • Includes a complimentary CD-ROM of additional resources for teachers as well as updated portraits on exemplary projects.
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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780205389353
    Publisher:
    Pearson
    Publication date:
    08/31/2006
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    288
    Product dimensions:
    7.32(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.70(d)

    Table of Contents

    Preface

    Part I - Changing Times, Changing Schools

    Chapter 1 - Literacy

    Chapter 2 - Pedagogy

    Chapter 3 - Assessment

    Chapter 4 - Technology

    Part II - From Literacy to Multiliteracies: Narratives from the Frontier

    Chapter 5 - Vignettes of classes in global learning networks

    Chapter 6 - Project FRESA: Cultivating Community-Connected Learning

    Chapter 7 - The Oral History Project: From a shrug to “How much time do I have, Mr. Green?”

    Chapter 8 - The Biographies Project: Opportunities for Math--and Change--in the School Library

    Chapter 9 - Nuestro Diccionario (Our Dictionary): Student Lexicography

    Chapter 10 - Closing the Digital Divide Around the World

    Part III - Imagining Educational Futures

    Chapter 11 - Framing Directions for Change

    Chapter 12 - Implementing Change

    Appendix: Vignettes

    “Media Assassins” at the 99 St. School

    The Algebra Project

    California Students Use Technology to Connect with Tsunami Survivors

    Student Generated Databases Using Knowledge ForumÒ in the Eastern Arctic

    Educational Video Center

    Authors in the Classroom: “The Early Authors Program”

    Virtual Pre-K

    “Write the Truth”

    DiaLogos: A Sister Class Exchange between Greece and Canada

    Dual Language Bookmaking

    References

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