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

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Overview

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: 8/31/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,159,509
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Cummins is a widely-recognized authority on bilingualism, literacy development and technology-assisted learning. He is co-author of the widely successful series, Scott Foresman ESL (Scott Foresman) and spends time presenting and consulting across the United States and Canada.

Kristin Brown has been a leader in promoting global learning networks internationally and currently travels across the country doing professional development workshops with various school districts.

Dennis Sayers has researched two-way bilingual immersion programs, technology and language awareness and has done professional development workshops in California.

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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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