The Socially Networked Classroom: Teaching in the New Media Age

The Socially Networked Classroom: Teaching in the New Media Age

by William R. Kist
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412967015

ISBN-13: 9781412967013

Pub. Date: 10/20/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Web sites like Facebook and Twitter have transformed the way young people interact and communicate. With appropriate guidelines, students' social-networking skills can be harnessed to develop new literacies and deepen teaching and learning in the 21st century.

The Socially Networked Classroom demonstrates how pioneering teachers have successfully integrated

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Overview

Web sites like Facebook and Twitter have transformed the way young people interact and communicate. With appropriate guidelines, students' social-networking skills can be harnessed to develop new literacies and deepen teaching and learning in the 21st century.

The Socially Networked Classroom demonstrates how pioneering teachers have successfully integrated screen-based literacies into their instruction. This book includes

Real-world activities and lesson examples with assignment sheets, assessments, and rubrics

Ideas on fostering collaborative learning using blogs, wikis, nings, and other interactive media

Tips on Internet safety, blogging etiquette, protected blogging sites, and more

Blog entries from classroom teachers

With this accessible guide for Grades 5-12, teachers of all levels of technological expertise can help students develop the new literacies necessary to succeed in a digital world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412967013
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/20/2009
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
1,039,441
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword: Preparing Students for a World Gone Flat Kylene Beers vii

Acknowledgements xi

About the Author xiii

1 The Writing Is on the Screen: Social Networking Is Here to Stay 1

Terminology and Trends 2

The Myth of a "Safe" Adolescence 4

The Script at School 5

The Structure of This Book 6

New Literacies: Essential Questions 8

2 "Short": Social Networking in a Low-Tech Environment 11

How Have We Been Shaped by Media Experiences? 12

How Do New Forms Shape Reading and Writing? 17

How Do We Respond to Film Texts? 21

What Does it Mean to Represent an Idea Visually? 25

What Does "Genre" Mean, Particularly When We Are Working Across Texts? 26

What is the Power Behind Listing and Classifying Texts? 28

How Do We Form Communities? 30

How Do We Work Together? 33

Who is the Audience for Our Writing in a New Media Age? 37

How Do We Multitask or Do Things Simultaneously and/or Synchronously 40

How Do New Formats Transform Writings? 42

Pausing to Reflect 43

A Blog Post From the Field: Cassie Neumann 45

3 "Tall": Social Networking in a Medium-Tech Environment 47

How Do We Communicate Safely Online? 48

What Does "Fair Use" Mean in a Web 2.0 World? 50

What Does it Mean to Have a Dialogue With a Text Using Hyperlinks 51

What Are the Generally Accepted Rules for Blogging? 54

How Do We Co-construct What We're Reading and Studying? 62

How Can We Create Portfolios to Look at Work Over a Period of Time? 65

A Blog Post From the Field: William Chamberlain 69

4 "Grande": Social Networking in an Unlimited Tech Environment 71

What is it Like Being Part of the Blogosphere? 71

What Does it Mean to Do Inquiry? 75

How DoWe Evaluate What We Read? 79

How Do We Discuss Issues With People Face-to-Face and Across the World? 81

A Blog Post From the Field: Kim Whitaker 95

5 "Venti": Social Networking in an Unlimited Tech Environment 97

How Do we Use Facebook to Learn What We Need to Learn? 97

What is it Like to Telecommute? 99

What Does Learning Look Like Outside of the School Day? 109

A Blog Post From the Field: Clarence Fisher 113

6 "Refill": Continuing the Dialogue 115

Will Social Networking Be Used to Free Students or More Tightly Limit Their Freedoms? 115

What is the Relationship Between Entertainment and Education? 118

Is There Enough Time in My Schedule for Social Networking? 120

What Should Our Schools Aspire to? 121

Appendix: Sample Letters to Parents 123

References 129

Index 131

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