Using Blogs To Enhance Literacy

Using Blogs To Enhance Literacy

by Diane Penrod
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578865654

ISBN-13: 9781578865659

Pub. Date: 03/01/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Adolescents spend an average of nearly six hours a day online, with much of this time focused on blogging. Whether they're writing on MySpace, Xanga, LiveJournal, or their own web page, these youngsters invest time and energy creating an online social identity. Using Blogs to Enhance Literacy examines this phenomenon and its relationship to education, offering…  See more details below

Overview

Adolescents spend an average of nearly six hours a day online, with much of this time focused on blogging. Whether they're writing on MySpace, Xanga, LiveJournal, or their own web page, these youngsters invest time and energy creating an online social identity. Using Blogs to Enhance Literacy examines this phenomenon and its relationship to education, offering solutions to issues such as bullying and the growing digital divide between students and their teachers and parents.

About the Author:
Diane Penrod is professor of writing arts at Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578865659
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Why Blog?     1
Blogging and New Literacies     19
Blogs as a New Writing Genre     35
Gender and Blogging     49
Ethnicity and Blogging     63
Blogs and Bullying     77
Encouraging Safe Blogging Practices     95
Integrating Multiple Intelligences and Blogging     119
Creating Classroom Ethics for Blogging     139
Blogging Matters     151
References     167
Subject Index     171
Name Index     173
About the Author     175

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