Using Blogs to Enhance Literacy: The Next Powerful Step in 21st-Century Learning

Using Blogs to Enhance Literacy: The Next Powerful Step in 21st-Century Learning

by Diane Penrod
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578865654

ISBN-13: 9781578865659

Pub. Date: 03/02/2007

Publisher: R&L Education

Adolescents spend nearly six hours a day online, with most of those hours focused on blogging. Whether they are writing on MySpace, Xanga, Bebo, LiveJournal, or some other site, these youngsters invest time and energy creating new or different social identities. Beyond the mainstream media hype about the dangers of adolescents and blogs, we find that these young

Overview

Adolescents spend nearly six hours a day online, with most of those hours focused on blogging. Whether they are writing on MySpace, Xanga, Bebo, LiveJournal, or some other site, these youngsters invest time and energy creating new or different social identities. Beyond the mainstream media hype about the dangers of adolescents and blogs, we find that these young people are developing 21st century literacies—especially in information and visual literacy. Using Blogs to Enhance Literacy examines this phenomenon and how it affects adolescents from offering easy avenues for bullying to bridging the digital divide. In this book, Diane Penrod addresses the social, developmental, and pedagogical issues surrounding the use of blogs and the implications that blogging has for current and future students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578865659
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
03/02/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1 Why Blog? 2 Blogging and New Literacies 3 Blogs as a New Writing Genre 4 Gender and Blogging 5 Ethnicity and Blogging 6 Blogs and Bullying 7 Encouraging Safe Blogging Practices 8 Integrating Multiple Intelligences and Blogging 9 Creating a Classroom Ethics for Blogging 10 Blogging Matters

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