Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age: Inspiration for All Levels and Literacies

Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age: Inspiration for All Levels and Literacies

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Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age: Inspiration for All Levels and Literacies by Mark Gura


Each activity in this book is tagged with a recommended level, main technologies used, and literacy covered, and all are aligned to the NETS•S and Common Core State Standards. You can easily adapt the majority of the activities for any level with minor modifications, including for student with special needs and English language learners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564843395
Publisher: International Society for Tech in Ed.
Publication date: 01/15/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Mark Gura has been an educator for more than three decades. He works with Touro College, Fordham University, and other organizations to promote the use of technology to provide highly motivating, relevant activities for students. Gura's books include Visual Arts Units for All Levels and Getting Started with LEGO Robotics.

Table of Contents

Preface xvii

Introduction Mark Gura 1

Authentic Activities 5

Standards for Language Arts and Technology 5

Chapter Descriptions 7

Section 1 Reinforcing Reading and Writing with Video and Audio

Chapter 1 The Digital-Age Booktalker: Student-Created Digital Book Trailers B. J. Neary 15

The Need to Reach All Students 16

Digital Book Trailers Entice Others to Read 17

Using Animoto to Create Student Book Trailers 18

Standards Addressed 22

Conclusion 23

Sample Booktaikers 23

References 24

Chapter 2 Creating Online Animations to Pitch Original Short Stories Cathy Collins 25

Animation to Sell Their Stories 26

Assessment and Standards Addressed 29

Conclusion: The Impact of Visual Literacy 31

Chapter 3 The 20-Shot Short Story Tim Oldakowski 33

Background 34

Tech Equipment 35

Implementation 35

Assessment 39

Standards Addressed 40

Conclusion 40

Chapter 4 Digital Movie Projects Foster Literacy Growth Across the Curriculum Steven Katz 41

Moviemaking: Now an Accessible Classroom Activity 42

Organizing and Contextualizing for Successful Classroom Moviemaking 42

Planning, Writing, and Preparing 44

Storyboarding and Scriptwriting 45

Rehearsing, Shooting, and Publishing 48

Standards Addressed 50

Chapter 5 Do-It-Yourself Digital 3D Storytelling Jennifer Latimer 53

Background 54

Keys to Project Success 55

Procedures 57

Assessment and Standards Addressed 63

Concluding Thoughts 65

References 65

Section II Analyzing and Discussing Literature

Chapter 6 Online Literature Circles, Quick Writes, and More Debbie Shoulders 69

Putting the Idea to Work 70

Literacy Applications 71

Literature Circles and More 72

Assessment and Standards Addressed 74

Conclusion 77

Resources 77

Chapter 7 Honoring Student Voice Through Blogging Mary Paulson Leah Larson 79

Background 80

Beginning Our Blogging Journey 81

How to Set Up Blogs 83

Beyond the Basics 84

Reflections on the Project 84

Assessment and Standards Addressed 86

Section III Story Writing

Chapter 8 Graphic Novel-Style Writing Projects Mark Gura 91

Why Graphic Novels? 92

Tools and Techniques 93

Microsoft Word 94

A Wide Variety of Applications 95

A Unique Platform for Improving Writing Skills 96

Standards Addressed 97

Conclusion 100

Chapter 9 Interactive Fiction Gerald W. Aurgst 101

IF = Excitement and Motivation for Reading and Writing 102

Learning with interactive Fiction 103

Resources Required 105

Implementation 105

From Reader to Writer 106

Student Population 107

Student Work Sample 107

Assessment and Standards Addressed 109

Further Reading 110

Chapter 10 Language Learning between the Panels: Comics, Performance, Shakespeare, and ELL Christopher Shamburg 111

A Tale of Two Comics 112

Technology 113

Shakespeare, Comics, and Performance 114

ELL and Special Needs 116

Assessment and Standards Addressed 117

Conclusion 119

References 119

Section IV Persuasive and Argumentative Writing

Chapter 11 Building Literacy Radiolab-Style: Podcasting to Foster Speech and Debate Skills Michele I. Haiken 123

Background of Practice 124

Setting Things Up 125

Writing, Recording, and Editing 131

Assessment and Standards Addressed 131

Conclusion: Learning from the NPR Radiolab Model 134

References 535

Chapter 12 Crafting an Argumentative Essay with Evernote Troy Hicks 137

Mrs. Smith's Digital Writing Workshop 138

The Context for Writing with the Common Core State Standards 139

Beginning the Research Process with Evernote 140

Capturing Sources, Documenting the Process 141

In the Field, Capturing Other Sources 144

Pulling Her Research Together 145

Assessment and Standards Addressed 146

References 143

Chapter 13 Enhancing the Argument: Using Threaded Discussion as a Persuasive Prewriting Tool Jason J. Griffith 151

Background 152

Teaching and Learning Persuasive Writing through Blogging 153

Managing Online Conversations 154

Assessment 155

Standards Addressed 157

Conclusion 158

Resources 159

Chapter 14 Building Literacy with Popular Web 2.0 Tools Sheryl R. Abshire Cynthia D. Cummings Diane R. Mason L. Kay Abernathy 61

Blogging to Support Struggling Writers 163

Fostering Collaboration in Literacy Learning with Edmodo 167

Stimulating Interest in and Analysis of Writing with Wordle 171

Promoting Reading Fluency with Audacity 175

Conclusion 178

References 178

Section V And Even More Inspiration

Chapter 15 Literacy Growth through Digital Television News Production Angelo Carideo Michael Downes David Liotta 183

A Flexible Model 184

Not Just Fun Media Projects, but Effective Instructional Practice 185

Equipment Needs 186

Learning the Craft of Video News Production 186

Practice Primer 187

Assessment and Standards Addressed 188

Conclusion: College Readiness and Other Real-World Connections 192

References 192

Chapter 16 Providing Feedback in the Writing Process with Digital Audio and Video William L. Bass 193

Feedback Is Critical 194

Audio Feedback 194

Video Feedback 197

Standards Addressed 199

Conclusions 200

Resources 201

Chapter 17 Using Online Vocabulary Resources to Improve Pre-College ESL and SAT Literacy Skills Marina Dodigovic 203

The Importance of Vocabulary in Understanding Meaning 204

Vocabulary Journaling Activity 205

Example: From Story Reading to Story Writing 210

Additional Writing Activities 212

Assessment 212

Standards Addressed 213

Conclusion 214

References 214

Chapter 18 Podcasting in Foreign Language Class Salima Smith 217

Podcasting en Francois! 218

Standards Addressed 220

Materials and Resources Needed 221

Conclusion 222

Resources 223

Appendix

ISTE Standards 225

ISTE Standards for Students (ISTE Standards S) 225

ISTE Standards for Teachers (ISTE Standards T) 228

Index 231

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