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The Socially Networked Classroom: Teaching in the New Media Age / Edition 1

The Socially Networked Classroom: Teaching in the New Media Age / Edition 1

by William R. Kist
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Incorporate social networking into instruction, no matter your level of technological expertise or Internet access!

With appropriate guidance, students’ social networking skills can be harnessed for teaching and learning in the 21st century. William Kist demonstrates how pioneering teachers have successfully integrated screen-based literacies into instruction and provides:

  • Real-world activities and lesson examples for Grades 5–12, 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412967013
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/21/2009
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

William Kist, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Kent State University. Previously, a middle school and high school English teacher and a Language Arts and Social Studies curriculum supervisor, Dr. Kist has become a sought-after consultant and trainer for school districts across the United States, primarily in the area of 21st century classrooms. With years of experience in imaginatively using instructional technology himself, Dr. Kist has also described the new media uses of teachers across the globe in three books and over 50 articles. His books demonstrate how teachers are making Web 2.0 applications, including social networking, work for them in their classrooms. His expertise in curriculum mapping and his knowledge of the Common Core performance assessment has been drawn upon by such organizations as the National Council of Teachers of English and the Ohio Department of Education . For his expertise on 21st century classrooms, Dr. Kist has been interviewed by publications such as U.S. News and World Report, The Observer (UK), and Education Week’s Digital Directions, and Tech & Learning Magazine.

Dr. Kist maintains an active blogosphere and Twitter presence. Find his blog at Follow him on Twitter at:

Dr. Kist holds a Ph D in curriculum and instruction from Kent State University. He received a master of arts in educational administration and a bachelor of arts in secondary education from the University of Akron.

Presentation Titles

· Updating the Standards: Bridging the Gaps

· Writing in a Digital Age

· New Literacies in Action

  • The Socially Networked Classroom
  • Motivating the Unmotivated Adolescent Reader
  • Curriculum Audits

Other Possible Topics:

· Mapping the Common Core

· Aligning high school curricula and college readiness standards

· Integrating the anchor standards through all academic areas

· Energizing the high school classroom

Table of Contents

Foreword by Kylene Beers
About the Author
1. The Writing Is on the Screen: Social Networking Is Here to Stay
2. "Short ": Social Networking in a Low-Tech Environment
3. "Tall ": Social Networking in a Medium-Tech Environment
4. "Grande ": Social Networking in a High-Tech Environment
5. "Venti ": Social Networking in an Unlimited Tech Environment
6. "Refill ": Continuing the Dialogue
Appendix: Sample Letters to Parents

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Naisy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kist's professional resource is one of the most practical textbooks I have read throughout my studies. Relevant and informative, complete with practical applications for the classroom.