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Create, Compose, Connect!

Reading, Writing, and Learning with Digital Tools

By Jeremy Hyler, Troy Hicks

Routledge – 2014 – 184 pages

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    978-0-415-73313-7
    March 4th 2014
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Description

Find out how to incorporate digital tools into your English language arts class to improve students’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Authors Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks show you that technology is not just about making a lesson engaging; it’s about helping students become effective creators and consumers of information in today’s fast-paced world. You’ll learn how to use mobile technologies to teach narrative, informational, and argument writing as well as visual literacy and multimodal research. Each chapter is filled with exciting lesson plans and tech tool suggestions that you can take back to your own classroom immediately.

Reviews

"What most impresses me about the work of Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks is how they leverage digital tools and platforms for higher purposes. They know how to help teachers to help students learn how to use the computer as a research resource and a construction kit--and that’s exactly what is needed to leverage the power of technology to help us achieve deep understanding and strategic facility. I love this book for focusing on the prize of engaged and deep learning, and for achieving its goal so admirably."

--Jeffrey Wilhelm, Professor of English Education at Boise State University, well-known literacy expert, and bestselling author of numerous books on teaching literacy

"This is not just a book about teaching English with technology (though it does that very well). It is a book about teacher learning, rich pedagogy that levers what matters in today’s digital and social media landscape, and the authentic community and engagement that develops when teacher educators, teachers, and students learn out-loud and truly alongside one another."

–Sara Kajder, English Teacher, internationally-recognized speaker, and bestselling author of books on adolescent literacy and digital tools

Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Building a Classroom (and Virtual) Community

Chapter 3: The Rest of the Story: Reading and Writing Narratives

Chapter 4: Reading Our World, Writing Our Future (Informational)

Chapter 5: Looking for Evidence (Argumentative)

Chapter 6: Can You Hear Me Now? (Speaking and Listening)

Chapter 7: Seeing Isn't Always Believing (Visual Literacy)

Chapter 8: Our Many Voices (Multigenre Research Project)

Name: Create, Compose, Connect!: Reading, Writing, and Learning with Digital Tools (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Jeremy Hyler, Troy Hicks. Find out how to incorporate digital tools into your English language arts class to improve students’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Authors Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks show you that technology is not just about making a...
Categories: Secondary Education, English & Literacy/Language Arts, Technology in Education, Teaching & Learning, Language & Literacy, English