Technology isn’t just fun to use in the classroom, it can also make real improvements in students’ literacy development. In this book, authors Hilarie Davis and Bradford Davey show you how and why to use tech tools to help enhance the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. These tools can be used in English/Language Arts and across the subject areas to promote literacy throughout your school.
"I loved the wide array of tools and techniques included in this book. Teachers will appreciate the different teaching strategies that are included, especially newer teachers who may be tech-savvy but may still need curricular supports. The book covers how to accomplish traditional literacy goals through technology, as well as how to include new project-based learning goals and learning that is fostered by technology and societal changes in the 21st century."
--Sandy Scragg, English Teacher and Technology Specialist, Emma Lazarus High School, NY
"This text is a beautiful, beneficial bridge between technology and so many important academic areas. Teachers will love using this as a resource (and a principal would love, love, love seeing these things happen in any classroom). The examples are specific, useful, applicable, and focused on 21st century learning. The various rubrics are really rubrics (not checklists). The activities are collaborative, and they will keep students engaged, productive, and focused on a quality product."
--Dr. James V. Davis, Principal, Winecoff Elementary School, NC
Introduction and How to Use This Book
Section I: Reading and Writing
Chapter 1: Technology Tools for Reading
Chapter 2: Technology Tools for Writing
Chapter 3: Using Technology for Reading and Writing
Section II: Speaking and Listening
Chapter 4: Technology Tools for Speaking
Chapter 5: Technology Tools for Listening
Chapter 6: Using Technology for Speaking and Listening
Section III: Viewing and Producing
Chapter 7: Technology Tools for Viewing
Chapter 8: Technology Tools for Producing
Chapter 9: Using Technology for Viewing and Producing
Section IV: Multi-Literacies
Chapter 10: Projects
Chapter 11: Environments
Chapter 12: Learning from Students