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1st Edition

Tech Tools for Improving Student Literacy

ISBN 9780415733144
Published March 5, 2014 by Routledge
194 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Special Features:

  • Practical classroom examples from a variety of content areas
  • Connections to specific Common Core State Standards
  • "Using the Technology" boxes with step-by-step guidance on using a tool 
  • Screenshots that show how the tools work
  • Strategies to help you use the tools effectively with students

Table of Contents

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

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"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