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Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom

Book Description

Emerging technologies and its pervasiveness within our society has changed the definition of literacy in the classroom. It is therefore important for literacy and language art teachers, educators, and librarians to embrace these new technologies for curriculum implementation. Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom combines practical and effective classroom practices with the latest technological research findings utilized in literacy instruction. This reference source is aimed for professionals and researchers in the fields of literacy, language arts, and information and library science who are interested in improving their understanding of these new technologies. Foreword by Barbara Stripling, President-Elect, American Library Association

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. THE CONTRIBUTION OF THIS BOOK
    2. THE ORGANIZATION OF THIS BOOK
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Historical Overview
    1. Chapter 1: Literacy and Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Web-Based/Online Tools for Use in the Literacy Classroom
    1. Chapter 2: Using Digital Tools to Teach Writing in K-12 Classrooms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FOUR CLASSROOM EXAMPLES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 3: The Application of Web 2.0 Tools for Literacy Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WEB 2.0 APPLICATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 4: Facilitating Multimodal Literacy Instruction through Digital Curation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. USING DIGITAL CURATION TO FACILITATE MULTIMODAL LITERACY INSTRUCTION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 5: Creating a Balanced Literacy Curriculum in the 21st Century
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NEW LITERACIES
      4. CREATING A BALANCED LITERACY CURRICULUM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Hardware and Software Applications in the Literacy Classroom
    1. Chapter 6: Technology and Literacy for Students with Disabilities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECH
      4. SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 7: Telling Tales with Talking Texts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A SOCIOCOGNITIVE PERSPECTIVE OF LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
      4. WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT DIGITAL STORYTELLING
      5. EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL STORYTELLING
      6. THE DIGITAL STORYTELLER
      7. THE DIGITAL STORYTELLER’S PROCESS
      8. WRITING THE NEXT CHAPTER
    3. Chapter 8: Evaluating iPad Applications
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH
    4. Chapter 9: Reading Beyond the Borders
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. FINDINGS
      6. IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH AND PRACTICES
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 10: Technology Toolbox for the K-12 Literacy Teacher
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGY IN THE SERVICE OF K-12 LITERACY INSTRUCTION
      4. OPEN SOURCE LITERACY TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
      5. COMMERCIALLY-AVAILABLE LITERACY TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
      6. MOBILE TECHNOLOGY
      7. DECISION RULES FOR CHOOSING TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING LITERACY
    6. Chapter 11: Pedagogy and Use of Apps for Early Literacy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING AND APPS
      4. SUPPORTING LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
      5. FRAMEWORK FOR CURRICULUM INTEGRATION: A STARTING POINT
      6. CURRICULA SEQUENCES
      7. APPS FOR THE UDL LITERACY LESSON
      8. OPTIONS FOR TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATIONUSING APPS
      9. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 12: Enhanced Picture Books
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SYNTHESIS OF RESEARCH
      4. ENHANCED PICTURE BOOKS IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOM
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 4: Teacher Training: Providing High-Quality Professional Development in Technology
    1. Chapter 13: Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions of Technology Used to Support Literacy Practices
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. LIMITATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: Three Instructional Models to Integrate Technology and Build 21st Century Literacy Skills
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INSTRUCTIONAL MODELS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 15: Technology-Based Literacy Approach for English Language Learners
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TECHNOLOGY-BASED INSTRUCTION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 16: “Gotta Love Technology!”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OUR STUDY
      4. TOPICS AND DESCRIPTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
  12. Section 5: The Future Use of Technology in Literacy
    1. Chapter 17: Back to the Future
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCRATES AND COMPLAINTS ABOUT LITERACY
      4. ECHOES OF SOCRATES: COMPLAINTS ABOUT ONLINE LITERACY
      5. BACK TO THE FUTURE: REINCORPORATING ORAL CULTURE
      6. THE PRESENT STATE OF LITERACY
      7. CONCLUSION
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors