Understanding and Creating Digital Texts

Understanding and Creating Digital Texts

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Given the increased use of digital reading and writing tools in the classroom, this book provides secondary and college English language arts teachers with activities and classroom examples for using a range of different digital toolsa€”blogs, wikis, websites, annotations, Twitter, mapping, forum discussions, etc.a€”to engage students in understanding and creating digital texts. It therefore integrates reading and writing instruction through goal-driven activities supported by uses and affordances of digital tools. This book also provides a framework for designing these activities that encourage students to define purpose and audience, make connections between digital texts and people, collaborate with others, employ alternative modes of communication and gain new perspectives, and constructing identities; practices that are linked to addressing the high school English Language Arts Common Core State Standards. The book also describes ways to use digital tools to support these practicesa€”for example, using digital tools to foster studentsa€™ collaborative reading and writing. The book also describes use of digital feedback and e-portfolio tools to foster studentsa€™ reflection on their uses of these practices.It provides access to free public domain books available as .epub files (this excludes Kindle books) and paid books using Google Play, as well as articles and blog posts, ... My colleague and her students read The Hunger Games in Subtext.

Title:Understanding and Creating Digital Texts
Author:Richard Beach, Chris M. Anson, Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch, Thomas Reynolds
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-10-16


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