Literacy 2. 0 Reading and Writing in 21st Century Classrooms

ISBN-10: 1935249800
ISBN-13: 9781935249801
Edition: 2010
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Description: Literacy 2.0 is where traditional literacy and technological literacy meet. Students in the 21st century still need to develop the reading and writing skills that were the aim of literacy 1.0 instruction, but they must go beyond those skills and  More...

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Solution Tree
Publication date: 5/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Literacy 2.0 is where traditional literacy and technological literacy meet. Students in the 21st century still need to develop the reading and writing skills that were the aim of literacy 1.0 instruction, but they must go beyond those skills and learn how to use technology for communicating and collaborating in new ways. Constantly evolving technologies and new 21st century frameworks for what students should know and be able to do present great challenges for today¿s teachers. In this book, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Alex Gonzalez offer readers the benefit of their own extensive experience in secondary literacy 2.0 classrooms. They describe precisely what students need to be taught to become proficient in the literacies associated with information and communication technologies. They begin by presenting a general instructional model that is particularly effective in supporting this type of learning. Then they move on to the specifics of teaching the literacy 2.0 skills related to acquiring, producing, and sharing information. These skills include using search engines efficiently, evaluating information found on websites, avoiding plagiarism, communicating with a wide audience, working collaboratively, and creating multimedia products. In a highly accessible style, the authors explain in detail how to use the many tools and technologies they discuss and give numerous suggestions for classroom applications. Teachers who are not familiar with the tools will learn enough to gain the confidence to try using them, and those who are more experienced will find new ideas to introduce in their classrooms. All readers will gain a greater appreciation for the power of technology to engage and motivate students and will be inspired by the examples of high-level student work.

Alex Gonzalez began writing in elementary school, where he fell in love with creating new scenes and characters from his imagination. He has written several short stories and young adult novels, but Wild Prep: Crazy Beautiful Life is his first published piece. He wrote Wild Prep during his sophomore year in high school. As he grew up in a small rural town, Alex's experiences were drastically different than those in Wild Prep; however, some teenage experiences are universal. Alex draws upon his own thoughts and feelings to create characters that are believable. He currently lives with his mom and younger brother in Colorado, where he attends school and is in the top ten of his class. He also holds a part-time job, and spends every spare minute he has writing.

About the Authors
Introduction 2.0 Learning in a 1.0 Classroom
Technology Moves into the Core Curriculum
Travels in Time
Moving into the 21st Century Skills Mindset
What You Can Expect from This Book
Chapter Tweets
Releasing Responsibility: A Framework for Teaching and Learning
A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility
Focus Lessons
Guided Instruction
Productive Group Work
Independent Learning
Quality Indicators of the Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework
Establishing Purpose: Always Asking Why
Problem-Based Learning
Project-Based Learning
A New View of Homework
Fluency Building
Application
Spiral Review
Extension
Using Assessment for Instruction
Chapter Tweets
Finding Information: The Eternal Search
Gatekeeping in Literacy 2.0
Teaching With Wikipedia
Three-Dimensional Reading
Teaching Students to Find Information
Boolean Operators
Advanced Search Operators
Specialized Search Engines
Necessary Skills
Teaching Students to Evaluate the Information They Find
Social Bookmarking
Teaching Information to Find Students
Chapter Tweets
Using Information: Making Responsible Choices
Citizenship and Literacy 2.0
Becoming a Citizen Through the Stories of Others
Texts That Examine Personal Freedom
Texts That Examine Social Injustice
Texts That Examine Controversial Topics
Texts That Examine a Call to Action
Helpful Resources
Making Responsible and Ethical Decisions in Writing: Plagiarism
What Is Plagiarism? Why Is It a Problem?
How Does Plagiarism Apply to My Schoolwork?
Mastering When and How to Cite
Using Resources to Write Works Cited Entries
Chapter Tweets
Creating Information: Production in Literacy 2.0
New Literacies
Podcasting: Creating With Voice and Video
Talking Pictures: Creating with Images
Fair Use
Creative Commons
Essential Questions
Chapter Tweets
Sharing Information: The World is Your Audience
Audience Matters
"My Words are Everywhere": Blogging Creates an Audience
Microblogs: Tweeting the World
"I Got 159 Hits Yesterday": Representing Yourself via the Web
"She Made it Even Better": Using Collaborative Tools
"Being Watched Now": Representing Yourself in Moving Images
"Have You Seen It Yet?" Representing Yourself Through the Works of Others
Mashups
On Their Own Time
Chapter Tweets
Present Tense and Future Tensions
Present Tense
Student Access and the Changing Shape of the Digital Divide
Teacher Access to Teaching Tools
Policies and Procedures That Reflect Literacy 2.0
"Not in This School You Don't"
Teaching Courtesy
Focus on Functions, not Forms
Cybersafety
Future Tensions
Participation: Digital Communication Will Continue to Transform Norms and Practices
Collaboration: Massive Multiplayer Online Games Will Change Educational Practice
Distribution: Increased Access to Print and Visual Materials Will Alter Educational Expectations
Living and Thriving in the 21st Century
References
Index

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