Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age: Inspiration for All Levels and Literacies” Compiles Best Practices in Standards-Based Activities
Very proudly announcing my latest book, Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age: Inspiration for All Levels and Literacies.
A tremendous amount of work went into getting this together, but the result is something I'm very proud of...
“Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age: Inspiration for All Levels and Literacies” Compiles Best Practices in Standards-Based ActivitiesTeaching Literacy in the Digital Age: Inspiration for All Levels and Literacies, edited by Mark Gura, features practices that represent important trends in technology-supported literacy instruction, and covers topics including storytelling, story analysis, report writing, persuasive writing, literature discussion, vocabulary development and more. Contributed by 23 literacy specialists and other expert teachers across the curriculum, the book’s activities are tagged with recommended grade levels, main technologies used and literacy skills covered.
Activities are aligned to the ISTE Standards for Students and the Common Core State Standards and most can be easily adapted for any grade level as well as for students with special needs and English language learners.
Activities range from podcasting in foreign language class and creating a graphic novel to crafting an argumentative essay and producing a digital television news program. Technologies integrated into the lessons include social networking, blogging, podcasting, digital audio and video tools, digital games, online animation and comic creation tools and various Web 2.0 tools.
An educator for more than three decades, the book’s editor, Mark Gura, is the former director of instructional technology for the New York City Department of Education where he developed and administered the first citywide instructional technology program. He began his career as a teacher, spending 18 years in elementary and middle school classrooms in Harlem. More recently, Gura taught graduate education courses at Fordham University, Touro College, and New York Institute of Technology. He has written extensively on education for the New York Daily News, Converge and a variety of other education magazines and has written and published numerous books on education, including Getting Started with LEGO Robotics (ISTE, 2011), and Visual Arts Units for All Levels (ISTE, 2008).
Storytelling, story analysis, report writing, persuasive writing, discussing literature, vocabulary–no matter what language arts topic you're addressing, this book will provide you with dozens of activity ideas using a wide range of technologies.
Each activity in this book is tagged with a recommended level, main technologies used, and literacy covered, and all are aligned to the ISTE Standards•S and Common Core State Standards. You can easily adapt the majority of the activities for any level with minor modifications, including for student with special needs and English language learners.
Publisher's Website (for more information and to order): https://www.iste.org/store/product?ID=2799
Audience: ELA Educators (early elementary – 12), curriculum specialists, library media specialists, technology coordinators
Price: (ISTE) Nonmember Price: $24.95 / (ISTE) Member Price: $17.