ISBN-10:
0807750794
ISBN-13:
9780807750797
Pub. Date:
04/09/2010
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
DIY Media in the Classroom: New Literacies Across Content Areas (Middle Through High School)

DIY Media in the Classroom: New Literacies Across Content Areas (Middle Through High School)

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Overview

This book shows teachers how to bring students' Do-It-Yourself media practices into the classroom (Grades 6-12). In one accessible resource, the authors explain DIY media, identify their appealing features for content area instruction, and describe the literacy skills and strategies they promote. To help you successfully use DIY media in your classroom, this book:

Addresses both print-based and digital DIY media.

Provides teaching strategies for using DIY media across the curriculum, including English/language arts, math, social studies, science, art, and music.

Offers multiple perspectives, including a classroom teacher who reflects on her own challenges and successes with DIY media in a high school class.

Links to a blog for Teacher study groups and frequent updates on adolescent media practices: adolescentsdiy.blogspot.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807750797
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 04/09/2010
Series: Multicultural Education Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Shannon Decker xi

Acknowledgments xv

Preface xvii

1 Adolescents' DIY Media as New Literacies 1

Why Should Teachers Care About DIY Media? 2

Accessing and Valuing New DIY Literacies 4

Gender Justice and the New Literacies 5

Programs That Address Social Injustices in DIY Media 7

Moving Forward: The Challenge of DIY Media 9

2 Blogs 11

Blog-Hosting Sites 12

Blogs and Teens 13

Blog Safety and Privacy 14

Types of Blogs 14

Blogs in Classrooms 16

Literacy Skills and Abilities in Blogging 18

Suggestions for Teaching in Content Areas with Blogs 19

3 Social Networking and Social Media Sites 21

Teens and Social Networking 22

Common Features of Social Networking Sites 23

Concerns About Social Networking Sites 24

Helping Teens Protect Themselves 25

Literacy Skills and Social Networking Sites 26

Using Social Networking Sites in Classrooms 26

Suggestions for Teaching in Content Areas 28

4 Video Games, Machinima, and Virtual Worlds 31

Adolescents Creating Video Games 31

Criticisms of Video Games 32

Educational Benefits of Playing Video Games 33

Gender Disparities in Literacy and Gaming 35

Creating Video Games in Content Areas 36

Virtual Worlds 37

Machinima 38

Literacy Skills and Abilities in Video Gaming 39

Using Video Games and Virtual Worlds in Classrooms 40

Suggestions for Teaching with Video Games and Virtual Worlds 40

5 YouTube and Video Sharing Sites 43

YouTube: Broadcast Yourself 44

Why Is You Tube So Popular? 44

Internet Fame 45

Viral Videos 45

Cautions for Teens in Posting Videos 46

Teacher Tube 47

Other Video Sharing Sites 47

Video Blogging 48

Literacy Skills and Abilities in Video Sharing 48

Suggestions for Teaching with Online Videos 49

6 Informational Wikis and Online Resources 51

Wikis as Online Sources of Information 52

Wikipedia: Authoring and Co-Authoring Knowledge 52

Other Online Resources 54

Support for Using Wikis in Classrooms 55

Literacy Skills and Abilities Fostered by Wikis 55

Suggestions for Teaching with Online Information Resources in Content Areas 55

7 Fan Fiction, Fan Art, and Web Comics 59

Fan Fiction 59

Fan Art 61

Web Comics 62

Literacy Skills and Abilities Fostered by Fan Fiction, Fan Art, and Comics 64

Suggestions for Teaching with Fan Fiction, Fan Art, and Web Comics in Content Areas 66

8 Zines and Indie Music 69

Zines 69

Indie Music 72

Literacy Skills and Abilities Fostered by Zines and Indie Music 75

Suggestions for Teaching with Indie Music and Zines in Content Areas 76

9 DIY Media, Assessment, Achievement, and Ethics 79

Standardized Assessments and DIY Media 80

Informal Assessments as Alternative Assessments 81

Ethical Issues in Teaching with DIY Media 82

DIY Media and Students' Achievements 84

Resources for Using DIY Media in Classroom Instruction 85

Glossary 87

Appendix A Resources for Using DIY Media in Classrooms 91

Appendix B Literacy Skills in Various Forms of DIY Media 93

References 99

Index 109

About the Authors 117

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