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

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


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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. Literacy 2.0 is where traditional literacy and technological literacy meet. 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 begin by describing a general instructional model that is particularly effective in supporting this type of learning. Then they present 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.

The authors emphasize the distinction between functions, which remain constant, and tools, which continually change. They give numerous examples of classroom activities, assignments, and collaborative projects that require the use of technology. Helpful Web-based resources appear throughout the book. Teachers who are less familiar with the technologies and 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935249801
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
Publication date: 05/27/2010
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 1,185,614
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors ix

Introduction 2.0 Learning in a 1.0 Classroom 1

Technology Moves into the Core Curriculum 2

Travels in Time 4

Moving into the 21st Century Skills Mindset 5

What You Can Expect from This Book 7

Chapter Tweets 9

Chapter 1 Releasing Responsibility: A Framework for Teaching and Learning 11

A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility 11

Focus Lessons 12

Guided Instruction 12

Productive Group Work 13

Independent Learning 14

Quality Indicators of the Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework 15

Establishing Purpose: Always Asking Why 16

Problem-Based Learning 19

Project-Based Learning 21

A New View of Homework 24

Fluency Building 24

Application 25

Spiral Review 25

Extension 26

Using Assessment for Instruction 28

Chapter Tweets 31

Chapter 2 Finding Information: The Eternal Search 33

Gatekeeping in Literacy 2.0 33

Teaching With Wikipedia 35

Three-Dimensional Reading 36

Teaching Students to Find Information 37

Boolean Operators 39

Advanced Search Operators 40

Specialized Search Engines 40

Necessary Skills 41

Teaching Students to Evaluate the Information They Find 42

Social Bookmarking 44

Teaching Information to Find Students 46

Chapter Tweets 48

Chapter 3 Using Information: Making Responsible Choices 49

Citizenship and Literacy 2.0 50

Becoming a Citizen Through the Stories of Others 52

Texts That Examine Personal Freedom 52

Texts That Examine Social Injustice 54

Texts That Examine Controversial Topics 55

Texts That Examine a Call to Action 57

Helpful Resources 58

Making Responsible and Ethical Decisions in Writing: Plagiarism 59

Lesson 1 What Is Plagiarism? Why Is It a Problem? 60

Lesson 2 How Does Plagiarism Apply to My Schoolwork? 62

Lesson 3 Mastering When and How to Cite 65

Lesson 4 Using Resources to Write Works Cited Entries 67

Chapter Tweets 70

Chapter 4 Creating Information: Production in Literacy 2.0 71

New Literacies 71

Podcasting: Creating With Voice and Video 72

Talking Pictures: Creating with Images 75

Fair Use 78

Creative Commons 81

Essential Questions 82

Chapter Tweets 87

Chapter 5 Sharing Information: The World is Your Audience 89

Audience Matters 89

"My Words are Everywhere": Blogging Creates an Audience 92

Microblogs: Tweeting the World 94

"I Got 159 Hits Yesterday": Representing Yourself via the Web 96

"She Made it Even Better": Using Collaborative Tools 99

"Being Watched Now": Representing Yourself in Moving Images 100

"Have You Seen It Yet?" Representing Yourself Through the Works of Others 102

Mashups 102

On Their Own Time 104

Chapter Tweets 105

Chapter 6 Present Tense and Future Tensions 107

Present Tense 107

Student Access and the Changing Shape of the Digital Divide 108

Teacher Access to Teaching Tools 109

Policies and Procedures That Reflect Literacy 2.0 110

"Not in This School You Don't" 111

Teaching Courtesy 112

Focus on Functions, not Forms 114

Cybersafety 114

Future Tensions 115

Participation: Digital Communication Will Continue to Transform Norms and Practices 116

Collaboration: Massive Multiplayer Online Games Will Change Educational Practice 117

Distribution: Increased Access to Print and Visual Materials Will Alter Educational Expectations 119

Living and Thriving in the 21st Century 121

References 123

Index 133

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