ERIC Number: ED467514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Learners, Language, and Technology: Making Connections That Support Literacy. Creating Communities of Learning & Excellence.
Van Scoter, Judy; Boss, Suzie
This guide focuses on children and learning, while offering a picture of how technology can help to further educational goals. It includes anecdotes from the real world of the classroom which show how teachers are using technology to support and enhance students' literacy skills, creating opportunities for positive learning experiences, and helping students acquire confidence to use new tools to advance their own learning. Although young children are surrounded by technology, many educators are not entirely comfortable with these new resources, or wonder how best to integrate the tools of the Information Age into classroom practice in developmentally appropriate ways to reach a range of learners. This guidebook draws on both research and classroom practice to steer educators toward effective uses of technology to advance literacy. It is organized into these sections: Understanding Early Literacy; Understanding Technology's Role in Literacy; Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners; Considering Technology; Putting It All Together; and Conclusion. Appendixes contain a discussion of professional development teams and how they enhance learning and teaching; and a 28-item annotated bibliography of print and online resources. (Contains 68 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Literacy, Technology Integration, Young Children
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.