ERIC Number: ED495387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Integrating Literacy and Technology: Effective Practice for Grades K-6. Tools for Teaching Literacy
Taffe, Susan Watts; Gwinn, Carolyn B.
An accessible resource for busy teachers, this informative book sets the stage for using technology effectively in the literacy classroom. The authors take the reader step by step through the ongoing cycle of planning, teaching, and assessment in a technology-rich environment. They demonstrate how to use the Internet and reading and writing software not only to teach core literacy skills, but also to help children develop new reading and communication competencies for the digital age. Vivid classroom examples illustrate specific strategies for explicit instruction, teacher modeling, think-alouds, and interactive demonstration. The book also offers tools and tips to support professional development, including reproducible materials for use by individual teachers or study groups. This book contains eight chapters: (1) Introduction; (2) The Learning Environment for Literacy-Technology Integration; (3) Learning about Effective Technology Integration: A Guide for Teachers; (4) Planning for Literacy-Technology Integration; (5) Teaching Effectively with Technology; (6) Using Assessment to Inform Decision Making in the Technology-Enriched Learning Environment; (7) The Teacher as Change Agent in the Literacy-Technology Learning Environment; and (8) The Impact of Technology on Our Journey as Teachers: Looking Back, Looking Forward. This book concludes with: A Glossary of Terms: New Words Associated with New Technologies and Appendices: Tools for Thinking about Technology Integration.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Environment, Change Agents, Technology Integration, Literacy, Educational Technology, Faculty Development
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: Students; Support Staff; Teachers
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