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ERIC Number: EJ1002983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Literacy 2.0: Teaching Students the Skills Needed to Succeed in Our Information Economy
Linik, Joyce Riha
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v78 n3 p25-29 Nov 2012
At a middle school, English language learners "beg" to take quizzes via iPod, engaging in interactive language arts exercises that seem more game than test. In a high school classroom, students write, videotape, and edit public service announcements, documentaries, and films. Students from the Seattle metropolitan area create stories via digital cameras and blogs and publish them on social websites, where they also debate community issues. These are just a few examples of technology-enhanced, instructional approaches that northwest teachers use to help students develop the literacy skills they need. While reading and writing continue to be the fundamental skills of literacy, technology--when integrated effectively--can be a powerful tool for instruction. Schools must teach students to succeed in the information economy. They must integrate technology into literacy instruction. This is Literacy 2.0.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon; Washington