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ERIC Number: EJ1023597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-9035
Life Inside the Hive: Creating a Space for Literacy to Grow
Saunders, Jane M.
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v9 n2 p94-109 Fall 2013
This piece describes how a 5th grade language arts teacher employed technology to create and sustain a metaphorical, virtual, and physical figured world in her class by means of a web site called "The Hive Society." This world positioned students as intellectuals and scholars, and explored how Ms. Smith integrated 21st Century technological tools into a vibrant literacy classroom. Excerpts from the web site, photographs of class and school events, and thick descriptions of teaching and learning in the Hive are included as well.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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