ERIC Number: EJ1025606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
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Children's Literature on the Digital Move
Wolf, Shelby A.
Reading Teacher, v67 n6 p413-417 Mar 2014
Children's literature is on the digital move, and many of the new technologies are eye popping in terms of their aesthetic qualities. Books that are already beloved are moving into new spaces well beyond the combination of words and illustration, as movement, sound, and interactivity enter the scene. The purpose of this article is to explore three children's books and their technological shifts. The key question is: "Does the advent of new technology destroy or enhance the world of story?" Arguing that technological transformations must be designed to meet the needs of all learners, the author explores who has access, in what forms, and with what sense of privilege children enter or fail to enter into 2.0 digital literacies. The author concludes that research must question the social, economic, and political ramifications as children move into these spaces.
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Electronic Publishing, Books, Educational Technology, Web 2.0 Technologies, Story Reading, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Literacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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