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ERIC Number: EJ1090725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2153-2974
Supporting Teachers in Integrating Digital Technology into Language Arts Instruction to Promote Literacy
Colwell, Jamie; Hutchison, Amy C.
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, v31 n2 p56-63 2015
A systematic review of relevant literature was conducted to provide a source of information and practical guidelines for teachers and teacher educators to consider instructional methods for using digital tools in elementary language arts classrooms to promote literacy. Focal studies are highlighted to provide rich descriptions of practical uses and considerations of integrating digital tools into literacy instruction. The following nine digital tools are discussed to provide methods, affordances, and potential obstacles to their use: (a) wikis, (b) digital video production tools, (c) blog/online threaded discussion, (d) iPad apps, (e) digital games, (f) Kindle e-reader, (g) podcasts, (h) digital cartoon creator, and (i) e-mail. Barriers from the research for each tool are also discussed to provide a comprehensive resource for teachers and teacher educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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