ERIC Number: EJ786512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Classroom Web Sites
Baker, Elizabeth A.
Journal of Literacy Research, v39 n1 p1-36 May 2007
The purpose of this study was to understand how elementary classroom Web sites support children's literacy. From a sociocultural perspective of literacy and a transformative stance toward the integration of literacy and technology, and building on explorations of new literacies, I discuss opportunities provided by the Internet that can support literacy within and beyond classrooms. Using open and axial coding as well as typological analyses, I found 3 basic Web site features and consider how they support common instructional approaches, parental involvement, and notions of the invisible classroom. I conclude with a discussion of how these findings are encouraging and revealing. I offer a variety of suggestions to expand features that are currently available on elementary classroom Web sites.
Descriptors: Web Sites, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Internet, Teaching Methods, Computer Uses in Education, Literacy Education, Technology Integration, Web Based Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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