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ERIC Number: EJ816788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Beyond Technology for Technology's Sake: Advancing Multiliteracies in the Twenty-First Century
Borsheim, Carlin; Merritt, Kelly; Reed, Dawn
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v82 n2 p87-90 Nov-Dec 2008
Due to emerging technologies from Web 2.0 to podcasting, the nature of literacy is changing. Teachers who apply these technologies in their classrooms do more than motivate students with the latest cool tool; they prepare students with multiliteracies and for the realities of the technological world. Therefore, teachers must go beyond implementing technology for technology's sake to consider the evolving nature of texts and the literacy skills associated with consuming and producing those texts. In this article, the authors share specific technologies they have used in English and English education classrooms and offer examples for adapting teaching to the impact of technology, rather than adapting technology to teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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