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ERIC Number: EJ855102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Becoming Critical Consumers and Producers of Text: Teaching Literacy with Web 1.0 and Web 2.0
Handsfield, Lara J.; Dean, Tami R.; Cielocha, Kristin M.
Reading Teacher, v63 n1 p40-50 Sep 2009
Although wired classrooms are now commonplace, the online tools available to teachers and students are changing more rapidly than ever. However, not all online tools are alike. With the proliferation of the World Wide Web and the advent of Web 2.0, which unlike Web 1.0 enables collaboration and manipulation of online texts, teachers must critically weigh the purposes, affordances, and limitations of online tools for literacy instruction. Using sociocultural theories of literacy and data from a research study on multimodal literacies, the authors describe the use of a Web 1.0 tool ('s Comic Creator) and a Web 2.0 tool (a class blog) during literacy instruction in one fourth-grade classroom. Affordances and limitations of these tools are identified, including how these tools positioned by the teacher and her students, and how they negotiated these limitations. Suggestions are offered for integrating online tools into literacy instruction. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A