ERIC Number: EJ863114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Connecting Children's eCulture to Curriculum: Implications for Educators
Laverick, Deanna M.
AACE Journal, v17 n3 p137-154 Jul 2009
This article discusses the benefits of including "children's eCulture" in school curricula. "Children's eCulture" is the culture of children as it relates to electronics and technology. Integrating children's eCulture into formal learning experiences allows teachers to promote multiple literacies in their students. The article will describe the recreational uses of technology by children; link these applications to school curricula; familiarize educators with children's eCulture as means for promoting multiple literacies across the curriculum; and discuss the need to integrate children's eCulture in teacher education programs.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum Development, Recreational Activities, Educational Environment, Media Literacy, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Technology Integration, Influence of Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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