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Shin, Dong-shin; Seger, Wendy – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2016
This study explores how ELL students' parents participated in a blog-mediated English language arts curriculum in a second grade classroom at a U.S. urban school, and how they supported their children's learning of school-based writing. Adopting ecological perspectives on technological affordances, this study views digital literacy as discursive…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, English Language Learners, Parent Participation, English Instruction
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Gebhard, Meg; Shin, Dong-shin; Seger, Wendy – CALICO Journal, 2011
This study analyzes how a teacher in the United States used systemic functional linguistics to design a blog-mediated writing curriculum to support second grade English language learners' (ELLs) literacy development and abilities to use computer-mediated communication tools for social and academic purposes in and out of school. The questions posed…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Ethnography
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Andes, Laurie; Claggett, Elizabeth – Reading Teacher, 2011
Expressions of delight and anticipation are a direct result of a schoolwide writing program designed by teachers to develop language skills in special education students. These second graders participated in a writing project that made use of wikis to facilitate collaboration among the students, parents, teachers, and university members of their…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Writing Instruction, Special Education
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Zawilinski, Lisa – Reading Teacher, 2009
This article describes instructional practices with blogs in elementary classrooms. Schools need to prepare students for the new literacies required when reading on the Internet; blogging is an easy way to begin. A theoretical rationale for blogging with elementary students is provided. Learning from the examples of successful blogs by elementary…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Reading Instruction
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Kurtz, Jeff – Horace, 2009
Many years ago, when the author first started teaching, a colleague showed him a great technique for communicating with families: At the end of the day, she used a 24- by 16-inch chart tablet to produce daily news in shared writing with her students. She, and then the author, chose one student each day to take the tablet home. That student…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Writing Skills, Childrens Literature
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Education Week, 2009
Faced with concerns about Internet predators, cyberbullying, students' sharing of inappropriate content on social networks, and the abundance of sexually explicit or violent content online, many school leaders and technology directors are placing tighter restrictions on Web access to shield students from potential harm. Yet in Trussville and other…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing