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Jetton, Tamara L., Ed.; Shanahan, Cynthia, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2012
From leading authorities in both adolescent literacy and content-area teaching, this book addresses the particular challenges of literacy learning in each of the major academic disciplines. Chapters focus on how to help students successfully engage with texts and ideas in English/literature, science, math, history, and arts classrooms. The book…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Pytash, Kristine E.; Hicks, Troy; Ferdig, Richard E. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2016
In this article, we draw on the experiences of two young adults, Beth and Jamie (pseudonyms), who participated in a connectivist Massive Open Online Course (cMOOC) to explore how adolescents can become active members in a community of learners and the digital literacy practices that support this entry. We argue that Beth and Jamie engaged in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Adolescents, Communities of Practice, Educational Experience
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Hicks, Troy – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
As a commentary aimed toward revision of "Beliefs About Technology and the Preparation of English Teachers: Beginning the Conversation" (Swenson, Rozema, Young, McGrail, & Whitin, 2005), this paper encourages the authors to focus on the multiliteracies that technologies enable as a guiding theme rather than on technologies…
Descriptors: Beliefs, English Teacher Education, Multiple Literacies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hicks, Troy – English Education, 2005
Analyzing the creation of a digital portfolio from a digital and visual rhetorical stance, rather than from a standards-based or technical competency position, affords a teacher many more opportunities to think critically about their work, understand the choices they are making in representing that work online to diverse audiences, and continually…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Audiences, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education
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Hicks, Troy; Young, Carl A.; Kajder, Sara; Hunt, Bud – English Journal, 2012
Entering into a century of conversations from "English Journal," the authors read, and reread, the words of many mentors, colleagues, and friends, discovering some voices they did not know and rediscovering many voices they did. In surveying "English Journal", the authors highlight voices from the past, of the present, and for the future to offer…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Literature Reviews, Journal Articles, Writing Improvement
DeVoss, Danielle Nicole; Eidman-Aadahl, Elyse; Hicks, Troy – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2010
As many teachers know, students may be adept at text messaging and communicating online but do not know how to craft a basic essay. In the classroom, students are increasingly required to create web-based or multi-media productions that also include writing. Since writing in and for the online realm often defies standard writing conventions, this…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Technology Integration, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Federoff, Matt; Hicks, Troy; Mangiacapre, Anthony; Reilly, Erin; Imbriale, Ryan; Sheninger, Eric; Meyer, Dan; Langhorst, Eric – Educational Leadership, 2011
If you were transported back to school, what kind of technology would most engage you? This article presents responses from leading technology educators who were asked this question. The following technological tools are highlighted: interactive whiteboards, wikis, teacher-created websites, story creation tools, cell phones, Skype, digital…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Computer Uses in Education
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Grabill, Jeffrey T.; Hicks, Troy – English Education, 2005
In this article, the authors focus on how Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) matter to English language arts and literacy education. To get a sense of history related to technology in the English classroom, they pursue two interwoven strands: (1) the concept of multiliteracies and common perceptions of technology in teacher education…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, English Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Hicks, Troy; Russo, Anne; Autrey, Tara; Gardner, Rebecca; Kabodian, Aram; Edington, Cathy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2007
As digital portfolios become more prevalent in teacher education, the purposes and processes for creating them have become contested. Originally meant to be critical and reflective spaces for learning about multimedia and conceived as contributing to professional growth, research shows that digital portfolios are now increasingly being used to…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Design, Technology Uses in Education
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Autrey, Tara M.; Edington, Cathy O'Berry; Hicks, Troy; Kabodian, Aram; Lerg, Nicole; Luft-Gardner, Rebecca; Russo, Anne; Stephens, Rebecca – English Journal, 2005
The teacher-researchers have made digital portfolios and blogging the centerpieces of their group as ways to share their research and get input from their peers. The effect of this collaborative project, the digital portfolio, on their teaching is discussed.
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Collaboration