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ERIC Number: ED510009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 144
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5079-4
DIY Media in the Classroom: New Literacies Across Content Areas (Middle Through High School). Language & Literacy Series (Practitioner's Bookshelf)
Guzzetti, Barbara; Elliot, Kate; Welsch, Diana
Teachers College Press
This book shows teachers how to bring students' Do-It-Yourself media practices into the classroom (Grades 6-12). In one accessible resource, the authors explain DIY media, identify their appealing features for content area instruction, and describe the literacy skills and strategies they promote. Chapters address: Adolescents' DIY Media as New Literacies; Blogs; Social Networking and Social Media Sites; Video Games, Machinima, and Virtual Worlds; YouTube and Video Sharing Sites; Informational Wikis and Online Resources; Fan Fiction, Fan Art and Web Comics; Zines and Indie Music; DIY Media, Assessment, Ethics, and Achievement. Providing a compelling rationale and framework for using DIY media in the classroom, this book: (1) addresses both print-based and digital DIY media (one of the first professional education books to do so); (2) Provides teaching strategies for using DIY media across the curriculum, including English/language arts, math, social studies, science, art, and music; (3) offers multiple perspectives, including a classroom teacher who reflects on her own challenges and successes with DIY media in a high school class; and (4) Links to a blog for teacher study groups and frequent updates on adolescent media practices: The book contains a foreword by Shannon Decker.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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