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Thompson Long, Bonnie; Hall, Tony; Hogan, Michael; Papastamatiou, Nikos – Literacy, 2018
This article describes the conceptualisation and development of a pedagogical framework to support the design of e-books for children to enhance literacy development. It emerged from research undertaken within the Q-Tales international consortium project of the EU's Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation, where the aim was to…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Childrens Literature, Educational Technology
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Heydon, Rachel; McKee, Lori; O'Neill, Susan – Literacy, 2018
This exploratory case study examined the affordances of singing as a multimodal literacy practice within ensembles that featured art, singing and digital media produced in an intergenerational programme that served a class of kindergarten children and community elders. The programme that was set up by the study in collaboration with a rural school…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Art Activities, Singing
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Pandya, Jessica Zacher; Ávila, JuliAnna – Literacy, 2017
This essay presents the results of a review of research published in the last 10 years on the uses of what we term "productive" digital technologies in special education contexts. There is little overlap between research on productive technologies such as digital storytelling in mainstream contexts and research on technology use to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Journal Articles
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Skaar, Håvard – Literacy, 2015
In recent years, plagiarism has been on the increase across the Western world. This article identifies Internet access as a contributory cause of this trend and addresses the implications of readily available Internet sources for the teaching and assessment of writing in schools. The basis for the article is a previous study showing a wide…
Descriptors: Internet, Plagiarism, Ethics, Cheating
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Bazalgette, Cary; Buckingham, David – Literacy, 2013
In recent years, literacy educators have increasingly recognised the importance of addressing a broader range of texts in the classroom. This article raises some critical concerns about a particular approach to this issue that has been widely promoted in recent years-- the concept of "multimodality". Multimodality theory offers a broadly…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Learning Theories, Multimedia Instruction
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Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David; Sheehy, Kieron; Flewitt, Rosie – Literacy, 2013
Little is known about how specific iPad applications affect parent-child story-sharing interactions. This study utilises a case-study approach to provide an insight into the patterns of interaction, which emerge when a mother and her 33-month-old daughter share a self-created, audio-visual "iPad story". Multimodal analysis allowed us to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Parent Child Relationship, Interaction
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Arrow, Alison W.; Finch, Brian T. – Literacy, 2013
Multimedia literacy practices in the homes of young children are changing rapidly, but the use of them in the early years of education is moving slowly. This research was aimed to find out what teachers of 5-year-olds, in their first 6?months of compulsory schooling, think about the children's literacy practices at home, including the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Family Environment, Parents as Teachers, Young Children
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Simpson, Alyson; Walsh, Maureen; Rowsell, Jennifer – Literacy, 2013
This paper reports a study that examines the integration of tablet technologies such as iPads into literacy lessons to investigate how reading and meaning-making occur within this digital medium. Specifically in this paper, we discuss the concept of reading paths as applied to physical and cognitive planes of meaning-making. The paper reports on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Literacy Education
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Barden, Owen – Literacy, 2012
This article is derived from a study of the use of Facebook as an educational resource by five dyslexic students at a sixth form college in north-west England. Through a project in which teacher-researcher and student-participants co-constructed a group Facebook page about the students' scaffolded research into dyslexia, the study examined the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Action Research, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Graham, Lynda – Literacy, 2012
In this paper, I describe ongoing research exploring ways in which young teachers' digital lives unfold inside and outside classrooms. I first interviewed teachers in 2006, and identified three different routes into digital worlds: serious solitary self-taught, serious solitary school-taught and playful social. A number of teachers agreed to be…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teaching Methods, Interviews, Literacy Education
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McClay, Jill Kedersha – Literacy, 2012
Interviews with 216 Grades 4-8 teachers and observations in 21 classrooms show that computers are widely used to teach writing across Canada. Restricted access to computers plays a role in the frequency and types of interactions that students and teachers have with computers in writing classes. Equally influential are assumptions about writing…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Spelling
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Graham, Lynda – Literacy, 2009
In this article I explore one day in the life of a primary classroom in which teacher and children are "playful social" insiders in digital worlds. I argue that this snapshot offers glimmers of unimagined ways forward in teaching in digital worlds. The classroom culture is one of challenge, collective intelligence and reflection. The teacher's own…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Teacher Educators, Reflective Teaching, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Kervin, Lisa – Literacy, 2009
The notion of "multiliteracies" and the development and creation of multimodal texts within classrooms is of pedagogic interest in this age of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). The case study reported herein provides an analysis of how one teacher engaged her class of primary school students as they responded to the challenge of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Television Commercials, Literacy, Program Descriptions
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Conlon, Tom – Literacy, 2009
Previous experimental studies have indicated that young people's text comprehension and summarisation skills can be improved by techniques based on text concept mapping (TCM). However, these studies have done little to elucidate a practical pedagogy that can make the techniques adoptable within the context of typical secondary school classrooms.…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Secondary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Educational Strategies
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Harrett, Jacqueline; Benjamin, Theresa – Literacy, 2009
This article reports on a UKLA-funded project in which a group of 10 teachers in South Wales were involved. The televised science fiction drama "Doctor Who" was chosen as the theme as it was based on popular culture as well as being of local and national interest. The main character in this television drama is an alien who can fly…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Foreign Countries, Science Fiction, Focus Groups
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