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Parry, Becky Lucy; Taylor, Lucy – Theory Into Practice, 2021
This article utilizes the term "digital authoring" in order to explore the ways in which children create multi-modal, digital media texts. Drawing on the notion of "emergent literacy" we share vignettes from different pedagogical and research contexts where children use media to tell stories in different forms with different…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Writing (Composition), Multimedia Materials, Technology Uses in Education
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Aguilera, Earl – Theory Into Practice, 2021
This article uses a lens of procedural literacies to theorize youth practices of digital game-playing, modification, and creation as digital writing. The concept of procedurality describes the ways that videogames and other digital media are composed of systems of processes--computational or otherwise, which define these artifacts in form,…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Video Games, Writing (Composition), Programming
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Smith, Anna; Hunt, Carolyn S. – Theory Into Practice, 2021
In this article, we take a close look at the authoritative discourses of digital writing development communicated through the US Common Core State Standards, inclusive of its marketing materials (e.g., website, supplemental documents, and videos). Digital writing is largely missing from the CCSS and its limited inclusion is predominantly in the…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Discourse Analysis
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de Roock, Roberto Santiago – Theory Into Practice, 2021
This article argues that digital writing pedagogy needs to prepare students to deal with underlying oppressive realities within the range of everyday digital writing practices as opposed to simply focusing on affordances as unfettered opportunities. In particular, digital writing is increasingly mediated through digital apps and other interactive…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, Writing (Composition), Racial Bias
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Pandya, Jessica Zacher – Theory Into Practice, 2021
In this essay I view writing as a communicative practice, and ask how and in what ways teachers and students define the role of writing in relation to digital video composition. While there is much research on the importance of multimodal composition, and teachers are being encouraged to incorporate more digital making into their curricula, we…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Computer Uses in Education, Video Technology, Multimedia Materials
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Kervin, Lisa; Comber, B. – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Many young children engage independently and/or collaboratively in self-initiated digital experiences. These experiences vary and may include digital play or gaming, web searching, communication with others, and with curriculum and entertainment-related content. Yet children's digital experiences are contingent upon the design of the technologies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Books, Technology Uses in Education
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Valdivia, Andrea – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Much of the everyday lives of young people happens on social media, mainly those image-centric platforms, like Instagram. Participation in these platforms has increased practices of meaning-making associated with vernacular literacies. Digital production on Instagram articulates traditions from vernacular writing and photography and is…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Film Production, Social Media, Multimedia Materials
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McKnight, Lucinda – Theory Into Practice, 2021
This article explores challenges faced when curriculum designers address pre-service English teachers as digital writers, in a "teacher as writer" program. The article considers the resilience of print dominance in writing, including in tertiary digital education spaces and how the rhetoric of digital expansion is accompanied by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Curriculum Design, Writing (Composition)
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Dozono, Tadashi – Theory Into Practice, 2021
When classrooms fail to provide racially marginalized students with frameworks that explain their daily experiences, sometimes students turn to conspiracy theories, however inaccurate. This article links marginalized students' critiques of society and paranoid readings of the world with civic reasoning. Through queer and critical race theory, this…
Descriptors: Civics, Minority Group Students, LGBTQ People, Student Attitudes
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Choi, Moonsun; Cristol, Dean – Theory Into Practice, 2021
This article presents a review of interdisciplinary scholarship on digital citizenship with 3 different approaches: unidimensional, multidimensional, and critical/radical approaches. By addressing the intersectionality as a critical framework and inquiry, this article advances the concept of digital citizenship effectively responding to the…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Social Problems
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Doerr-Stevens, Candance; Gibson, Melissa Leigh – Theory Into Practice, 2021
As political participation across the globe grows increasingly contentious and accusations of "fake news" and "post-truth" politics rise, the how, where, and why of civic learning in schools are called into question. In contrast, multimodal practices such as digital video production continue to promote youth engagement and…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Video Technology, Inquiry, Citizenship Education
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Burtch, Derek Thomas; Gordon, Amelia – Theory Into Practice, 2021
The violent police response to uprisings in response to the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor unveiled who America is for our students. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic increased the politicization of schools and exacerbated inequality in schools already segregated by class and race. Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, students…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, COVID-19, Pandemics, Equal Education
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Sánchez Loza, Dinorah – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Affluent suburban high schools are often framed as success stories given their academic achievement outcomes including those on civic measures. Yet, more analyses are needed that interrogate how youth in these schools come to think and act politically. This article shifts the gaze onto these predominantly White schools to investigate the…
Descriptors: Advantaged, Suburban Schools, High Schools, Whites
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Mirra, Nicole; Kelly, Lauren Leigh; Garcia, Antero – Theory Into Practice, 2021
A confluence of circumstances in US public life, including the proliferation of digital media outlets, the diminished role of information gatekeepers, and entrenched ideological polarization, have made one of the core competencies of political engagement -- staying informed about current events -- an increasingly fraught endeavor. Fears about…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Media Literacy, Politics, Misconceptions
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Monreal, Timothy; Floyd, Reina – Theory Into Practice, 2021
In this article, we expand the geographic narratives of Latinx teachers by first outlining how such teachers are desired to be a certain type of "cultural ambassador" in the US South, and second, how one teacher eschews this construction to instead center political agency and a democratic praxis toward racial justice. Whereas cultural…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Teachers, Teacher Role, Resistance (Psychology)
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