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With new technologies, the youth services landscape is changing. In 2012, two children's librarians in Colorado designed and implemented a research study in which they used iPads to create digital storytimes for preschoolers. They carefully chose apps and designed hybrid experiences that included both traditional and digital pieces. They then...
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Media education and media cultures should be considered a part of early childhood education, because media has an important role in children's lives. With a socio-cultural learning approach, children are considered active participants and competent actors with the media. In this paper, media education has been approached as a case...
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Digital literacy involves more than the mere ability to use software or operate a digital device; it includes a large variety of complex cognitive, motor, sociological, and emotional skills, which users need in order to function effectively in digital environments. The tasks required in this context include, for example, “reading”...
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While much has been written about the implications for ‘literacy’ of practices surrounding digital technologies, there has been surprisingly little research investigating new literacies in primary classrooms. This review examines the kinds of understandings that have been generated through studies of primary literacy and technology reported during the period 2000–2006....
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This article documents the ways in which one teacher incorporated student interests, including popular culture, into the curriculum of a digital media studies class in an urban public middle school in the United States. Drawing on data from an 18-month-long investigation, this research employs a connected learning perspective to address...
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This literature review provides an overview of research into technology and literacy for children aged 0-8 in educational settings from 2003-2009. The paper begins by exploring the different assumptions about the role of digital texts that underpin the studies considered, identifying three loose categories of studies which position technology as:...
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This article describes chronologically the main lines of the implementation of ICT in kindergartens, and ICT's place in education programmes from the mid-1990s until today. It discusses the lack of interest among public authorities in recognizing the role technology can have in modern early childhood and the necessity of promoting...
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The article offers the authors' insight on the integration of technology in the curriculum and how English teachers can teach in-depth digital literacy skills. The authors say that teachers should use a process-oriented approach in teaching digital literacies to students using digital tools like Google Apps, liquid-crystal display (LCD) projectors,...
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The current UK debate on Computing in schools is driven by a specific issue: what should form the basis of a modern Computing education. It’s a perfect storm that has been brewing for some time, but the recent comments of Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google, have moved it into...
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Students used to reading digital texts can be supported in reading both those and print-based texts critically through a variety of strategies and applications. Connected reading, or the idea that our reading is networked both physically and digitally to create a shared construction of meaning, involves readers working with text...
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This paper provides evidence that helps understand the digital divide in education. It does so by comparing the effect of economic, social and cultural status (ESCS) on the digital skills of Chilean students compared with mathematics and language. This comparison is made using national standardized tests. The marginal effect of...
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In Israel's Multigenerational Connection Program (MCP), children instruct adults in computer and Internet use. Taking children's advantage in digital literacy as a given, the study examines their generational status in computerized encounters that MCP creates in two schools, one Jewish and one Arab. The data were gathered by means of...
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Previous research in technical communication indicates service-learning pedagogies can help prepare students for the workplace. The field, however, has only recently and tentatively extended these pedagogies into online environments and has not yet demonstrated how and whether such service-eLearning could as effectively bridge the gap between the classroom and workplace....
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The article provides an analysis of the use of technology in the basic writing classroom. Topics discussed include proliferation of apps and smart phones for education purposes, computer literacy or use of other types of technologies in academics, and dependence of curriculum on PowerPoints and videos, online discussion forums, and...
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The goal of this investigation was to explore how a fourth grade teacher could integrate iPads into her literacy instruction to simultaneously teach print-based and digital literacy goals. The teacher used iPads for a three-week period during her literacy instruction and selected apps that provided unique approaches to helping the...
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Recent innovations in Web-based technology tools have made planning instruction with technology in mind far more doable than in years past. To aid teachers in planning with technology, tools are organized into five broad categories: communication, collaboration, presentation, organization and critical-thinking. The purpose and potential of each group of tools...
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In this article the authors introduce the practice of inquiry and discuss the case for it as a signature pedagogy for digital literacy. The Inquiry Cycle is presented as a summary of important aspects of inquiry. Further, the Practice Profile of Inquiry provides a practical tool, which can be incorporated...
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The article indicates that digital library learning spaces offer numerous options for school librarians to partner and collaborate with students and teachers, promoting student learning across the curriculum. It mentions that creating these spaces, which include virtual libraries, flipped libraries and fully-online library courses, can be time-consuming and challenging. It...
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This article elaborates on the competencies, often referred to as 21st century competencies, that are needed to be able to live in and contribute to our current (and future) society. We begin by describing, analysing and reflecting on international frameworks describing 21st century competencies, giving special attention to digital literacy...
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The article discusses the role of technology in changing the way how young people communicate and interact with the world. Topics covered include criticisms on the lack of emphasis on digital media in the core curriculum of middle and secondary schools, the need to expand digital literacy practices, and the...
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Globalization and digitization have reshaped the communication landscape, affecting how and with whom we communicate, and deeply altering the terrain of language and literacy education. As children in urban contexts become socialized into communities of increasing cultural and communicational connectivity, complexity, and convergence (Jenkins, 2004), and funding for specialist second...
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This paper explores the digital engagement of English additional language students with minimum previous exposure to technology, in an undergraduate English classroom in Johannesburg. Within a critical pedagogy and critical literacy framework, and using Canagarajah's (1997, 2004) and Pratt's (1991) exploration of 'safe houses', the paper agrees that the digital...
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The article discusses the study conducted by a Grade 8 class who participated in a WebQuest on teen e-zines, wherein the ways in which digital literacy mediated young adolescents' literacy learning are explored. Several sections were featured in the WebQuest, including Introduction, Task, Process, Resources, Expectations, Report, Evaluation Rubrics and...
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New Information and Communication Technologies such as the Internet, online gaming worlds, artificial intelligence, robotics and 3D printing require new literacies. In recent years, digital competence has become a key concept in discussions on the kind of skills and understanding learners need in the Knowledge Society. The concept has been...
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Research into the uses of digital literacy in the classroom is still in its infancy. Despite the proliferation of theoretical literature on ‘new literacies’, ‘multiliteracies’, and ‘technoliteracies’ and their impact on education there are fewer studies based on a systematic analysis of the new literacy practices that are beginning to...
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