Thursday, May 31, 2012

Using Cell Phones to Increase Student Achievement and Engagement with Reading and Writing

Cell phones are a terrific tool to support student engagement and achievement in reading and writing. To follow are some ideas explaining how teachers are doing just that by using cell phones in the way they are most commonly used among youth -- for texting and group texting. We will also look at a newly emerging trend...using cell phones to write novels.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

NAMLE Announces 2013 Media Literacy Conference

NAMLE is pleased to announce that its next national conference will be held on July 12-13, 2013 in Los Angeles! The theme: Intersections-Teaching & Learning Across Media. Other details can be found here.

Monday, May 14, 2012

NOW Literacies

Jon Callow is an Australian educator who has written extensively about visual literacy and reading. One of my favorite books is IMAGE MATTERS: Visual Texts In The Classroom. Here is an essay, Talking About Visual Texts With Students, from IRA's Reading Online which he authored in 2003 Here is a newer video, NOW literacies--everyday classrooms reading, viewing and creating multimodal texts, which I found both interesting and relevant.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Why Aren't More Schools Teaching Web Literacy?

Fourteen years after Alan November first co-wrote ‘Teaching Zack to Think,’ here’s a new three-part framework for making sure students are internet savvy.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

"Inside the Script" New Ebook Screenplay Series Announced

"Inside the Script" is the title of the newly created Warner Brothers Studios series of famous screenplays. The e-books will include items such as the shooting script, production notes, storyboards and on-set photographs. Other details here.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Is Teaching 3D The Next Big Thing in Curriculum?

eSchool News reports: From creating the arena in the ‘Hunger Games’ to designing their own video games, students in tech-savvy districts say these classes make them interested in learning.