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Integrating Technology to Enrich Literacy Learning
NCTE INBOX 6-25-13

This summer on Facebook, NCTE is holding a series of free, two-week book clubs based on three of NCTE's popular Principles in Practice (PiP) books. Participants can share their experiences and interact with the authors, PiP imprint editor Cathy Fleischer, and other educators as we discuss the books, which are grounded in NCTE policies of effective, research-based teaching.*

July 8-19, join author Sara Kajder for a book club on Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students. "Literacy is about making meaning from different texts and communication modes and then communicating using those modes to learn, inform, advocate, and use with what students already know," says Kajder. See the following resources from NCTE and on Digital Literacy.

The themed issue of Language Arts "Professional Development in the Age of" (E-M) shows ways in which teachers are being change agents as they conceive of themselves as digital-age educators. Read more in "Teachers as Co-Learners in the Digital Age."

In Lesson Plans for Developing Digital Literacies (M-S), editors Mary T. Christel and Scott Sullivan present lessons designed to help with the integration of digital applications -- Web 2.0 and beyond. See examples on the Companion Resources for Lesson Plans for Developing Digital Literacies website.

In Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning (M-S), Renee Hobbs clarifies principles for applying copyright law to 21st century education and discusses what is permissible in the classroom. Explore more about the fair use of digital materials in the sample chapter.

In the English Leadership Quarterly themed issue "Technology Refresh," editor Susan Groenke offers a variety of articles related to the integration of technology in the classroom.

Learn more about teaching with technology with this set of Strategy Guides.

Facebook icon*To Join the Facebook Clubs: Just click on a book title to go to its Facebook page. Then click on "Join Group" in the upper right corner. You can follow the discussion, post your own comments and questions, and explore and share resources with the rest of the group. From June 17 to June 28, join the club reading Writing Instruction in the Culturally Relevant Classroom. From July 29 to August 9, join the club for Beyond Standardized Truth: Improving Teaching and Learning through Inquiry-Based Reading Assessment.

-- Lisa Storm Fink,


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