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Chapter 25: Researching Adolescents' Literacies Multimodally
During a hot, summer afternoon, three boys huddled around a small laptop computer while sitting and standing on concrete steps near the bright yellow and red sign of a McDonald's restaurant. One of them held the laptop on his lap as his two friends took turns pointing to the screen and manipulating the touchpad mouse. Peals of laughter erupted occasionally from this trio as they sat together for twenty or so minutes and reviewed video footage they had produced the previous day. Amidst their laughter could be heard ideas for the next day's filming, character revisions, commentary about the evolving story arc, and suggestions for where to go next to purchase a snack. (August, 2002)
Four girls ...