• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Facebook, blogs, texts, computer games, instant messages… The ways in which we make meanings and engage with each other are changing. Are you a student teacher trying to get to grips with these new digital technologies? Would you like to find ways to make use of them in your classroom?

Digital technologies are an everyday part of life for students and this book explores the ways in which they can be used in schools. The authors provide insight into the research on digital technologies, stressing its relevance for schools, and suggest ways to develop new, more relevant pedagogies, particularly for social learning, literacy, and literate practices. With a practical focus, the examples and issues explored in this book will help you to analyze your own practice and to carry out your own small-scale research projects.

Explaining the theoretical issues and demonstrating their practical implementation, this topical book will be an essential resource to new student teachers in undergraduate and PGCE courses, and those returning to graduate study.

Digital Texts in and Out of School
Digital texts in and out of school

Increasingly, a fluid movement between print and digital text characterizes the lifeworlds of children and young people. The research described in this section demonstrates the power of learning communities established around the use of digital technologies in out-of-school contexts, with particular focus upon the shifting expert-novice relations and networking that using these technologies both requires and supports. Specifically, these chapters draw upon digital video production to examine: what and how young people learn in out-of-school contexts; the collaborative relationships that develop around the uploading and sharing of photos on http://flickr.com; and, finally, the online out-of-school digital literacy practices of early adolescents. Each chapter returns to the question of how educators might respond ...

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