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  • 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.

Changing Literacies
Changing literacies

The research in this section focuses most specifically on the ways in which digital texts, and the technologies that enable them to be produced and accessed, are folded into the formalized learning communities of classrooms to unsettle traditional models of knowledge transmission. These chapters explore the implications of wikis for the ways in which young people engage with text and information; consider the use of blogging as a way to understand the dynamic nature of online texts, and the skills and practices that can be developed in classrooms through their use; and take a first look at the use of 3D online environments for literacy teaching. This section provides a showcase of the ways in which in- and out-of-classroom practices with digital ...

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