Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids
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Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids
Bringing Digital Media Into the Classroom, Grades 5-12

Foreword by Glynda Hull



© 2010 | 216 pages | Corwin

"Until we understand the powerful learning, collaborating, and producing that teenagers do with their cell phones, mp3 players, laptops, and the Internet, we won't understand how we can best utilize those technologies in our classrooms. Whether you're a digital native new to the classroom or a veteran teacher struggling to learn your students' Internet lingo, this book is your guide to 21st-century teenagers, literacy, and learning. After 17 years teaching middle school English, I know that I can't teach literacy today without this book."
—Laura Maslin Bradley, English Teacher
Kenilworth Junior High School, Petaluma, CA

Students are plugged in, powered up, and connected. Are you?

Digital media presents powerful tools for engaging students in developing critical thinking, collaboration, and other 21st-century skills. Written for middle and high school teachers, this resource explores the relationship between students and digital media and shows how to design learning opportunities that harness today's technology.

Jessica K. Parker gives teachers a deeper understanding of the dynamic potential for increasing student learning through new technologies. Based on a three-year study of youth and their use of digital media, this teacher-friendly book includes:

  • Descriptions of digital tools such as social networking platforms, YouTube, Wikipedia, virtual worlds, digital music, and more
  • Vignettes about how young people use digital media
  • Sidebars debunking common myths about technology
  • Advice for both novice and expert teachers
  • Pedagogical implications and practices, including sample activities

Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids shows how to integrate digital media into your classroom and create more engaged, student-centered learning opportunities.

 
Foreword by Glynda Hull
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
About the Contributors
Jessica K. Parker
1. Understanding Youth and New Media
danah boyd and Jessica K. Parker
2. Hanging Out With Friends: MySpace, Facebook, and Other Networked Publics
Patricia G. Lange and Jessica K. Parker
3. YouTube: Creating, Connecting, and Learning Through Video
Jessica K. Parker
4. Wikipedia: The Online Encyclopedia Based on Collaborative Knowledge
Becky Herr-Stephenson and Jessica K. Parker
5. Role-Playing: Writing and Performing Beyond the Classroom
Jessica K. Parker and Maryanne Berry
6. Virtual Worlds: Designing, Playing and Learning
Erin B. Reilly
7. Remix Culture: Digital Music and Video Remix, Opportunities for Creative Production
Jessica K. Parker
8. Conclusion
 
Glossary
 
Index

"Until we understand the powerful learning, collaborating, and producing that teenagers do with their cell phones, mp3 players, laptops, and the Internet, we won’t understand how we can best utilize those technologies in our classrooms. Whether you’re a digital native new to the classroom or a veteran teacher struggling to learn your students’ Internet lingo, this book is your guide to 21st-century teenagers, literacy, and learning. After 17 years teaching middle school English, I know that I can’t teach literacy today without this book."

Laura Maslin Bradley, English Teacher
Kenilworth Junior High School, Petaluma, CA

"A concise, well-written book, perfect for teachers who are unfamiliar with the technology their students use and how to apply it in their classrooms in a meaningful way."

Karen Scott
Library Media Connection magazine, November/December 2010

Text was returned.

Patrick Jenlink
Secondary Leadership Educ Dept, Stephen F Austin State University
May 11, 2013
Key features
  • Based on a seminal, three-year study on the interaction between today's youth and digital media
  • Presents numerous examples of youth using digital media in informal settings
  • Provides a wealth of detailed stories and cases from classroom teachers about their students' use of new media for learning
  • Includes strategies, ideas, and initial activities for discussing and introducing digital media into the classroom
  • Offers additional references, a glossary, and a link to the author's Web site for additional materials
  • Join a community of educators discussing the book and issues related to digital media and learning: http://teachingtechsavvykids.com.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Parker_TeachingTech_Preface

Parker_TeachingTech_Ch1


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