Teaching Secondary School Literacies with ICT
AUTHOR: Monteith, Moira
PUBLISHER: McGraw-Hill Education
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Teaching Secondary School Literacies with ICTsupports educators in this aimby offering creative examples of good practice. It provides commentary andresearch into what adolescent students are doing, both in formal educationand socially, with regard to ICT and literacy, including:
Computer mediated communication
Literacy implications of computer games and chatrooms
Parents and children using the internet at home, and the implicit literacy skillsinvolved
Several contributors provide useful insights into the debate around teenageliteracy cultures and literacy in schools. For example, in schools, word processingand keyboard skills are valued; yet thumb-controlled technologies (games con-soles, texting) are denigrated. This book argues that if we are to encourage pupilsto develop the literacy skills they need for the 21st century, we need a morepositive and creative response to these popular forms of literacy.
This inspiring book is key reading for trainee and practising teachers, literacyadvisers and policy makers.
Moira Monteith is an educational consultant. She was previously a principallecturer in ICT in Education at Sheffield Hallam University, and before thata teacher. Her previous publications include ICT in the Primary School(Open University Press, 2002).
PUBLICATION DATE: 12/1/2004
CATEGORY: Computers, Language Arts & Disciplines