Digital Tools in Urban Schools
Mediating a Remix of Learning
Publication Year: 2011
Published by: University of Michigan Press
Series: Technologies of the Imagination
1: New Literacies Need New Learning
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The digital age and the age of hip-hop emerged collaterally during the last 35 years. Increasingly, young people in the United States and globally use screen-based, digital technologies to source and transmit words, images, video, and sounds as they engage in meaning making, identity connections, and social networking. They come to school with...
2: Hip-Hop Journalism
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During the 2007–8 school year, students in Ms. Foster’s Hip-Hop Journalism class learned to use a number of digital tools that directly connected to her curricular goals of developing their skills with traditional and new media literacies. They created digital photography projects and blogs, digital stories and PowerPoint presentations, youth ...
3: Digital Teachers
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Ms. Foster’s use of digital media for learning in her journalism class reflected her developing competencies to design and implement instruction in new ways. In addition to efforts of teachers, administrators, parents, and community members to create a culture of caring at V-Tech, students also needed to be engaged in a range of dynamic learning ...
4: “Virtual” World Media
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The image shown in figure 3 is from Teen Second Life, the youth version of Second Life. This multi-user virtual environment is free for teens under 18. They can access the features of this MUVE by creating an avatar whose image and actions they control; then they can move around and do things in this world. It was originally established as a site where ...
5: A Second Life for Learning
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With ever-expanding modes for making meaning, creating and enacting identities and social networking enabled by digital media, the roles and challenges of teachers are more crucial than ever. Consequently, the professional development of teachers has to activate instructional leadership that addresses the immediate dynamics of classroom practices ...
Appendix A. The ISTE National Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for Teachers (NETS•T)
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Appendix B. The ISTE National Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for Students (NETS•S)
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Page Count: 192
Illustrations: 3 figures
Publication Year: 2011
Series Title: Technologies of the Imagination