Digital Initiatives for Literacy Development in Elementary Classrooms: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Digital Initiatives for Literacy Development in Elementary Classrooms: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Sally Ann Brown (Georgia Southern University, USA)
Release Date: August, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 181
ISBN13: 9781522532125|ISBN10: 1522532129|EISBN13: 9781522532132|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3212-5

Description

Children of today are growing up in technology-rich environments and spend countless hours engaged with digital tools. It is essential that educators take advantage of children’s technological skills once they enter the classroom.

Digital Initiatives for Literacy Development in Elementary Classrooms: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference work featuring the latest scholarly research on the benefits of technology integration into classrooms to enhance learning experiences. Including coverage on a number of topics and perspectives such as multimodal literacy, cloud-based writing, and social semiotics, this publication is ideally designed for educators, media specialists, instructional technology coaches, literacy coaches, and academics seeking current research on classroom literacy practices.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud-Based Writing
  • Digital Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Instructional Design
  • Multimodal Literacy
  • Poetry
  • Social Semiotics

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sally Brown is an Associate Professor of Literacy at Georgia Southern University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate literacy courses. Prior to this, she taught kindergarten through third grade in public elementary schools in South Carolina for over thirteen 13 years. Her research interests include emergent bilinguals, K-3rd language and literacy development, and digital literacies. She is the co-editor of Talking Points, a National Council of Teachers of English journal (http://www.ncte.org/journals/tp). In addition, she has published articles in several journals including Democracy and Education, The Reading Teacher, Literacy Research and Instruction, and the Journal of Latinos and Education.