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2012 Volume 76, Number 4

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Trying to Get Ahead of the Curve: Raising and Understanding Current Themes in New Literacies Practices

    Dana Wilber

    This article addresses the following questions: What impact does using the theoretical framework of new literacies have on understanding language, literacy, and learning practices today as... More

    pp. 406-411

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  2. The New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension: Future Directions

    Julie Coiro

    Research in four areas has the potential to dramatically improve how practitioners address the challenges of integrating digital texts and tasks into their literacy curriculum. Advances in defining... More

    pp. 412-417

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  3. The Old and the New in the New Digital Literacies

    James Paul Gee

    This article argues that both traditional literacy (reading and writing print) and new digital literacies (for example, playing video games) come in two grades or forms, one of which can lead to... More

    pp. 418-420

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  4. New Literacies for New Learners: The Need for Digital Technologies in Primary Classrooms

    Elena Forzani & Donald J. Leu

    All students must start learning new literacies skills early if they are to gain the skills they will need as adults. Integrating these skills into classroom instruction at a young age is... More

    pp. 421-424

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  5. Digital Storytelling: Using Technology to Spark Creativity

    Charlene Tackvic

    For any curriculum area that entails writing, digital storytelling could transform students' perceptions of and their actual abilities to express themselves through the written word. The use of two... More

    pp. 426-429

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  6. Trust and Mobile Media Use in Schools

    Antero Garcia

    This article shares findings from a year-long study about social practices of high school youth with mobile devices during school time. In particular, this study found that students see their... More

    pp. 430-433

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  7. Finding a Voice: Freedom through Digital Literacies

    Andrea Gumble

    This article examines how the use of multimedia sources can deepen student engagement, comprehension, and questioning of a variety of texts. Through an American literature project, "The Art of War"... More

    pp. 434-437

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  8. Incorporating, Utilizing, and Manipulating New Literacies in the Classroom

    Jennifer J. Wimmer, Erik Skramstad & Ibraheem Khan

    As teachers negotiate the integration of new literacies in the classroom, one of their greatest resources may, in fact, be their students. In this essay, the use of dialogue between educators and a... More

    pp. 438-441

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  9. Cell Phones Transform a Science Methods Course

    Lauren Madden

    A science methods instructor intentionally encouraged cell phone use for class work to discover how cell phones can be used as research tools to enhance the content and engage the students. The... More

    pp. 442-445

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  10. Twitteracy: Tweeting as a New Literacy Practice

    Christine Greenhow & Benjamin Gleason

    This article defines Twitter[TM]; outlines the features, affordances, and common uses; and conceptualizes "tweeting" as a literacy practice, comprising both traditional and new literacies, and... More

    pp. 464-478

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  11. Examining Peer Collaboration in Online Inquiry

    Jill Castek, Julie Coiro, Lizbeth Guzniczak & Carlton Bradshaw

    This study examines peer collaboration among four pairs of seventh graders who read online to determine what caused the downfall of the Mayan civilization. More and less productive collaborative... More

    pp. 479-496

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  12. Multimodal Hip Hop Productions as Media Literacies

    K C. Nat Turner

    This study draws on ethnographic data from a year-long multimodal media production (MMP) course and the experience of an African American female adolescent who used the production of multimodal Hip... More

    pp. 497-509

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  13. The Flipside: Concerns about the "New Literacies" Paths Educators Might Take

    Janna Jackson Kellinger

    This article explores some of the ways in which educators are using the tools of new literacies without the mind-set. The author poses the possibility that this might be a result of increased... More

    pp. 524-536

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