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As editors of Books, Media & the Internet, David Booth, Carol Jupiter, and Shelley S. Peterson present the works of colleagues from the April 2008 conference “A Place for Children’s Literature in the New Literacies Classrooms.”
The contributors to this anthology include classroom teachers, librarians, university educators, and journalists who have found effective ways to engage young people with text, both in print and on screen. They speak not only to the technologically capable and media-savvy teachers, but also to the curious who seek starting points for using new technologies alongside traditional print media in their classrooms. The contributors show how multimedia and digital technologies expand our approaches to literacy education — and how to extend and enrich our use of stories, whatever the medium, with all ages. Their articles, including those by the editors, cover a vast range of subjects arranged into 6 sections. The sections are:
This book provides current information, classroom examples, and anecdotes as practical tools to help teachers use digital and print texts and the media to extend students’ learning. The helpful “Teaching Tools,” at the end of the book, explains how to use a variety of digital tools in the classroom.
In this collection, teachers, librarians, and others concerned with literacy will find inspiration and strategies for melding technology and children’s literature.