I received my copy of this book by William Kist a few days ago. It is intended as an "accessible guide for Grades 5–12, teachers of all levels of technological expertise can help students develop the new literacies necessary to succeed in a digital world."
The backcover blurb is as follows:
Web sites like Facebook and Twitter have transformed the way young people interact and communicate. With appropriate guidelines, students’ social networking skills can be harnessed to develop new literacies and deepen teaching and learning in the 21st century.
The Socially Networked Classroom demonstrates how pioneering teachers have successfully integrated screen-based literacies into their instruction. This book includes:
- Real-world activities and lesson examples with assignment sheets, assessments, and rubrics
- Ideas on fostering collaborative learning using blogs, wikis, nings, and other interactive media.
- Tips on Internet safety, blogging etiquette, protected blogging sites, and more
- Blog entries from classroom teachers
With this accessible guide for Grades 5–12, teachers of all levels of technological expertise can help students develop the new literacies necessary to succeed in a digital world.
This book is informative, practical - with almost recipe-like ideas - as well as reflective - providing "questions to consider" - and consequently covers a lot of ground.
Click the image above, to take a look inside.