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Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum : A Literacy-Based Framework and Guide.

By: Beach, Richard.
Contributor(s): O'Brien, David.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (295 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317668503.Subject(s): Application software | Educational technology | Internet in education | Tablet computersGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum : A Literacy-Based Framework and GuideDDC classification: 371.334 LOC classification: QA76.76.A65 -- .B38 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Overview of the Book -- Acknowledgments -- Part I A Literacy-Based Framework for Using Apps -- 1 Introduction: Defining Purposes for Learning With Literacies Through Use of Apps -- 2 Acquiring Disciplinary Literacies Through Use of Apps -- 3 Planning Instruction Using Apps to Foster Learning With Literacy -- Part II Guidelines and Classroom Examples for Using Apps -- 4 Using Apps for Accessing and Assessing Information -- 5 Using Apps for Reading Digitally -- 6 Using Apps for Writing -- 7 Using Apps to Foster Discussion -- 8 Using Apps to Respond to and Produce Images -- 9 Using Apps for Audio and Video Productions -- 10 Using Apps for Gaming/Simulations -- 11 Using Apps for Reflection/Assessment -- Part III Professional Development -- 12 Professional Development on Using Apps -- Index.
Summary: How can apps be used to foster learning with literacy across the curriculum? This book offers both a theoretical framework for considering app affordances and practical ways to use apps to build students' disciplinary literacies and to foster a wide range of literacy practices. Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum presents a wide range of different apps and also assesses their value features methods for and apps related to planning instruction and assessing student learning identifies favorite apps whose affordances are most likely to foster certain disciplinary literacies includes resources and apps for professional development provides examples of student learning in the classroom A website (www.usingipads.pbworks.com) with resources for teaching and further reading for each chapter, a link to a blog for continuing conversations about topics in the book (appsforlearningliteracies.com), and more enhance the usefulness of the book.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Overview of the Book -- Acknowledgments -- Part I A Literacy-Based Framework for Using Apps -- 1 Introduction: Defining Purposes for Learning With Literacies Through Use of Apps -- 2 Acquiring Disciplinary Literacies Through Use of Apps -- 3 Planning Instruction Using Apps to Foster Learning With Literacy -- Part II Guidelines and Classroom Examples for Using Apps -- 4 Using Apps for Accessing and Assessing Information -- 5 Using Apps for Reading Digitally -- 6 Using Apps for Writing -- 7 Using Apps to Foster Discussion -- 8 Using Apps to Respond to and Produce Images -- 9 Using Apps for Audio and Video Productions -- 10 Using Apps for Gaming/Simulations -- 11 Using Apps for Reflection/Assessment -- Part III Professional Development -- 12 Professional Development on Using Apps -- Index.

How can apps be used to foster learning with literacy across the curriculum? This book offers both a theoretical framework for considering app affordances and practical ways to use apps to build students' disciplinary literacies and to foster a wide range of literacy practices. Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum presents a wide range of different apps and also assesses their value features methods for and apps related to planning instruction and assessing student learning identifies favorite apps whose affordances are most likely to foster certain disciplinary literacies includes resources and apps for professional development provides examples of student learning in the classroom A website (www.usingipads.pbworks.com) with resources for teaching and further reading for each chapter, a link to a blog for continuing conversations about topics in the book (appsforlearningliteracies.com), and more enhance the usefulness of the book.

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CHOICE Review

In this book, Beach and O'Brien (both, curriculum and instruction, Univ. of Minnesota) combine theory and practice within the field of iOS and Android apps in the classroom. The authors address the challenges classroom teachers face in examining over 500,000 iOS apps and 600,000 Android apps and provide a practical approach to online resources. Because most of the other books in this field are solely print based, a website (www.usingipads.pbworks.com) and a link to each of the 12 chapters' blogs both enhance the knowledge and skills of the classroom teacher for professional development and provide resources for their classroom planning. Classroom teachers will find that this three-part book, which begins with an introduction to a literacy-based framework, is user-friendly. Part two moves the reader through guidelines and classroom examples for using apps. Part three addresses professional development by allowing educators to work collaboratively to foster key disciplinary literacies. Ideally, a schoolwide professional learning community (PLC) provides a central online repository to develop activities in order to foster students' disciplinary literacy practices. Highly recommended for K-12 teachers as well as pre-service teachers. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers. --Debra A. Pellegrino, University of Scranton

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<p>Richard Beach is Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota, USA.</p> <p>David O'Brien is Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota, USA.</p>

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