Teaching Literacy with and through Technology
This course prepares teachers to combine traditional texts and educational media—such as e-books, videos, and digital games—to develop student literacies for 21st-century family, civic, and career contexts. By taking advantage of traditional and innovative resources, teachers can help students acquire facility with foundational reading and writing abilities, as well as with reading traditional and nontraditional texts. The course includes five week-long modules, each addressing an essential aspect of sound literacy instruction: Teach literacy with and through transmedia. Leverage transmedia to mediate text complexity. Build decoding skills to support reading success in a multimodal world. Deepen vocabulary and concept knowledge with and through transmedia. Support comprehension development with and through transmedia. OBJECTIVES By successfully completing all course requirements and modules you will be able to: Use transmedia to develop your students’ literacy proficiency and knowledge about the world. Assemble multimodal text sets that create a rich context for building your students’ literacy proficiency and knowledge about the world. Use a transmedia approach to provide all students access to complex texts and tasks. Create instructional plans that effectively integrate transmedia with effective literacy instruction across literacy domains (word study, vocabulary, and comprehension).
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