Shows teachers how to bring students' 'Do-It-Yourself' media practices into the classroom. The authors explain DIY media, identify their appealing features, and describe the literacy skills and strategies they promote. Topics addressed include blogs; social networking and social media sites; video games and virtual worlds; informational wikis and online resources; fan fiction, fan art and web comics; and zines and indie music.
Barbara Guzzetti is a Professor in the division of Learning, Technology and Psychology in the Mary Lou Fulton Research Institute and Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University. Kate Elliott is a graduate student in nonprofit studies at Arizona State University. Diana Welsch is a Library Assistant in a large urban public library where she develops and implements art, music, and gaming programs for teens.