The Socially Networked Classroom: Teaching in the New Media Age

The Socially Networked Classroom: Teaching in the New Media Age

By: William R. Kist (author)Paperback

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'A veritable smorgasbord of ideas and suggestions. This text grabbed me right away, and I started flagging all sorts of ideas even in the earliest chapters. It is as if Bill Kist met me in the hallway, took me by the hand, and simply said, 'Come here, I want to show you something' - Sheila M. Gragg, Technology Integration Coach Ashbury College, Canada 'I loved this book. I learned a great deal about 'texts' and about how to teach 'texts' to students in the digital age. But what was so compelling about this book was the genuineness of the author; he cares passionately about his students and passionately about the subject matter. As Dewey points out, effective education must have an emotional component; indeed, the book's credibility and authority derives from its core emotional energy' - Elliot Soloway, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 'This book is totally compelling and geared to a slice of the teaching profession that is in desperate need of the kind of guidance and insight that Kist offers. By sharing his creative teaching methods, he points out the openings in teachers' practice where shift can happen' - Sue Collins, Integration Technology Specialist, Bedford Public Schools, MA Secondary school students are increasingly plugged in to social networking sites outside of school, but inside the classroom such functions of the web are often ignored. In The Socially Networked Classroom: Teaching in the New Media Age, William Kist identifies and documents the processes of teaching and learning via social networking in the new-media classroom. This book broadens the debate around what constitutes literacy as it tackles practical tasks for educators that include: - Documenting the assignments, assessments, and outcomes of instruction in networked classrooms - Categorizing the classrooms into levels of Web 2.0 applications - Illustrating how the new assignments can be used to address classic classroom questions

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About Author

William Kist, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Kent State University. Previously, a middle school and high school English teacher and a Language Arts and Social Studies curriculum supervisor, Dr. Kist has become a sought-after consultant and trainer for school districts across the United States, primarily in the area of 21st century classrooms. With years of experience in imaginatively using instructional technology himself, Dr. Kist has also described the new media uses of teachers across the globe in three books and over 50 articles. His books demonstrate how teachers are making Web 2.0 applications, including social networking, work for them in their classrooms. His expertise in curriculum mapping and his knowledge of the Common Core performance assessment has been drawn upon by such organizations as the National Council of Teachers of English and the Ohio Department of Education . For his expertise on 21st century classrooms, Dr. Kist has been interviewed by publications such as U.S. News and World Report, The Observer (UK), and Education Week's Digital Directions, and Tech & Learning Magazine. Dr. Kist maintains an active blogosphere and Twitter presence. Find his blog at www.williamkist.com. Follow him on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/williamkist. Dr. Kist holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction from Kent State University. He received a master of arts in educational administration and a bachelor of arts in secondary education from the University of Akron. Presentation Titles * Updating the Standards: Bridging the Gaps * Writing in a Digital Age * New Literacies in Action *The Socially Networked Classroom*Motivating the Unmotivated Adolescent Reader*Curriculum Audits Other

Contents

Foreword by Kylene Beers Acknowledgments About the Author 1. The Writing Is on the Screen: Social Networking Is Here to Stay 2. "Short": Social Networking in a Low-Tech Environment 3. "Tall": Social Networking in a Medium-Tech Environment 4. "Grande": Social Networking in a High-Tech Environment 5. "Venti": Social Networking in an Unlimited Tech Environment 6. "Refill": Continuing the Dialogue Appendix: Sample Letters to Parents References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/12/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412967013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 152
  • ID: 9781412967013
  • weight: 322
  • ISBN10: 1412967015

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