DIY Media in the Classroom: New Literacies Across Content Areas

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Teachers College Press, Apr 17, 2015 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 117 pages
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This book shows teachers how to bring students' Do-It-Yourself media practices into the classroom (Grades 6 12). In one accessible resource, the authors explain both print-based and digital DIY media, identify their appealing features for content area instruction, and describe the literacy skills and strategies they promote. To help you successfully use DIY media in your classroom, this book provides teaching strategies for using DIY media across the curriculum, including English/language arts, math, social studies, science, art, and music. It offers multiple perspectives, including a classroom teacher who reflects on her own challenges and successes with DIY media in a high school class.
 

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Contents

Adolescents DIY Media as New Literacies
1
Blogs
11
Social Networking and Social Media Sites
21
Video Games Machinima and Virtual Worlds
31
YouTube and Video Sharing Sites
43
Informational Wikis and Online Resources
51
Fan Fiction Fan Art and Web Comics
59
Zines and Indie Music
69
DIY Media Assessment Achievement and Ethics
79
Glossary
87
Resources for Using DIY Media in Classrooms
91
Literacy Skills in Various Forms of DIY Media
93
References
99
Index
109
About the Authors
117
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Barbara Guzzetti, professor, Mary Lou Fulton Reseach Institute, Arizona State University; Kate Elliott, graduate student, Arizona State University; and Diana Welsch, library assistant.

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