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Journal > Voices from the Middle
Fresh Perspectives on New Literacies and Technology Integration
by Linda D. Labbo and Karen Place
|Grades||5 – 8|
This article provides practical ideas for integrating technologies into the classroom in ways that honor students’ out-of-school technology funds of knowledge. The challenges and unintended consequences of integrating technology into the classroom and the role that video gaming can play in helping students find agency and the ability to think critically about print-based narratives are also included.
Labbo, Linda D. and Karen Place. “Fresh Perspectives on New Literacies and Technology Integration.” Voices from the Middle. March 2010: 9-18.
Grades 5 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Learn about Greek gods, heroes, and creatures through digital storytelling produced by students who have learned research techniques.
Grades 5 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
After researching various human-made disasters such as the BP oil spill, the sinking of the Titanic, and the Great Chicago Fire, students share their research in oral presentations. Then students pair up to compare and contrast their disasters using the Venn Diagram Student Interactive or the Venn diagram Mobile App.