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Lesson Plans for Developing Digital Literacies
by Mary T. Christel and Scott Sullivan
|Grades||6 – 12|
Technologies and their instructional applications change. As teachers, we need to learn to change with them.
To help us capitalize on technologies and tools students may be using outside of the classroom, Mary T. Christel and Scott Sullivan have compiled a follow-up to their successful 2007 collection, Lesson Plans for Creating Media-Rich Classrooms, with a new set of lessons designed to help you integrate a variety of digital applications—Web 2.0 and beyond—into the courses and units you’re already teaching.
These lessons are organized around four themes: Getting started, the collaborative classroom, composing and researching, and literature study. Each lesson presents a rationale, a description of the activity, assessment suggestions, and connections and adaptations of the individual lesson to larger curricular contexts and to commonly used literary texts, as well as to a set of objectives and to the NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students reflect on their school year, creating a digital scrapbook consisting of images and text to present to their school community.
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 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Striking images can leave lasting impressions on viewers. In this lesson, students make textselfworld connections to a nature- or science-related topic as they collaboratively design a multimedia presentation.