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New Literacies and 21st-Century Technologies
|Grades||K – 12|
To become fully literate in today’s world, students must become proficient in the new literacies of 21st-century technologies. IRA believes that literacy educators have a responsibility to integrate information and communication technologies (ICTs) into the curriculum, to prepare students for the futures they deserve. We believe further that students have the right to
- Teachers who use ICTs skillfully for teaching and learning
- Peers who use ICTs responsibly and who share their knowledge
- A literacy curriculum that offers opportunities for collaboration with peers around the world
- Instruction that embeds critical and culturally sensitive thinking into practice
- Standards and assessments that include new literacies
- Leaders and policymakers who are committed advocates of ICTs for teaching and learning
- Equal access to ICTs
Grades 5 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students in grades 5 through 12 read and respond to electronic books by using e-book tools and features, including digital note-taking capabilities.
Grades 2 – 4 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students use various tools and features of digital readers to develop vocabulary, support comprehension, respond to text, improve fluency, and enhance the reading experience.