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Research in the Schools Vol. 19, No. 1 (2012) pp. 12–25
This study examined teachers' literacy and technology integration in their design of Internet-based lessons for Grade 1-6 students using a tool that scaffolds the design process to focus on Internet resources and reading strategies. Twenty-six...
"Seeing It from a Different Light": Adolescents' Video Reflections about Their Multimodal Compositions
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 59, No. 6 (2016) pp. 719–729
Although research emphasizes the importance of reflection for productive learning, much of this work has focused on writing as the preferred mode. The goal of this study was to examine how two adolescent composers reflected on their multimodal...
Transmediating argumentation: Students composing across written essays and digital videos in higher education
Computers & Education Vol. 102, No. 1 (November 2016) pp. 138–151
This comparative study examined how university students built an argument in written essays and multimodal digital videos, and how their argumentation transmediated across these two mediums. Data analysis involved 1) analysis of content in both...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 48, No. 5 (September 2017) pp. 1106–1118
For universities to meet the 21st-century learning needs of today's students, it is important they allow students to take an active role in developing pedagogy and sharing their perspective. This paper introduces design-based research aiming to...
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology Vol. 3, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 1–13
Students playing digital learning games in the classroom rarely play alone, even in digital games that are ostensibly "single-player" games. This study explores the patterns of physics reasoning that emerge in face-to-face and online forum ...
Bridget Dalton; Kristin H. Robinson; Jason F. Lovvorn; Blaine E. Smith; Tara Alvey; Elaine Mo; Paola Uccelli; C Patrick Proctor
Elementary School Journal Vol. 115, No. 4 (June 2015) pp. 548–569
Multimodal composing is part of the Common Core vision of the twenty-first-century student. Two descriptive studies were conducted of fifth-grade students' digital folktale retellings. Study 1 analyzed 83 retellings in relation to the types and...
Tara L. Alvey; Nathan C. Phillips; Emily C. Bigelow; Blaine E. Smith; Erin Pfaff; Walt Colt; Kevin M. Leander; Bridget Dalton; Jasmine Y. Ma
English Teaching: Practice and Critique Vol. 10, No. 4 (December 2011) pp. 139–148
This classroom narrative proposes a process for reinventing academic research and writing in secondary schools for the 21st Century. We build on Macrorie's (1988) I-Search paper, drawing on affordances of Web 2.0 technologies and culture, to...