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Reading Teacher Vol. 55, No. 5 (2002) pp. 466–72
Describes a new instructional framework, Internet Workshop, designed around three themes reflecting how literacy is changing. Notes that the Internet Workshop consists of an independent reading of information on the Internet around a topic and a...
Sarah's Secret: Social Aspects of Literacy and Learning in a Digital Information Age (Exploring Literacy within Multimedia Environments)
Reading Teacher Vol. 50, No. 2 (1996) pp. 162–65
Explains the purpose of this column, inviting teachers to support one another in thinking carefully about the transition to new forms of literacy and learning brought about by rapid changes in information technology. Invites teachers to participate...
Research in the Schools Vol. 19, No. 1 (2012) pp. 75–81
The rapid emergence of the Internet is having an historic impact on literacy practices and on the very nature of literacy itself. Each article in this issue has articulated these changes. Each brings a unique and important perspective to its...
Language Arts Vol. 74, No. 2 (1997) pp. 126–36
Describes the potential of multimedia and hypermedia technologies and explains how they can facilitate literacy teaching and learning. Discusses various software projects, showing how multimedia and hypermedia technologies are changing traditional...
Educational Forum Vol. 76, No. 4 (2012) pp. 421–424
All students must start learning new literacies skills early if they are to gain the skills they will need as adults. Integrating these skills into classroom instruction at a young age is especially important for economically disadvantaged students. ...
Online research and learning in science: A one-to-one laptop comparison in two states using performance based assessments
Computers & Education Vol. 100, No. 1 (September 2016) pp. 141–161
Previous studies of one-to-one computing programs have suffered from several methodological limitations and produced mixed results. Especially surprising is that previous studies have not evaluated students' ability to use the Internet to learn from ...
Income Inequality and the Online Reading Gap: Teaching Our Way to Success With Online Research and Comprehension
Reading Teacher Vol. 68, No. 6 (March 2015) pp. 422–427
A recent study in "Reading Research Quarterly" provided evidence that an online reading achievement gap, based on income inequality, exists that is separate and independent from the well-known achievement gap in offline reading. This...
Journal of Literacy Research Vol. 44, No. 4 (December 2012) pp. 448–483
This study examines how students in Finland (16-18 years of age) constructed meaning and knowledge in a collaborative online reading situation. Student pairs (n = 19) were asked to write a joint essay on a controversial issue. First, the pairs...
Educational Researcher Vol. 38, No. 4 (May 2009) pp. 264–269
Using a popularized notion such as Web 2.0 limits research efforts by employing a binary construct, one initially prompted by commercial concerns. Instead, the authors of this article, commenting on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes (2009), suggest that ...
Reading Teacher Vol. 55, No. 7 (2002) pp. 654–59
Describes the Case Technologies for Early Literacy Learning (CTELL) project, designed to develop a specific approach to the use of cases in literacy teacher education. Draws attention to how people entering K-8 teaching receive their education about ...
Reading Research Quarterly Vol. 50, No. 1 (2015) pp. 37–59
Is there an achievement gap for online reading ability based on income inequality that is separate from the achievement gap in traditional, offline reading? This possibility was examined between students in two pseudonymous school districts: West...
Donald J. Leu; J Gregory McVerry; W Ian O'Byrne; Carita Kiili; Lisa Zawilinski; Heidi Everett-Cacopardo; Clint Kennedy; Elena Forzani
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 55, No. 1 (September 2011) pp. 5–14
This commentary explores a central issue for our times, online reading comprehension. It first defines three issues that have largely gone unnoticed as the Internet enters our classrooms: (1) literacy has become deictic; (2) effective online...
Using Internet Delivered Video Cases, To Support Pre-Service Teachers' Understanding of Effective Early Literacy Instruction: An Exploratory Study
P G. Schrader; Donald J. Leu; Charles K. Kinzer; Rosemarie Ataya; William H. Teale; Linda D. Labbo; Dana Cammack
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 31, No. 4 (2003) pp. 317–40
Explores the effects of using CTELL (Case Technologies Enhancing Literacy Learning) cases on preservice teachers' learning. Describes CTELL as cases delivered via the Internet that incorporate a multimedia interface based on a cognitive...
Teacher Wisdom Stories: Cautions and Recommendations for Using Computer-Related Technologies for Literacy Instruction
Linda D. Labbo; Donald J. Leu; Charles Kinzer; William H. Teale; Dana Cammack; Julia Kara-Soteriou; Ruby Sanny
Reading Teacher Vol. 57, No. 3 (2003) pp. 300–4
Shares teacher wisdom stories and advice about how to effectively use classroom computers for literacy instruction. Notes that student access to Internet-connected computers improved from 20 students per computer in 1998 to 5.6 students per computer ...