Literacy + Technology = Higher Achievement and Interested Kids
Janel White-Taylor, Arizona State University, United States ; Marc Coyner, Clark County School District, United States ; Paulette Donellon, OKI Printing Solutions, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Many children excel in writing, while other students finding writing to be very challenging and shy away from it. However, almost every child has a vivid imagination and likes to make up stories. Most students also like to use computer and other technology. Imagine for a moment combining imagination, technology, and writing together. Now, you have a combination that most students would be excited about. In the Arizona State University's OKI Literacy and Technology Project we have combined these aspects together and have come up with a winning combination. This combination allows students to write creatively and create their own book, create their own pictures, and then print it out on a color printer. This project allows the teacher to capture all students with a fun and education project, while at the same time increasing literacy skills.
White-Taylor, J., Coyner, M. & Donellon, P. (2008). Literacy + Technology = Higher Achievement and Interested Kids. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3607-3609). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).