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This book shows teachers how to bring studentsí Do-It-Yourself media practices into the classroom (Grades 6-12). In one accessible resource, the authors explain DIY media, identify their appealing features for content area instruction, and describe the literacy skills and strategies they promote. Chapters address: Adolescentsí DIY Media as New Literacies; Blogs; Social Networking and Social Media Sites; Video Games, Machinima, and Virtual Worlds; YouTube and Video Sharing Sites; Informational Wikis and Online Resources; Fan Fiction, Fan Art and Web Comics; Zines and Indie Music; DIY Media, Assessment, Ethics, and Achievement. Providing a compelling rationale and framework for using DIY media in the classroom, this book: addresses both print-based and digital DIY media (one of the first professional education books to do so); provides teaching strategies for using DIY media across the curriculum, including English/language arts, math, social studies, science, art, and music; and offers multiple perspectives, including a classroom teacher who reflects on her own challenges and successes with DIY media in a high school class.
Barbara Guzzetti is a Professor in the division of Learning, Technology and Psychology in the Mary Lou Fulton Research Institute and Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University. Kate Elliott is a graduate student in nonprofit studies at Arizona State University. Diana Welsch is a Library Assistant in a large urban public library where she develops and implements art, music, and gaming programs for teens.
Table of Contents
|Adolescents' DIY Media as New Literacies||p. 1|
|Why Should Teachers Care About DIY Media?||p. 2|
|Accessing and Valuing New DIY Literacies||p. 4|
|Gender Justice and the New Literacies||p. 5|
|Programs That Address Social Injustices in DIY Media||p. 7|
|Moving Forward: The Challenge of DIY Media||p. 9|
|Blog-Hosting Sites||p. 12|
|Blogs and Teens||p. 13|
|Blog Safety and Privacy||p. 14|
|Types of Blogs||p. 14|
|Blogs in Classrooms||p. 16|
|Literacy Skills and Abilities in Blogging||p. 18|
|Suggestions for Teaching in Content Areas with Blogs||p. 19|
|Social Networking and Social Media Sites||p. 21|
|Teens and Social Networking||p. 22|
|Common Features of Social Networking Sites||p. 23|
|Concerns About Social Networking Sites||p. 24|
|Helping Teens Protect Themselves||p. 25|
|Literacy Skills and Social Networking Sites||p. 26|
|Using Social Networking Sites in Classrooms||p. 26|
|Suggestions for Teaching in Content Areas||p. 28|
|Video Games, Machinima, and Virtual Worlds||p. 31|
|Adolescents Creating Video Games||p. 31|
|Criticisms of Video Games||p. 32|
|Educational Benefits of Playing Video Games||p. 33|
|Gender Disparities in Literacy and Gaming||p. 35|
|Creating Video Games in Content Areas||p. 36|
|Virtual Worlds||p. 37|
|Literacy Skills and Abilities in Video Gaming||p. 39|
|Using Video Games and Virtual Worlds in Classrooms||p. 40|
|Suggestions for Teaching with Video Games and Virtual Worlds||p. 40|
|YouTube and Video Sharing Sites||p. 43|
|YouTube: Broadcast Yourself||p. 44|
|Why Is You Tube So Popular?||p. 44|
|Internet Fame||p. 45|
|Viral Videos||p. 45|
|Cautions for Teens in Posting Videos||p. 46|
|Teacher Tube||p. 47|
|Other Video Sharing Sites||p. 47|
|Video Blogging||p. 48|
|Literacy Skills and Abilities in Video Sharing||p. 48|
|Suggestions for Teaching with Online Videos||p. 49|
|Informational Wikis and Online Resources||p. 51|
|Wikis as Online Sources of Information||p. 52|
|Wikipedia: Authoring and Co-Authoring Knowledge||p. 52|
|Other Online Resources||p. 54|
|Support for Using Wikis in Classrooms||p. 55|
|Literacy Skills and Abilities Fostered by Wikis||p. 55|
|Suggestions for Teaching with Online Information Resources in Content Areas||p. 55|
|Fan Fiction, Fan Art, and Web Comics||p. 59|
|Fan Fiction||p. 59|
|Fan Art||p. 61|
|Web Comics||p. 62|
|Literacy Skills and Abilities Fostered by Fan Fiction, Fan Art, and Comics||p. 64|
|Suggestions for Teaching with Fan Fiction, Fan Art, and Web Comics in Content Areas||p. 66|
|Zines and Indie Music||p. 69|
|Indie Music||p. 72|
|Literacy Skills and Abilities Fostered by Zines and Indie Music||p. 75|
|Suggestions for Teaching with Indie Music and Zines in Content Areas||p. 76|
|DIY Media, Assessment, Achievement, and Ethics||p. 79|
|Standardized Assessments and DIY Media||p. 80|
|Informal Assessments as Alternative Assessments||p. 81|
|Ethical Issues in Teaching with DIY Media||p. 82|
|DIY Media and Students' Achievements||p. 84|
|Resources for Using DIY Media in Classroom Instruction||p. 85|
|Resources for Using DIY Media in Classrooms||p. 91|
|Literacy Skills in Various Forms of DIY Media||p. 93|
|About the Authors||p. 117|
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