DIY Media in the Classroom : New Literacies Across Content Areas

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  • Copyright: 2010-05-01
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

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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.

Author Biography

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

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Adolescents' DIY Media as New Literaciesp. 1
Why Should Teachers Care About DIY Media?p. 2
Accessing and Valuing New DIY Literaciesp. 4
Gender Justice and the New Literaciesp. 5
Programs That Address Social Injustices in DIY Mediap. 7
Moving Forward: The Challenge of DIY Mediap. 9
Blogsp. 11
Blog-Hosting Sitesp. 12
Blogs and Teensp. 13
Blog Safety and Privacyp. 14
Types of Blogsp. 14
Blogs in Classroomsp. 16
Literacy Skills and Abilities in Bloggingp. 18
Suggestions for Teaching in Content Areas with Blogsp. 19
Social Networking and Social Media Sitesp. 21
Teens and Social Networkingp. 22
Common Features of Social Networking Sitesp. 23
Concerns About Social Networking Sitesp. 24
Helping Teens Protect Themselvesp. 25
Literacy Skills and Social Networking Sitesp. 26
Using Social Networking Sites in Classroomsp. 26
Suggestions for Teaching in Content Areasp. 28
Video Games, Machinima, and Virtual Worldsp. 31
Adolescents Creating Video Gamesp. 31
Criticisms of Video Gamesp. 32
Educational Benefits of Playing Video Gamesp. 33
Gender Disparities in Literacy and Gamingp. 35
Creating Video Games in Content Areasp. 36
Virtual Worldsp. 37
Machinimap. 38
Literacy Skills and Abilities in Video Gamingp. 39
Using Video Games and Virtual Worlds in Classroomsp. 40
Suggestions for Teaching with Video Games and Virtual Worldsp. 40
YouTube and Video Sharing Sitesp. 43
YouTube: Broadcast Yourselfp. 44
Why Is You Tube So Popular?p. 44
Internet Famep. 45
Viral Videosp. 45
Cautions for Teens in Posting Videosp. 46
Teacher Tubep. 47
Other Video Sharing Sitesp. 47
Video Bloggingp. 48
Literacy Skills and Abilities in Video Sharingp. 48
Suggestions for Teaching with Online Videosp. 49
Informational Wikis and Online Resourcesp. 51
Wikis as Online Sources of Informationp. 52
Wikipedia: Authoring and Co-Authoring Knowledgep. 52
Other Online Resourcesp. 54
Support for Using Wikis in Classroomsp. 55
Literacy Skills and Abilities Fostered by Wikisp. 55
Suggestions for Teaching with Online Information Resources in Content Areasp. 55
Fan Fiction, Fan Art, and Web Comicsp. 59
Fan Fictionp. 59
Fan Artp. 61
Web Comicsp. 62
Literacy Skills and Abilities Fostered by Fan Fiction, Fan Art, and Comicsp. 64
Suggestions for Teaching with Fan Fiction, Fan Art, and Web Comics in Content Areasp. 66
Zines and Indie Musicp. 69
Zinesp. 69
Indie Musicp. 72
Literacy Skills and Abilities Fostered by Zines and Indie Musicp. 75
Suggestions for Teaching with Indie Music and Zines in Content Areasp. 76
DIY Media, Assessment, Achievement, and Ethicsp. 79
Standardized Assessments and DIY Mediap. 80
Informal Assessments as Alternative Assessmentsp. 81
Ethical Issues in Teaching with DIY Mediap. 82
DIY Media and Students' Achievementsp. 84
Resources for Using DIY Media in Classroom Instructionp. 85
Glossaryp. 87
Resources for Using DIY Media in Classroomsp. 91
Literacy Skills in Various Forms of DIY Mediap. 93
Referencesp. 99
Indexp. 109
About the Authorsp. 117
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