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Collaborative Inquiry with Technology in Secondary Science Classrooms: Professional Learning Community Development at Work
E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 5 (2014) pp. 495–505
The development of critical scientific literacy in primary and secondary school classrooms requires authentic inquiry with a basis in the real world. Pairing scientists with educators and employing informatics and visualization tools are two...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 29, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 191–206
In this article the authors introduce the practice of inquiry and discuss the case for it as a signature pedagogy for digital literacy. The Inquiry Cycle is presented as a summary of important aspects of inquiry. Further, the Practice Profile of...
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 45, No. 5 (2002) pp. 400–6
Takes on a set of complex issues that call for careful analysis of technology and new literacy practices. Shows how the concerns are not just abstract problems for technology theorists, but are also practical issues for anyone who wants to become...
Journal of Literacy Research Vol. 29, No. 2 (1997) pp. 289–309
Considers the stance of literacy educators and researchers toward technology, and where technology is with respect to other concerns about reading and writing processes, learning, multiculturalism, texts, assessment, and socio-cultural contexts....
E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 8, No. 1 (2011) pp. 76–85
This article elaborates on the Inquiry Cycle as an appropriate model of learning for the digitally enhanced classroom. Its goal is to provide a useful link between theory and pedagogic practice. This involves taking a new look at the concept of...
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 45, No. 8 (2002) pp. 706–14
Shares some ideas about facilitating inquiry-based learning in the classroom, in independent studies, in libraries, museums, communities, and all the arenas of life in which people attempt to make sense of experience and grow. Notes that the "Web...
Educational Studies Vol. 35, No. 5 (December 2009) pp. 561–574
Educators today are concerned with how to effectively implement whole school e-learning strategies, encompassing technical support, digital resources and professional development. This paper reports the findings of a project, Technologies in...
Bertram C. Bruce; Ann Peterson Bishop; P Bryan Heidorn; Karen J. Lunsford; Steven Poulakos; Mihye Won
Knowledge Quest Vol. 31, No. 3 (2003) pp. 15–17
Discusses digital library development, particularly a national science digital library, and describes the Inquiry Page which focuses on building a constructivist environment using Web resources, collaborative processes, and knowledge that bridges...
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 45, No. 2 (2001) pp. 156–63
Explores a virtual junior high school, which was created for an online course to help mater's program students learn more about teaching adolescents using new technologies. Considers how to evaluate the use of new media and how people learn....
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 42, No. 3 (1998) pp. 222–26
Considers the role that new information and communication technologies may play. Calls for a reexamination of foundational ideas in education. Discusses technology and John Dewey's conception of learning. Lists some centers based in the United...
E-Learning Vol. 2, No. 1 (2005) pp. 39–49
Within the existing system of education, student work rarely has any value beyond the particular course that it is created for. The work is graded and then usually discarded. The authors describe in this article a way that student work can be...
Teachers College Record Vol. 107, No. 8 (August 2005) pp. 1730–1753
Plants, Pathogens, and People is a Web site promoting agricultural awareness via multimedia lectures about plant diseases and online lab activities in which students investigate phenomena. The use of the site in large-enrollment classes for 6-plus...
E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 2 (2009) pp. 230–241
A youth community informatics (YCI) research project intersected an inquiry learning model with the making of audiovisual podcasts to foster personal growth and community engagement in a group of Mexican American youth enrolled in an afterschool...
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 42, No. 1 (1998) pp. 46–49
Intends to increase dialog about new communication and information technologies and explore what these media mean for literacy and literacy educators. Discusses whether the information age will transform literacy, and offers brief "boxes" containing ...
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 44, No. 3 (2000) pp. 262–67
Considers three important things that people need to make meaningful access to the new digital tools and media a reality: having access to the tools, the ability to use those tools, and an access point. Notes a literacy web page, offers questions...
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 42, No. 2 (1998) pp. 136–39
Notes that along with adding new technologies for literacy, and changing the ways in which older technologies are used, users also create literacies that are hybrids of existing practices. Lists electronic journals concerned with adolescent and...
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 42, No. 4 (1999) pp. 306–10
Offers a small compendium of examples of the diversity and richness of adolescent life as portrayed through personal Web pages. (RS)
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 42, No. 5 (1999) pp. 382–85
Notes that, in response to remark that one can find anything on the Web, a student said, "You can't find my grandmother in Kenya!" Describes resulting Web search, and discusses important lessons from what they found. Concludes the Web is far from...
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 42, No. 7 (1999) pp. 558–63
Takes a fanciful journey into the digital library imagined by Jorge Luis Borges, and uses it as a metaphor to examine what sort of library the World Wide Web is. Examines how digital libraries are growing and what they mean for literacy education....
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 43, No. 8 (2000) pp. 766–70
Discusses "open source": a method of distributing software in which programmers make available to all the actual text of their programs. Notes that this makes possible "open-source" writing in the same way that the printing press made possible "open-...
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 42, No. 6 (1999) pp. 450–55
Explores some reasons why information and communication technologies are difficult to evaluate. Discusses 10 reasons why information technologies require new evaluation approaches. Discusses two ways to look at any educational innovation: in terms...
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 45, No. 6 (2002) pp. 514–18
Notes that understanding what "free software" means and its implications for access and use of new technologies is an important component of the new literacies. Concludes that if free speech and free press are essential to the development of a...
Theory Into Practice Vol. 29, No. 4 (1990) pp. 256–63
Examines the use of a computer-based system (QUILL) with tools and environments for teaching writing, in real classroom settings, focusing on use of its electronic mail program. Whenever QUILL raised significant pedagogical issues, teachers...
Computers and Composition Vol. 22, No. 1 pp. 69–78
This essay explores the (im)possibilities of new environments for engaging with literature for children. It examines an online festival organized by school librarians, which we designate by the term libr@ry. The @ (French: arobase) indicates that...
Australian Educational Computing Vol. 28, No. 1 (2013) pp. 61–70
This paper reports on a study that sought to explore the pedagogical reasoning behind the use of ICT in secondary teachers' classes. In particular, it explored the question of whether their use of ICT was driven by pedagogical ideals for...
A New Writing Environment and an Old Culture: A Situated Evaluation of Computer Networking to Teach Writing
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 1, No. 3 (1990) pp. 171–91
Discussion of the implementation of educational innovations in classrooms focuses on the implementation of ENFI (Electronic Networks for Interaction) among a consortium of colleges and universities using computer networks for teaching writing to...
Engaging Youth in Underserved Communities through Digital-Mediated Arts Learning Experiences for Community Inquiry
Studies in Art Education Vol. 54, No. 4 (2013) pp. 335–348
Learning for underserved youth is integral to social progress. Yet, too often, young people experience disconnects between their educational experiences and both individual and community needs. Arts can help these youth recover a unity through...