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Technology in the Creative and Participatory Literacy Practices of a Second Grade Classroom

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In this paper we focus on the roles technology played in language and literacy learning activities within a 2nd grade classroom at Zapata Elementary, a school of more than 400 students located in a metropolitan area in the Southern United States. We identify and examine a range of creative and participatory practices that we witnessed over a three month period –describing and theorizing about the way various available technologies were used.


Olmanson, J., Kim, Y.S., Sung, W.H., Huang, C.K. & Chen, Y.H. (2010). Technology in the Creative and Participatory Literacy Practices of a Second Grade Classroom. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2115-2120). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 18, 2019 from .

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