Global Literacy Project: Connecting K12 students from Turkey and the U.S. through Web 2.0 technologies
Melda Yildiz, William Paterson University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper presents the participatory study conducted in Spring 2007 called “Cultural Literacy Project.” The project promotes teaching language, culture, history and literacy through media production in teacher education, offers creative strategies for producing media, for mentoring and tutoring in class and over the internet with minimal resources. The research focuses on: (1) examining cultural and linguistically responsive curriculum designed for K12 students who were in the US as heritage language learners and the ones in Turkey were English as a foreign language learners; (2) multilingual tutoring and mentoring to K12 students about culture, language, and history of the US and Turkey using Web 2.0 technologies; (3) indentifying teacher candidates' reactions, discoveries, and experiences with the project; and (4) the process of developing learning objects such as digital storytelling projects focusing on across cultures throughout history.
Yildiz, M. (2009). Global Literacy Project: Connecting K12 students from Turkey and the U.S. through Web 2.0 technologies. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2368-2372). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).