Technology And Critical Literacy In Early Childhood by Vivian Maria VasquezTechnology And Critical Literacy In Early Childhood by Vivian Maria Vasquez

Technology And Critical Literacy In Early Childhood

byVivian Maria Vasquez, Carol Branigan FeldermanEditorVivian Maria Vasquez

Paperback | January 8, 2012

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What do new technologies and new forms of communication mean for young children growing up in the 21stcentury? How are they shaping the mindsets, identities and practices which impact their lives at home and at school? This book explores the intersection of technology and critical literacy, specifically addressing what ICTs afford critical literacy work with young children between ages three to eight. Inviting readers to enter classrooms where both technology and critical literacies are woven into childhood curricula and teaching, it brings together literacy, social studies, and science in critical and integrated ways. Real-world stories show the sights and sounds of children engaged with technology in the classroom and beyond. Concise but comprehensive, the text provides strategies, theoretical frameworks, demonstrations of practice, and resources for teachers. Pedagogical features in each chapter engage readers in making connections to their own teaching situations. NCATE standards for including technology as an essential part of teacher education programs are addressed. While acknowledging how individual children employ ICT, the focus is on how new technologies can be positioned in early childhood learning communities as tools for engaging in more meaningful, authentic, and interesting learning.

Vivian Maria Vasquezis Professor in the School of Education, Teaching and Health at American University, USA.Carol Branigan Feldermanis Adjunct Professor and Student Teacher Supervisor in the School of Education, Teaching and Health at American University, USA.'
Title:Technology And Critical Literacy In Early ChildhoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.5 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041553951X

ISBN - 13:9780415539517

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Setting a Context for Exploring Critical Literacies Using Technology

Chapter Two: Teaching and Learning with VoiceThread

Chapter Three: Yes We Can! : Using Technology as a Tool for Social Action

Chapter Four: Our Families Don't Understand English!

Chapter Five: What about Antarctica?

Chapter Six: The Tomato Trials

Chapter Seven: Picture This: Using Photography as a Tool for Critical Literacy

Chapter Eight: Desires, Identities and New Communication Technologies

Editorial Reviews

"What a thrill to find a smart and accessible text written for teachers, teacher educators, and teacher education students that not only shows how technology integrates in early childhood literacy curriculum but does so in a way that recognizes children as active, productive, and critical literacy users. Unique in providing theorization and examples embedded within critical literacy and social justice aims and approaches, this is the kind of resource that teachers and teacher education students need as support and encouragement to use technology with young children and to expand their notions of literacy." Karen Wohlwend, Indiana University, USA