- Paperback: 293 pages
- Publisher: Routledge (October 26, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1138782637
- ISBN-13: 978-1138782631
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,588,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum: A Literacy-Based Framework and Guide
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"Because most of the other books in this field are solely print based, a website (www.usingipads.pbworks.com) and a link to each of the 12 chapters' blogs both enhance the knowledge and skills of the classroom teacher for professional development and provide resources for their classroom planning… Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers." - D. Pellegrino, University of Scranton, in CHOICE, May 2015
"The authors take an eminently practical approach, informed by several of the most important perspectives in our field today: literacy as social practice, literacy and learning affordances, and multi-modal learning contexts. This book and the accompanying wiki will delight you with an extensive array of new apps and new ideas that you can use immediately in your classroom."
Donald J. Leu, Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology at the Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
"This book is well-suited to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to use iOS and Android apps in the classroom. Most of the other books in this field are solely print-based, or do not contain the mix of theory and practice, or do not include sound scholarship and online resources. Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum contains all of these elements and more."
W. Ian O'Byrne, Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Sixth Year Diploma in Instructional Technologies and Digital Media Literacy, University of New Haven
About the Author
Richard Beach is Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota, USA.
David O’Brien is Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota, USA.
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However, Richard Beach and David O'Brien, in their book Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum, provide both practical advice and a literacy-based framework for addressing these critics and their concerns.
Beginning on the very first page, Beach and O'Brien provide vignettes of teaching and learning that demonstrate the ways that dozens of apps can be used for a variety of literacy activities. From reading ebooks to writing collaborative docs, from critically viewing images and video to producing their own visual texts, Beach and O'Brien show how students can learn (and and reflect on their learning) using apps that allow them to take notes, share documents, design images, engage in sophisticated games, and participate as active literacy learners.
Beach and O'Brien include shortened URLs for all the apps, so reading the book and downloading new apps at the same time is a seamless activity. This makes the book user-friendly and, more importantly, immediately usable. For a teacher just beginning to use technology in the classroom, this guide offers many entry points and, for the veteran teacher looking to "level up," there are equally as many options to consider. Moving students beyond distraction and edutainment, Beach and O'Brien focus our attention on the most important element of the education equation: learning itself.