Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-24-2015

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education

Volume

31

Issue

2

First Page

56

Last Page

63

DOI

10.1080/21532974.2014.991813

Abstract

A systematic review of relevant literature was conducted to provide a source of information and practical guidelines for teachers and teacher educators to consider instructional methods for using digital tools in elementary language arts classrooms to promote literacy. Focal studies are highlighted to provide rich descriptions of practical uses and considerations of integrating digital tools into literacy instruction. The following nine digital tools are discussed to provide methods, affordances, and potential obstacles to their use: (a) wikis, (b) digital video production tools, (c) blog/online threaded discussion, (d) iPad apps, (e) digital games, (f) Kindle e-reader, (g) podcasts, (h) digital cartoon creator, and (i) e-mail. Barriers from the research for each tool are also discussed to provide a comprehensive resource

Comments

This article is from Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 2015; 31(2); 56-63. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

International Society for Technology in Education

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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