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Welcome to the wiki supporting the book Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum: A Literacy-Based Framework and Guide by Richard Beach and David O'Brien, published by Routledge Press. You can order this book in print or e-book formats from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Routledge Press.


This wiki include links, units, activities, and further readings chapters listed in the right sidebar; see also our blog for this book.



This book offers both a theoretical framework for considering app affordances and practical ways to use apps to build students’ disciplinary literacies and to foster a wide range of literacy practices. It:

  •     presents a wide range of different apps and also assesses their value
  •     features methods for and apps related to planning instruction and assessing student learning
  •     identifies favorite apps whose affordances are most likely to foster certain disciplinary literacies
  •     includes resources and apps for professional development
  •     provides examples of student learning in the classroom


This book was selected by CHOICE Magazine as a "highly recommended" CHOICE book for 2015: 

"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 


To add activities or units to this wiki


To plan lessons using apps, try our Tech Scaffold tool.


See also Richard's related wikis on Digital writingMedia literacyTeaching literatureIdentity-focused ELA Teaching, Literacy tool uses, and the Common Core State Standards


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