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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, University of Minnesota, to be published by Routledge Press in Fall, 2014. 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.



How can apps be used to foster learning with literacy across the curriculum? 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.

Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum:

  •     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


To edit or add material to this wiki, contact Richard Beach at rbeach@umn.edu to obtain permission to edit.  Then, go to a specific page and click on Edit.  You can then add links by clicking on the Add Link in the tool bar.  You can also add images or documents by clicking on the Insert Links and then Images and files in the right column.  When you have added links or documents, click on Save in the bottom.  


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