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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 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 


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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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