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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 add activities or units:

  • Click on Log In on the upper right corner to apply for access as an Editor to be approved by Richard to add material from the wiki. 
  • Email Richard rbeach@umn.edu indicating that you’ve requested access by identifying your educational or organization affiliation so that he can grant you access as an editor; requests for promotion of commercial products will not be approved. 
  • Go to a certain relevant chapter, and click on Activities and Units. Then, click on Edit.
  • On the right side, you’re see Images and Files. Click on that to upload a file.
  • Once the file is uploaded, click on where you want the file to be stored on the Activities and Units page.
  • Click on the file link over on the right and the file link will appear on the page. Then, down at the bottom, click on Save.
  • For editing instructions in the PBworks manual 
  • You can also email materials to Richard at rbeach@umn.edu 

 

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

 

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