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Wikipedia University

Title: Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age

Author: Thomas Leitch
ISBN: 1421415356 | 2014 | 176 pages


Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital AgeSince its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has been a lightning rod for debates about knowledge and traditional authority. It has come under particular scrutiny from publishers of print encyclopedias and college professors, who are skeptical about whether a crowd-sourced encyclopedia—in which most entries are subject to potentially endless reviewing and editing by anonymous collaborators whose credentials cannot be established—can ever truly be accurate or authoritative.

In Wikipedia U, Thomas Leitch argues that the assumptions these critics make about accuracy and authority are themselves open to debate. After all, academics are expected both to consult the latest research and to return to the earliest sources in their field, each of which has its own authority. And when teachers encourage students to master information so that they can question it independently, their ultimate goal is to create a new generation of thinkers and makers whose authority will ultimately supplant their own.

Wikipedia U offers vital new lessons about the nature of authority and the opportunities and challenges of Web 2.0. Leitch regards Wikipedia as an ideal instrument for probing the central assumptions behind liberal education, making it more than merely, as one of its severest critics has charged, “the encyclopedia game, played online.”

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Books · English · Storytelling

English Classics?

Title: The Edge of the Precipice: Why Read Literature in the Digital Age?

Author: Paul Socken
ISBN: 0773541780 | 2013  | 232 pages

Can a case be made for reading literature in the digital age? Does literature still matter in this era of instant information? Is it even possible to advocate for serious, sustained reading with all manner of social media distracting us, fragmenting our concentration, and demanding short, rapid communication?

In The Edge of the Precipice, Paul Socken brings together a thoughtful group of writers, editors, philosophers, librarians, archivists, and literary critics from Canada, the US, France, England, South Africa, and Australia to contemplate the state of literature in the twenty-first century. Including essays by outstanding contributors such as Alberto Manguel, Mark Kingwell, Lori Saint-Martin, Sven Birkerts, Katia Grubisic, Drew Nelles, and J. Hillis Miller, this collection presents a range of perspectives about the importance of reading literature today.

The Edge of the Precipice is a passionate, articulate, and entertaining collection that reflects on the role of literature in our society and asks if it is now under siege.

Contributors include Michael Austin (Newman University), Sven Birkerts (author), Stephen Brockmann (Carnegie-Mellon University), Vincent Giroud (University of Franche-Comté), Katia Grubisic (poet), Mark Kingwell (University of Toronto), Alberto Manguel (author), J. Hillis Miller (University of California, Irvine), Drew Nelles (editor-in-chief, Maisonneuve), Keith Oatley (University of Toronto), Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia (British Library), Leonard Rosmarin (Brock University), Lori Saint-Martin (translator), Paul Socken (University of Waterloo), and Gerhard van der Linde (University of South Africa).

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Books · Emerging Trends · English · Storytelling · Teaching

A New Narrative

Title: Video Games and Storytelling: Reading Games and Playing Books

Author: Souvik Mukherjee

Video Games and Storytelling: Reading Games and Playing Books

English | 2015 | ISBN: 1137525045 | 239 pages

The potential of video games as storytelling media and the deep involvement that players feel when they are part of the story needs to be analyzed vis-a -vis other narrative media. This book underscores the importance of video games as narratives and offers a framework for analyzing the many-ended stories that often redefine real and virtual lives.

Playful Teaching, Learning Games. New Tool for Digital Classrooms (repost)Title: Playful Teaching, Learning Games. New Tool for Digital Classrooms

Author: Myint Swe Khine
English | 2011 | ISBN: 9460914586, 9460914594 | 144 pages

Educators around the world acknowledge the fact that we live in the knowledge society and ability to think systematically is one of the necessary skills in order to function effectively in the 21st century. In the past two decades, popular culture introduced digital games as part of leisure activities for children and adults.

Today playing computer games is routine activity for children of all ages. Many have agreed that interactive computer games enhance concentration, promote thinking, increase motivation and encourage socialisation. Educators found their way in introducing game-based learning in science education to entice the students in teaching difficult concepts. Simulation games provide authentic learning experience and virtual world excites the students to learn new phenomena and enliven their inquisitive mind. This book presents recent studies in game-based learning and reports continuing attempts to use games as new tool in the classrooms.

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Books · English · Storytelling

Graphic Novel Classroom

 

Title: The Graphic Novel Classroom: POWerful Teaching and Learning with Images

Author: Maureen Bakis
2014 | ISBN: 1628737344 | English | 176 pages
The Graphic Novel Classroom: POWerful Teaching and Learning with Images

Every teacher knows that keeping adolescents interested in learning can be challenging—The Graphic Novel Classroom overcomes that challenge. In these pages, you will learn how to create your own graphic novel in order to inspire students and make them love reading. Create your own superhero to teach reading, writing, critical thinking, and problem solving!

Secondary language arts teacher Maureen Bakis discovered this powerful pedagogy in her own search to engage her students. Amazingly successful results encouraged Bakis to provide this learning tool to other middle and high school teachers so that they might also use this foolproof method to inspire their students. Readers will learn how to incorporate graphic novels into their classrooms in order to:

Teach twenty-first-century skills such as interpretation of content and form
Improve students writing and visual comprehension
Captivate both struggling and proficient students in reading
Promote authentic literacy learning
Develop students ability to create in multiple formats

This all-encompassing resource includes teaching and learning models, text-specific detailed lesson units, and examples of student work. An effective, contemporary way to improve learning and inspire students to love reading, The Graphic Novel Classroom is the perfect superpower for every teacher of adolescent students!

Check out he companion website at Corwin filled with teacher and student resources.

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Books · English · ICT · Uncategorized

English Class ICT

 

Title: Use of Multimedia to Enhance Classroom Interaction in English in Teacher Education

Use of Multimedia to Enhance Classroom Interaction in English in Teacher Education
Author: Soni Joseph
English | Mar 25, 2016 | ASIN: B01DGK4M22 | 202 Pages

Multimedia and its applications have been quite popular in the field of education these days. In multimedia assisted teaching, the instructional content is delivered using multiple modes that includes visual and auditory information and learners use this information to construct knowledge.

 

Title: Becoming A Reflective English Teacher

Author: Andrew Green
Open University Press | English | 2011 | ISBN: 0335242898 | 240 pages

ret.pngBecoming a Reflective English Teacher builds firm bridges between theory and practice, exploring how these can be brought together to create powerful contexts for teaching and learning across the broad spectrum of elements of the English secondary curriculum. By combining both theoretical and practical dimensions, the book enables you to reflect meaningfully on the processes and impact of your teaching.

In a structured and practical way this book introduces you to the paradigmatic and theoretical issues underpinning English teaching. Through its focus on the significant aspects of the role of the English teacher, the book enables you to consider not just the practice of English, but also a range of historical, social policy and theoretical perspectives relating to the development and formulation of English as a subject. Overall the book provides a detailed understanding of the major foundations of English as an academic discipline, as well as what this means for your teaching. Key features include:

• Professional reflection –targeted reflective activities
• M level tasks –designed to help develop strong and meaningful connections between academic and practical components of the teacher’s role
• Into Practice –opportunities to think about the practical application of material in the book
This book supports students training to teach English in secondary schools, as well as the professional development of teachers of English early in their careers.
Contributors: Angella Cooze, Robert Fisher, Jenny Grahame, Bethan Marshall, Jo McIntyre, Debra Myhill, Vicky Obied, Maggie Pitfield, Richard Quarshie, Gary Snapper, Linda Varley, Annabel Watson, Paula Zwozdiak-Myers

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Books · English · ICT · Teaching

Book Reviews #17 English and ICT

Title: Teaching English Using ICT: A practical guide for secondary school teachers

Authors: Tom Rank, Trevor Millum and Chris Warren
English | 2011 | ISBN-10: 1441117822 | 176 pages

teacheng_covWant to get boys excited about poetry? Try establishing a wiki-war on the use of form and structure. Or perhaps a podcast to develop close analysis of language. How about getting them blogging about their favourite characters?

Based on established principles of the best ways to use ICT in English, this practical resource looks at when and how ICT can be used to engage and inspire students of English, but only when it enhances teaching and learning, never for its own sake.
Beginning with an overview of what ICT can offer and how it is changing the way we teach and learn, the authors then give practical examples of activities and ideas to attain key English skills and learning goals in secondary schools. Throughout the book, there are tried-and-tested ideas for tackling the hard-to-teach topics, and there is also a dedicated website with links to useful websites, the authors’ favourite tips and downloadable resources.

Title: Infotech Student’s Book

Author: Santiago Remacha Esterasinfotech_cov
English | 2008 | ISBN: 0521702992 | pages: 172

Fully updated in line with the latest developments in Information Communications Technology (ICT), this course teaches students the language and skills they need to understand and work in the world of computers. A focus on terminology is combined with vocabulary and grammar practice to give students the tools to use English in areas such as describing features and functions, applying for jobs and discussing the world of ICT. The Student’s Book contains 30 topic-based units covering everything from computer essentials through to programming, web design, job-hunting, and future technologies.

Title: English in the Digital Age: Information and Communications Technology (ITC) and the Teaching of English (Education (Continuum))

Author: Andrew Goodwyn
English | 2000 | ISBN: 030470623X | 156 Pages

engICt_covNew communications technology has been a boon to teaching and learning subjects of English, from reading and writing to literature such as Shakespeare. This book explores the ways that information and communications technology, or ICT, can be employed in teaching English and enriching the abilities of students. What are the advantages of ICT, and what are some of the concerns? Contributors from Europe, Australia, and North America address the use of media in teaching, from video, film, and audiotape to computer games and online resources. English in the Digital Age surveys the ways ICT is presently being employed in teaching and learning, and it introduces new methods for education.

 

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