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Socially Networked Classroom, The

  • Title:Socially Networked Classroom, The: Teaching in the New Media Age
  • Author:William Kist
  • Publication Date:2010
  • Grade Level:5-12
  • ISBN:9781412967013
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Web sites like Facebook and Twitter have transformed the way young people interact and communicate. With appropriate guidelines, students’ social networking skills can be harnessed to develop new literacies and deepen teaching and learning in the 21st century.

The Socially Networked Classroom demonstrates how pioneering teachers have successfully integrated screen-based literacies into their instruction. This book includes:

  • Real-world activities and lesson examples with assignment sheets, assessments, and rubrics
  • Ideas on fostering collaborative learning using blogs, wikis, nings, and other interactive media.
  • Tips on Internet safety, blogging etiquette, protected blogging sites, and more
  • Blog entries from classroom teachers
  • With this accessible guide for Grades 5–12, teachers of all levels of technological expertise can help students develop the new literacies necessary to succeed in a digital world.


    Author Bio

    William Kist, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Kent State University. Previously, a middle school and high school English teacher and a Language Arts and Social Studies curriculum supervisor, Dr. Kist has become a sought-after consultant and trainer for school districts across the United States, primarily in the area of 21st century classrooms. With years of experience in imaginatively using instructional technology himself, Dr. Kist has also described the new media uses of teachers across the globe in three books and over 50 articles. His books demonstrate how teachers are making Web 2.0 applications, including social networking, work for them in their classrooms. His expertise in curriculum mapping and his knowledge of the Common Core performance assessment has been drawn upon by such organizations as the National Council of Teachers of English and the Ohio Department of Education . For his expertise on 21st century classrooms, Dr. Kist has been interviewed by publications such as U.S. News and World Report, The Observer (UK), and Education Week’s Digital Directions, and Tech & Learning Magazine.

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