Some useful readings

Posted: September 12, 2010 in ICT
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Useful books.

Buckingham, D (2007) Beyond Technology: Children’s Learning in the Age of Digital Culture.

Carrington, V. & Robinson, M. (2009) Digital Literacies: Social learning and classroom practice.

Hall, D (2009) the ict handbook for primary teachers. a guide for students and professionals. A useful ‘How To’ book.

Selwyn, N., Potter, J. & Cranmer, S. (2010) Primary schools and ICT: Learning from Pupil Perspectives.

Selwyn, N (2011) Schools and Schooling in the Digital Age: A Critical Analysis


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This set of articles looks at the changing nature of our society, the changing nature of students and the impact of new technologies on the way we live and learn.

Creanor, L., Trinder, K., Gowan, d. & Howells, C. (2006) LEX. The Learner Experience of e-Learning.Final Project Report
Downes, S. (2008) The future of online learning. Ten years on.
Frand, J. (2000) The Information-Age Mindset. Changes in Students and Implications for Higher Education. Educause Review, September/October.
Oblinger, D. (2003) Boomers, Gen-Xers and Millenials. Understanding the New Students .Educause Review, July/August.
Oblinger, D. (2008) Growing up with Google. What it means for education. Emerging technologies for learning, Volume 3. Becta
Prensky, M. (2001) Digital Natives, Digital ImmigrantsOn the Horizon (NCB University Press, 9(5)).
Prensky, M. (2001) Do the really think differently? On the Horizon (NCB University Press, 9(6)).
Prensky, M. (2008)Turning on the lights. Educational Leradership, 65 (6). Pages 40-45.
Prensky, M. (2008) Young minds, fast times. The 21st Century Digital Learner. How tech obsessed kids would improve our schools. Edutopia.
St George, A. (2007) Imagining Tomorrow’s Future Today : PDF version Educause Review, November/December.
Trinder, K., Guiller, J., Margaryan, A., Littlejohn, A. & Nicol, D. (2008) Learning form digital natives: bridging formal and informal learning. The Higher Education Academy.

Some articles on ICT and Creativity.

Ala-Mutka, K., Punie, Y. & Redecker, C. (2008) Ict for Learning, Innovation and Creativity.
Hartley, J., Hearn, G., Tacchi, J. & Foth, M. (2003) The Youth Internet Radio Network: A research project to connect youth across Queensland through Music, Crerativity and ICT.
Riley, N. & Ahlberg, M. (2004) Investigating the use of ICT-based concept mapping techniques on creativity in literacy tasks.
Wheeler, S., Waite, S.J. & Bromfiled, C. (2002) Promoting creative thinking through the use of ICT.

Articles on children’s blogging.

Pupils lead the way with blogging. BBC News, 18/6/07
The seven-year-old bloggers. BBC News, 14/6/2004
A class blog, from New Zealand
Kings road Primary School blog
How blogs make the link – Sandaig Primary, Glasgow. The Guardian, 9/1/06
Blogging and special needs. The Guardian, 19/5/09
Class blogs.

General articles on blogging.

Bonnie A. Nardi, Diane J. Schiano, Michelle Gumbrecht, and Luke Swartz. (2004) Why we blog.
Beale, R. (2007) Blogs, reflective practice and student-centered learning.
Chan, K-K. & Ridgeway, J. (2005?) Blog: a tool for reflective practice in teacher education?
Downes, S. (2004) Educational Blogging.
Huffaker, D. (2005) Let them Blog: Using weblogs to promote Literacy in K-12 Education.
The impact of blogging on society and politics.
Becta: Microblogging in Education.
Oliver Quinlan’s Blog: Blogging in the Primary classroom.
What you wanted to know about student blogging. (Edublogger)

Articles on Children’s use of computers.

Facer, K. & Kent, N. (2004) Different worlds? A comparison of young people’s home and school ICT use.
Marsh, J., Brooks, G., Hughes, J., Ritchie, L., Roberts, S. & Wright, K. (2005) Digital beginnings: Young children’s use of popular culture, media and new technologies
O’Hara, M. (2008) Young children, learning and ICT: A case study in the UK maintained sector.
Stevenson, O. (2008). Ubiquitous presence, partial use: the everyday interaction of children and their families with ICT.

Consider the issues below.

To what extent are new technologies leaving their imprint on us? Are some people affected more than others? Is there a digital divide, and if so, what is its nature? What kinds of change can we expect to see in the way people learn in the future? How will continuing technological change affect schools as institutions and the role of teachers?

Bennett, S., Karl Maton, K. and Kervin, L. (2008) The ‘digital natives’ debate: A critical review of the evidence.
Daanen, H. & Facer, K. (2007) 2020 and beyond: Future scenarios for education in the age of new technologies.
Prensky, M. (2001)  Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants
Prensky, M. (2007) Changing Paradigms: From “being taught” to “learning on your own with guidance


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