“Technology Brings Learning to Life”: Planning Writing Opportunities through Multimodal and Digital Resources

  • Carol Doyle-Jones Niagara University

Abstract

This paper illustrates how participating elementary teachers plan their literacy-based curriculum and create learning opportunities for writing through multimodal resources and digital technology tools in their classrooms. A theoretical lens of New Literacies (Coiro et al., 2008; Leu et al., 2013) guides this qualitative study. Through comprehensive interviews and an analysis of activity resources and digital tools, how teachers plan and design writing curriculum with a multimodal focus and create opportunities for collaboration and enhancing authorship are discussed.

Author Biography

Carol Doyle-Jones, Niagara University

Carol Doyle-Jones, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Ontario Programs Department, College of Education at Niagara University. Her research centers on understanding what it means to be an educator in the 21st century, with a focus on teacher collaboration, multimodal texts and designs, and our culturally diverse classrooms.

Published
2019-07-03
How to Cite
Doyle-Jones, C. (2019). “Technology Brings Learning to Life”: Planning Writing Opportunities through Multimodal and Digital Resources. Language and Literacy, 21(2), 52-68. https://doi.org/10.20360/langandlit29468