Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids

I haven’t yet read it … but Jessica Parker’s book Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids: Bringing Digital Media Into the Classroom, Grades 5-12 came out this month. Geared at educators, Parker’s book and online community is about how young people use social media and how to understand and help them with it. Here’s the table of contents:

Foreword by Glynda Hull
1. Understanding Youth and New Media
2. Hanging Out With Friends: MySpace, Facebook and Other Networked Publics
3. YouTube: Creating, Connecting and Learning Through Video
4. Wikipedia: The Online Encyclopedia Based on Collaborative Knowledge
5. Role Playing: Writing and Performing Beyond the Classroom
6. Virtual Worlds: Designing, Playing and Learning
7. Remix Culture: Digital Music and Video Remix, Opportunities for Creative
8. Conclusion
Complete List of References and Helpful Resources

I contributed a small amount to the Wikipedia section, adding comments to the chapter. Anyway, I think this is a timely and well-researched work, and I look forward to reading it.

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