"Burniske shows us how to expand our instruction so that electronic literacy becomes an essential component of our classrooms. He challenges us to realize our commitment to develop our students as critical and reflective language users. This is a book all serious literacy professionals need to read and discuss with colleagues."
—From the Foreword by Donna Ogle
Help students become ethical, well-informed online communicators!
Living in today's digital age provides a wealth of learning opportunities and a wide range of communication possibilities. Along with its many benefits, the World Wide Web poses real challenges to even the most informed user, from misinformation to unedited work to plagiarism. How can we teach students to use the Internet intelligently and responsibly?
In this insightful resource, internationally recognized professor and author R. W. Burniske takes an in-depth look at the Internet's advantages and risks and shows teachers how to incorporate technology to help students communicate clearly, accurately, and purposefully. Using specific case studies, teacher tips, and practical ideas, this valuable resource gives teachers guidelines to help students develop their ability to:
- Use language critically and tactfully
- Assess visual content on the Web
- Critically evaluate Web sites for validity and reliability
- Practice ethics and etiquette on the Internet
- Analyze online information for credibility, logic, and embedded emotional content
Literacy in the Digital Age, Second Edition, provides everything educators need to make digital literacy a vital part of their classroom instruction.