Supporting middle years students in creating multimodal texts with iPad apps

Barton, Georgina and Trimble-Roles, Rebecca (2016) Supporting middle years students in creating multimodal texts with iPad apps. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 24 (3). i-vii. ISSN 1320-5692


Students in Years 5 to 9 are increasingly expected to create multimodal texts across a range of contexts, including in different curriculum areas. It is therefore important that middle years students are adept at applying a range of modes throughout their text construction - not just language/linguistic mode, but also aural/sound, gestural/embodiment, spatial/composition and visual/image. This practical strategies section explores the significance of the engagement of middle years students with diverse multimodal texts. It also offers a rationale for explicit teaching around knowledge and skills for utilising a range of modes when students construct or compose multimodal texts when using iPad applications.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 02:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: iPads; literacy; educational technology; software
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)

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