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Hawker Brownlow

From Pencils to Podcasts: Digital Tools for Transforming K-6 Literacy Practices

$48.40 $24.20

Years P-6
Teachers Reference

Fully embedding technology into the curriculum is key to preparing students to meet the demands of the 21st century. The authors provide K-6 teachers with practical suggestions for incorporating technology into familiar literacy practices and illustrate ways technology can deepen students' literacy development. Each chapter includes information about easy-to-use technology tools, examples from real classrooms, and step-by-step instructions to get started.


  • Appraise how 21st century notions of literacy differ from traditional notions of literacy.
  • Consider research that states why it is crucial to include digital tools in today's classrooms.
  • Learn how to enable students to create, communicate, collaborate, share, reflect, and assess through digital means.
  • Gain step-by-step instructions for incorporating easily implemented digital tools into classroom practices, and see these tools and practices in action through vignettes.
  • Receive tips for adapting the suggested digital tools and instructional strategies to meet the needs of different content areas.