Grounded Tech Integration: English Language Arts

Carl A. Young
Mark J. Hofer, William & Mary - School of Education
Judi Harris, William & Mary - School of Education


The English language arts (ELA)—traditionally conceptualized as reading, writing,speaking, and listening—are evolving due to emerging technologies and the newer literacies they inspire. Students enter the ELA classroom already literate in multiple ways: reading, writing,and producing multi-modal and multimedia texts for specific audiences and contexts. Emerging technologies provide new modes and media for communication but also create new opportunities and challenges for teachers. How can technology integration efforts focus on the ELA curriculum based learning needs of students while leveraging the benefits of particular tools and resources?