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Keywords:

  • Digital/media literacies;
  • New literacies;
  • Specific media (hypertext Internet film music etc.);
  • Visual literacy;
  • Research methodology;
  • Formative experiments;
  • design experiments;
  • Strategies;
  • methods;
  • and materials;
  • Instructional models;
  • Theoretical perspectives;
  • Vygotskian;
  • Writing;
  • Audience;
  • Genres;
  • Modes;
  • Purpose

Abstract

Reading and writing are being transformed by global changes in communication practices using new media technologies. This article introduces iPed, a research-based pedagogy that enables teachers to navigate innovative digital text production in the literacy classroom. The pedagogy was generated in the context of a longitudinal digital literacy intervention in a school that services low-socioeconomic and ethnically diverse students. The iPed pedagogy synthesizes four key pedagogies that were salient in the analysis of over 180 hours of lesson observations: link, challenge, cocreate, and share. The strengths of iPed include connecting to students' home cultures, critical media literacy, collaborative and creative digital text production, and gaining cosmopolitan recognition within global communities.