Extending students’ multimodal literacy with AR

Extending students’ multimodal literacy with AR

Lynde Tan and Alice Chik

Cover illustration by Matt Ottley

Shortlisted — Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2022 Primary: Reference Resource

Augmented reality (AR) has become part of our everyday lives through social media filters, e-commerce apps, and gaming platforms like Pokémon Go. It’s a tool that allows users to make choices for purposeful communication.

This book bridges the gap between personal digital practices and formal pedagogic practices by introducing a pedagogical framework that will empower primary literacy teachers to add the use of AR apps to their literacy teaching toolkit.

There are multiple opportunities for teachers to leverage this technology for literacy teaching and learning – and support the development of multimodal literacies. The book reviews several AR apps, showcasing those opportunities in three case studies that detail how AR has been effectively used in a primary school setting.

Drawing on the authors’ pedagogical framework for enhancing multimodal literacies with AR, this book is a guide for teachers as they grow their literacy pedagogy, and offers support in developing skills that are becoming increasingly critical as teachers and students navigate complex communication demands in an ever-changing literacy landscape.

In 2019 the authors, together with Angela Thomas, were co-recipients of a Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) Research Grant.

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Intended audience

Anyone with a passion for forward-thinking literacy practices and the role of technology and multimodal texts in modern English and literacy teaching, in the following roles:

  • Classroom teachers
  • Literacy Leaders
  • Curriculum and Instructional Leaders
  • Principals
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