Readings related to flow, mashups, motivation, multiple representations, reading online, & transliteracy

Coiro, Julie. (2003). Rethinking comprehension strategies to better prepare students for critically evaluating content on the Internet. The NERA Journal, 39, 29–34. Available:

Coiro, Julie. (2005, October). Making sense of online text. ASCD Express Journal Article, 62(3), 30-35. Retrieved March 11, 2008, from

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihalyi. (1996). Creativity: Flow and the psychology of discovery and invention. NY: HarperPerennial. ISBN 0-06-017133-2.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihalyi. (1990). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience--steps toward enhancing the quality of life. NY: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-092043-2.

Dweck, Carol S. (2007, December). The secret to raising smart kids. Scientific American. Retrieved March 25, 2008, from - Research-based article describes the ways in which focusing adult praise and children's attention on effort instead of ability facilitates success in academics and life. Advocates explicitly teaching kids how brains learn.

Eisner, Elliot W. (2002). The arts and the creation of mind. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09523-6. - This outstanding book addresses the dynamic relationship between arts-based education and cognitive development. Chapter 1 is especially insightful, and chapters 7 and 8 are especially useful to educators. Chapter 10 provides a concise, itemized summary of the book.

Elbow, Peter. The Music of Form - Fantastic article that discusses the writing process through the lens of various disciplines, including art and music

Finchler, Judy. (2000). Testing miss malarkey. NY: Walker & Company. ISBN 0-8027-8737-1.

Florida, Richard. (2005). The flight of the creative class: New global competition for talent. NY: HarperCollins. ISBN0-06-075690-X.

Fulgham, Robert. (1989). A bag of possibles and other matters of the mind. Newsweek Special Issue, pp. 88-92.

Gladwell, Malcolm. (2000/2002). The tipping point. NY: Little, Brown, & Company. ISBN 0-316-34662-4.

Graham, Paul. (2003). Hackers & Painters. Paul Graham.

Gravois, Michael. (1998). 35 ready-to-go ways to publish students' research & writing. NY: Scholastic Professional Books. ISBN 0-590-05014-1. - This excellent book contains reproducible templates for a variety of student projects such as data disks, flap books, super trioramas, story cubes, story wheels, etc., which can be adapted to any subject area.

Hofstadter, Douglas R. (1979). Godel, Escher, Bach: An eternal golden braid--a metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll. NY: Basic Books, Inc. ISBN 0-465-02656-7.

Jonassen, David. (2003, Spring). Using cognitive tools to represent problems. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 35(3), 362-382. Retrieved January 9, 2008, from

Leu Jr, Donald J., Kinzer, Charles K., Coiro, Julie, & Cammack, Dana W. (2004). Toward a theory of new literacies emerging from the Internet and other information and communication technologies. Theoretical models and processes of reading, 5, 1570-1613. Retrieved December 15, 2007, from

McLoughlin, Catherine, & Krakowski, Krzysztof. (2001). Technological tools for visual thinking: What does the research tell us? Apple University Consortium Academic and Developers Conference. Retrieved from

Mishra, Punya, Spiro, Rand J., & Feltovich, Paul J. (1996). Technology, representation, and cognition: The prefiguring of knowledge in cognitive flexibility hypertexts. In Cognitive Aspects of Electronic Text Processing.

Murphy, Elizabeth. (1997). Characteristics of constructivist learning & teaching. Constructivism: From Philosophy to Practice. Retrieved March 11, 2008,

Pink, Daniel. (2006). A whole new mind: Why right-brainers will rule the future. NY: Riverhead Books. ISBN 978-1-59448-171-0.

Prensky, Marc. (2001, October). Digital natives, digital immigrants. On the Horizon, 9(5). NCB University Press. Retrieved March 11, 2008, from,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf

Putnam, Ralph T., & Borko, Hilda. (1997). Chapter 13: Teacher learning: Implications of new views of cognition. In B. J. Biddle, T. L. Godd, & I. F. Goodson (Eds.), International Handbook of Teachers and Teaching (pp. 1223-1296). Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Retrieved December 30, 2007,

Thomas, Sue, Joseph, Chris, Laccetti, Jess, Mason, Bruce, Mills, Simon, Perril, Simon, et al. (2007). Transliteracy: Crossing divides. First Monday, 12(12). Retrieved April 12, 2008, from

Tognazzini, Bruce. (n.d.). Maximizing the window. AskTog.// Retrieved from

Warlick, David. (2005, July 21). More on integrating literacy. 2 Cents Worth: Teaching and Learning in the New Information Landscape. Retrieved March 11, 2008, from

Weintraub, Annette. (2003, Jan/Feb). Annette Weintraub: Design into art. Graphis. Retrieved March 14, 2008, from

Wilhelm, Jeff. (2000, March). Literacy by design: Why is all this technology so important anyhow? Voices from the Middle, 7(3), pp. 4-14. An intriguing article that makes a compelling case for why teachers should consider making space for alternative writing places, spaces, and tools in 21st Century classrooms. He also outlines the benefits of using design-based curricula with students. Also available at:

Zen and the art of hacking at Retrieved August 13, 2008 from