Educators can use "transmedia" to further language arts instruction

06/12/2014 | School Library Journal

Some educators increasingly are integrating "transmedia" techniques in their teaching and assessments. Meaning "across media," the technique includes using coding and programming in language arts instruction, as well as the use of mobile applications, interactive media and other tools to tell stories or experiences. "The best transmedia storytelling serves four key functions. It extends the time line, maps the world, explores secondary characters, and engages the audience," professor and author Henry Jenkins said.

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