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Stover Publishes New Book
Assistant Professor of Education Katie Stover, Ph.D., has published her second book, From Pencils to Podcasts: Digital Tools for Transforming K-6 Literacy Practices (SolutionTree).
In the volume, Stover and co-author Lindsay Yearta of Winthrop University provide kindergarten through sixth-grade teachers practical suggestions for incorporating technology into familiar literacy practices, and illustrate ways technology can deepen students’ literacy development. Each chapter highlights easy-to-use digital tools such as audioBoom, Book Creator, Seesaw, and Edmodo, and includes step-by-step instructions for getting started.
“Digital tools allow students to create, communicate, collaborate, and share within and beyond the four walls of the classroom in new and innovative ways,” says Stover. “Technology can and should be used to open the classroom to the world, to ensure that teachers present standards in a way that fosters active engagement and participation. We hope teachers will find these digital tools and instructional strategies useful in their own classrooms.”
The book features examples of successful technology projects used in real-world classrooms by members of the Furman Department of Education including Adjunct Instructor Dawn Mitchell, Whitney Becker ‘14, Rebekah Clyborne ‘16, Alissa Goullet ‘14, Anna Derrick ‘15, Katharine Hale ‘10, Julie Jarriel ’13, Sarah McKinney ‘15, Claire Parman ’15, and McKinsey Payne ‘15.
Stover joined the Education Department at Furman in 2012 and coordinates the university’s M.A. program in literacy. She has authored numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals including The Reading Teacher, Literacy Research and Instruction, Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, and Journal of Language and Literacy Education. She co-authored her first book with Karen Wood and Bruce Taylor, Smuggling Writing: Strategies That Get Students to Write Every Day in Every Content Area, Grades 3–12 (Corwin).
She serves on the board of directors for Greenville County’s Chapter of the International Reading Association (GCIRA), is the co-editor for NCTE’s Early Childhood Education Assembly’s journal, Provocations and Perspectives, and is a reviewer for NCTE’s journal, Voices From the Middle, the Georgia Journal of Reading, and The Journal of Teacher Action Research.
Stover received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the State University of New York at Cortland, and her master’s in reading education and doctorate in curriculum and instruction in urban literacy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
From Pencils to Podcasts is available through Amazon and SolutionTree.com. For more information, contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.