Monthly Archives: September 2013

“Resisting Age Bias in Digital Literacy Research”

I read this article for another class, but I really wanted to share it. Even if you only skim it, check it out. It’s interesting and addresses some of the issues we’ve touched on regarding “age-bias” in digital literacy. Often, … Continue reading

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Language & Literacy: Things Change

Language is complicated. We both gain and lose as literacy changes. We gained the epic poems of Homer and lost many skills we used in an oral tradition. Our literacy has changed so much that we need instruction on how to read … Continue reading

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Fictional Selves and Untrustworthy Masks

A large portion of Chapter Four focuses on who is the author/speaker behind the language we are reading/hearing. The idea that even as you read this post the validity of it as well as the persona I adopt while writing … Continue reading

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Response to Selfe Part III

I part III Selfe takes time to reflect over Part I and II and then, shifts gears into problem solving mode.  Chapter 8 is a consideration of the four chief lessons that are drawn from her case studies on digital … Continue reading

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Is Google Wrecking Our Memory? The following is excerpted from Clive Thompson’s book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better, out now from the Penguin Press.   If you missed it on Jenn’s Facebook … Continue reading

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Kairos Have you seen this? Ah-maz-ing.  

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Pay attention to who really benefits from the Common Core

As an education major, I keep hearing about a new push for higher standards. The Common Core is supposed to be the answer for our “struggling education system.” In part III, Selfe talks about how humans see technology as a … Continue reading

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Technology and Literacy: It’s Not Just For English Teachers

So, who’s responsibility is it to teach technological literacy? In Part One of Cynthia Selfe’s book, Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century, she introduces technological literacy, focusing on its relationship in the field of Composition. After introducing the connections … Continue reading

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Playing Catch Up in the Digital Age

To begin, if you haven’t read the article that Melissa posted, “A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute” , then you totally should. In a nutshell, it discusses how the Waldorf School of the Peninsula is teaching its students without the aid … Continue reading

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Have No Fear: Technology *is* Making Us Smarter.

I read this article, “A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Commute”  in the NY Times awhile back. I know this is a few years old, but I remember being struck by it when I read it – still am! The … Continue reading

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