Monthly Archives: September 2014

Gee and Hayes Chap1-6

“…Language seems so old and mundane, its perils and possibilities long forgotten…” To me, language is what the world depends on. It is how things are started and finished. It is how things are created and how things are destroyed. It … Continue reading

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Improving Education Through Technology

Supplemental Material Please read the article provided below. http://mashable.com/2014/04/24/obsolete-school-tech/ After reading the article, I referred back to part II of Selfe. On p.73 Selfe states, “As the 1990s unfolded, teachers, parents, school administrators, and community members came to see technology … Continue reading

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More enthusiasm!

Supplementary Material “It is our obligation, as educators, to commit ourselves to reading and analyzing these texts and the lives of students–honestly, with respect, and to the very best of our abilities. The alternative–of ignoring them, of perceiving students only … Continue reading

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The End of the Great and Powerful Selfe

The Selfe read has come to a close. In her final summation, she states, “Literacy professionals and the organizations that represent them need to commit to understanding the complex relationship between literacy and technology and to intervening in the national … Continue reading

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Selfe 1999 to Pew 2014

Supplementary Material: Please see the following links: http://www.pewinternet.org/2013/03/13/main-findings-5/ and http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheets/mobile-technology-fact-sheet/. Throughout the text, Selfe offers her readers a variety of technological statistics. However, technology has changed in the past 15 years. Much of the quoted statistical information is outdated (a … Continue reading

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Selfe ((and Nerad)) on The Role of Education

A brief history of your fellow classmate, a Ms. R. L. Nerad: Because my undergraduate is in secondary English, whose field experience has taken me to a variety and vast amount of public and private schools across the greater Fort Wayne area, I … Continue reading

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The freedom of speech as long as you keep your opinions to yourself

Is Social Media Causing Us to Self-Censor on Hot-Button Issues? http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/K-Mt66siuJ4/ I found this article interesting because it shows how digital technologies like Facebook and Twitter can influence how we talk to people in the real world. I feel that … Continue reading

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The Selfe book has nothing to do with Selfies

The Selfe book is 15 years old and I think that was my biggest problem with it. The book is pre Myspace and dot com crash and the biggest worry about technology at the time was Y2K. The definition of … Continue reading

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The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom

Supplementary Material: Please see the following link: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-case-for-banning-laptops-in-the-classroom. Rockwell describes his “electronic etiquette policy” as one where students use their laptops solely for educational purposes (i.e. dictation or research) in the classroom. As college students, we are all familiar with such … Continue reading

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