Monthly Archives: February 2016

Literacy is like Velcro

So I found this short video on YouTube about how literacy is like Velcro. Gee and Hayes speaks of how “People have claimed that literacy leads to more humane and more modern societies and smarter people.” And of course as … Continue reading

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Gee and Hayes 1-3

In the first three chapters of Gee and Hayes, they discuss language. We are given a language history lesson and begin to realize how important language is to our society. We learn language as a child, picking up terms and … Continue reading

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School and Public Libraries Synchronizing

Recently, Blount County Public Library and Blount County Schools have decided to link together and make resources from both available to the community through one comprehensive organization. This initially began because the school’s funding for computer labs was cut back. … Continue reading

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Rewiring

This supplemental post reflects what we spoke about in class. The video addresses many of the things we spoke about in our discussion. There are positive and negative qualities of technology. Rewiring in our brains is a real thing. Watching … Continue reading

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Language: Written vs. Spoken

In Chapter 4 of his book The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, Nicholas Carr tells of the beginning of written language.  In the beginning was the word, the word was without form and void of easily … Continue reading

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The Transformation of Text and Words

It was interesting to read Carr’s history of the written word. I don’t often think of how books were presented before my time, which is weird considering I’ve taken both Latin and a middle English course. Dr. Fleming would advocate … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day

Every year in February, the world observes what has been deemed “Safer Internet Day.” The objection of this day is to promote safer usage of online resources and the technologies available; particularly aiming this movement at the youth of societies. … Continue reading

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Carr: Skimming the Surface

In his book, The Shallows: What The Internet is Doing to Our Brains, Carr points out the negative affect of technological advancements on his attention span.  After getting used to reading news clips and short articles on the Web, Carr finds … Continue reading

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Current Issues + Past Viewpoints

In Selfe, Heidegger notes that “…we begin the process of ordering the world, and everything in it, to the service of technology.” (p.141) This idea that we tend to order even ourselves to the “service of technology” is not a … Continue reading

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Education + Technology +Business

Back in 2003 there was a panel discussion between four entrepreneurs about the relationship between education, technology, and business.  Although this discussion took place over 10 years ago, the nuts and bolts of the article are still very applicable to … Continue reading

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