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Facebook as a Communicator

Facebook is often used as a means to check out friends’ photos or comment on each other’s posts. Not only that, facebook is used to connect with friends that are in a different country and can connect via facebook to … Continue reading

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Shirky Ch 3-4

I specifically enjoyed Shirky’s talk about Deci’s experiment. I found the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to be fascinating. As I read through the paragraphs I have to admit I to like to do things for me, things that make me … Continue reading

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Equality Taken for Granted

Gee and Hayes bring forth fantastic points in chapter one such how the “consumer” never had the ability to “produce” work unless it was confirmed by a higher authority. Gee and Hayes chose how to classify readers and writers into … Continue reading

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Gee and Hayes ch 7-9

Gee and Hays discuss how content is identified at schools. When we think of the word content, we think of it as an idea that covers an entire message. For example, students read stories and are asked what is the … Continue reading

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Multitasking in the Digital Age

Having just finished The Shallows, when I began reading Language and Learning in the Digital Age, the section that Gee and Hayes spend focused on multitasking in the opening chapter caught my attention. The suggestion Carr makes, specifically in “The Juggler’s Brain” … Continue reading

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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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