literacy

(Note: this is adapted from a post at my blog) I've been appreciating the inquiry and exploration and sharing by Doug Belshaw here. It’s interesting to think of Web Literacies as part of the larger Digital Literacies umbrella, and separating one from the other as a source of exploration is fascinating. It seems like Doug’s work with Mozilla Foundation around these issues might evolve into...
In a recent blog post at DMLcentral, Liz Losh profiled the work of UC San Diego Ethnic Studies professor Wayne Yang. Yang asks the students of his Worldmaking course at UCSD's Sixth College to present their culminating research project in graphic novel format. The interdisciplinary course anaylzes topics such as racism, heterosexism, patriarchy, colonialism, and global exploitation through a...
Connected Learning’s most recent webcast features Mark Surman, Executive Director at Mozilla, and members of the Mozilla Open Bages project, Carla Casilli and Doug Belshaw, along with Jon Worona and Elizabeth Dill who are both librarians. Howard Rheingold serves as the moderator. You can view the entire webcast and find resources and links related to the conversation here.   The focus of the...
John Jones, assistant professor of professional writing and editing at West Virginia University, presents some fascinating thoughts about the changing nature of writing in his summer blog posts at DMLcentral. In "The Challenge of Teaching Networked Writing," Jones argues that the daily writing practices of students should have a place in the writing classroom. He refers to this writing as ...
Those of you familiar with Common Sense Media may have heard some buzz in social networks recently about their new Learning Ratings Initiative for Digital Media. For many years now, Common Sense Media has been the go-to source for parents and families to find unbiased ratings and reviews of all types of media, including movies, books, apps, websites, and more. When I was in the classroom, I often...
Introduction: Language Arts is, at its core, about teaching students to effectively express themselves and to accurately interpret the communication of others, so I’ve always thought that divisions between English and Art were arbitrary and counterintuitive.  Both use the same tools – connotation/denotation, critical thinking, inferences from context clues, cultural influences, creative elements...
Step 1: Formulate a Narrative             Some graphic novelists start from scratch and visually draft their narrative as they go, acting as both writer and illustrator; others create visual adaptations of existing prose work, “translating” the written word into visual-verbal form; still others work in collaboration from the onset, in a partnership where a writer creates a narrative script that...
Building upon a process- and context-oriented information quality framework, the PDF below presents a paper that seeks to map and explore what we know about the ways in which young users of age 18 and under search for information online, how they evaluate information, and how their related practices of content creation, levels of new literacies, general digital media usage, and social patterns...
The #literacies chat is a weekly chat on Twitter bringing together educators, researchers and thinkers fascinated by contemporary literacies. #literacies chats are held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays @ 8:00 PM EST. Topics and archives are available at the new home of our #literacies chat: http://literacieschat.wordpress.com/  Below is a repost from my blog where I wrote about the origins of the #...
This Iridescent Classroom video was created by Ira Socol for use by an Albemarle County Public Schools teacher team at the annual VASCD conference.  It represents invention, design, and innovation among educators who are pioneers in creating learning spaces that are multidimensional in nature, representing 4-D thinking about the learning work and play of young people in contemporary schools. The...

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