Why Johnny Can't Read

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This conversation given at Educon 2.3 in Philadelphia, PA by David Jakes and Laura Deisley. Resources can be found at jakes.editme.com/johnny

This conversation given at Educon 2.3 in Philadelphia, PA by David Jakes and Laura Deisley. Resources can be found at jakes.editme.com/johnny

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  • 1. Why Johnny Can’t Read: A Conversation About What It Means to Be Literate...Today
    Laura Deisley and David Jakes
  • 2. In 140 characters or less, why did you
    choose this session?
  • 3. How do you define literacy?
  • 4. Do you see the Internet (and Web 2.0) as “a context in which to read, write, and communicate?”
    Leu et. al 2009
    “Being literate in a real-world sense means being able to read and write using the media forms of the day, whatever they may be…”
    Ohler 2009
  • 5. Do you see the Internet (and Web 2.0) as “a context in which to read, write, and communicate?”
    Leu et. Al 2009
  • 6. Digital Literacy: the ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented from computers.
    Paul Gilser1997
  • 7. Digital Literacy: a shorthand for the myriad social practices and conceptions of engaging in meaning making mediated by texts that are produced, received, distributed and exchanged via digital codification.
    Lankshear and Knobel 2008
  • 8.
  • 9. Do you read differently?
  • 10. Reading? Instapaper, Readability, Diigo, Evernote, Twitter, Posterous, Google Reader and Earth, Book Glutton, Zooburst…
  • 11. Via Wired.com, Life on Earth Project, E.O Wilson Foundation
  • 12. “The medium is the message…”
    Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, 1964
  • 13.
  • 14. So McLuhan suggests: Does the medium change the very nature of literacy or merely expand the means by which we convey ideas?
  • 15. Transliteracy:  the ability to read, write, and interact across a range of platforms and tools from orality through print, TV, radio and film, to networked digital media.  
    Via Transliteracy.com
  • 16. What does it mean today to be functionally literate?
  • 17. What is essential for schools?
    Image from opentrolley.com
  • 18. What is your definition of literacy now?
  • 19. What is your personal take-awayand take-back that you will share?