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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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    Why Johnny Can't Read Why Johnny Can't Read Presentation Transcript

    • Why Johnny Can’t Read: A Conversation About What It Means to Be Literate...Today
      Laura Deisley and David Jakes
    • In 140 characters or less, why did you
      choose this session?
    • How do you define literacy?
    • 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
    • Do you see the Internet (and Web 2.0) as “a context in which to read, write, and communicate?”
      Leu et. Al 2009
    • 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
    • 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
    • Do you read differently?
    • Reading? Instapaper, Readability, Diigo, Evernote, Twitter, Posterous, Google Reader and Earth, Book Glutton, Zooburst…
    • Via Wired.com, Life on Earth Project, E.O Wilson Foundation
    • “The medium is the message…”
      Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, 1964
    • So McLuhan suggests: Does the medium change the very nature of literacy or merely expand the means by which we convey ideas?
    • 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
    • What does it mean today to be functionally literate?
    • What is essential for schools?
      Image from opentrolley.com
    • What is your definition of literacy now?
    • What is your personal take-awayand take-back that you will share?