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  • 1. Technology and Literacy Lindsay Greene 7 th and 8 th Grade Language Skills MS in Education Literacy Education
  • 2. What is Literacy?
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Listening
    • Speaking
  • 3. With the advent of technology, new sub-groups of literacy have emerged.
    • Information Literacy: The ability to access and use information, analyze content, work with ideas, synthesize thought, and communicate results.
    • Digital Literacy: The ability to attain deeper understanding of content by using data-analysis tools and accelerated learning processes enabled by technology.
    • New Literacy: The ability to solve genuine problems amidst a deluge of information and its transfer in the Digital Age.
  • 4. Computer Literacy: The ability to accurately and effectively use computer tools such as word processors, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation and graphic software. Computer-Technology Literacy: The ability to manipulate the hardware that is the understructure of technology systems.
  • 5.
    • Critical Literacy: The ability to look at the meaning and purpose of written texts, visual applications, and spoken words to question the attitudes, values, and beliefs behind them. The goal is development of critical thinking to discern meaning from array of multimedia, visual imagery, and virtual environments, as well as written text.
    • Media Literacy: The ability to communicate competently in all media forms—print and electronic—as well as access, understand, analyze and evaluate the images, words, and sounds that comprise contemporary culture.
  • 6. Reading
    • Novels, poems, word problems, textbooks, directions, maps, vocabulary
    • How often do the students read individually?
    • How often do you read to the students?
    • How often are students allowed to read text of their choice?
  • 7. Writing
    • Essays, notes, short-answers, poems
    • How often do your students have the opportunity to write their own ideas?
      • Do your students respond to ideas or text your present?
      • Do you students write creatively?
  • 8. Listening
    • Lectures, speeches, discussion groups, movies, music
    • When you speak to your students, how do you know they are listening?
    • Can you teach them how to enhance their listening skills?
    • Is it possible some of your students don’t listen to you?
  • 9. Speaking
    • Speeches, presentations, responses to questions, conversing in groups
    • How often do students have the chance to speak in your class?
  • 10. How can you incorporate more areas of literacy into your teaching? How can you enhance those areas already present?
  • 11. Reading: Nonfiction
    • Unfamiliar words http://
    • Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review (SQ3R) http://
    • Taking notes from a textbook http://
  • 12.
    • Double-entry Journal
  • 13.
    • Cyberguide Ratings for Web Site Design
    • Cyberguide Ratings for Content Evaluation
  • 14. Reading: Fiction
    • Interactive Graphic Organizers
    • Free Online Books
    • Double-entry Journal
  • 15.
    • Illinois School Library Media Association http://
      • Abraham Lincoln Award (young adults)
      • Rebecca Caudill Award (young readers)
  • 16. Writing
    • Nonfiction Literature Circle
    • Create a Bookprint
  • 17. Listening
    • Free Online Audio Books
    • Free Historical Radio Broadcasts
    • Videos on Authors and Series
  • 18. Speaking
    • Book Buddies http://
    • Speech topics (by age, length, genre)