New Literacies Innovative ways to use Web 2.0technologies to engage students and meet the Common Core Learning Standards S
Pace UniversitySchool of Education Fran Falk-Ross, Ph.D. Peter McDermott, Ph.D. S
International Reading Association’s Position Statement (2009): The New Literacies S Central to civic, personal, and economic life. S Traditional definitions of reading are writing are now insufficient. S New literacies are multimodal & multifaceted. S They are rapidly changing.
Embedded in NY’s Common CoreLearning Standards January 2011 S
Research and media skills blended into the Standards as a whole. To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a technological society, students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas, to conduct original research in order to answer questions or solve problems, and to analyze and to create high volume and extensive range of print and nonprint texts in media forms.(p. 4)
Career Ready in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and LanguageStudents employ technology thoughtfully toenhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, andlanguage use. The tailor their searches online toacquire useful information efficiently, and they integratewhat they learn using technology with what they learnoffline. They are familiar with the strengths andlimitations of various technological tools andmediums and can select and use those best suited totheir communication goals. (p.7)
Anchor Standards for Writing K-5S Standard 6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and interact and collaborate with others.S Standard 8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. (p. 27).
Anchor Standards Writing 6-12S Standard 6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.S Standard 8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Anchor Standards Reading 6- 12S Standard 7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in wordsS Standard 7, Grade 6: Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch. (p. 48)S Standard 7, Grade 7: compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing its effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film). (p. 48)
Organizational tools Dropbox, Diigo, and Evernote S
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Reasons for integrating new literacies:S Increase engagement.S Improve motivation.S Build connection between home and school.S Teach 21st Century social practices, skills, and thinking strategies.S Increase academic achievement.
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Bibliography International Reading Association Flanagin, A., et al. (2010). Kids and (2009). New literacies and 21st credibility: an empirical examination of Century technologies: A position youth, digital media use, and statement of the International Reading information credibility. Boston: MIT Association. Newark, Del: IRA. Press. Leu, D. et al. (2011). The new literacies of online reading comprehension: Expanding the literacy and learning curriculum. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 55(1), 5-14. NYSED (2011). New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy. Albany, NY: SED.
Every teacher is ateacher of the New Literacies!