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Pedagogical Foundations of New Literacies


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Pedagogical Foundations of New Literacies

  1. 1. New Lileracies for Early Elementary: Web 2.0 Tools ‘to Support Liieracy . I-araanny §1r’II: ¢:it-‘ "T1: I-| vI: r':11‘v ~l' Anti‘-ujrl L-uuzmiscflx-J=1;u-uaaoi-_
  2. 2. Today we will. .. - Take a closer look at reading and writing in the digital age - Examine the implications of the read/ write web - Talk about how to use Web 2.0 to cultivate socially constructed thinking and learning in your students
  3. 3. Challenges of 213* Century Teaching -‘Information Age’ technologies have made available copious amounts of information to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. -Strict age/ grade level approaches to education are being questioned as the appropriate way to prepare students for the coming decades.
  4. 4. Classroom Teaching Environments - Education continues to mirror the industrial age ‘assembly line’ approach. - We're trying to produce the most product (to standards) in the shortest time with the fewest defects. - Our instruction typically occurs in a room with teacher and students ‘same place - same time. ’ - Content (learning experience) is usually organized by topics and taught in time slots specified for
  5. 5. Looking at literacy New Literacies — Web logs (blogs) — video editors — World Wide Web browsers — Web & HTML editors — e-mail — Text messaging — Instant Messaging - spreadsheets — presentation software - bulletin boards — avatars virtual worlds Traditional Literacies - Paper — Pencil — Book
  6. 6. What are New Literacies? - Using information and communication technologies to: — identify important questions — locate information — critically evaluate the usefulness of that information - synthesize information to answer those quesfions - communicate the answers to
  7. 7. Why integrate New Literacies? - Young people will continue to socially engage in a variety of new literacies. - Educators need to make school literacy more engaging for students and more meaningful to their present and future lives in a digital world. - Educators MUST understand the shifts in practices and pedagogy that have taken place and consider how these shifts should inform our teaching of reading and writing.