This is an interesting article on the overarching issues of control and power which are at the root of our use of language. Often we yearn for the good ‘ole days when “everyone” spoke and wrote better, the reality is that those good ‘ole days weren’t any more perfect than language today. As the changes in language move from informal [...]
This is an excellent report just released from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) that I heard about from Joyce Valence’s blog. It offers a comprehensive history of writing in the 20th century classroom and articulates a blueprint for writing as a 21st century activity. The report redefines composition as a core skill for [...]
Orchestrating the Media Collage by Jason Ohler was published in the March 2009 issue of Educational Leadership entitled Literacy 2.0. I first encountered Ohler personally in the summer of 2006 at the NJPSA’s New Jersey Elite Conference where he delivered a great keynote. What Will Richardson is for blogging, Ohler is for Digital Storytelling. The article begins [...]
Here is an interesting FREE book on literacy in K-5 education called Engaging the Eye Generation by Johanna Riddle. Here is the link to the free version of the new book.
I presented at Educon with Edwin Wargo of the Bridgeton Schools a session called Technology Literacy at the K-8 Level: Conversation About Learning, Pedagogy, and the 5W’s. Here is a link to our presentation. http://qml.wikispaces.com/technologyliteracy