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You aren’t literate anymore

Thanks for sparking an interesting discussion, Cristina. I don’t see either David’s comments or mine as advocating that we exclude the ‘non-digital.’ I see both of us saying what you said, which is that literacy has now extended itself into new media. When we made the move from oral literacy to ink-on-paper literacy, we said...

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Reinforcing the standardized model of low-level learning and schooling

Reinforcing the standardized model of low-level learning and schooling

I’m sitting in a workshop today about early literacy supports. The presenters are personable, the resources aren’t horrible, the intent is good, and there are 45+ well-meaning educators in the room learning, talking, and thinking about early literacy success for students. But all of our conversations are around systems and processes that reify and strengthen...

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New literacies, anyone?

New literacies, anyone?

The Iowa Department of Education is soliciting feedback on the state’s literacy standards. Here’s the comment I left: The Iowa Literacy Standards represent traditional, foundational conceptions of literacy. They do NOT reflect the 21st century literacy standards articulated by NCTE, however. Nor do they reflect digital and online multimedia literacies related to interactive media (see, e.g.,...