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  1. Aug 2019
    1. As I was reading this article, knowing that it's 10 years old, I was constantly trying to think back to 2009 and see how different education became since then. For us, today, the change is not enough and reforms take forever to get through the system. However, the speed of change has never been higher! So, for us, teachers, it has never been a more exciting time to face forward and see what's ahead, and participate in the Change. But we need to buckle up!

  2. Nov 2018
    1. This means that we need to extend the range of literacy pedagogy so that it does not unduly privilege alphabetical representations, but brings into the classroom multimodal representations, and particularly those typical of the new, digital media. This makes literacy pedagogy all the more engaging for its manifest connections with today’s communications milieu. It also provides a powerful foundation for a pedagogy of synaesthesia, or mode switching.

      This concept can be very powerful as the pedagogy can really make learning authentic and relevant in the growing world of technology therefore motivating kids to be learners and creators as they construct knowledge.

  3. Dec 2017
    1. these new literacies are embodied in new social practices—ways of working in new or transformed forms of employment, new ways of participating as a citizen in public spaces, and even perhaps, new forms of identity and personality.

      society has changed and thus we need to teach students how to be citizens

    2. As a consequence, the traditional emphasis on alphabetical literacy (letter sounds in words in sentences in texts in literatures) would need to be supplemented in a pedagogy of Multiliteracies by learning how to read and write multimodal texts which integrated the other modes with language.

      meaning is communicated through multimedia instead of text...this needs to be in the curriculum as well

    3. literacy curriculum taught to a singular standard (grammar, the literary canon, standard national forms of the language), the everyday experience of meaning making was increasingly one of negotiating discourse differences.

      this goes with online reading comprehension...literacy was changing from traditional text, so the literacy curriculum needed to change too

    4. The world was changing, the communications environment was changing, and it seemed to us to follow that literacy teaching and learning would to have to change, as well.

      A pedagogy of multiliteracies was inevitable with modern technological advances. Education needs to change as society changes.

  4. Aug 2016
    1. The definition of literacy has evolved in the 21st century. The basic definition of literacy means to be able to read and write. To be successful in today’s digital world, literacy goes far beyond being able to read and write. What it means to be digitally literate has reflected the change in how information is processed, delivered, and received in today’s highly connected world.

      This is pointing to an expanded definition of literacy with the growth of technology. It argues that literacy in today's world goes far beyond just knowing how to read and write.