Me & Gunther Go to the Beach

So, I’m reading Literacy in the New Media Age by Gunther Kress and today we went to the beach. I’ve never taken theories to the beach, especially not theories of semiotics. But we shared a lovely 20 pages or so before I felt I needed some time to digest what I’d read. I’m not sure I’m at home in the arguments he’s building about new […]

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Fear-Mongering Is NOT an Instructional Strategy

Room 2001 has some good stuff going on. I know because I spent a little time visiting their blog recently, to learn more about their work with a Fox News meteorologist who was having some trouble with his graphs. The page read, “Last night on Fox 11, the¬†meteorologist presented two graphs to the viewers displaying different sets of data about upcoming weather. Analyze the pictures […]

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Did You Know 4.0 / 3.0 / 2.0

Know any teachers, principals, superintendents who have doubts about integrating digital tools into their classrooms, or even into their conceptions of learning and teaching? The yearly update of Scott McLeod and Karl Fischer’s video¬† Did You Know 4.0 is up. It makes for an interesting conversation starter. Here’s a blurb from the YouTube post. This completely new Fall 2009 version includes facts and stats focusing […]

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