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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Why Teachers Should Care About Typography

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The purpose of typography is to communicate. That is its essential function. Any classical definition will tell you that font families and typefaces exist only to craft the most effective message for the most appropriate audience. Any design, therefore, that works to undermine that goal is a suboptimal type.

That is why teachers should care about typography. They are both in the communication business. In fact, if you take the classical definition above and replace a few words, it sounds like a fairly appropriate description of the role of an educator: to deliver information and to design insight.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Librarians, Technology, And The New Literacies

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A librarian's role is also evolving as "literacy" in its traditional sense is changing. It's not just that e-readers have joined classic texts, or that online sources have joined traditional journals. It is much more. Multiple literacies are continually growing to require mastery in more than one, and librarians are poised to be on the front lines in delivering instruction and resources to help in this understanding.

 

 

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Librarians, Technology, And The New Literacies

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"The role of librarians in modern schools is more crucial than ever. In an age of dynamic information and media streams, librarians are uniquely positioned to guide students in research and storytelling tools."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 28, 2013 10:07 PM

This post provide a look at the many literacies that we are responsible for teaching, and although it i geared towards librarians the concepts apply to teachers across the disciplines.

Today we no longer define literacy as reading and writing. The types of literacy continue to grow and include (but are not limited to) visual, information, technological, scientific, critical, mathematical...the list goes on.

If you are looking for a short list of benefits of using technology tools, a look at how storytelling and research help students learn, or more information in the area of the new literacies in general check out this post.

Rashmi Moghe's comment, June 16, 2013 11:21 PM
Hall, Mercer and Russac, Patricia A.(2013). Librarians, technology and the new literacies. The ASIDE blog _Innovation Design In_underneath everything is information. Retrieved from http://theasideblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/librarians-technology-and-new-literacies.html
Librarians are poised to be on the front lines in delivering instruction and resources to help in understanding various literacies. They often know whole school curriculum and have the capacity to enrich daily lessons and educational units. When librarians shape information in well-conceived, visual ways, students can become motivated, self-directed learners who create their own content and publish their own work.