‘Literacies’ presents a contemporary approach to literacy learning and teaching, developing and extending ‘Multiliteracies’ theory and practice. This site presents supporting material for the book by Mary Kalantzis & Bill Cope, published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. The website supplements traditional ideas of literacy in the singular—learning to read and write—by expanding the area of focus to cover ‘literacies’ in the plural.
The response to a recent post in GeekDad about the “A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work” Video was significant, both personally and for the creator of the video (with whom we hope to have a discussion-based post up soon). However, it also lead me to a range of great research and thinking around children and mobile technology. There are people out there interested in changing the way we talk, think and engage in discussions about children and technology. Discussions beyond “good vs. bad” that are interested in the nuances of the role technology plays in children’s lives and how we can or can’t shape that in ways that support our children as they grow.
"We hope that the Learning Library will provide young people and educators alike a chance to share and remix media materials of their culture in order to learn what they need to do to become full participants in the contemporary media landscape."
Below are links to some of my most popular/favorite articles:
100 Things You Should Know About People #1 — You Have “Inattention Blindness” #2 — You READ FASTER With a Longer Line Length But PREFER Shorter #3 — You Can Only Remember 3 to 4 Things At a Time (The Magic Number 3 or 4) #4 – You Imagine Things From Above And Tilted (The “Canonical Perspective”) #5 – You Make Most of Your Decisions Unconsciously #6 – You Reconstruct Your Memories"