Designing New Literacies:
Rethinking Literacy Instruction in our Digital World
Literacy has always been defined by technology.
As we reflect on what it means to be literate today, and consider the value and complexity of teaching and learning in digital spaces, how are we transforming literacy instruction to meet the needs of today’s learner? How does our current Language Arts curriculum lend itself to teaching and learning reading comprehension skills and strategies in digital learning environments? How are we integrating experiences for students to read, write, create, reflect and connect using social media platforms for learning? And these questions are just the beginning…
It’s time to re-envision what it means to be literate today.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
~ Alvin Toffler