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Redefining reading for Milennials
Transcript of Redefining reading for Milennials
1977 skipped kindergarten
all software and little hardware
Definition of reading
How the internet complicates reading
1.1. The ubiquity of the internet
1.2. The nature of the internet itself allows for the continuous change of literacy technologies themselves
1.3. Such technologies [citation] change the form and functions of earlier literacies since they carry within them new potentials for literacy
1.4. The way we make and create meaning with text is in constant evolution. (p. 79)
Doug Achterman (2010)
Reading in multiple dimensions
David Warlick (2002) said “This 3-D arrangement adds value to the message you are trying to deliver in that it points to supporting documents, and related documents can point to yours. Its depth and richness can also lead to unrelated content that deflects us from our goals” (p. 22).
the same depth and richness can be
to readers, and may make
learning through the internet
near impossible for some students. We cannot assume that the same set of
reading skills will develop
Livingstone (2012) warns that while exposure to online reading generally improves school achievement, that the “already high-achieving children get more from gaining internet access than do low-achieving children” (p. 15).
text with reader, technology with user
Redefining reading for Milennials
1996 waiting in line to use the computer at university
2012 my son Max is diagnosed on the autism spectrum with hyperlexia
Definition of milennial
increase reading stamina (Penny Kittle)
set goals based on progress towards college expectations: 200-600 pages/week
Create technology models for
self-sufficiency in staff and students
Build content-specific background knowledge in all 4 areas:
hardware at home
Livingstone, S. (2012). Critical reflections on the benefits of ICT in education. Oxford Review of Education, 38(1), 9-24.
Blended learning is best
Using and building collaborative online spaces
The challenge is no longer to get comfortable with technology but to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Let's make something together:
Redefining reading for Millennials
500 pages a week
my reading tools
5 years ago I didn't know how to connect a digital projector to a computer
Started using Twitter at ECOO10
Played Impossible Mission when my parents thought I was asleep
Reading is a creative process
the defenders of traditional literary experience
the celebrants of digital culture
we need to distinguish between
a delivery system
. (Collins, 2013)
"Reading literary fiction on an e-reader is not a gateway drug that leads to the hard stuff of digital culture ---
become psychologically dependent on that e-reader, and you'll find yourself in an alley somewhere with a cell-phone novel written by promiscuous Japanese teenagers sticking out of your arm. " (Collins, 2013)
Mishra and Koehler 2006