Saturday, September 26, 2009

Teacher: Literacy education must adapt to a changing world



The definition of literacy is being impacted by technology.  Take a minute and read this article.  It poses the question of how to teach critical thinking through analyzing online media.

Teacher: Literacy education must adapt to a changing world
Critical thinking can and should be taught through analyzing online media, and accurate assessments of literacy should start considering the multiple information platforms today's students use, argues Paul Barnwell, a middle-school language arts teacher in Kentucky. A continued reliance on nothing but traditional texts will not prepare students to understand or influence the media of their future, Barnwell writes in this column. Education Week (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org)

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