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Multiliteracies: More easily said than done

I was unable to develop the topic I chose for Commentary 1 on the Deaf community in Mexico due to lack of time for furthering my research. I hope to do so in the future. Instead, I decided to link … Continue reading

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Strange New World

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLZ4VuD2grY&feature=plcp[/youtube] Jasper Fforde visits the setting for The Last Dragonslayer Strange New World:Jasper Fforde and Proto-Enhanced eBooks in the Intermediate Classroom by Kyle Stooshnov Strange New World: Bonus Paragraph!

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Final Project: Getting Graphic

For my final project, I focused on the graphic novel.  I have created a weebly site to show off my amazing attempts (now known as Exhibit A in the case as to why I should not be an art educator) … Continue reading

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Chinese Characters: From Icon to Symbol

In oral cultures, physical records were limited to icons and other memory aids. Knots, poetic devices and mnemonics were used by story tellers and accountants to keep track of their daily needs.  (Ong, 2002) Icons eventually became symbols as rules … Continue reading

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Photography: Impact and Change

I chose to present my assignment in the format attached, in an attempt to simulate a hypertext. I would have loved to use a Mind Map, but struggled to find free software that would suffice. You can either read the … Continue reading

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Early Print Culture in South Asia

Hi everyone, Please take a look at my web essay on the Early Print Culture of South Asia at https://sites.google.com/site/awhetteretec340no3/ Thanks, Arlene

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The End of an Era: From Silent Film to Talkies

The End of an Era: From Silent Film to Talkies By Sheza Naqi  The transition from silent film to the “talkies” in the mid 1920s transformed the face of the American film industry and of mass entertainment. “Going to the … Continue reading

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The Rise of Newspapers and the Penny Press

             Johann Gutenberg, inventor of Europe’s first printing press in the 1450’s, unexpectedly created a demand for knowledge and news.  Impressively, over 50 years after his invention, “an estimated 500,000 books were in circulation, printed on about 1,000 presses across … Continue reading

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Hornbooks: Most Popular iPad App of the 15th Century

Origins The hornbook often presented English children, and subsequently Colonial American children, with their first encounter with letters and words. Because parchment was a scarce material, and thus expensive, the origins of reading and literacy (the alphabet) was printed upon … Continue reading

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From Town Criers to Newsprint: The Evolution of Early Newspapers in England

Theory behind the emergence of the newspaper At the dawn of the 17th century, early newspapers began to replace oral news by manufacturing natural events to fit a single page. Bolter (2001) would refer to this shift in communication as … Continue reading

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