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Kerpoof and Rip.Mix.Feed

I created a story using kerpoof.com. I was motivated to explore this application because of my final group project on graphic novel creation. I am always looking for new and engaging tools for story creation in my elementary classroom. Kerpoof.com … Continue reading

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Social Media and Literacy: Exploring how social media is changing our definition of literacy

Social Media and Literacy: Exploring how social media is changing our definition of literacy For this assignment, our group has explored social media and how it is changing our definition of literacy. We have chosen to present our information through … Continue reading

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The Finer Points of Writing: Word Separation and Punctuation

Introduction Having learned how to write before computers and spellcheck, I often tend to take my knowledge of spelling and grammar for granted. On my way through elementary school I learned to print neatly, capitalize letters, put a finger-space between … Continue reading

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Dissecting Manga—Between the Images, Texts, Stories and Popular Culture

The visualized work for this research is on https://sites.google.com/site/etec540manga/home The rise of manga is not only a Japanese phenomenon, but an international happening. Manga is seen more as a sub-culture than a literal work. While texts are dominant in other … Continue reading

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From Slate to Notebook (or From Rote to Note)

From Slate to Notebook (or From Rote to Note) Ashley Bayles and Lauren MacDonald Introduction Albert Einstein took a test designed by Thomas Edison and one of the questions asked him to know the speed of sound. Upon not knowing … Continue reading

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Christian Influences on the Transition from Scroll to Codex

Bolter (2001) argues “the most important visual structure in the medieval codex was the marginal note”. I chose to present my research paper using Google Documents, in order to allow viewers the affordance of annotating the text. Feel at liberty … Continue reading

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Literal Technology and Human Memory: Loss or Adoption?

Review of “Orality and Literacy” Chapter Four (Ong, 1982) Having been constantly immersed in a world of written letters and print, it is hard to imagine the condition of a completely oral culture. “Orality and Literacy” from Ong (1982) informs … Continue reading

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Phaedrus: muddling of medium and memory

Plato expressed many concerns about the potential harm writing would have on society. He viewed the use of this new technology as an inhuman way to process knowledge. It was mechanical, devoid of feeling. Interaction with text provided no feedback … Continue reading

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Writing and the Nature of Learning

The shift from exclusively oral communication to the use of text-based methods significantly altered the nature of knowledge acquisition, particularly human memory capabilities, information processing and collaborative learning. While the ability to write enables individuals to preserve their stories and … Continue reading

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Introduction- Text and Technology

Taken by: Debs I chose this picture because like most people, I text a lot on my phone. I text more than I actually talk on my phone (I know some people rarely talk on their phone and only text, … Continue reading

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