Monthly Archives: September 2010

Text Technologies: From Caving Paintings to Personal Computers

Socrates, Shakespeare, Saint Paul, Rembrandt, Galileo, Darwin, Beethoven, Maria Montessori, Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, and John Dewey are all dead. We remember them because their words and works were preserved for later generations by means of different text technologies. Texts … Continue reading

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This image represents the vast impact technology can have on our ability to convey our messages, share our thoughts and tell our stories. In my estimation technology is a currency of communication as it plays a critical role in the … Continue reading

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Writing is one way of recording text. Writing is a form of technology because it requires tools and medium. Writing on paper or writing electronically both require “physical interactions with terrestrial materials” (Bolter, p18). With the development of technology, writing … Continue reading

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The Alphabet Song I used to think that text has to be written. However, the course reading has changed my perception of what it is. Text embeds meanings; the process of forming text, whether it’s spoken, written, or even sung, … Continue reading

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¿ʞuıɥʇ noʎ ʎɐʍ ǝɥʇ ǝƃuǝllɐɥɔ uʍop ǝpısdn sıɥʇ ƃuıpɐǝɹ sǝop Does reading this upside down challenge the way you think? The context in which I’m endeavoring to define and understand text focuses on a marginalized segment of our community: those … Continue reading

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Some may question why I chose a picture of a pile of playdough when trying to define technology. My reasoning is that like playdough (I am an early primary teacher) our definition of technology is constantly changing, evolving and being … Continue reading

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Text is letters, symbols and characters recorded on any type of media that may include paper, computer screens, stones, papyrus, art canvas and much more. Further, text conveys information and is the written form of communication. It is intertwined with … Continue reading

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Communication Gap

Cartoon purchased for use in this school project from This cartoon captures many of the ideas and inquiry questions that have come to my mind as we embark on this course. In this cartoon we see the massive chasm … Continue reading

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What is text…?

What is Text…? From ( Text is a coherent set of symbols that transmits some kind of informative message I chose this definition because no matter how much I have read on the subject (whether it be from course … Continue reading

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What is technology…?

What is Technology… From ( Technology can be viewed as an activity that forms or changes culture.  Additionally, technology is the application of math, science, and the arts for the benefit of life as it is known. A modern … Continue reading

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