Author Archives: Lynette Manton

Weaving It Together

Bayeux Tapestry: The Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of the events leading up to the invasion of England by William the Conqueror and it is actually embroidered cloth and  a mixture of words and images.   This course has been challenging, … Continue reading

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Commentary #3 – Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Are we designing social futures in Canada?

                                                         Pedagogy of Multiliteracies In 1996, the New London Group created a manifesto … Continue reading

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So many toys, so little time…

I have used, or read about, quite a few of these tools in my MET courses and also in my teaching.  I decided to try something new and created an avatar – My digital self.  It was easy and free … Continue reading

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Commentary #2 –The Electronic Book: what is next?

The electronic book described by Jay Bolter (2001) in Chapter 5 of Writing Space:  Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print is the latest form of technology on which we record our words in a line of technological devices that … Continue reading

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The Origins of Silent Reading and Punctuation

The shift from oral to silent reading and the addition of punctuation influenced reading, writing and education in profound ways. Please find our joint research project on this blog! Lynette Manton and Leonora Zefi

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Commentary #1 The Virtual Library, dream or reality?

                                      Internet users in the modern Library of Alexandria “The “virtual library” is a dream that many share, something many have imagined … Continue reading

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The Meaning of TECHNOLOGY

“The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery For me, technology is any kind of tool imagined, made and used by humans to change their natural … Continue reading

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The Meaning of TEXT

  After a few days of exploring the meaning of text and looking for ways to express my definition through words, image or video, I finally found this picture.  For me, text is a representation of language and serves as … Continue reading

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New definition meets old

I chose this picture because I love the contrast shown for the meaning of TEXT: it is a word with many meanings being applied to something most of us do every day on our phones. Better yet, we are asked … Continue reading

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