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Using Multiliteracies in the Classroom

In Web 2.0 and Emergent Multiliteracies, Bryan Alexander (2008) discusses the use of Web 2.0 tools in classrooms in order to meet the needs of today’s digital native students. One of the digital strategies he looks at is social software … Continue reading

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Digital Story and Augmented Photos

I am including a digital story about my family that I created for ETEC565. I used it with my kindergarten students to introduce the concept of family groups. I uploaded my own photos to and turned them into cartoon … Continue reading

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The Future of the Book

By annebeau | View this Toon at ToonDoo | Create your own Toon The first chapter of Jay David Bolter’s book, Writing Space: Computers, Hypertext and the Remediation of Print, points out that “today we are living in the late … Continue reading

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The Invention of the Ballpoint Pen and its Effect on Literacy

Ballpoint pens are everywhere! People keep them in their purse, book bags, cars, desks, offices and in classrooms. They are both, affordable and portable. Whenever you need to write something down, a ballpoint pen can usually be found somewhere close … Continue reading

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More Blessings than Burdens

In Postman’s book, Technopoly, he warns us of the dangers of technology. He begins chapter one with the story of Thamus speaking to Theuth about the invention of writing. Thamus feared that writing would cause people to rely on it … Continue reading

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The Change of Technology

I came across this poem about technology by James S. Huggins. I thought it was not only humorous, but showed how technology has changed and will continue to change over time. Technology and terms used in technology are always changing. … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on “Text”

When searching for a phrase that represents the meaning of text, I came across this statement by James Elkin that seemed to sum up my view of what text is. He stated that, ” ‘Text’ refers to anything which is … Continue reading

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Anne Beaumaster – Today’s Learner

Hello! My name is Anne Beaumaster and I live in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland. Although I am originally from New Brunswick, my family as lived in Newfoundland for 18 years and consider it our home. I currently teach kindergarten to … Continue reading

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