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Making connections: A Poetic Conclusion or Just the Beginning?

As the course draws to a close and we look back to reflect the room begins to spin and my head begins to ache. Not because of the workload, readings or computer screens, but instead the depth of thought provoked … Continue reading

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Rip.Mix.Feed. ToonDoo

For our research project on silent reading, I created an online children’s storybook detailing the stages of internalizing the reading process. That experience led me to think about the immense motivational benefits for literacy through the use of digital story … Continue reading

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Is Technology Turning Back Literacy Time?

In Orality and Literacy (1982) Ong documents the development of writing and its effect on culture by presenting a number of dichotomies between primary oral and “chirographic’ literate cultures. He states that writing transformed our society and re-structured our way … Continue reading

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Emma Sarbit

“Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen The above quote summarizes my reasoning for choosing this photo. For many people, music is a relatable form of text, poetry set to a tune. Many of my students are able to … Continue reading

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