Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups. As society and technology change, so does literacy. Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the 21st century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies. From the NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacy
Everything Old is New Again: Using 21st Century Literacies to Engage All Learners Web Seminar
In preparation for Digital Learning Day, February 5, 2014, NCTE recommends the following resources to help you integrate technology in instruction in ways that are meaningful and authentic to your classroom.
NCLE: Examining 21st Century Literacies21st-Century Students Demand a Balanced, More Inclusive Canon
Voices from the Middle
, September 2013
Digital Learning Is Not about the What but about the How
Plugging In: What Technology Brings to the English/Language Arts Classroom
Voices from the Middle, March 2004
No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t WaitDigital Literacy is Central to Writing InstructionCreating Your Digital Writing Workshop
English Journal, July 2013
On Demand Web SeminarExamining Digital Literacy Practices on Social Network Sites
Research in the Teaching of English, August 2012
Lesson Plans for Developing Digital LiteraciesTeachers as Co-Learners in the Digital Age
Presents a new set of lessons designed to help you integrate a variety of digital applications into the courses and units you’re already teaching.
Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students
Sara Kajder examines ways in which teachers and students co-construct new literacies through Web 2.0 technology-infused instructional practices.
Being Intentional in Using Web 2.0 Tools to Support Professional Learning#nctechat archive
Resources on Digital Learning from ReadWriteThink.org