Considering Changes in Literacy Education Across New Technologies

Literate Event or Social Practice
Traditional Technologies
New Technologies
Benefits of New Technologies
Challenges with New Technologies

Visual Entertainment

Go to the Movies

Stream videos on phone or tablet
Rent a DVD
Buy movie online

Immediate Access
More portable
Can do it more often
Done in home

Not as social
Smaller screens = less impact

Personal Communication

Advertising Products

Listening to Music

You can see from this chart that there are benefits and challenges associated with every change in technology we are confronted with. Fill it in and see where this takes you. This chart will be featured in my new book from Heinemann in 2015 entitled:
The Reading Workshop 2.0: Teaching Reading in the Digital Age


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