5. New Literacies of the Internet
How has the Internet changed traditional views of literacy instruction? What reading strategies are necessary to comprehend text on the Internet? What challenges do teachers face in providing instruction in the new literacies in grades 3-5? In this session, literacy expert Donald Leu addresses the reading and writing strategies required for using the Internet and how these new literacies are changing the way we teach. You will learn how to integrate technology into your literacy curriculum and enhance literacy learning in your classroom.
"To be newly literate means to take advantage of the information resources that are on the Internet, and that requires new reading and writing skills. These new literacies are central to our students' futures. Their futures are going to be defined by their ability to read, write, and communicate within networked information environments."
John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology
University of Connecticut
At the end of this session, you will better understand how to:
- organize your curriculum and instruction to meet the demands of the new literacies
- integrate technology into your content-area curriculum
- provide equal access to computer use for all of your students
- teach your students to critically read and evaluate information on the Internet
- ensure safe use of the Internet in your classroom
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