In the past there has been a sole focus on
traditional methods of print in the cars room, however with the technology so
rapidly evolving new conceptions of reading and wringing have emerge. Because
the internet was so rapidly adopted over so many places, teachers must confront this new type of literary. While most schools today have internet
access the average student in the
are problems and challenges with trying to bring new literacies into the
classroom, the teacher can over come these challenges if they realize the
importance of these new literacies and embrace the changes that come with it.
This article, "Literacy Instruction with Digital and Media Technologies" by
Diane Barone, and Todd E. Wright, focuses one teacher that has successfully intergraded
technology into his classroom. Todd Wright is a teacher at Fernely Elementary,
The question on everyone's mind of course, is if this new technology increases student leaning. A lot of the new literacy skills not those that are assessed on standared test so it is hare to measure the additional knowledge that the students might have gained. Since 2002 Fernley has made adequate yearly progress every year.
All in all Todd's class room exemplify integrating new literacies into the classroom. We know from our reading and class lecture that it is really important to teach student use of new literacies that come with technology. Solely using paper and pencil is highly impractical for preparing students for the world we live in to day. Even though students are not assessed on the skills that new literacies bring, it is still important to teach them. A good literacy teacher can certainly prepare students for standardized test using these new literacies.