Why do you think some see literacy as singular and others as plural?Last week's Lankshear reading cites Gee as "literacies are bound up in social, institutional, and cultural relationships, and can only be understood when they are situated in their social, cultural, and historical contexts." (12) As an educational policy maker charged with creating consistent and readily quantifiable data, a preference for a singular literacy would naturally create only the types of assessments based on expediency and economic viability. Perhaps singular literacy provides an illusion of control when so many new texts are simply flooding the traditional educational space.  Cling to what they know.  Why would they not when data like this from Coiro's Colombia talk affirms the initial lack of correlation between the offline/ online texts.  Now throw the compounding multiplicity of Hartman's six interacting elements into the mix. The path to leas…

LEAP~ Sherry Turkle

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Sherry Turkle~CV from MIT

                                                  Connected, but Alone 2012 TED Talk

Talks at Google: Reclaiming the Conversation

Work Cited

Dretzin, R. (Producer), & Rushkoff, D., & Dretzin, R. (Writers). (2010). Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier[Video file]. PBS. Retrieved October 10, 2018, from

Turkle, S. (n.d.). Connected, but Alone. Speech presented at TED 2012 in California, Long Beach. Retrieved October 10, 2018, from

Turkle, S. (2015, September 26). Stop Googling. Let’s Talk. The New York Times. Retrieved October 10, 2018, from

Cool Tool Review #1~Read&Write for Google Chrome

Cool Tool~ Read&Write for Google Chrome

Critical Review:

General Description:Read&Write for Google Chrome is an app available in the Chrome store.  There are many solid features to this app to assist in fluency and vocabulary acquisition to ride along a text while reading a text on the Chrome Browser.  Text augmentation via definitions, illustrations, narrations, and text highlights are some of the helpful features.

Tool Features:  This particular feature of R&W is the Collect Highlight.  The reader is able to highlight text in 4 different colors (yellow, green. blue, and pink) and export the text into a new Google doc.  With the proper framing of target words during a reading of a text, word patterns and author strategy and style can emerge easier through this tool.

Affordances: Cited by Castek, the study of Fadel and Lemke observes that, "there is support for the direct manipulation of materials, especially when the learning is complex."  By color banding and expo…

EDC 532 Reading Reflection #1:

What makes a reader strategic (as they make sense of printed text)? How do more strategic readers differ from less strategic readers? In order for the reader to have a strategy, it would require that they understand a purpose for the text the read prior to reading.  This is important to distinguish early as for this writing will only dwell in the instruction of academic reading, not pleasure. A Nabokov lecture titled Good Readers and Good Writers is one of the earliest texts newly initiated AP Language and Composition teacher work through during our College Board Seminars.  Nabokov intuited the basic research findings from our first week’s readings by arguing that"one cannot read a book: one can only reread it. A good reader, a major reader, an active and creative reader is a rereader." In the essay, he reminded his audience that reading is a deliberate act and in order to maximize the true enchantment and art that the great works provide.  What …