Lessening the Resistance. John Gravener, John Guelcher, Kathleen Klompien, and Andrea Verschaeve. Lessening the Resistance. Technology is inescapable. Traditional methods to teaching, and the teaching of literacy, will no longer hold.
John Gravener, John Guelcher, Kathleen Klompien, and Andrea Verschaeve
Literacy separates in a way orality does not.
Lists allowed people to view their worlds differently.
Computer literacy = another discourse community.
We use new technologies to do things such as:
When we encourage student use of technology, we prepare them to navigate through a global economy.
In the 19th Century, those in power determined access to literacy.
Sponsors of literacy encourage or hinder student success.
As teachers, we can…
Keep students out
Allow students access
English depts. Must shift their paradigms concerning technology.
The dawning of a technological age allows us to gain perspective.