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Why Do We Need New Literacy’s?

Why Do We Need New Literacy’s?. Understanding New Literacy’s will enable our educator’s to help students become more familiar with advancing technologies which can be highly beneficial for them even after they are done with their schooling.

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Why Do We Need New Literacy’s?

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  1. Why Do We Need New Literacy’s? • Understanding New Literacy’s will enable our educator’s to help students become more familiar with advancing technologies which can be highly beneficial for them even after they are done with their schooling. • http://www.newhorizons.org/strategies/literacy/riesland.htm • "one could say that its fundamental purpose is to ensure that all students benefit from learning in ways that allow them to participate fully in public, community, and economic life." (1996)..Erin Riesland

  2. New Literacy's in a changing world • What is a new literacy? • http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=263 • .pdf • New Literacy’s are essential to know and understand especially today because of how technologically oriented the world is becoming. • http://www2.scholastic.com/content/collateral_resources/pdf/a/administrator_marapr05_pdfs_put_new_lit_to_work.pdf

  3. Smartboard • Interactive Whiteboard • Can be used with any subject • Allows instructors to put present information that is interactive and students can use • http://smarttech.com/

  4. Inspiration • Create visual diagrams for language arts, science, math, social studies • Supports Visual learners • Teachers can create for classroom students • Students can use for studying, projects, organization • http://www.inspiration.com/

  5. Costs of Literacies • The typical budget for Education systems has dramatically decreased, making new Literacies too costly now more than ever: Higher Education

  6. Costs of Some New and Old Literacies • Standard Classroom Whiteboard ≈ $440 • Standard Classroom Chalkboard ≈ $350 • Classroom Projector ≈ $750 - $5,000 • Smartboard ≈ $2,500 • Interactive Monitors ≈ $1,000 - $2,000 • Projection Screen ≈ $4,000 - $6,000 • Audience Response System≈ $800 - $1600 Individual Click Pads ≈ $45.00 Standard Costs of Literacies

  7. Visual Literacy and the Classroom • “More and more students are turning to PowerPoint or equivalent programs for classroom presentations. These students are pushing their classmates to compete and setting classroom precedents. The speed at which technology is altering classroom communication is overwhelming. The time to address visual media literacy is now”(Riesland). Emily Riesland

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