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O'Byrne, W. Ian – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
The Internet is the dominant text of this generation, and through intentional use it may provide opportunities for the critical literacy infused pedagogy. As we consider the online and offline literacy practices that our students will need as future events warrant, the one constant is change. This requires a continual re-defining, and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Critical Thinking, Internet, Media Literacy
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Drew, Sally Valentino – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is the latest effort to reform education through standards. This article examines how the Standards promise to prepare students for the changing world of the 21st century, yet do not consider the changing nature of literacy--especially the centrality of the Internet as a 21st century text, and online…
Descriptors: State Standards, Literacy Education, Literacy, Educational Change
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Hagood, Margaret C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
The film "No Impact Man" tells the story of 40-something Colin Beavan, his wife Michelle Conlin, their 2-year-old daughter Isabella, and dog Frankie and their decision to go "off the grid" in an effort to have no personal net impact on the environment for a year while living in New York City. The film highlights the family's struggles to stay true…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Holistic Approach, Nonprint Media, Literacy Education
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Dockter, Jessica; Haug, Delainia; Lewis, Cynthia – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
We show how coauthor, Delainia Haug, and her students use Web 2.0 technologies in educational and empowering ways. We offer an account of Delainia's purposes for her curriculum, along with units of study and students' responses to this curriculum. We argue that the curriculum, which focused on media analysis and production, engaged students--many…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Creativity, Information Technology
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O'Brien, David; Scharber, Cassandra – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
Today we thrive on an abundance of relatively cheap computing power and have the luxury of wasting most of it. It is quickly becoming not only possible but also financially sound, for educators to significantly complement, supplement, or even replace traditional print curricula with digital print and media, online curricula and websites, and…
Descriptors: Internet, Printed Materials, Nonprint Media, Online Courses
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Tarasiuk, Tracy J. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
Today's adolescent student is thriving in a world where information and communication technology (ICT) encourages literate practices. These practices, described and theorized by studies of the new literacies, are not encouraged or supported in most school settings where traditional notions of literacy still dominate. Students in grades 6-8 at a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Media Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Internet
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Knobel, Michele; Lankshear, Colin – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2009
The Internet is becoming an interactive and collaborative experience. Popular social software used to interact with the Internet includes blogs and microblogs for keeping track of things that interest you or for letting others know what you're up to (www.blogger.com, www.livejournal.com, twitter.com) and sites like Facebook for bringing together…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Information Literacy, Internet
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Tan, Lynde; Guo, Libo – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2009
We argue that the literacy landscape today demands that teachers understand what language is and that it is important for both teachers and students to develop the metalanguage to negotiate multimodal texts. We present our exploratory study in a Singapore high school whereby a multiliteracies curriculum was designed and implemented. We describe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Literacy, Information Technology