Published on March 16, 2014
By Diana Nova
Concept of Text Traditionally Now Traditionally, texts used to develop literacy have been “written messages and symbols” in printed material as books and magazines (Larson, 2009). Text “a unit of communication that may take the form of something written down but also a chunk of discourse, for example speech, a conversation, a radio program, a TV advert, text messaging, a photo in a newspaper, and so on” (Evans, 2005).
Literacies Traditional Literacy New Literacies “The condition of being able to read and write” (López et all, 2011). “New literacies include abilities, strategies, and comprehension needed to profit from the rapidly changing information and communication technologies that constantly arise” (Leu, 2002 - p.313).
S.E.A.R.C.H. Set a purpose for searching. Employ effective search strategies. Analyze search-engine results. Read critically and sythesize information. Cite your sources. How successful was your search? (Henry, 2006)
S.E.A.R.C.H. Setting a purpose narrow down a topic to investigate offer guidance and focus before start. Employ effective search strategies activate prior knowledge know how to use key words effectively Analyze search-engine results read strategically and concisely to prevent stress use skimming & scanning for relevance of webpage
S.E.A.R.C.H. Read critically and synthesize information Evaluate information on the Internet for its authenticity and for its relevancy (Brandt, 1997). Determine if the source is reliable or reputable. * Identify the author or institution associated with website. * Identify purpose of the website * Identify the intended audience * Identify the appropriate copyright data * Identify if the information meets the needs of original purpose of investigation/research. Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus example
S.E.A.R.C.H. Cite your sources. Be aware of the appropriate procedures for documenting the information that is used. http://citationmachine.net/index2.php * MLA Modern Language Association * APA American Psychological Association http://www.icesi.edu.co/biblioteca/images/manual_para_aplicar_no rmas_icontec_a_los_trabajos_de_grado.pdf Fundación Universitaria Luis Amigó (Sitio Web Oficial).:La realización del ser humano, el compromiso que sabemos cumplir. How successful was your search? Reflection on the search process * Identify strategies used for the search. * Decide if in the future, use same strategies or not.
References Brandt, S.D. (1997). Constructivism: Teaching for understanding on the Internet. Communications of the ACM, 40 (112-116). Evans, J. (2005). The changing nature of literacy in the twenty-first century. In J. Evans (Ed.), Literacy moves on: Popular culture, ne technologies, and critical lieracy in the elementary classroom (pp. 1-12). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann (as cited in Larson, L. (2009). Digital literacies. e-Reading and e-responding: New Tools for the next generation of readers, 53(3), 255-258. doi: 10.1598/JAAL.53.3.7) Henry, L.A. (2006). SEARCHing for An Answer: The Critical Role of New Literacies While Reading on the Internet. The Reading Teacher 59(7). Pp.614-627.
References Larson, L. (2009). Digital literacies. e-Reading and e- responding: New Tools for the next generation of readers, 53(3), 255-258. doi: 10.1598/JAAL.53.3.7 Leu, D.J., Jr. (2002). The New Literacies: Research on Reading Instruction with the Internet in Farstrup, A.E. and Samuels, S. J. (Eds.) (2002) What Research Has to Say about Reading Instruction. Newark: International Reading Association. pp. 310-336. López, A., Encabo, E. and Jerez, I. (2011) Digital Competence and Literacy: Developing New Narrative Formats. The “Dragon Age: Origins” Videogame. Competencia Digital y literacidad: nuevos formatos narrativos en el videojuego “Dragon Age: Orígenes”. Scientific Journal of Media Literacy 18(36). pp. 165-170.
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