History of Literacy




I can define literacy as a social practice.
I can compare the affordances of digital texts and tools.
I can make an infographic depicting the history of literacy.


Baron, D. (2000). From pencils to pixels: The stages of literacy technology. Retrieved from: http://www.english.illinois.edu/-people-/faculty/debaron/essays/pencils.htm

boyd, d. (2014). It’s Complicated: the social lives of networked teens. Yale University Press. Chapters 1 and 2.

Ellis, K., Rosenfeld, L., Borovy, A. E., Keely, D., Painter, S., & Sutherland, K. (2011). Big thinkers: Sasha Barab on new-media engagement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GBDAaXEvDo

Oral Path. (2001). A Bit of History of Writing and Books. Retrieved from: http://www.oralpath.com/BOOKS/AboutBooks.htm

Hamilton, B. (2011). The world is my textbook: Participatory learning and New Media for connecting, creating, and collaborating with students. Retrieved from: http://www.slideshare.net/buffyjhamilton/the-world-is-my-textbook-participatory-learning-and-new-media-for-connecting-creating-and-collaborating-with-students-8233311

History of the World. Retrieved from: http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab33


Read Chapters 1 and 2 of boyd and annotate.

Watch Big Thinkers and annotate.

Write a blog post about the stuff and space of digital learning.

Create and share your timeline with the class.