New items of interest

Two new items have appeared that may be of interest to readers…
On June 6, 2017, the PBS Newshour aired a segment on media literacy, featuring a legislator in Washington state who is trying to get legislation passed requiring all schools to teach media literacy. This goal is not explicitly about improving students’ reading, but to the extent that interaction with media usually entails reading, it IS about reading. So, hooray. Here’s a link to the segment, on the PBS website:

Thanks to fellow scholar Ellen Carillo, I have learned that James Paul Gee has published a new book that should be of interest to everyone:

Teaching, Learning, Literacy in Our High-Risk High-Tech World
A Framework for Becoming Human
From Teachers College Press, April 2017.

Both items definitely worth a look!


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