Improving Digital Practices for Literacy, Learning, and Justice

Improving Digital Practices for Literacy, Learning, and Justice

Improving Digital Practices for Literacy, Learning, and Justice

Date posted: August 14, 2018

Instead of placing trust in the latest gadget, faith must be placed in the expertise of teachers to sustain classrooms that reflect the contexts of learning that are encountered outside of schools and in the real world.

Improving Digital Practices for Literacy, Learning, and Justice: More Than Just Tools is a new Literacy Leadership Brief from the International Literacy Association.

It includes the following recommendations for moving forward:

  • Build on the skills, passions, and interests that drive student learning outside of school.
  • Connect student writing and production to authentic audiences that can offer useful feedback and assessment.
  • Center youth expertise and interests within classrooms.
  • Be prepared for nondigital instruction when digital resources—inevitably—fail at crucial moments.

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