Writing and New Media | Newberry

Writing and New Media

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

9:30 am-12:30 pm

Matthew Pearson, DePaul University
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Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

While some scholars and critics disparage the rise of new media for communication like text messaging, Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, others praise these media as exciting and worthwhile technologies for written communication. This seminar will take up this debate and examine what evidence exists to support claims that these media are negatively or positively effecting young people as they develop as writers. Much of the seminar will focus on how to leverage our students’ participation in these forms of communication to help them grow as writers and readers ready to navigate the changing nature of literate practices. We will also discuss and practice with some forms of online writing that are most pedagogically useful for teachers and students, like blogs and ePortfolios.

Cost and Registration Information 

For registration information please contact Charlotte Wolfe at wolfec@newberry.org