Assessing New Literacies

Assessing New Literacies

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New literacies, globally popular among children and adolescents in and out of school contexts, are challenging educators and institutions to rethink pedagogies. As educators begin to embrace the pedagogical possibilities of multimodal texts and digital practices, they are exploring the complexities of assessing these new literacies. The essays in this book explore what it means to assess the sophisticated textual engagements of new literacies, including reading and writing online, social networking, gaming, multimodal composing, and creating virtual identities. Chapters offer practical examples of new literacies, and examine how assessment provides insight into the diverse ways in which language is conceived, valued, and used to inform the literate lives of its twenty-first century users. Scholars and educators will find this collection full of rich understanding of the assessment concerns raised by new communication practices, youth culture, digital engagements, and semiotic content with the students and to set the stage for comic creation: Melissa: Where did Vesey live? Student 1: Charleston ... [The other plot occurred in Santo Domingo in 1791 and was successful.] Melissa: So you need to create a 6 slide comic that would teach 3rd graders about Denmark Vesey. You have to summarize what happens to him. You need to include words and pictures. If you cana#39;t drawanbsp;...

Title:Assessing New Literacies
Author:Anne Burke, Roberta F. Hammett
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2009


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