NCTE: Digital Literacies, Defined

I was intrigued by the lengthy explorations of Digital Literacies by NCTE, in an update some time back on how it defines the concept.

There is a lot to dig into with the published definition, expanding the notions of what literacies are and how interconnected it is with so many other elements (social, contextual, access, etc.).

As a bit of curation for my own benefit, I went through and dug out passages that resonated with my personal thinking on the topic.

(Note: This was stuck in my draft bin for quite a bit of time but it still has resonance for me)

Peace (in explorations of the digital),

  1. I wish I got the same vibe from their definitions. Is what I do a digital literacy practice? You? The driving force is not “digital”, it is creative play. Tools for creative play. That is what I think of as a teacher. I am not optimistic about this definition. It seems like it is academic speech in search of a doctorate and a tenure home and not a hammer handle. Give me a hammer handle any day. Why? Because it’s got a hammer on the end.

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