Special Report: The Changing Face of Literacy

There has never been a generation of young people more immersed in digital media than this one, many of whom learned to use a mobile device before they even started school. This special report examines how literacy instruction is changing in the digital age, from learning to sound out words in elementary school to grappling with “Macbeth” in high school.
It finds that, while experts quibble over what it means to be digitally literate, they agree on one thing: even the youngest children should be learning literacy with a mix of print and digital texts.


The Changing Face of Literacy

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Is the digital revolution transforming literacy instruction in the nation’s schools? Should it? In a new report, Education Week takes a look.
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For educators, digital literacy means much more than learning to read online. Here's a guide to understanding it.
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Most experts agree that even the very youngest students should be learning with a mix of print and digital texts.
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The Common Core State Standards allow for technology use in the classroom, but they don't make a big push for teaching digital literacy, some literacy experts say.
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Can iPads, social media apps, and digital reading platforms help teenagers better engage with a 500-year-old literary classic?
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Some experts predicted that e-books and digital devices would turn print books into relics, but that hasn’t happened—at least not yet.
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While it deals primarily in print books, a new app presents yet another angle on how digital technology is changing literacy instruction in schools.
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School librarians increasingly find themselves teaching students how to navigate and consume information online—and helping teachers embed those skills into the curriculum.
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