Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Literacy in the 21st Century

I recently read Is Google Making Us Stupid? an article that appeared in the Atlantic magazine.  Despite the harsh-sounding title, it is a thought-provoking article  touching on issues which have yet to be sufficiently researched.  Soon after that I watched an IDEO video called The Future of the Book which shows the power of new tools that will change literacy as we now think of it.

Flickr photo by cindiann
For fun, be sure to watch the hilarious Youtube video clip Introducing the Book.


Tyrian Archer said...

I have used that "introduction to the book" video to talk about the medieval manuscript tradition in my Latin and Greek classes. Thanks for sharing the link!

Maryanne said...

That video gives us a whole new perspective on "newness", doesn't it!