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Why Johnny Can't Read: A Conversation About What It Means to Be Literate...Today

David Jakes, Laura Deisley
Session Four
Room 204

Nicholas Carr argues that we live in The Shallows. Clay Shirky writes that the literary world is now losing its normative hold on culture. So, is literacy changing? As we incorporate connective technologies in our classrooms, are the skills associated with deep reading and critical thinking being lost? What does it mean to be literate in 2010 and beyond?