Category Transliteracy

Teens & Texting and Social Media in the Classroom

Check out two new posts over at Libraries and Transliteracy. The first Take the Plunge Integrate Social Media Into the Classroom highlights 4 tips for integrating social media into the classroom. The second Teens, Texting and Social Isolation by fellow contributor Tom Ipri looks at a recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project and a […]

FCC’s Broadband Action Agenda Fails to Address Training and Education

I’ve been following the FCC’s National Broadband Plans since they were sent to Congress.  I’ve been excited about the possibility of the Digital Literacy Corps.  However when reviewing the Broadband Action Agenda I feel a little uneasy.  I see no reference to training or instruction.  While I agree on the importance of access to broadband […]

Libraries and Transliteracy at Computers in Libraries #cil2010

Introduction to Libraries and Transliteracy View more presentations from Bobbi Newman. Presented at Computers in Libraries, Monday April 13th in a session with presentations by Buffy Hamilton & Matt Hamilton (no relation) Promised links and resources: Libraries and Transliteracy Blog – a group blog by Buffy Hamilton– school media specialist, Tom Ipri – academic librarian […]

KLA Libraries and Transliteracy Presentation

I had the honor of presenting about Libraries and Transliteracy at the Kansas Library Association today. Thank you to Beta Phi Mu for bringing me in! As promised here is my presentations and links. Libraries and Translitearcy KLA View more presentations from Bobbi Newman. Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age. Knight Commission on […]

Libraries and Transliteracy Resource List

I have put together a Resources List over at the Libraries and Transliteracy blog.  People often ask me where to start or what to read.  This is a compilation of some of the reports I have read over the last 6 months or so.  I’ve tried to blog many of them on the LaT blog pulling out […]

Howard Rheingold on New Literacies – Crap Detection

This is a long video but worth watching.  Howard Rheingold talks about literacy, information literacy, digital literacy and critical thinking. One of the things that stands out to me is he borrows the term “crap detection” from Ernest Hemingway. So while he is applying it to the internet the importance of critical thinking has been around long […]

Defining Transliteracy For Librarians

I have been asked this question many times by librarians so I am way overdue for this post. Most recently I was asked “….are librarians the people best equipped to define and interpret transliteracy (as opposed to say cognitive scientists, anthropologists, or critical theorists).”  This is a modified version of my original answer. No librarians are probably not […]


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