Digital Literacy: Be Not Afraid!

Online Resources

Digital Citizenship and Safety Course (free), by Google for Education
Bloch, J. (2007). Abdullah's Blogging: A Generation 1.5 Student enters the Blogosphere. Language Learning & Technology, 11.
Electronic Village Online (Free 5-week courses that are offered by TESOL CALL Interest Section each January and February)
Groothuis, Douglas. In Praise of ‘Paper Space.' (interesting comments at the end)
How E-Reading Threatens Learning in the Humanities (by Naomi S. Baron) This piece includes an interesting discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of e-texts.
Learning2gether: (Online community of English teachers who meet weekly to teach one another)
Tenure and the End of the Three-Ring Binder: Lessons from making the transition from paper to digitized promotion files (by Patricia Aufderheide)
Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us
McVeigh, Joe. " Empowering your Students with Media Literacy " American English Webinar Series.
Surman, Mark and M. McDermott. "We're Not Teaching the Web Correctly." (op-ed)
4 Ways to Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps in the Classroom
Bonsor, Kevin. "How Augmented Reality Works."
The Ultimate Guide to Augmented Reality Technology
Augmented Reality in Education
Clark, Tim. "Content Curation Strategies for Digital Learning"
Trucano, Michael. " Will technology replace teachers? No, but ..."

Mubin, Omar, and M. Ahmad. "Why Teachers Shouldn't Fear Robots Taking Over Their Jobs"
Spencer, John. "11 Reasons Teachers Aren’t Using Technology #edchat #edtech"
Smerling, Natasha, "Why teachers will never be replaced by robots"

Printed Resources

  Bax, S., 2003. CALL – past, present and future. System 31 (1), 13–28.
  Benini, S. and L. Murray. (2014). Challenging Prensky's Characterization of Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants in a Real-World Classroom Setting. In J. P. Guikenna and L. Williams (Eds). Digital Literatcies in Foreign and Second Language Education. San Marcos: CALICO.
  Bloch, J. and M. J. Wilkinson. (2014) Teaching Digital Literacies. Alexandria: TESOL.
  Cuban, L. (2001). Oversold and Underused: Computers in the Classroom. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  Dudeney, Gavin, N. Hockly, and M. Pegrum. (2013). Digital Literacies. Harlow, England: Pearson.
  Erstad, L. (2010). Citizens navigating in literate worlds. In M. Thomas (*Ed.) Deconstructing digital natives: Young people, technology and the new literacies (pp. 99-118). New York, NY: Taylor and Francis.
  Levy, M.; Hubbard, P. (2005). "Why call CALL "CALL"?". Computer Assisted Language Learning. 18 (3): 143–149.
  Pegrum, Mark. (2009). From Blogs to Bombs: The Future of Digital Technologies in Education. UWA Publishing: Western Australia.
  Prensky, M. (2001). Digital natives, digital immigrants. On the Horizon, 9(5). Also available at
  Standage, Tom. (1998). The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers. The Berkley Publishing Group: New York.
  Wan Ng (2012). Can we teach digital natives digital literacy? Computers & Education 59 (2012) 1065-1078.


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