The New Literacies

"The New Literacies" is an article on the Reading Rockets website. The article describes the need to teach students specific strategies and skills for reading on the Internet, describes instructional models being studied by the New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut, and highlights initiatives to support Internet and online learning in schools in Finland, Ireland, and other countries, as well as in states and districts in the United States.

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This article provides a helpful overview of the need to teach students to be critical readers of information they read online. Educators might be especially interested to read about state and district efforts to incorporate the new literacies as part of the K-12 teaching and learning. At the end of the article, there are links to websites of some of schools and school districts, the New Literacies Research Team, and other organizations with relevant resources.