Blog Prompt # 8

Blog Prompt # 8: for the date of Friday, March 2

This prompt asks you to consider the intersection between technology and literacy in education. Note: once again, I ask you to embrace your inner 4 year-old and have a bit of fun with the exercise.

Take a look at this video containing a clip from an episode of the popular children’s television show “Sesame Street” in which Elmo learns about computers, keeping in mind the conversations we have had about the ways in which the integration of technology into the classroom has altered the ways in which students, particularly elementary school-aged students, learn to master the basic skills of reading and writing.

After watching the video, respond to the following: In what ways does this scene endeavor to integrate computer technology into the overall learning outcomes of “Sesame Street”? In what ways does it attempt to establish a clear connection between computers and literacy, and how effectively are those connections established?

Reminder: responding to this prompt is mandatory; failure to respond will result in a 0 and a deduction from your class participation grade. Please respond to this prompt by midnight on Saturday, March 10

About Francesca Marinaro

Instructor of English/PhD. Candidate, Department of English, University of Florida
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