Sunday, March 21, 2010

new literacies project

The New Literacy that I have picked to investigate is emotional literacy. Emotional literacy consists of recognizing your individual feelings as well as recognizing others feelings and emotions. Part of that literacy is to be able to communicate those feelings in a productive manner. It is important to be able to relay your emotions and recognize those of others to be able to get support and to understand. It is important to be aware of all the different emotions that one can have. Being able to express how you feel is so important to build relationships. It is also a tool that can be used for ESL learners. Emotions are universal and something that everyone everywhere can recognize. Even if you don’t speak the same language or have the same culture emotions are still the same throughout.

The technology that I decided to use is through a Wiki. Throughout TE 401 and 402 we have been exposed to and used wikis. Before this year the only time I had heard the word Wiki was in relation to Wikepedia on the internet. By exploring a Wiki I am exploring a part of technology that is becoming more and more relevant in today's society. Wiki's are a useful space to put a lot of information in a easily accessible space. Unlike a file folder or a drawer this Wiki makes it easy to store a lot of information.

What I need to be successful is exploration is to be able to have some time in class as well as out of class to work on it. I would like to be able to converse with my peers and be able to ask questions to make sure that I am on the right track.

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