Transliteracy: Do you have it?

[tweetmeme] Thanks to tools like the WordPress analytics tool, Google Analytics and HootSuite I can gauge how many people visit my blog, website and Twitter feed, which sites refer the most readers, most popular posts, etc.

When it comes to referrals, I am eternally grateful to sites like  Web English Teacher, FreeReading, Reading Rockets and the Reading Tub (amongst many others) for continuing to send large amounts of traffic to this blog and for sharing so many wonderful posts and literacy resources themselves. It is so wonderful that from Dubai, I can connect with literacy-lovers from around the world!

Yesterday, I noticed two new referral sites that I thought I would share simply because their content was so useful to me!

The transliteracy sideshow above by librarian Bobbi Newman and featured on library professional Gena Hasket’s post on BlogHer is an excellent presentation to share with educators, learners, librarians and parents on the importance of transliteracythe ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media. Thanks Gena for recommending that readers think about and promote transliteracy. And, thank you for sending readers here to this blog!

I would also like to give a shout out to the American Association of School Librarians for including a link to this blog in the School Library Media Specialist’s Roll in Reading Toolkit. If you are looking for toolkits and advocacy materials for helping parents, teachers and others understand the importance of transliteracy, digital literacy, information literacy, etc., make sure to view all of the toolkits on the American Association of School Librarians’ site.

Thinking about transliteracy…





10 Responses to “Transliteracy: Do you have it?”

  1. 1 R. Campbell November 5, 2009 at 2:24 am

    I find this topic and presentation timely as I work in the field of family literacy ( ). The ability to read the written word is foundation to all learning including communication through multiple platforms. No doubt, teaching transliteracy skills to new readers, learners and families participating as a unit of learners in family literacy programs needs to be integrated in every lesson we create. Bobbi’s thoughts and simple presentation above drives home the importance of integrating technology in all that we teach. Kudos!

  2. 2 Jeff Barger November 9, 2009 at 6:30 am

    This is a terrific slide presentation. I plan on sharing it with a group of parents this week. Thank you for this valuable resource.

  3. 3 Bobbi Newman December 10, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing my slideshow, I’m glad you enjoyed it and even happier to hear more people are thinking about transliteracy!

  4. 5 marilyn March 13, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. Well, so far I had some activities done for so many years and I can add more if it is still applicable on my time table and if accepted. Education is a real continuous process of learning.

  5. 6 Meghna Srivastava March 14, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Thanks ….time for all of us to start working on it

  6. 7 muhammad ata March 16, 2010 at 12:27 am

    thank you i hope that i can do this with my student

  7. 8 marilyn March 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    I am really enjoying it and I learned more about it, so may things to do things and hoping to adopt it wherever I will go. You are all a real educators.

  8. 9 Alsayed Qotb March 17, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Thanks for all. I’m so happy to meet all members in the RAK Teachers Network workshop. I think that I’ll learn new teaching ways.

  9. 10 wail muhammad alkadri March 22, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Great. I think its the time to work or we lose.

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