From Last Time:

  • Get or bring two definitions of literacy (to share with the class)
  • ReadBaron in the Reading Library
  • Write Your first weekly reflection (Over the Lindemann reading only); assignment and submission are in Blackboard.

Today's Daily Agenda

1. Attendance, discussing autobiographical essays.

2. NO COMPUTERS TODAY. SCREEN MUST BE OFF. All class work must be done using the number two pencil I provide you.

3. Writing time: Free topic.

  • Pair share
  • What did you write about?

4. General questions about life, the universe, and everything?

5. Share definitions of literacy that you brought

  • Discussion
  • Choose some
  • Textbook definition

6. Reflections.

  • Questions
  • Discuss two examples

7. Baron readings?
Stages of technology

  • restricted function
  • mediated for the public
  • wide adoption

Humanists and technology

  • Writing as tech
    • Initial distrust
    • Early systems
    • Not spoken language--different function

Writing's effects

  • "Great divide"
  • Authentication


  • Pencils
  • The Phone
  • Computer


  • Old technologies become invisible
  • Origin of pencil (and rubbers)
  • Trailing edge
  • These changes happen and become the norm

8. In your journal, apply Baron's "Three Stages" to smartphone technology

9. Discuss the first major assignment.

  • Attach:3303LLA.doc
  • This is also now available in BB
  • Peer Review Oct 14; it is due the 17th.

10. Next time:

  • Read Brice Heath in the Reading Library
  • Write, in your journal, on one of the "Reflecting on your experience as a Reader" on page 2 of your Literacy Autobiography Assignment. You will answer roll by reading aloud what you have written.