Dr. Donald J. Leu, at the University of Connecticut discusses New Literacies

more detailed information is available in the book Teaching with the Internet

Donald J. Leu holds the John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology at the University of Connecticut and is President Elect of the National Reading Conference. He is an international expert in the new literacies of Internet technologies and how to best prepare students for these new literacies. He has given invited talks on this topic in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Some of his ideas may be explored in greater detail in these articles:

Leu, D.J. Jr. (2002). Internet Workshop: Making time for literacy. Reading Online. [Article reprinted from the Reading Teacher, 55 (5)]. [Online Serial] Available: http://www.readingonline.org/electronic/RT/2-02_column/

Leu, D.J., Jr. (2001) Internet project: Preparing students for new literacies in a global village. Reading Online. [Article reprinted from the Reading Teacher, 54, 568-585]. [Online Serial] Available: http://www.readingonline.org/electronic/RT/3-01_column/

Leu, D.J., Jr. (2000). Our children's future: Changing the focus of literacy and literacy instruction. Reading Online. [Article reprinted from the Reading Teacher, 53, 424-431]. [Online Serial] Available: http://www.readingonline.org/electronic/RT/focus/

Leu, D.J., Jr., Kinzer, C.K., Coiro, J., Cammack, D. (2004). Toward a theory of new literacies emerging from the Internet and other information and communication technologies. [Article reprinted from R.B. Ruddell & N. Unrau (Eds.), Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading, Fifth Edition(1568-1611).International Reading Association: Newark, DE.] [Online Serial].Available: http://www.readingonline.org/newliteracies/lit_index.asp?HREF=/

Dr. Leu's hompage with contact information and a listing of additional work is located at: http://www.sp.uconn.edu/~djleu/index.html


1 - Integrating Technology
[click links to play video segments]
  1a - New Technologies
1b - Integration of New Literacies
  1c - Emerging Software
  1d - Cyber Guides
  1e - Classroom Management
  1f - Child Safety
  1g - Time Management Models
  1h - Backup Plans
  1i - Concluding Remarks
2,3,4 - Introduction to Models of Internet Use
2 - Internet Workshop
  2a - Introduction to Internet Workshop
  2b - Steps
    2bi - Locate Sites
    2bii - Develop Research Activity
    2biii - Complete Research Activity
    2biv - Share and Exchange
  2c - Assignments in Internet Workshop
  2d - Concluding Remarks
3 - Internet Project
  3a - Introduction to Internet Project
  3b - Web Based Projects
  3c - Spontaneous Projects
  3d - Concluding Remarks
4 - Internet Inquiry
  4a - Introduction to Internet Inquiry
  4b - Question
    4bi - Question Development
  4c - Search
  4d - Analyze
  4e - Compose
  4f - Share
  4g - Example and Concluding Remarks
5 - Communication Beyond the Classroom
  5a - Introduction
  5b - Email
    5bi - Email Use
    5bii - Email Alternative
  5c - Classroom Websites
  5d - Organizing Classroom Websites
  5e - Example of a Classroom Website
  5f - Concluding Remarks
6 - Using the Web as a Resource
  6a - Find Resources
    6ai - Get Reccomendations
    6aii - Locate Central Directories
    6aiii - Use Search Engines
  6b - Evaluate
  6c - Organize
  6d - Internet Benefits
  6e - Concluding Remarks
7 - Struggling Readers
  Donald J. Leu, Jr., Ph.D.
University of Connecticut
Neag School of Education
249 Glenbrook Road,
Storrs, CT 06269-2033