There’s Literacy and There are Contemporary Literacies

Where did these come from? ┬áVia Twitter, I came across the idea from┬áMrs. Baldwin and her class at Anastasis Academy to use the memo below (claimed to be given to Apple employees on their first day of work) as inspiration to do some end-of-semester reflection in a content area literacy and language development course on what it means to be literate. Above are some of … Continue reading There’s Literacy and There are Contemporary Literacies

Social Media and Language Democratization in Egypt

The following is a Guest Post from my good friend and a great scholar, Janine Jones, a doctoral student in modern Middle East intellectual history at The University of Texas at Austin. It stems from conversations we have had sharing the interests that cross our disciplines—language, literacies, equity, education. Among linguists, Arabic is commonly classified as a diglossic language*. In other words, written Arabic, the … Continue reading Social Media and Language Democratization in Egypt