The Electric Educator: Writing in Three Dimensions!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Writing in Three Dimensions!

I read the following quote in the April edition of the T.H.E. Journal. It was so insightful and contains so much truth that I am compelled to share it with others:
"We're not reading and writing across and down the page anymore. We're reading and writing in three dimensions: across, down, and out, the 'out' being hyperlinks. It's a whole different kind of literacy; it's a whole different kind of writing; it's a whole different kind of reading. It's a type of literacy that can't be done anywhere else but on the web." 
-James Yap, director of instructional technology and data management for Ramapo Central School District, Hillburn, NY. 

In "Facebook Training Wheels" by Jennifer Demski, T.H.E. Journal, April 2009


  1. I think this is a great description of the shift that is happening in learning. It isn't enough to simply write a paper or read a book. Learning can stretch in many directions, not in a straight line, and involves connections with others around the world. Many teachers don't see the difference or the possibilities.


Thanks for contributing to my blog. I enjoy being a part of the conversation and do my best to respond to comments and questions that are posted.