Also as a caveat in my Pecha Flickr I often conflated alphabetic principle and print awareness. Teaching is improv. You are prone to occasional oversight.
What do we know from research? Evidence does suggest comprehension is higher in print over pixel. Students may perform better on writing measures when given a word processor.
We don’t know how much variance there are in SBAC scores due to tech fluency. This data could and should be made public.
We also know the world of literacy has shifted massively in the last thirty years. We have a responsibility to teach both print and pixel
When we first started blogging in my class about Mythology in 2006 my goal was never to have you recite the Parthenon. I wanted you to compare strategy use when moving from print to screen. We went and identified markers of credibility to try and decide what makes information useful and truthful. I then had you put this all together by developing a fictitious culture and their creation myth. Finally everyone designed rudimentary “Choose Your Own Adventure” games using action buttons in PPT.
The point isn’t about what leads to better literacy computers or tablets. The point is literacy is technology.
Twitter is a great place for educators. We have carved out a great place. I found out about you mentioning my post from a webmention. It’s part of the #IndiewWeb @WordPress plug-ins We discussed.