Finally finished posting (e.g., gave up on) my Computers and Writing Online 2005 presentation, "From Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine to The Secret Blog of Raisin Rodriguez
." It turns out that I made some major mistakes in preparing for the presentationlike not bringing any of the picture books with me. They are really important to establish some of the points, and I didn't have them on hand as I was writing.
Another problem is that I just didn't have time to do what I wanted to with social communication in these books. So many are now including e-mails, IMs, blogs. It's a topic that I really want to explore in depth, but I ended up just giving up. There wasn't time to go into the detail that I wanted to, so I decided it would wait for the future. I need to get the reviews on all of the books up to begin with I think. After that, I can go back and rewrite that section of the presentation. For now, this has to be good enough.
Tags: children's literature |
computers in fiction |
juvenile fiction |
technological literacy |