Welcome to NewLits.org

NewLits.org is a wiki space created to collaboratively develop a rich range of specialist resources for middle school language arts/literacy educators (typically Grades 5 to 8). These resources focus variously and broadly on new literacies and digital technologies.

New literacies” in the sense used here are literacy practices mediated by digital technologies (e.g., blogging, gaming, social networking), or that are newly recognized as literacies due to their increased ubiquity as a practice (e.g., fanfiction writing, live action role-plays) More...

Contributing Authors

A key component of this wiki is a set of commissioned papers from authorities within the field of new literacies. These papers can be access here:

Finding your way around this wiki

We're still in the process of organizing the menu at the left to make it easier to find things; for now, this listing below will help get you started. Do feel free to register and edit/add content to this wiki!

Classroom-based accounts of new literacies in action

Thematic approaches to using new literacies in classrooms

Resource and how-to pages

Get Involved

One way of becoming involved in this wiki is to click on the red "discussion" tab at the top right-hand corner of each screen and have your say in response to what you've read/viewed/listened to on that page (just click on the tab and you're away).


The materials on this wiki have a "creative commons" license (i.e., Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States for details) which means you can use all the materials on this wiki freely for non-profit purposes and with proper attribution to the original creator of the resource(s).

NewLits.org Contacts

If you would like to know more about this project, or have suggestions to make, here is someone to contact.