Rubric for New Literacies-Related Technologies

by León De la Rosa Carrillo

Technology Brief Description Level
(Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Accessibility
(Open source, Freeware, proprietary)
Cross platform
(Yes/No)
Applications
(Wide, Narrow, Specific)
Support Community
(Robust, Thin, Non-existent)
Intimidation factor (Low, Medium, High)
Design by Numbers Created for visual designers and artists as an introduction to computational design. Beginner Freeware Yes Specific Non-existent Low
Processing Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions. Intermediate-Advanced Open source Yes Wide Robust Medium
Arduino Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. Advanced Open source Yes Narrow Robust High
Code Academy Codecademy is a team of hackers working hard to build a better way for anyone to teach, and learn, how to code. Beginner-Advanced Freeware Yes Specific Thin Low-High
Sugar Learning Platform Sugar Learning Platform promotes collaborative learning through Sugar Activities that encourage critical thinking, the heart of a quality education. Designed from the ground up especially for children, Sugar offers an alternative to traditional “office-desktop” software. Beginner Open source Yes & No Specific Thin Low & High
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