I'M THINKING ABOUT promoting literacy in the classroom because it's a topic we're discussing in an hour-long #edchatie on Twitter at 2030 tonight in Ireland. I'm very much caught up in the technological dimension of literacy because I teach creative multimedia and the assumption is that our graduates will produce electronic media that is viewable on a screen. A lot of those screens depend on over-the-air connectivity and that means to test the concept, I look at student-produced content through a 4.3" screen connected to the internet via wifi. I also have several practical sessions devised where students produce content in the classroom. These production sessions are synonymous with third level literacy. During these session, students update a group blog, interact with our virtual classroom, make short video clips, produce one-pass audio and follow hashtagged conversation. Because I need to remove all choke points from the production process, I try to create and validate practical touchpoints that fit into your pockets and purses. Convergent devices, like the Nokia E7 that I use, become essential parts of the student experience. But besides essential technological equipment, I've pedagogical imperatives as well.