Recent research has revealed that students, in the span of a typical semester , will generate approximately 42 pages worth of work for all classes, whereas they will produce in excess of 500 pages in email and text messages.
The 21 st Century Learner… DIGITAL-AGE LITERACY -basic, scientific, economic and technological literacies -visual and informational literacies -multicultural literacy and global awareness INVENTIVE THINKING -adaptability, managing complexity and self-direction -curiosity, creativity and risk-taking -higher-order thinking and sound reasoning EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION -teaming, collaboration and interpersonal skills -personal, social and civic responsibility -interactive communication HIGH PRODUCTIVITY -prioritize, plan and manage for results -effective use of real-world tools -relevant, high-quality products
“ The New Literacy Studies are based on the view that reading and writing only make sense when studied in the context of the social and cultural (and we can add historical, political and economic) practices of which they are but a part.”
Blogs Blogs are powerful communication tools. Blogs are powerful publishing tools. But blogging (the verb) is still much more than that to me. Blogging, as in reading and thinking and then writing, is connecting and learning. Will Richardson 2006