New Literacies: Our World's Wishes

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New Literacies: Our World's Wishes

  1. 1. The "Worlds" Wishes Presented by Angela Maiers
  2. 2. New Expectations <ul><li>The globalization of the economy and its concomitant demands on the workforce requires a different education that enhances the ability of learners to access, assess, adopt, and apply knowledge, to think independently to exercise appropriate judgment and to collaborate with others to make sense of new situations. The objective of education is no longer simply to convey a body of knowledge, but to teach how to learn, problem-solve and synthesize the old with the new. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Literacy “Basics” <ul><li>Phonemic Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Phonics </li></ul><ul><li>Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Text Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Literacy </li></ul>21 st Century Literacies
  5. 5. The World is Changed The Internet is the new economy’s defining technology for generating productivity gains (Friedman, 2005)
  6. 7. What If....
  7. 8. <ul><li>Technology has everything </li></ul><ul><li>to do with literacy. </li></ul><ul><li>And being able to use the latest technologies has everything to do with </li></ul><ul><li>being literate. </li></ul>
  8. 9. New Rules of the Game <ul><li>Left to Right multi-directional </li></ul><ul><li>Top to Bottom hyperlink </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures as “Support” Visuals ARE message </li></ul><ul><li>ABC’s www. </li></ul><ul><li>“ .” .com, .org </li></ul>Old New
  9. 10. NEW “Basics” <ul><ul><li>identify important questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>locate information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>search, link, connect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>critically evaluate that information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>synthesize information; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>communicate the answers to others. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Page Screen
  11. 12. Literacy Change : Online=offline Trad-S Online-W STRONG BOTH! WEAK BOTH! Trad-W Online-S Lue, 2006
  12. 13. New World, New Expectations What Can We Do? <ul><li>Bring the Outside In </li></ul><ul><li>Start with Visual Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Explicit Instruction in New Literacies </li></ul>
  13. 14. Bring the Outside In Merge
  14. 15. Technology Biography <ul><li>Web 2.0/3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>“ IM”ing </li></ul><ul><li>Texting </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Tweeking </li></ul><ul><li>Weblogs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Web Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Web Production (You tube, flicker, imovie) </li></ul>Call Upon the Experts
  15. 17. Merging Old and New Literacies Already Do Could Do ??????????????????? ??????????????????? Podcasts Presentations Powerpoint Report Blog Journal Website Newsletter Class Web Message Morning Messages Digital Storytelling Write/Tell Stories
  16. 19. Start With Visual Literacy <ul><li>Live in a world of images </li></ul><ul><li>94 % of information is visual </li></ul><ul><li>More than “looking at the picture” </li></ul>
  17. 20. BIG IDEAS IN NONFICTION P E N G U I N F R A N L A N T I N G
  18. 24. Building Blocks of Images <ul><li>ELEMENTS OF DESIGN </li></ul><ul><li>LINE </li></ul><ul><li>SHAPE </li></ul><ul><li>DIRECTION </li></ul><ul><li>SIZE </li></ul><ul><li>TEXTURE </li></ul><ul><li>COLOR </li></ul><ul><li>VALUE/TONE </li></ul><ul><li>PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN </li></ul><ul><li>Harmony </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Variation </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Dominance </li></ul><ul><li>Gradation </li></ul>
  19. 26. Explicit Teaching
  20. 27. Literacy “Basics” <ul><li>Phonemic Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Phonics </li></ul><ul><li>Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension </li></ul>
  21. 28. NEW “Basics” <ul><ul><li>identify important questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>locate information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>search, link, connect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>critically evaluate that information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>synthesize information; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>communicate the answers to others. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 29. On Line Example
  23. 30. <ul><li>Sign in    Web      Images      Groups      News      Fro ogle      Maps      more »    Advanced Search    Preferences        Web Results 1 - 10 of about 11,500,000 for Irish Immigration . (0.07 seconds)  </li></ul><ul><li>News results for Irish Immigration  -  View today's top stories Irish nationals smuggled into US from Canada via pub - National Post - May 19, 2006 Immigration and the Security-Technology Complex - Yahoo! News - May 18, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>the Irish Immigrants The third waves of Irish immigration began in the mid-19th century around the ... Another pull factor in the third wave of Irish immigration was that their ... www2.ops.org/NORTH/curriculum/ socstudies/EthnicB2/past/Irish.htm - 16k - Cached - Similar pages </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration : The Irish By 1840, the Irish constituted nearly half of all entering immigrants , ... (Library of Immigration persisted. More than 2.6 million Irish came in the ... library.thinkquest.org/20619/Irish.html - 10k - Cached - Similar pages </li></ul><ul><li>Irish Immigration Other Irish immigrants became coalminers in Pennsylvania. Working conditions in the mines were ... Irish immigrants arriving in the United States in 1902. ... www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAEireland.htm - 42k - Cached - Similar pages </li></ul><ul><li>Irish Immigrants in America during the 19th Century It was estimated that 80% of all infants born to Irish immigrants in New York ... The Irish were unique among immigrants . They fiercely loved America but ... www.kinsella.org/history/histira.htm - 10k - Cached - Similar pages </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration ... Irish : Colonial Immigration Feature presentation for teachers on the history of Irish immigration to the US, The Learning Page, The Library of Congress. memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/ irish .html - 81k - Cached - Similar pages </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration ... Irish : Irish -Catholic Immigration In later years, the majority of Irish immigrants were women. ... Colonial Immigration | Irish -Catholic Immigration to America | Adaptation and Assimilation ... memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/irish2.html - 82k - Cached - Similar pages </li></ul><ul><li>Result Page:  1 ©2006 Google </li></ul>
  24. 31. It tells me if I need to narrow my search better It helps me decide if the site will have the information I need I looked at the top of the search results page It said it had teacher lesson ideas not just facts How many websites were found using this search? 11,500,000 Which site is more likely to be helpful for history teacher rather than students? Memory.loc.gov Why is that important? How do you know? Question
  25. 32. <ul><li>For the first time in history our job as educators is to prepare our students for a future that we can not clearly describe. </li></ul>
  26. 33. They really CAN have the world at their fingertips! Thank You For Your Time!

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