Jenkins, Clinton, Purushotma, Robison, & Weigel. (2009). Confronting the challenges of a participatory culture: Media education for the 21st century.
The ability to access,use, and evaluateinformation in a varietyof formats.
Jenkins, Clinton, Purushotma, Robison, & Weigel. (2006). Confronting the challenges of a participatory culture: Media education for the 21st century .
Partnership for 21st Century Skills. (2012). Framework for 21st century learning. Retrieved Oct.10, 2012
How can school librarians “bridge the gap” by connecting the informal learning occurring in the participatory culture to formal educational experiences? http://www.todaysmeet.com/ConnectedLearning Photo by Barbara A. Jansen, 2012.
Participate with teachers to help students learn needed skills to “read, write, and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media.” Photo by Barbara A. Jansen, 2012.
Do collaborative projects have to be like James Gee’s“The Big G Game” which includes everything but the kitchen sink, making you feel like you are pushing a boulder uphill? Photo by Larry Baird, 2012.
Copyright 2005, Linworth Publishing, Marla W. McGhee and Barbara A. Jansen.
Going beyond information found in sources1. Do you want to have the students make connections among topics they have already studied or something that is important or relevant to them in their lives today?2. Ooooooh—I wonder if the kids will just cut and paste information they find in sources? How do you want (or do you) the students to go beyond the information they find?
My involvement• Planned with teacher• Assembled wiki• Decided on sources with teacher• Taught steps of Big6 information literacy process and – Created worksheet for narrowing topic and developing questions – Taught how to search, cite sources, & take notes and working with students as they practiced these skills• Developed the History Channel idea• Assessed note cards and citations (OMG!)
“How do we ensure that every child has access to the skills and experiences needed to become a full participant in thesocial, cultural, economic, and political future of our society?” (Jenkins, Clinton, Purushotma, Robison, & Weigel, 2006, p. 56). Self assessment
Lead with conversationsWhat questions will you need to ask yourself? Whatquestions will you need to ask your teachingpartner?Table collaboration: Develop questions for whichyou can raise the bar in designing learningexperiences that will help students buildknowledge, require rigor of thought, and developessential skills needed to read, write, and interact inthe participatory culture.Add your questions to the AASL Fall Forum Ning.
Learning designTable collaboration: Choose a topic or set ofcurriculum objectives that you want to developinto a rigorous and meaningful learningexperience for students. Use your questions toguide the design of a dynamic experience forstudents.Add your table’s work to the AASL Ning.