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The new literacies is [ are? ] about online reading comprehension and learning skills required by the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs), including content found on wikis, blogs, video and audio sites and in e-mail.
New Literacies: Entering the Future By Angela Pascopella June 2008
Global economies, new technologies, and exponential growth in information are transforming our society. . . . English/language arts teachers need to prepare students for this world with problem solving, collaboration, and analysis — as well as skills with word processing, hypertext, LCDs, Web cams, digital streaming podcasts, smartboards, and social networking software — central to individual and community success.
21st Century Literacies by National Council of Teachers of English (2007)
There are increased cognitive demands on the audience to interpret the intertextuality of communication events that include combinations of print, speech, images, sounds, movement, music, and animation. Products may blur traditional lines of genre, author/audience, and linear sequence.
A summary statement developed by the Multimodal Literacies Issue Management Team of the NCTE Executive Committee. Approved by the NCTE Executive Committee, November 2005
What You See Might Not Be What You Think You Get!! You need to evaluate what you find on the web
Building upon the achievements of Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project, the King Research and Education Institute provides an institutional home for a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired.
Dissertation of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1955)
Some websites to examine The City of Mankato Mankato is a major regional center that has been designated as the 14th Most Livable Micropolitan City in the Nation. http://www.mankato.mn.us/ Mankato, Minnesota Home Page Its natural wonders, history, and culture. Let’s “Make It In Mankato” ! ! http://city-mankato.us
On the web, it's sometimes difficult to distinguish truth from fiction. This New York Times article shows why skepticism is a good thing when dealing with information found on the web. Includes links to sites that help visitors know how to evaluate Internet resources.
http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/03/circuits/articles/04trut.html (You may need to register first to read it—it’s free, though)
But — I found it on the Internet!
An article from the Christian Science Monitor examining why it is crucial that students learn media literacy skills.
The Internet Detective Agency , a WebQuest for grades 9-12 created in August 2004[, was] Created by Debbie Clingingsmith (email: [email_address] ), a sometime teacher and current information technology director for a high school in San Francisco.
The Internet Detective Agency WebQuest is designed for high school students.
Not all technology, though 21st Century Literacies refer to the skills needed to flourish in today's society and in the future.Today discrete disciplines have emerged around information , media , multicultural , and visual literacies. It is the combination of literacies that can better help K-12 students and adult learners address and solve the issues that confront them. 21st Century Literacies Homepage
Skill in finding the information one needs, including an understanding of how libraries are organized, familiarity with the resources they provide (including information format s and automated search tools), and knowledge of commonly used research techniques.
Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science
Guided Inquiry is carefully planned, closely supervised targeted intervention of an instructional team of school librarians and teachers to guide students through curriculum based inquiry units that build deep knowledge and deep understanding of a curriculum topic, and gradually lead towards independent learning.
Effective inquiry through the school library is shared.
Specific interventions are determined by the stage of the search process, the affective, cognitive and behavioral needs of the learners, and the curriculum standards and goals to be achieved
Guided Inquiry is an opportunity for the school to provide some comprehensive evidence of how the teaching and learning focus of the school library improves student learning outcomes
Learning Centered Model Third Space in Guided Inquiry Third Space first space ←←←←← ->->->->-> second space personal Merger curriculum student centered ←← learning centered ->-> teacher centered From: Kuhlthau, C. C., Maniotes, L. K., & Caspari, A. K. (2007). Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21 st Century. Westport, CN: Libraries Unlimited, p. 32.
Neil Mercer (2000) refers to ‘interthinking’ occurring when people talk and develop ideas together. He proposes an Intermental Development Zone which we can imagine as the area between us when we talk together and combine our ideas. New knowledge is created.
“ Dialogue and Reflection ,” ProDAIT
Mercer, N. (2000). Words and Minds: how we use language to think together. London: Routledge.