Developing a digital literacy framework in your school


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Presented by June Wall and hosted by KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd. Provides information literacy, ICT literacy and critical literacy models and processes for a whole school approach to digital literacy.

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Developing a digital literacy framework in your school

  1. 1. DEVELOPING A FRAMEWORK FOR DIGITALLITERACY IN YOUR SCHOOL Host: Karen Bonanno Director, KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd and Guest: June Wall Head of Digital Learning & Information Services Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview Participants of this workshop may use this presentation with acknowledgement / references
  2. 2. BACKGROUND I am the Head of Digital  Learning at  a boys high  school in Sydney. I have  KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd worked in ICT and  curriculum consultancy  and in school libraries  for many years!  ... A search for something  My passion for learning,  more + serendipity + digital tools and ... continual reading = my  perspective on digital  literacy! 2
  3. 3. WHAT IS DIGITAL LITERACY?� “the ability to understand and use  information [and create] in multiple formats  from a wide range of sources when it is  presented via computers”  Computer Education Group, ACT  � A new term that means a lot of old things! � Information literacy � Critical  literacy � IT literacy � Higher Order thinking � Research
  4. 4. SOME DEFINITIONS… Digital literacies are the constantly changing  practices through which people make traceable  meanings using digital technologies. (Gillen & Barton  2009 :1) Digital literacy also includes an ability to  identify…integrate, evaluate, analyse and synthesize  digital resources, construct new knowledge, create  media expressions, and communicate with others, in  the context of specific life situations, in order to  enable constructive social action; and to reflect upon  this process (DigEuLit project, 2006)
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  6. 6. FROM THE 2010 HORIZON REPORT� Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession. The challenge is due to the fact that  despite the widespread agreement on its importance, training in digital literacy skills and techniques is rare in any discipline, and especially rare in teacher education programs. As faculty and  instructors begin to realize that they are limiting their students by not  helping them to develop and use digital media literacy skills across the  curriculum, the lack of formal training is being offset through  professional development or informal learning, but we are far from  seeing digital media literacy as a norm. This reality is exacerbated by the fact that as technology continues to evolve, digital literacy must necessarily be less about tools and more about ways of thinking and seeing, and of crafting narrative. That is why skills and standards  based on tools and platforms have proven to be somewhat ephemeral  and difficult to sustain. Johnson, L., Levine, A., Smith, R., & Stone, S. (2010). The 2010 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium. Available at­Horizon­ Report.pdf Accessed 26th January, 2010
  7. 7. 1 year or 2011 HK less EY TRENDS FROM THE ORIZON REPORT� The abundance of resources and relationships•E­books made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as•Mobile technologies educators in sense­making, coaching, and credentialing� People expect to be able to work, learn, and study2 to 3 years whenever and wherever they want.� The world of work is increasingly collaborative, giving rise to reflection about the way student projects are structured.•Game based learning� The technologies we use are increasingly cloud­ based, and our notions of IT support are•Augmented reality decentralized. R., Willis, H., Levine, A., and Haywood, K., (2011). The 2011 Horizon Johnson, L., Smith, Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium. Available at­Horizon­Report.pdf
  8. 8. 3 CORE COMPONENTS • Applications • Define • QuestioningICT literacy Information literacy Critical literacy skills • Locate • Problem • Web tools • Select solving skills • Multimedia • Organise • Reflective • Social • Present thinking networking • Evaluate • A school • NSW DET • Blooms based taxonomy model
  9. 9. SKILLS EMBEDDED WITHIN TOOLS� Deconstruct how you access and use a tool. What skills or processes do you need to use ­ � Flickr � Animoto � Google Earth
  10. 10. SKILLS EMBEDDED WITHIN TOOLS� Deconstruct how you access and use a tool. What skills or processes do you need to use ­ � Flickr � Know how to: � Manipulate images to different file formats, size etc � Register for an account or use another persons images � Be able to create and use tags effectively � Upload files � Basic file management � Be aware of: � Creative commons licenses and copyright issues / intellectual property
  12. 12. PREPARATION� A shared understanding of why digital literacy is important within the executive and how this impacts the national curriculum.� A decision on how ICT or digital learning will be integrated into the curriculum – expectations for staff and students� A decision on the base model to use for: � Information literacy � ICT literacy � Critical thinking
  13. 13. INFORMATION LITERACY� Information process based on information resource use � Skills required: Questioning, location, selection, organising, collaboration with others, simple search strategies
  14. 14. Keywords – lateral Formulates questions – What do I need to find Searching - OPACS, Starts to formulate strategy forterms who? What? When? out? Defining terms, locating information Where? How? Why? “chunking down” the question Indexes, TOC, encyclopaedias, Ebsco index and full textBrainstorming – Use of HSC terms simple searching on the Web retrievalinspiration describe, compare, Overview of subject clustering contrast, identify, – how the books are organised Mindmapping outline on the shelves Identify authoritative websites Using specific or Britannica and MacquarieNet Internet advanced searching specialised dictionaries techniques – quotation marks, and glossaries to assistCreating a good in defining the Define refining by date and domainquestion Background reading topic/task Have I Did I answer the Evaluate Locate answered the question fully? Identify good Skimming and question? quality resources scanning Distinguish between Check reliability of fact and opinion website Did I learn Were my notes Evaluation of Check relevance about the satisfactory? websites research process? Am I pleased Did I include a with my bibliography? presentation? Present Select Did I include a Where could I bibliography? improve? Sorting info according to categories and relevance Organise Full Harvard – including referencing of journals and Orals Report online materials PowerPoint Maps Notetaking – skinny and fat Word document Paragraphs notes Essay outline (in MS Word) Essay - simple Brochures Using subject headings for Animated image narrative topic. 1 page for each subject Simple webpage (Photostory) heading
  15. 15. CRITICAL THINKING� How to think in order to learn � What questioning technique do you use? � How do you enable students to reflect on their thinking? � Skills required: Questioning, evaluating, analysing, synthesising, collaboration with others
  16. 16. Finding Recognising Listing Retrieving Naming Locating Describing Identifying Microsoft Office Word 97 - 2003 Documen Remember Comparing Integrating Organising Outlining Deconstructing Finding Attributing Structuring Understand Analysing Categorise Apply DifferentiateSummarising Exemplifying ArrangeClassifying InferringExplaining Comparing ConnectInterpreting Paraphrasing Divide Analyse Checking Monitoring Testing Experimenting Judging Detecting Hypethesising Critiquing Evaluate Create Making Constructing Planning Designing Inventing Devising Producing
  17. 17. ICT LITERACY� How to use applications, web tools including social networking and new media tools. � How do students determine which tool is most appropriate for specific needs? � Skills required: Questioning, evaluating, analysing, synthesising, collaborative tools, location of information and tools
  18. 18. Info gathering diigo Microsoft Office deliciousWord 97 - 2003 Documen organising wikis flickr create / edit videos collaboration manipulate images New media wikis diigo tools skype create / edit sound files presentation animations prezi Multimedia jing Apps Apple Windows Word, Excel, PPT, Entourage OS File management Word. Excel, PPT, iWork Onenote iLife Photoshop Dreamweaver Premier pro Illustrator After effects Folder Structures Photoshop Acrobat Pro Acrobat Pro Foliomaker File types - eg .jpg etc After effects Picasa overview of the OS for both Mac and Windows
  19. 19. ONE PATH TO A FRAMEWORK Microsoft Office Word Document
  20. 20. OUR GOAL?� For each subject and year level – to have a number of generic teaching and learning strategies that embed digital literacy� That this will build skills in all core components from Yr 5 to Yr 10� There will be resources to support both teachers and students in using the various skills and technologies so that teachers and students can learn anywhere, anytime
  21. 21. KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd THANK YOU24 Questions? E: Twitter: junewall