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  • Why do we have to talk about doing things differently in schools?1. Global Competition: メ D id You know モ video on youtube. The top 25% of students in China outnumber the entire population of the US.2. Global Interdependence ミ global warming, internet security, where are those things stored? A virus will travel the world 6x before it burns itself out. This is what kids have to think about.3. Information is ubiquitous ミ if I can google the answers to the test is that cheating or is that resourceful? {What do YOU think???} Do we have to completely rethink the assessment systems?4. Workplace Innovation ミ the workplace has completely changed with the advent of the Internet. What are companies looking for in the next 5 years that are not coming out of schools today? ミ - >TOP two things they are looking for are: * Creativity and Innovation ミ that has to be our niche if we wantto compet
  • Currently, teachers' are concerned about the ease with which students can plagiarize Instead of trying to outfox this cheating, we need to be giving entirely different kinds of assignments...ones that absolutely demand that students design and create far more complex and intriguing performances of their understanding."
  • Media literacies encompass multiple literacies, including digital, textual and technological. Students must become active and critical thinkers about media, (including new media such as blogs, websites, social networking sites, Instant Messaging, etc.). Students must learn to analyze and evaluate media for accuracy, completeness and appropriateness. Students must be taught how to identify the author, purpose of, points of view contained in, and techniques used to create various media products. Students need to be engaged in discussions about what media they are consuming and why.
  • Students are involved researching important issues, problems and decisions with the goal of coming up with action plans or specific work products and documents that mirror the real work done in agencies.
  • Ethical literacy awakens students to ethical questions. Once literate, they cannot ignore these issues and dimensions. They cannot assume the stance of the three monkeys, as in "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” Several groups have posed ethics as an important aspect of learning during this century, but the focus is more on ethical behavior than on ethical literacy - including AASL and ISTE.

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  • Increasing Literacy Through Web 2.0 Karen Kliegman Library Media Specialist, Herricks UFSD ~Adjunct Prof. Long Island University ~ Educational Technology & Library Information Science~Google Certified Teacher~ http://wlteam.blogspot.com/ Wired Librarian
    • "It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change." ~ Charles Darwin
    The World is Changing…
  • Do You Speak Your Students’ Language?
    • Email?
    • Internet?
    • Browse?
    • Call?
    • Camera?
  • Survey: How many of you…
    • Send text messages?
    • Blog or comment on blogs?
    • Listen to podcasts?
    • Are on Facebook?
    • Have watched a video on YouTube?
  • Why do we have to talk about doing things differently? ?
    • “ This is a story about the big public conversation the nation is not having about education… whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the global economy because they can’t think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good information from bad , or speak a language other than English.”
    21st Century??
  • Why do we have to talk about doing things differently? ?
    • Global Competition
    • Global Interdependence
    • Information is Ubiquitous
    • Workplace Innovation
    Source: Karen Cator, Director, Apple Leadership & Advocacy Efforts in Education http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21/index.php
  • What is the Flat World?
    • “… a global, web-enabled playing field that allows for multiple forms of collaboration on research and work in real time, without regard to geography, distance, or, in the near future, even language.”
  • A Vision of Students Today “ Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” ~ Marc Prensky
  • Who Are 21st C Learners?
    • As large in number as Baby Boomers
    • Consumers- $150 billion annually
    • Digital Media Users – 6 ½ hrs daily (Exposed to 8 ½ hours)
    • Multi-taskers: online - phone - print
    • Hyper-Communicators -socially & civically
    • Gamers-interactive learning
    • Risk-Takers
    ~Brad Fountain, Discovery Education
  • DIGITAL NATIVE VS. DIGITAL IMMIGRANT
    • Often, a classroom filled with digitally literate students is being led by linear-thinking, technologically stymied instructors.
    • Digital and visual literacies are the next wave of communication specialization. We have technologies at our fingertips not only to communicate but to create, to manipulate, to design, to self-actualize. Children learn these skills as part of their lives, like language, which they learn without realizing they are learning it. (Prensky)
    • Few educational organizations have developed comprehensive technology plans that specify technical learning objectives or ensure successful integration of technology to enhance students’ digital and visual literacy.
  • So, our students are already tech-savvy, right? They don’t know what they don’t know!
  • So, our students are already tech-savvy, right? TECH SAVVY DIGITALLY LITERATE
  • We Need to Change the Way We Teach We have to prepare ourselves first and then guide our students on how to navigate the “Flat World.” Dictionary Definition of “Literacy”: The quality or state of being literate, especially the ability to read and write .
  • 21st Century Definition of Literacy: “… the ability to read , write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media…”
  • 21st Century Participatory Media: In 2008, more than one billion people are connected to the Internet and more than three billion people carry mobile telephones. These technological changes in accessibility of production tools and distribution media have led to social, cultural, economic, political changes in the ways people communicate, a set of technologies, practices, and skills some call participatory media. ~Sue Thomas https://www.socialtext.net/medialiteracy/index.cgi?participatory_media_literacy
  • 21st Century Participatory Media: Participatory media include (but aren't limited to): blogs, wikis, RSS, tagging and social bookmarking, music-photo-video sharing, mashups, podcasts, video commentsand videoblogs. https://www. socialtext . net/medialiteracy/index . cgi ? participatory_media_literacy
  • Being Literate Today Means
    • Finding the information
    • Processing different media
    • Decoding the information
    • Analyzing the information
    • Critically evaluating the information
    • Organizing it into personal digital libraries
    • Creating information in a variety of media
    • Teaching the information to find the user
    • Filtering the information gleaned
  • What’s Going on Here?
  • The Future of Reading???
    • .…Books are not Nadia Konyk’s thing.…Instead, like so many other teenagers, Nadia, 15, is addicted to the Internet. She regularly spends at least six hours a day in front of the computer
    • … .Nadia checks her e-mail and peruses myyearbook.com, a social networking site, reading messages or posting updates on her mood. She searches for music videos on YouTube
    • .…But she spends most of her time on quizilla.com or fanfiction.net, reading and commenting on stories written by other users and based on books, television shows or movies.
    http://www. nytimes .com/2008/07/27/books/27reading.html?_r=2&emc=eta1&oref=slogin
  • We Live in a Remix Culture
    • In a remix culture, digital objects are meant to be changed , rearranged , rethought , juxtaposed , discussed and shaped …
    • not
    • just consumed.
  • Living in a Remix Culture
    • Currently, teachers' are concerned about the ease with which students can plagiarize
    • Instead of trying to outfox this cheating, we need to be giving entirely different kinds of assignments...ones that absolutely demand that students design and create far more complex and intriguing performances of their understanding."
      • ~ Pat Clifford, "Where's the Beef: Finding Literacy in Computer Literacy", August 2004
  • Media Literacy Media literacy involves the capacity and the inclination to cut past the distortions and manipulation often typical of today's news, communications and entertainment media in order to build an understanding of the world that is at least partially grounded in reality. Jamie McKenzie http://www.fno.org/mar09/dozen.htm l
  • Ethical Literacy
    • Many schools have embraced problem-based learning as a way to involve students in wrestling with real world challenges - an excellent way to introduce them to the moral and ethical aspects of modern life.
    • A similar approach is called Authentic Learning - developed by Fred M. Newmann and Gary G. Wehlage. "Five Standards of Authentic Instruction."
  • Moving Towards: What should be done? Students are involved researching important issues, problems and decisions with the goal of coming up with action plans or specific work products and documents that mirror the real work done in agencies.
  • Where’s the Beef???
    • "Do we think that learning in new ways with digital technologies is worth the effort to actually change how we work with children and youth in our schools?”
      • ~ Pat Clifford, "Where's the Beef:
      • Finding Literacy in Computer Literacy",
      • August 2004
  • The Read/Write Web
    • This is a challenging time in education. Content is everywhere; scrutinizing content and engaging with the world are skills needed even by young students.
    • ~Will Richardson
  • We have to ask ourselves… Who are our teachers ? How are we building our own learning networks ? How are we modeling our learning for our students? Why the Read-Write Web is Changing Everything ~ Will Richardson
  • Are You a 21st Century Teacher?
    • Plug-ins required:
  • Plug-ins…
    • Lifelong Learning
    • Creativity
    • Multitasking
    • Collaboration
    • Communication
    ASSEMBLING INSTRUCTIONS
  • LITERACY Standards for the 21st-Century Learner: YOU!!
    • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
    • Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessment
    • Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
    • Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
    • Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
    • "Teachers must become comfortable as co-learners with their students and with colleagues around the world. Today it is less about staying ahead and more about moving ahead as members of dynamic learning communities. The digital-age teaching professional must demonstrate a vision of technology infusion and develop the technology skills of others. These are the hallmarks of the new education leader.”
    • — Don Knezek, ISTE CEO, 2008
    NETS FOR TEACHERS
  • Start Developing YOUR PLN
  • RSS: Make Information Find You…
  • Twitter…
  • Nings…
  • Wikis…
  • PLN…Find It, Tag It, Share It!
  • ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH THE 3 C’S? They get bored if not challenged properly, but when challenged, they excel in creative and innovative ways. They learn by doing, not by reading the instruction manual or listening to lectures. ~The Net-Generation (McNeely, 2005)
  • ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH THE 3 C’S?
  • ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH THE 3 C’S? Create Collaborate Communicate
  • Where to Begin?
    • Re-think what you and your students can do!
    YOU. Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world.
  • We Live in a Web 2.0 World
  •  
  • Collaborate, Create, Share
    • Wikis
    • Blogs
    • Podcasts
    • Screencasts
    • Vodcasts
    • Google Docs
    • Google Maps, Earth
    • Nings
    • RSS
  • http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Commerce/agri-wheat-winnowing .html Let’s Separate the Wheat from the Chaff
    • Is it focused on student learning?
    • Are there observable results?
    • Does it meet the standards?
    • Can it show results?
    • Does it increase research skills?
    • Does it improve communication skills?
    • Are students accountable?
    • Does it improve student collaboration?
    • Does it help students communicate globally?
    • Does it help students deal with massive amounts of information?
    • Does it teach our students to be self-directed and understand how to organize more of their own learning?
    • Is it sustainable?
    12 Questions to Ask Yourself on New Technologies: ~ Dr. Howie DiBlasi
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Digital Storytelling Creating information in a variety of media
    • Photostory
    • Mixbook
  • Allows users to actively participate rather than passively listen / watch
  • Avatars: Opportunities
  • Podcasting: Ask Yourself… Multiple literacies in action….
    • New Bloom ’s Taxonomy
    • H.O.T.S.
  • Podcasts:
    • Provide students with the opportunity to showcase their talents in everything from writing and speaking to digital storytelling.
    • Motivate students to be creative and utilize technology in new ways.
    • Provide immediate feedback of the work, and allows others to see “inside the classroom” for a brief moment.
    • not just words on a page for a teacher to read…
  • Student Blogging: There is more than one way to hatch an idea…
  • Class Blogmeister
    • Does it improve communication skills?
    • Are students accountable?
    • Does it improve student collaboration?
    • Does it help students communicate globally?
    • Does it help students deal with massive amounts of information?
    • Does it teach our students to be self-directed and understand how to organize more of their own learning?
    • Is it sustainable?
  •  
  • The Power of Blogging…
    • Interactive: can respond to peers
    • Writing for an audience
    • With hyperlinks and images adds a dimension impossible with pen and paper writing.
  • Wikis
    • Wiki - wiki (in Hawaiian) means “rapidly” or really fast.
    • Provide a collaborative environment to exchange ideas, information, and resources between individuals regardless of distance or time.
    • Provide users to correct content or add content for more meaning.
  •  
  • Wikis for students…
    • Students collaborate in class and out of class
    • Students can do peer editing ~ text and images
    • Students work with multimedia, including video & audio
  • COLLABORATE, CREATE, SHARE: Wikis!
  • COLLABORATE, CREATE, SHARE: Wikis!
  • COLLABORATE, CREATE, SHARE: Interactive Maps!
  • Google Maps
  • The Bucket List
  • Google Earth
  • Google Earth
  • Google Earth
    • “ The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”
    • ~ Alvin Toffler
    The World is Changing…