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Literacy in the 21st Century



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  • Literacy in the 21st Century Edcamp Philly 2011
  • What skills do these kids need to be prepared for life in the  21st Century?
  • Kids need to be taught about intellectual property and fair use
    • more resources from Temple's Media Education Lab
    • Copyright & Fair Use Wiki
  • Kids need to know how to create the good questions. (Kathy Schrock)
  • Communicate
      • The ability to clearly and effectively get your point across
      • The ability to listen to other people's ideas
    mage: ' telephone boxes '
    • Students rarely read what I suggest to them. Instead, they devour the books that their friends suggest to them (which sometimes means books I think are a wee bit trashy).
    This picture is used under a Creative Commons License from by user Star Guitar
  • 21st C Literacy: Practice the skills of C o l l a b o r a t i o n  / Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition . ~Freeman Thomas @pseudandry
  • Literacy
    • Being able to problem solve
    Image: ' 3D Character and Question Mark '
  • Kids need to be able to interpret media messages screen shot from Assignment Media Literacy 
  • Joe’s Non-Netbook video on YouTube A great portrayal of how kids read in the 21 st Century.
  • Kids need to know where to find information
    • &
  • 'Schools should be a mirror of a future society.' Anon
  • These 140 characters might change the world... Photo / Screenshot: Ryan Wassink          Twitter:@RjWassink Everybody has a voice Use yours.
  • =ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. Transliteracy Research Blog JoyceValenza
  • Digital literacy is  a natural  language  for our    students. Source:
  • What does this mean for classroom teachers? The role of the librarian or libraries in school?