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21st Century Learners and Literacies


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October 24, 2009 presentation for LANG 7801 Foundations of Reading class at Hamline University.

October 24, 2009 presentation for LANG 7801 Foundations of Reading class at Hamline University.

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  • Learning doesn’t stop at school Kids are constantly connected How can we tap into that amazingly motivating and engaging resource
  • Think pair share
  • Independent learners Focus on learning how to learn with technology Motivated and engaged in self improvement
  • Time, space, location are not boundaries Intercultural understanding Successful collaboration around a focused goal
  • Are critical thinkers. Evaluate information for authenticity, relevance and bias. Evaluate tools for applicability and effectiveness. Intuitively filter and focus.
  • Lifelong learners Can learn how to learn Independent learners Metacognitive Intrinsically motivated Focus on self improvement
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    • 1. 21st Century Learners & Literacies Scott Schwister LANG 7801 Foundations of Reading October 24, 2009
    • 3. How are students changing? GUIDING QUESTIONS
    • 4. How are students changing? How are texts changing? GUIDING QUESTIONS
    • 5. How are texts changing? (Are they?)
    • 6. What is literacy?
    • 7. Web 1.0 read-only static consumer
    • 8. Web 1.0 read-only static consumer Web 2.0 read-write dynamic creator
    • 9. Human Graph!
    • 10. The Machine is Us/ ing Us
    • 11. what is 21st century literacy?
    • 12. How are students changing? (Are they?)
    • 13. Bow Drill
    • 14. inherent characteristics
    • 15. external influences inherent characteristics
    • 16. A Vision of Students Today
    • 17. external influences inherent characteristics evolving responses
    • 18. Meet Kim Cofino
      • 21 st Century Literacy Specialist
      • International School Bangkok
      • Blog: Always Learning
    • 19. 21 st century learners
    • 20. life outside the classroom
    • 21. always on
    • 22. interaction is expected
    • 23. social
    • 24. highly customized experiences
    • 25. increasingly digital
    • 26. constantly connected
    • 27. instant access
    • 28. producers + consumers prosumers
    • 29. learners
    • 30. learners literacies
    • 31. NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies “ These [21st century] literacies—from reading online newspapers to participating in virtual classrooms—are multiple, dynamic, and malleable.”
    • 32. Develop proficiency with the tools of technology
    • 33. collaboratively and cross-culturally Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems
    • 34. Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
    • 35. multiple streams of simultaneous information Manage, analyze and synthesize
    • 36. multi- media texts Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate
    • 37. required by these complex environments Attend to the ethical responsibilities
    • 38. Are you a 21st century reader and writer? Are you literate?
    • 39. how can you teach your students to be? If you’re not,
    • 40. What does it mean for teaching and learning?
    • 41. next steps standards & frameworks ISTE NETS-S IRA/NCTE Standards Partnership for 21st Century Skills NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies
    • 42. next steps read Blogs, Wikis , Podcasts , and Other Powerful Web Tools for the Classroom Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century A Whole New Mind
    • 43. next steps read more Will Richardson, Weblogg-ed KimCofino, always learning Doug Belshaw,
    • 44. next steps read even more Educational Leadership (March 2009) Digital Youth Project The 21st Century Learner wiki Literacy Discussion wiki
    • 45. next steps watch Learn to Change, Change to Learn Information R/evolution A Vision of K-12 Students Today
    • 46. next steps join Classroom 2.0 Ning NCTE Ning
    • 47. big big thanks to Kim Cofino for sharing and encouraging remixing. Visit her excellent blog, Always Learning , at
    • 48. Image Sources (Creative Commons License): Dangling Colors: Honey, courtesy Scott McLeod: Girl with computer: : Lights and the City: Blue Sky Over Monday Morning: NY at Night: NY at night: Swing: Bumper Cars: Sunset playing: Puzzle piece: Baby with iPhone: Connected: Touch Sensitive: Camera: Blindfold: Finger point: Question mark: ISB21: Steering Wheel: Statue: Orienteering in Venice: Big eyes: Birds on wire: Painted girl: Hieroglyphics: Think outside the box: NASA: Ants: Fish: Sunset: We eat light: Rubik's cube: Open road: Gadgets: Mountain Climber: Audience: Web: Graffiti Body Outlines:
    • 49. contact me Scott Schwister [email_address]