21st Century Learners and Literacies

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Presented to graduate Foundations of Reading course at Hamline University, March 11, 2009. This presentation is a remix of Kim Cofino's "The 21st Century Learner" …

Presented to graduate Foundations of Reading course at Hamline University, March 11, 2009. This presentation is a remix of Kim Cofino's "The 21st Century Learner" [http://www.slideshare.net/mscofino/the-21st-century-learner], along with some bits and pieces of my own. Thanks to Kim for providing such stunning source material. Also visit her resource wiki at http://the21stcenturylearner.wikispaces.com/.

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  • 1. 21st Century Learners & Literacies Scott Schwister http://higheredison.wordpress.com
  • 3. How are students changing? GUIDING QUESTIONS
  • 4. How are students changing? How are texts changing? GUIDING QUESTIONS
  • 5. What is literacy?
  • 6. How are texts changing?
  • 7. Web 1.0 read-only static consumer
  • 8. Web 1.0 read-only static consumer Web 2.0 read-write dynamic creator
  • 9. The Machine is Us/ing Us
  • 10. How are students changing?
  • 11. Letter from Camp 2.0
  • 12. inherent characteristics
  • 13. learners
  • 14. life outside the classroom
  • 15. always on
  • 16. interaction is expected
  • 17. social
  • 18. highly customized experiences
  • 19. increasingly digital
  • 20. constantly connected
  • 21. instant access
  • 22. producers + consumers prosumers
  • 23. their average classroom experience
  • 24. in your classroom? what do 21 st century learners experience
  • 25. dangerouslyirrelevant.org Our kids have tasted the honey.
  • 26. external influences inherent characteristics
  • 27. A Vision of Students Today
  • 28. external influences inherent characteristics evolving responses
  • 29. what is 21st century literacy?
  • 30. literacy
  • 31. effective learners
  • 32. lifelong learners effective learners are…
  • 33. natural navigators effective learners are…
  • 34. critical thinkers and evaluators effective learners are…
  • 35. communicators & creators effective
  • 36. able to create something new effective communicators & creators are…
  • 37. able to communicate across culture, time & distance effective communicators & creators are…
  • 38. effective communicators & creators are…
  • 39. effective global collaborators
  • 40. able to collaborate to reach common goals effective global collaborators are…
  • 41. able to lead or follow effective global collaborators are…
  • 42. no boundaries effective global collaborators have…
  • 43. What does this mean for teaching and learning?
  • 44. next steps read Blogs, Wikis , Podcasts , and Other Powerful Web Tools for the Classroom Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century A Whole New Mind
  • 45. next steps read more Will Richardson, Weblogg-ed KimCofino, always learning Doug Belshaw, dougbelshaw .com/blog
  • 46. next steps read even more Educational Leadership (March 2009) Digital Youth Project The 21st Century Learner wiki Literacy Discussion wiki
  • 47. next steps watch Learn to Change, Change to Learn Information R/evolution A Vision of K-12 Students Today
  • 48. next steps standards & frameworks ISTE NETS-S IRA/NCTE Standards Partnership for 21st Century Skills NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies
  • 49. next steps join Classroom 2.0 Ning NCTE Ning
  • 50. big big thanks to Kim Cofino for sharing and encouraging remixing. Visit her excellent blog at http://mscofino.edublogs.org/
  • 51. Image Sources (Creative Commons License): Dangling Colors: http://flickr.com/photos/yanivg/52124840/ Honey, courtesy Scott McLeod: http://www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2009/02/a-taste-of-honey.html Girl with computer: : http://flickr.com/photos/kamaji/1434567124/ Lights and the City: http://flickr.com/photos/diankarl/2970686837/ Blue Sky Over Monday Morning: http://flickr.com/photos/guitrento/2564986045/ NY at Night: NY at night: http://flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/497814516/ Swing: http://flickr.com/photos/mcmorr/1294684803/ Bumper Cars: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cwalker71/2637125074/ Sunset playing: http://flickr.com/photos/nattu/895220635/ Puzzle piece: http://flickr.com/photos/blackbutterfly/3082335820/ Baby with iPhone: http://flickr.com/photos/paulm/1584418819/ Connected: http://flickr.com/photos/crash-candy/2347430057/ Touch Sensitive: http://flickr.com/photos/pranavsingh/1196494552/ Camera: http://flickr.com/photos/ssh/12638218/ Blindfold: http://flickr.com/photos/foxtongue/2657434642/ Finger point: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutter/105497713/ Question mark: http://flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318946369/ ISB21: http://isb21.wikispaces.com Steering Wheel: http://flickr.com/photos/paulvaarkamp/865876994/ Statue: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usagent/261743402/ Orienteering in Venice: http://www.flickr.com/photos/_cristina/2252226613/ Big eyes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/borghetti/43058749/ Birds on wire: http://flickr.com/photos/suckamc/5388273/ Painted girl: http://www.flickr.com/photos/beija-flor/867886652/ Hieroglyphics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/practicalowl/1331640797/ Think outside the box: http://flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/525695141/ NASA: http://flickr.com/photos/pingnews/491430005/in/photostream/ Ants: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwarby/1584818205/ Fish: http://flickr.com/photos/brujamavi/2824076847/ Sunset: http://www.flickr.com/photos/midnight-digital/2352150031/ We eat light: http://flickr.com/photos/b-tal/117037943/ Rubik's cube: http://flickr.com/photos/nataliejohnson/237529176/ Open road: http://flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/2049233526/ Gadgets: http://flickr.com/photos/slipstreamjc/748716731/ Mountain Climber: http://flickr.com/photos/ilker/2493908947/ Audience: http://flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/174586756/ Web: http://flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/322023870/ Graffiti Body Outlines: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zen/3978223/
  • 52. contact me Scott Schwister [email_address] http://higheredison.wordpress.com