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  • Learning doesn’t stop at schoolKids are constantly connectedHow can we tap into that amazingly motivating and engaging resource
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  • Licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-share alike license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D.scottmcleod.net/contactdangerouslyirrelevant.orgschooltechleadership.orgOur kids have tasted the honey.www.flickr.com/photos/jahansell/251755048
  • Independent learnersFocus on learning how to learn with technologyMotivated and engaged in self improvement
  • Lifelong learnersCan learn how to learnIndependent learnersMetacognitiveIntrinsically motivated Focus on self improvement
  • Natural navigators.
  • Are critical thinkers.Evaluate information for authenticity, relevance and bias.Evaluate tools for applicability and effectiveness. Intuitively filter and focus.
  • Able to create something new and communicate those ideas with a wide audience in an appropriate wayUsing multiple media to send a message
  • Time, space, location are not boundariesIntercultural understandingSuccessful collaboration around a focused goal

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  • Who Could Have Imagined? Writing in a Digital Classroom
  • 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 Learning Literacies for the 21st How can we Century redefine literacy for the new information landscape?
  • Literacy refers only to reading.
  • Students learn everything about reading and writing in elementary school.
  • Literacy instruction is the responsibility of English teachers alone.
  • Academics are all that matter in literacy learning.
  • Students who struggle with one literacy will have difficulty with all literacies.
  • School writing essentially an assessment tool that enables students to show what they have learned.
  • Dimensions of Literacy • Shifting literacy demands • Multiple and social literacies • Importance of motivation • Value of multicultural perspectives
  • 21st Century Learners & Literacies
  • How are students changing? GUIDING QUESTIONS
  • How are students changing? GUIDING QUESTIONS How are texts changing?
  • What is literacy?
  • How are texts changing?
  • Web 1.0 read-only static consumer
  • Web 1.0 read-only static consumer Web 2.0 read-write dynamic creator
  • learners
  • life outside the classroom
  • always on
  • interaction is expected
  • social
  • highly customized experiences
  • increasingly digital
  • constantly connected
  • instant access
  • producers + consumers prosumers
  • their average classroom experience
  • what do 21st century learners experience in your classroom?
  • dangerouslyirrelevant.org Our kids have tasted the honey.
  • external influences inherent characteristics
  • A Vision of Students Today
  • external influences evolving responses inherent characteristics
  • what is 21st century literacy?
  • literacy
  • effective learners
  • effective learners are… lifelong learners
  • effective learners are… natural navigators
  • effective learners are… critical thinkers and evaluators
  • effective communicators & creators
  • effective communicators & creators are… able to create something new
  • effective communicators & creators are… able to communicate across culture, time & distance
  • effective communicators & creators are…
  • effective global collaborators
  • effective global collaborators are… able to collaborate to reach common goals
  • effective global collaborators are… able to lead or follow
  • effective global collaborators have… no boundaries
  • What does this mean for teaching and learning?
  • Planning Publishing Prewriting Editing Drafting Revising
  • Inquiry Planning Research and/or prewriting Writing Process Writing Publishing and/or drafting Revision