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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 r...
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
•   V...
21st Century Learners
           & Literacies
GUIDING QUESTIONS
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


        ...
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  • Learning doesn’t stop at schoolKids are constantly connectedHow can we tap into that amazingly motivating and engaging resource
  • Think pair share
  • 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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    1. 1. Who Could Have Imagined? Writing in a Digital Classroom
    2. 2. 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?
    3. 3. Literacy refers only to reading.
    4. 4. Students learn everything about reading and writing in elementary school.
    5. 5. Literacy instruction is the responsibility of English teachers alone.
    6. 6. Academics are all that matter in literacy learning.
    7. 7. Students who struggle with one literacy will have difficulty with all literacies.
    8. 8. School writing essentially an assessment tool that enables students to show what they have learned.
    9. 9. Dimensions of Literacy • Shifting literacy demands • Multiple and social literacies • Importance of motivation • Value of multicultural perspectives
    10. 10. 21st Century Learners & Literacies
    11. 11. GUIDING QUESTIONS
    12. 12. How are students changing? GUIDING QUESTIONS
    13. 13. How are students changing? GUIDING QUESTIONS How are texts changing?
    14. 14. What is literacy?
    15. 15. How are texts changing?
    16. 16. Web 1.0 read-only static consumer
    17. 17. Web 1.0 read-only static consumer Web 2.0 read-write dynamic creator
    18. 18. learners
    19. 19. life outside the classroom
    20. 20. always on
    21. 21. interaction is expected
    22. 22. social
    23. 23. highly customized experiences
    24. 24. increasingly digital
    25. 25. constantly connected
    26. 26. instant access
    27. 27. producers + consumers prosumers
    28. 28. their average classroom experience
    29. 29. what do 21st century learners experience in your classroom?
    30. 30. dangerouslyirrelevant.org Our kids have tasted the honey.
    31. 31. external influences inherent characteristics
    32. 32. A Vision of Students Today
    33. 33. external influences evolving responses inherent characteristics
    34. 34. what is 21st century literacy?
    35. 35. literacy
    36. 36. effective learners
    37. 37. effective learners are… lifelong learners
    38. 38. effective learners are… natural navigators
    39. 39. effective learners are… critical thinkers and evaluators
    40. 40. effective communicators & creators
    41. 41. effective communicators & creators are… able to create something new
    42. 42. effective communicators & creators are… able to communicate across culture, time & distance
    43. 43. effective communicators & creators are…
    44. 44. effective global collaborators
    45. 45. effective global collaborators are… able to collaborate to reach common goals
    46. 46. effective global collaborators are… able to lead or follow
    47. 47. effective global collaborators have… no boundaries
    48. 48. What does this mean for teaching and learning?
    49. 49. Planning Publishing Prewriting Editing Drafting Revising
    50. 50. Inquiry Planning Research and/or prewriting Writing Process Writing Publishing and/or drafting Revision
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