21st Century Technology Skills for Children and Young Adults
Without a doubt, technology is playing a huge role in much of society today, and it is important to create meaningful opportunities for children and young adults to master it while they learn essential analytical and problem-solving skills.
In this webinar you will learn a variety of programming ideas, computing devices, and apps to help children and young adults thrive in a world based on technology. Additionally, we will discuss the importance of limiting screen time and offer ways to teach other vital 21st Century skills without the use of technology. This webinar will offer ways to assess children and young adults on successes and failures in mastering these essential skills. Share what you are doing to provide your library users with an exciting and fun time at THEIR library.
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Agenda• Highlight programming ideas, computing devices, and apps to help children & young adults thrive in a world based on technology.• Offer ways to assess children & young adults on successes and failures in mastering these essential skills.• Discuss the importance of limiting screen time and offer ways to teach other vital skills without the use of technology.• Share what you are doing …
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Have drawing contests/music guessingcontests etc. using Draw Something or SongPop etc.
Create your own infographics! http://create.visual.ly/ http://infogr.am/ http://piktochart.com/
Information fluency is the intersection of information literacy, computer literacy and critical thinking.
So, I think information fluency is … communicating, problem solving, evaluating, analyzing, synthesizing, and reflecting on the entire process.… having the ability to think critically while being able to applythis thinking across a variety of “literacies” (e.g., information,technological, cultural, scientific etc.) in order to “fosterunderstanding, support sound decision-making, and guideaction” in the classroom and beyond!
TransliteracyThe ability to read, write and interact acrossa range of platforms, tools and media fromsigning and orality through handwriting, print,TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. Source: http://goo.gl/WUwbn
Some strategies/practices that can help encourage information fluency/critical thinking.
Allow people to do the workand then follow up with them.