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Welcome To 21st Cent Lit Slideshow

  1. 1. Welcome to 21 st Century Literacy! Ms. Jankowski South View Middle School Room 115 [email_address]
  2. 2. WHY 21 st Century Literacy? <ul><li>“ If you lack the technical skills to utilize these communications tools [the Internet, and “Web 2.0&quot;], you can't participate online and catalyze civic influence… </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>And if you lack the media literacy skills to understand how other people are creating content or what their underlying motivations are, you face the possibility of being manipulated . </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>As Spiderman learned again and again, with great power comes great responsibility . </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Internet is a powerful tool , and if you don’t learn how to use it effectively, you yourself may end up being used .” </li></ul>- Andy Carver, host of PBS’s learning.now blog
  6. 6. 21 st Century Literacy IS: <ul><li>The ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create messages while using a variety of mass media and technological tools. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 21 st Century Literacy IS: <ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>“ Reading” Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry and Questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation and Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting </li></ul><ul><li>Life and Career Goals </li></ul>
  8. 8. 21 st Century Literacy IS: <ul><li>Language Arts (Reading, Research, Media) </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary (Technology) </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork (Teachers, Counselors, Technology Integrationists, Literacy Coaches...Students and Parents) </li></ul><ul><li>New! </li></ul><ul><li>Fun!! </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant!!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The greatest digital divide is between those who can read and write with media , and those who can't ... Our core knowledge needs to belong to everybody . </li></ul>— Elizabeth Daley, Dean, USC School of Cinema-Television
  10. 10. 21 st Century Literacy is NOT: <ul><li>LRT </li></ul><ul><li>(Only) a reading strategies or research course. </li></ul><ul><li>(Only) a technology course. </li></ul><ul><li>Language Arts Standards for Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 are the TOOLS to show understanding of the CONTENT and application of SKILLS </li></ul><ul><li>“ Easy” </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible Content </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Extra </li></ul><ul><li>Language Arts Department </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Applications </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Our mission should be about the quality of education, not the quantity of computers. We must focus on how we use technology to get results . </li></ul><ul><li>— Rod Paige, former U.S. Secretary of Education </li></ul>
  12. 12. 21CL Content <ul><li>5 Major Units of Study </li></ul><ul><li>Rhetoric and Research on Controversial Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating Successfully in the 21 st Century </li></ul><ul><li>Media Literacy and Media Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Life Skills and Career Exploration (on-going, Naviance) </li></ul><ul><li>Culminating Project </li></ul>
  13. 13. 21CL Key Questions <ul><li>What is your role and what are your responsibilities as a literate person in the 21 st Century? </li></ul><ul><li>How does your learning style, interests, and strengths impact how you interact with the world—past, present, and future? </li></ul>
  14. 14. 21CL Resources <ul><li>Fluid, Current </li></ul><ul><li>Short Stories in Science Fiction Genre </li></ul><ul><li>Non-fiction Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisements, Commercials, “Pop” Media </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Tools </li></ul><ul><li>- Connect People Globally  Flat World </li></ul><ul><li>- Ex: wiki, blog, podcast, slideshare, voicethread, movies </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>21st Century Literacy ReCap </li></ul>

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