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Literacy21

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Tools for 21 Literacy 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC
  2. 2. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC Workshop’s Goals : <ul><li>Gain an experiential understanding of : </li></ul><ul><li>the new meaning of 21 st Century Literacy Web 2.0 – the read/write/communicate/collaborate/share web. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Make &quot;A-Ha&quot; connections for instruction and learning . </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun creating media and collaborating with other teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Plug in to the growing network of educational Web 2.0 Gurus. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC Rapidly Changing world <ul><li>The amount of available information is doubling every three years. </li></ul><ul><li>90 % of the technology we will use in the next decade has not been invented or we have no access to it yet. </li></ul><ul><li>80% of jobs in 2014 do not exist today </li></ul><ul><li>(U.S. Department of Labor report) </li></ul><ul><li>While the 20th century had the arms race, the competition in this century will be a brains race… </li></ul>
  4. 4. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC Today's Sputnik? It's a little bigger. It's called China… The projected growth in high-technology products from there is staggering. Michael Lubell, Science Policy Analyst The American Physical Society
  5. 5. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC 84% of 11-13 year olds said they would “ rather clean their room, eat their vegetables, go to the dentist or take out the garbage than learn math or science .” From Rayethon Corporation Survey of 1000 11-13 year old students, 2006 US 15-year-olds ranked 24th out of 40 countries that participated in a 2003 administration of the program for International Student Assessment (PISA) examination, which assessed students’ ability to apply mathematical concepts to real world problems.
  6. 6. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC This is a story about the big public conversation the nation is not having about education… … whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the global economy because they can't think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good information from bad or speak a language other than English. Time Magazine, 12/18/2006
  7. 7. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC <ul><li>What is ahead? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we define Literacy in a 21 st Century Context? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the implications for learning and teaching to the Future? </li></ul>
  8. 8. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC It is an unprecedented change in the human condition. For the first time –literally – substantial and rapidly growing numbers of people have choices. For the first time, they will have to manage themselves. And society is totally unprepared for it. <ul><li>The illiterate of the 21 st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, </li></ul><ul><li>unlearn, and relearn. </li></ul><ul><li>Alvin Toffler </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutionary wealth , 2006 </li></ul>
  9. 9. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC Reading Writing Speaking Mathematical Technological/ Media Informational Visual 21 st Century Literacies Multicultural
  10. 10. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC <ul><li>This Information Literacy is based on &quot;Managing Information in a Digital Age“ </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural literacy is knowledge of cultures and languages, as well as the ways in which multi-sensory data (text, sound, and graphics) may introduce slant, perspective, and bias into language, subject matter, and visual content. </li></ul><ul><li>Media literacy is an expanded information and communication skill that is responsive to the changing nature of information in our society. It addresses the skills students need to be taught in school, the competencies citizens must have as we consume information in our homes and living rooms, and the abilities workers must have as we meet the challenges of a global economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the idea that visual images are a language, visual literacy can be defined as the ability to understand and produce visual messages. This skill is becoming increasingly important with the ever-expanding proliferation of mass media in society. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC One of the solutions: Web 2.0?
  12. 12. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC TEN Top Web Sites by Traffic <ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>My Space </li></ul><ul><li>MSN </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>eBay </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Craiglist’ </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Live </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Google W2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>My Space W2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>MSN </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube W2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>eBay W2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook W2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia W2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Craiglist’ W2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Live </li></ul>
  13. 13. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC <ul><li>Profile - requires to sign up and fill out  </li></ul><ul><li>  Organizers – specific interface of the site </li></ul><ul><li>Searching Capability - built in search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Groups - joining groups of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue – ways to communicate (Comments, DF, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>  Multiple Media – pictures, audio, video </li></ul><ul><li>User- Friendly Functioning - WYSIWYG </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Option (public or private) </li></ul><ul><li>  Notification - way to inform that the information is changed </li></ul><ul><li>FREE!!! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  14. 14. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC All Web 2.0 tools and Services provide a higher level of connectedness, they are democratic, have a participatory character – encourage active involvement, provide social networking, productivity, collaboration, stimulate creativity, involve the feedback , etc. It Provides the user with the FREE tools that possess all above mentioned features and meet all personal needs of the user: e-mail, calendar, note-taking, images, video, search, web page creator, gtalk , etc. a tool that allows you to keep track of things you have to do and remind you of the list via cell.
  15. 15. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC Web 2.0 Technologies: Services and Tools <ul><li>Encouraging Creative Writing: </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Video-blogs </li></ul><ul><li> Letterpop </li></ul><ul><li> Scrabblog </li></ul><ul><li>Scratch </li></ul><ul><li>Comic Strips </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Google Doc </li></ul><ul><li>Sightspeed </li></ul>
  16. 16. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC <ul><li>Supporting Social Networks: </li></ul><ul><li> del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li> RSS </li></ul><ul><li> Ning </li></ul><ul><li> Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Tapped In </li></ul>Web 2.0 Technologies: Tools
  17. 17. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC Social Media/Audio-visual Creativity Tools Flickr http://flickr.com/photos/milasunshine/ Photobucket Scrapblog Jumpcut http://www.jumpcut.com Letterpop Storytelling Technologies: Voicethread, Photostory3 Animoto
  18. 18. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC Web 2.0 Technologies: Tools Social Media/Teaching Jing CamStudio Screencastomatic Communication Tools WiZiQ Skype Sightspeed Mikogo
  19. 19. 06/03/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D MSMC Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning Epsilen My e-folio DIGIcation

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