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Many programs and students don’t yet have a good sense of all the technology skills that are coming into play in the workplaces students plan to enter. The ways we live, learn, work and interact online are changing. Do your students have the skills necessary for successful navigation of the increasingly blurred boundaries between online and offline social and professional activities. Do they know the risks and how to protect themselves when using these tools?

This is the first of a two part workshop series.

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21st century skills for 21st century jobs usb

  1. 1. Two-Part Why do we What are Course need How are they 21st them? used in the PT. 1 century workplace? What doAwareness skills/tools they do?
  2. 2. Develop/save a career plan Research a company Collect/save informationFind/evaluate information/Create a professional online identity Find a job Develop 21st century skills
  3. 3. Newspapers/Classifieds/MDictionary/encyclopedia Yellow pages agazines/Books Phones/Pay PhonesListening to Music TV/Movies Cell Phones How have they Social media is changing the changed? When did way we communicate and the you stop using ways we find and use them? Why? information, and how we learn
  4. 4. We all have that friend who refuses tojoin Facebook and only communicates by email In other words, he basically doesnt exist Email use is way down among teens,and though Twitter is partially to blame, Facebooks ubiquity is a major factor.
  5. 5. How often do you go to a particular website to check out theirinformation (even SABES) How often do you checkFacebook/Twitter/Cell phone?
  6. 6. Many programs and The evidence is growing that despite students don‘t yet have a familiarity with personal good sense of all the technologies, learners are generally poor at deploying their digital skills in technology skills that are support of learning. They lack critical coming into play in the media and information literacies, and workplaces students plan struggle to translate the capabilities to enter they do have into different contexts. ―The internet is a go-to source. In general, more people turn to the internet (at home, work, libraries or other places) than any other source of information and support, including experts and family members. There was some variance in the results, depending on the type of problem people faced. Experts mattered most when people faced health problems; government agencies topped the list when information about specific programs was the concern‖Center for Public Education: Defining a 21st Century Education
  7. 7. ―Today much of the information we and our students need and use is digital: and more is found online and/or in digital form and accessed through our computers or on our smart phones‖.
  8. 8. An NCES report shows that ―40 percentNational Center for Education Statistics of adults in the nation participated in (NCES -―between 1985 & 1996, U.S. some type of formal adult education forinstitutions of higher ed experienced a work-related reasons during a twelve-―65 percent increase in enrollments of month period in 2002–03‖ students 35 years of age and older‖ (Kleiner, Carver, Hagedorn, & (CAEL, 2000, p. 3). Chapman, 2005, p.iii).
  9. 9. Digital literacy is becoming a requirement for virtually every measurable outcome that anadult learner might possibly set for themselves Many schools have renamed their libraries Media Centers, and thepeople who help students access their resources need to be as tech-savvy as any IT person.
  10. 10. ―Pew Research finds that about one fifth of people in the US lack the fundamental digital literacy skills they need to participate fully in the information economyThat represents a major loss in productivity and economic potential, not to mention the toll on individuals and families who are falling behind the digital literacy curve A great many of those other four fifths are not doing so hot with digital literacy either‖
  11. 11. Accessing Analyzing Managing Integrating EvaluatingCommunicating
  12. 12. Demonstrate a sound conceptual understanding of the nature of technology systems and viewthemselves as proficient users of these systems Understand and model positive, ethical use of technology in both social and personal contexts. Use a variety of technology tools in effective ways to increase creative productivity Use communication tools to reach out to the world beyond the classroom and communicate ideas in powerful ways. Use technology effectively to access, evaluate, process and synthesize information from a variety of sources. Use technology to identify and solve complex problems in real world contexts.Distilled from ISTE NETS for Students (1998) in NCREL/Metiri Group. enGauge 21st Century Skills:Literacy in the Digital Age. 2003 enGuage 21st Century Skills
  13. 13. Courses that embed core digital skills, as well as subject specific use of technology, enable students"Many learners enter further to gain the skills andand higher education lacking confidence they need to use the skills needed to apply digital technology not only to digital technologies to support their learning but also education in the workplace." 90% of new jobs will require excellent digital skills, improving digital literacy is an essential component of developing employable graduates.
  14. 14. Developing digital literacy skills are key to empoweringstudents and staff with the skills and confidence they need to use technology both autonomously and collaboratively, not only to support their learning but alsoin the workplace and their daily lives.
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  16. 16. In 2010 the U.S. Department of Education introduced the National Education Technology Plan―Calls for applying the advanced tech used in our dailypersonal and professional lives to our entire education system to improve student learning and accelerate and scale up the adoption of effective practices."The National Education Technology Plans rationale isspecific when explaining the reason technology must be integrated into todays education
  17. 17. Technology will help us execute collaborative teaching strategies combined with professional learningthat better prepare and enhance educators competencies and expertise over thecourse of their careers
  18. 18. The ways we live, learn, work and interactonline are changingDo your students have the skills necessaryfor successful navigation of the increasinglyblurred boundaries between online andoffline social and professional activities
  19. 19. Hughey and Hughey (2006) note that ―the development of an academic and career plan that effectively prepares students for their future is an important task for advisors‖ … many people are pre-occupationally illiterate, meaning that they have knowledge of only a smallpercentage of the existing occupations in the current job market Most do not even really know or understand the work requirements and responsibilities of the occupations that they are able to nameAcademic advisers may end up serving a valuable rolein educating and advising adult students on major and career options and opportunities.
  20. 20. More than just looking for a job Now - Career building in In the past career which the emphasis is to planning focused more help people become on set steps and healthy, self-reliant procedures for helping citizens able to cope people find a lifetime with constant change incareer. That is no longer rapidly changing labor the reality of today’s markets and maintain workforce. balance between work and life roles
  21. 21. Most jobs come about When a job seeker through networking, not Social media tools really learns to useapplying on job boards or make networking social networking well, aimlessly sending out much easier and much résumés his chances for finding more powerful due to(you mean, you‘re still teaching opportunities multiply their interactive nature that?) exponentially
  22. 22. About occupations - researchLabor Market informationWhere/How to Find a jobHow to Find info about a certain companyHow to NetworkBasic Reading, Writing, Math…
  23. 23. Collect, manage and evaluate online information Create and curate content in both written and visual media Build an effective online identity for personal or career development Interact with others for networking, team-building and project management purposesDeal with online privacy, safety and security issues
  24. 24. Be proactive, confident Use appropriate weband flexible adopters of a Be equipped to reflect technologies effectively range of web upon and critically to search for, store and technologies for evaluate the information curate relevantpersonal, academic and obtained information professional use Be aware of the Be familiar with the use challenges inherent in of collaboration tools to ensuring online privacy facilitate networking, and security group work and project management
  25. 25. Finding a job now requires a knowledge ofcomputer and Internet skills including social mediaIncreasingly workers need to apply for jobs on-lineand those who don‘t understand how this wholesystem works (not just how to type in theinformation) are at a significant disadvantage
  26. 26. Some of the tools can be used for finding a job,researching a job, saving job information, etc.Others are to learn skills useful on the job; e.g.,collaboration, communication, productivityJob recruiters are already using social-networkingservices like Facebook and LinkedIn to find andscreen potential candidatesJob seekers can use social networks to acceleratetheir search
  27. 27. We are living in a In our context , a Social media digitally wired world teacher who does not networking is a where the power of employ social mediarequisite for todays information rests with is deemed to learning those who are be obsolete properly connected‗
  28. 28. As of August 2012, 69% of online adults use social networking sites August 2012, 75% of women were users of social networking sites, compared with 63% of menWomen are also more active in their use of these sites, with more than halfof female internet users using social networking sites on a typical day(54%), compared with 42% of male internet users. (February 2012)
  29. 29.  Social Media Stats 2012
  30. 30. It‘s about the skills!!!!
  31. 31. NMC 2012 Horizon Report
  32. 32. Facebook/Twitter/YoutubePinterest/Scoop.itLiveBindersBox/DropboxLinkedIn – Others, Mobile tech
  33. 33. social media sites are proven platforms for facilitating connections,demonstrating passions and interests, and ultimately landing the job
  34. 34. Companies Employers all have a require it toEasy to Easy to Familiarity social find a job, learn Use media get a job, presence keep a job
  35. 35. Social networking technologies can allow second languagelearners to negotiate meaning and shape their identity asEnglish speakers as they connect with and participate inthe real world communities that are important to their lives. 44
  36. 36. Social media participation is an essential tool innetworking with potential professional contacts, staying in touch with current and former contacts, recruiting employees, advancingyour career, and keeping in touch with the world
  37. 37. Social media has allowed us to reverse the recruiting process Instead of submitting our resume, itbecomes a billboard that can be shared,distributed to hiring managers, searched and more Showcases your talents and what you‘relooking for in a job and recruiters become attracted to it and will approach you with the opportunities that you desire The more you network online, the largeryour group and the better your chances of learning about hidden opportunities.
  38. 38. When you create your social resume, you are, in Even if you aren‘t essence, creating an actively looking for a online presence as a new job, it‘s smart to person who makes a create a presence onvaluable contribution to career networking sitesthe workplace and who such as LinkedInis worth seeking out forpositions recruiters are looking to fill
  39. 39. Facebook TwitterYouTube (for education) YouTube Teacher VideosYou Need to Look Behind the Curtain
  40. 40. ―It is an open secret that colleges, universities and employers love to scan the Facebook profiles of applicants. A recent article on Mashable gives seven reasons why recruiters prefer to connect via Facebook and not LinkedIn. Not surprisingly, from the applicant‘s perspective it‘s exactly the opposite as they prefer to connect via LinkedIn and thus the dedicated network for business as they want to keep their private life private which is understandable in my opinion. ―
  41. 41. The Social Jobs Partnership is a collaboration betweenFacebook, the U.S. Social Jobs App Department ofLabor, the National Association of Colleges andEmployers (NACE)
  42. 42. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) —Watch out, LinkedIn. Facebook is jumping intothe job search space, with a Social Jobs App that includes listings fromservices like Monster and BranchOut.The app, which launched Wed. Nov 14, 2012 currently includes 1.7 million joblistingsThe Social Jobs App marks a shift for Facebook, which has historically focusedon personal networking. LinkedIn, which had about 187 million members as ofSeptember 30, has positioned itself as the king of professional networking.But if the Social Jobs app takes off, Facebook could become a more directcompetitor in the professional space. Shares of LinkedIn ended the day slightlylower
  43. 43. Facebook is an Facebook is Facebook is a important part of saving resources resource for jobthe hiring process for recruiters seekers Nearly 90 percent of companies stated that Of companies using Facebook Facebook has decreased the Half of employers (50 percent) to acquire new potential amount of print advertising are using Facebook in their employees, more than half needed with regards to their hiring process‖ state the importance of recruiting efforts, making networking and referrals Facebook a cost effective way to find new talent The number one suggestion by A majority (54 percent) of those recruiters (87 percent) is for already using the social candidates using Facebook to network anticipate Facebook Like a desired companys becoming a more important Facebook page, followed by part of the talent acquisition using Facebook as a process in the near future networking tool‖ • November 14, 2012 at 11:29am
  44. 44. LinkedIn may be the social network of choice for the Still, both networks — andprofessional world, but more Twitter — appear to be taking job seekers are hunting for over the employment searchwork on Facebook, according space at a rapid clip to a new surveySome 52% of job seekers use Facebook to help find work, Both used a sample of more according to the survey, than 2,000 adults in the U.S., conducted by recruiting tech either unemployed or currently firm Jobvite. That‘s up from employed and looking for48% in Jobvite‘s survey a year another job. ago
  45. 45. Twitter can be used not only to find out more about potential #21stedchat employers and target companies, but to less formally communicate with those already inJill Thompson @Edu_Thompson the field.―@JohnMikulski: Twitter is likestanding in a room filled witheducators who are all sharing theirbest ideas at the same time."#21stedchat 58
  46. 46. Very easy to sign-up for and to useEffective communication tool for concisemessages and news items, or links to longermessages and articlesPowerful networking capacityFun to use and may, therefore, be effective inengaging students in discussions
  47. 47. Posted by companies, Follow job search relatedHundreds of thousands individuals, and channels Searchable by topic with hashtags - of them catered to your industry hashtags (#) #jobs, #career, #employ and preference ment, #twitterjobsearch
  48. 48. Following relevantcompanies and top industry players will keep you informed of any news or changes -- but it will alsomake you appear keen, andgive you a better picture ofthe companies on your hit- list
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  50. 50. With all the information and knowledge about social media at the beginning ofyour career planning efforts, you can engage in a more strategic plan on howto best go about creating, establishing, maintaining, and adapting yourpersonal brand You can utilize social media for the simpler goal of collecting information and insights for exploration and research purposes; for instance, to assist in the decision making process for a particular college major and/or career path Not having to actively job search frees you up from the usual challenges and stresses of a job search effort Not having to actively job search allows you to focus your social media efforts on other less stressful, and hopefully enjoyable, career planning goals You will be prepared with how to best use the various social media tools for when you really have to start searching for a job or internship
  51. 51. Maintaining a presence on YouTube canbe a key addition to any class you may teachIf you are constantly updating a YouTube playlist with new, informative videos thateither you or your students find, you‘ll see an increase in class discussion Consider creating a YouTube channel and posting videos of your classlectures, which will help students review the material
  52. 52. http://channels for lifelong learning
  53. 53. J.T. O‘Donnell and Peggy McKee, the Grace Kutney‘s her organization MedSalesRecruiter Catherine Byers SweetCareers Dr. Daphne provides Careerealism library series of short Breet, and her Advice and advice on how to of videos on theirvideos on interviews, company Arbez has resources for the effectively pursue YouTube channel Most of her advice a great series of entry-level candidate and gain Federal that cover virtuallyapplies to interviews video presentations and those who are Jobs every aspect of a for any type of on effective resumes earlier in their successful job position careers search
  54. 54. ―Underscores the―LinkedIn is now the importance of creating preferred tool for and maintaining recruiters‖ thorough, accurate, & updated profiles Top 10 LinkedInGroups Job Seekers LinkedIn Makeover Must Join
  55. 55. More than 2.6 million companies have LinkedIn Company Pages, and more and more data on employees, connections and employer branding content is proving to be a really valuable resource They really want to move beyond LinkedIn - quick to point out their jobs, to careers, professional purpose is to connect people withreference, and to become the best opportunities source for professional content
  56. 56. Grow your Get your Linkedin entire Don‘t just rely network and Contribute toSpread your resume Use a on submitting reach out to the groups in digital complete professional resumes to people in the which they footprint with profile pic job boards companies participate keywords you want to into Linkedin work for
  57. 57. The more you network online, the larger your group and the better your chances of learning about hidden opportunities Using any platform without a purpose ismuch like walking into a bookstore, grabbing a ―Mindful‖ search book at random, and strategiesthen complaining that it didn‘t help you with your investment strategy
  58. 58. MULTIPURPOSEThe tools themselves are searchable to find even more resources
  59. 59. To start findingteachers, educat The search Boards are virtual People are users ors and other results will give Pins are specific bulletin boards and their entire relevant boards you three options pictures and created by collections using to follow, type – ideas people on a that search term what you are Pins, Boards, and theme in their namelooking for in the People search box
  60. 60. Pinterest in Education (good article) use it to display ideas regarding classroom organization and management, lesson plan ideas and assessment tools, etc.Could have great potential, as does, for students to organizetheir research/sources on particular areas or topics they are exploringI think it could also be a great portfolio device to post progress of their work and thinking, adding visuals, audio and video etc.
  61. 61. More than11.7 millionpeople and companiesare using it (June 2012)Pinterest is emerging as an online tool that job seekers can use tomarket themselves and explore potentialcareers, industries and employers
  62. 62. Search for ―my resume‖on Pinterest, and you‘ll get thousands of hits Be more specific with your search terms (writer resume, business resume, graphic design resume) and more results pop up Some are basic resumes with standard information and layout/Others are stylized pieces with creative layouts and catchy graphics Goal of pinning yours is to get it shared -make sure it‘s somewhat eye catching, error-free and compelling
  63. 63. Sites like CareerBliss use pinboards to showcase inspiring ideasand items related to finding work that makes people happy College career offices such as Penn State‘s give tips geared towards newbies in the workforce – Univ. of North Carolina The 405 Club caters to career advice for the unemployedCareer Coaches Get a Job Job Hunting and Careers
  64. 64. Companies large and Those pin boards can These insights can help small quickly figured out help job seekers get a What language do they you craft stand-out, the value of Pinterest for sense of the company‘s Are they buttoned-up or What‘s their main use to talk about tailored job applicationstheir sales and marketing culture, priorities, casual marketing focus themselves and their that show you‘ve done (see Zappos and Whole outreach strategies and products your homework and Foods) overall tone understand the company
  65. 65.
  66. 66. Mission is to help people publish gorgeousmagazines by means of curationVisual, appealing magazine formatWhat is Scoop.It – videoTeacher Training Video - Russell Stannard
  67. 67.
  68. 68. Revl is an excellent web service that This is what I‘ve And this is what Iprovides you with This is who I am. done. want to do. a platform to clearly define three things:
  69. 69. Save, Access, Collaborate, Share,ProductivityOnline ToolsCloud-based ApplicationsMobile Tech/Tools
  70. 70. Backing up your music to theReplace ―the cloud‖ with ―the cloud or accessing email in theInternet‖ in any sentence and cloud means files are on ahave a good idea of what is computer on the Internet, andgoing on not your computer Your personal computer is on the ground - Any other computer or web server in the world is in ―the cloud
  71. 71. Presentation andResources (all resources forpresentation and more)DropboxGoogle Docs - tutorialLiveBinders
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  73. 73. Individual Search for StorageEd/Career Digital Portfolios more Plans Collaboration resources
  74. 74. Live Binders Vimeo VideoLiveBinders Tips and TricksLiveBinders YouTube Video Cybraryman LiveBinders Resources
  75. 75. ―A mobile learning environment is about access tocontent, peers, experts, portfolio artifacts, credible sources, and previous thinking on relevant topics. It can be actuated via a smartphone or iPad, laptop or in- person, but access is constant–which in turnshifts a unique burden tolearn on the shoulders of the student.‖
  76. 76. interactive digital fluency mod. Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically. DIF involves Internet search skills that start with understanding how digital information is different from print information, knowing how to use specialized tools for finding digital information and strengthening the dispositions needed in the digital information environment
  77. 77. ―Every man should have a built-inautomatic crap detector operating inside him.‖ (Hemingway 1954) C is for Currency – • Is the info current? When was the website updated? Can you find the necessary dates on the information you find? R is for Reliability • Is it primarily opinion? Is is balanced? A is for Authority • Question not only the identity and credentials of the author or creator, but also the publisherP is for Purpose/Point of View • Is this fact or opinion? Is it biased? Is the creator/author trying to sell you something? Howard Rheingold
  78. 78. If you‘re on Facebook, you‘ve most likely seen People who prefer it: stories or to hear only what They have images about a conforms to their consciously and controversial topic google search by own viewpoint deliberately turnedthat stir up emotion image have essentially their back on in people, only to decided not to be information literacy be proven false informed citizenswith a quick search from Snopes or Google
  79. 79. What happens on the Internet, stays on the Internet(FOREVER) ! Never goes away
  80. 80. My Web Careerclean up your facebook before you go looking for work
  81. 81. Facebook and Twitter are Hirers are looking at the The bottom line is that it isbeing used a lot to screen social networking profiles of important for users, whether job applicants. On candidates very early in the they are looking for a job or Facebook and Twitter- process. This means that building up their hirers are trying to get a job seekers need to have professional reputation, to more personal view of a their online act in order manage their online imagecandidate, rather than the before they begin looking across the different socialresume-like view they will for a job. networks they use. see on LinkedIn Whether you like it or not, hirers are using social networks to screen job applicants. This means it is important to carefully manage your image on these types of sites
  82. 82. Facebook Guide for Teachers Twitter Guide for TeachersPinterest Guide for TeachersLinkedIn Guide for Teachers Google‘s Search Education
  83. 83. Workforce Microsoft Preparation Top 10 Videos Digital Top 10 Job Resources – 21st Century Literacy search sitesand Education Learning Curriculum Standards SABES - GCF XP Math - Career LearnFree – Jobs Awareness Jobs
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  85. 85. From education to learning..Connected Learning ―is an answer to three keyshifts as society evolves from the industrial ageof the 20th century and From consumption of info to its one-size-fits-all participatory learning factory approach to educating youth to a21st century networked society.‖ From institutions to networks.
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  87. 87. How to How to Part 2 Learn Teach• Developing Digital Literacies
  88. 88. Facebook: (or search for Patty Ball) Twitter: @poochiesan24 Pinterest: LinkedIn: Blip.FM: The Anti-social Patty – 978-659-1277
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