21st Century Learners and Literacies


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October 24, 2009 presentation for LANG 7801 Foundations of Reading class at Hamline University.

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  • Learning doesn’t stop at school Kids are constantly connected How can we tap into that amazingly motivating and engaging resource
  • Think pair share
  • Independent learners Focus on learning how to learn with technology Motivated and engaged in self improvement
  • Time, space, location are not boundaries Intercultural understanding Successful collaboration around a focused goal
  • Are critical thinkers. Evaluate information for authenticity, relevance and bias. Evaluate tools for applicability and effectiveness. Intuitively filter and focus.
  • Lifelong learners Can learn how to learn Independent learners Metacognitive Intrinsically motivated Focus on self improvement
  • 21st Century Learners and Literacies

    1. 1. 21st Century Learners & Literacies Scott Schwister http://higheredison.wordpress.com LANG 7801 Foundations of Reading October 24, 2009
    3. 3. How are students changing? GUIDING QUESTIONS
    4. 4. How are students changing? How are texts changing? GUIDING QUESTIONS
    5. 5. How are texts changing? (Are they?)
    6. 6. What is literacy?
    7. 7. Web 1.0 read-only static consumer
    8. 8. Web 1.0 read-only static consumer Web 2.0 read-write dynamic creator
    9. 9. Human Graph!
    10. 10. The Machine is Us/ ing Us
    11. 11. what is 21st century literacy?
    12. 12. How are students changing? (Are they?)
    13. 13. Bow Drill
    14. 14. inherent characteristics
    15. 15. external influences inherent characteristics
    16. 16. A Vision of Students Today
    17. 17. external influences inherent characteristics evolving responses
    18. 18. Meet Kim Cofino <ul><li>21 st Century Literacy Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>International School Bangkok </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: Always Learning </li></ul>
    19. 19. 21 st century learners
    20. 20. life outside the classroom
    21. 21. always on
    22. 22. interaction is expected
    23. 23. social
    24. 24. highly customized experiences
    25. 25. increasingly digital
    26. 26. constantly connected
    27. 27. instant access
    28. 28. producers + consumers prosumers
    29. 29. learners
    30. 30. learners literacies
    31. 31. NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies “ These [21st century] literacies—from reading online newspapers to participating in virtual classrooms—are multiple, dynamic, and malleable.”
    32. 32. Develop proficiency with the tools of technology
    33. 33. collaboratively and cross-culturally Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems
    34. 34. Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
    35. 35. multiple streams of simultaneous information Manage, analyze and synthesize
    36. 36. multi- media texts Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate
    37. 37. required by these complex environments Attend to the ethical responsibilities
    38. 38. Are you a 21st century reader and writer? Are you literate?
    39. 39. how can you teach your students to be? If you’re not,
    40. 40. What does it mean for teaching and learning?
    41. 41. next steps standards & frameworks ISTE NETS-S IRA/NCTE Standards Partnership for 21st Century Skills NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies
    42. 42. next steps read Blogs, Wikis , Podcasts , and Other Powerful Web Tools for the Classroom Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century A Whole New Mind
    43. 43. next steps read more Will Richardson, Weblogg-ed KimCofino, always learning Doug Belshaw, dougbelshaw.com/blog
    44. 44. next steps read even more Educational Leadership (March 2009) Digital Youth Project The 21st Century Learner wiki Literacy Discussion wiki
    45. 45. next steps watch Learn to Change, Change to Learn Information R/evolution A Vision of K-12 Students Today
    46. 46. next steps join Classroom 2.0 Ning NCTE Ning
    47. 47. big big thanks to Kim Cofino for sharing and encouraging remixing. Visit her excellent blog, Always Learning , at http://mscofino.edublogs.org/
    48. 48. Image Sources (Creative Commons License): Dangling Colors: http://flickr.com/photos/yanivg/52124840/ Honey, courtesy Scott McLeod: http://www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2009/02/a-taste-of-honey.html Girl with computer: : http://flickr.com/photos/kamaji/1434567124/ Lights and the City: http://flickr.com/photos/diankarl/2970686837/ Blue Sky Over Monday Morning: http://flickr.com/photos/guitrento/2564986045/ NY at Night: NY at night: http://flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/497814516/ Swing: http://flickr.com/photos/mcmorr/1294684803/ Bumper Cars: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cwalker71/2637125074/ Sunset playing: http://flickr.com/photos/nattu/895220635/ Puzzle piece: http://flickr.com/photos/blackbutterfly/3082335820/ Baby with iPhone: http://flickr.com/photos/paulm/1584418819/ Connected: http://flickr.com/photos/crash-candy/2347430057/ Touch Sensitive: http://flickr.com/photos/pranavsingh/1196494552/ Camera: http://flickr.com/photos/ssh/12638218/ Blindfold: http://flickr.com/photos/foxtongue/2657434642/ Finger point: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutter/105497713/ Question mark: http://flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318946369/ ISB21: http://isb21.wikispaces.com Steering Wheel: http://flickr.com/photos/paulvaarkamp/865876994/ Statue: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usagent/261743402/ Orienteering in Venice: http://www.flickr.com/photos/_cristina/2252226613/ Big eyes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/borghetti/43058749/ Birds on wire: http://flickr.com/photos/suckamc/5388273/ Painted girl: http://www.flickr.com/photos/beija-flor/867886652/ Hieroglyphics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/practicalowl/1331640797/ Think outside the box: http://flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/525695141/ NASA: http://flickr.com/photos/pingnews/491430005/in/photostream/ Ants: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwarby/1584818205/ Fish: http://flickr.com/photos/brujamavi/2824076847/ Sunset: http://www.flickr.com/photos/midnight-digital/2352150031/ We eat light: http://flickr.com/photos/b-tal/117037943/ Rubik's cube: http://flickr.com/photos/nataliejohnson/237529176/ Open road: http://flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/2049233526/ Gadgets: http://flickr.com/photos/slipstreamjc/748716731/ Mountain Climber: http://flickr.com/photos/ilker/2493908947/ Audience: http://flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/174586756/ Web: http://flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/322023870/ Graffiti Body Outlines: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zen/3978223/
    49. 49. contact me Scott Schwister [email_address] http://higheredison.wordpress.com