21st Century Learners and Literacies


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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 K-12 March 24, 2010
    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. Etherpad notes http://etherpad.com/RokaleZxcX
    8. 8. Web 1.0 read-only static consumer
    9. 9. Web 1.0 read-only static consumer Web 2.0 read-write dynamic creator
    10. 10. Human Graph!
    11. 12. The Machine is Us/ ing Us
    12. 13. what is 21st century literacy?
    13. 14. How are students changing? (Are they?)
    14. 15. Bow Drill
    15. 16. A Vision of Students Today
    16. 17. external influences inherent characteristics evolving responses
    17. 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>
    18. 19. 21 st century learners
    19. 20. life outside the classroom
    20. 21. always on
    21. 22. interaction is expected
    22. 23. social
    23. 24. highly customized experiences
    24. 25. increasingly digital
    25. 26. constantly connected
    26. 27. instant access
    27. 28. producers + consumers prosumers
    28. 29. learners
    29. 30. learners literacies
    30. 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.”
    31. 32. Develop proficiency with the tools of technology
    32. 33. collaboratively and cross-culturally Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems
    33. 34. Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
    34. 35. multiple streams of simultaneous information Manage, analyze and synthesize
    35. 36. multi- media texts Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate
    36. 37. required by these complex environments Attend to the ethical responsibilities
    37. 38. Are you a 21st century reader and writer? Are you literate?
    38. 39. how can you teach your students to be? If you’re not,
    39. 40. What does it mean for teaching and learning?
    40. 41. next steps standards & frameworks ISTE NETS-S IRA/NCTE Standards Partnership for 21st Century Skills NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies
    41. 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
    42. 43. next steps read more Will Richardson, Weblogg -ed KimCofino, always learning Doug Belshaw, dougbelshaw.com/blog
    43. 44. next steps read even more Educational Leadership (March 2009) Digital Youth Project The 21st Century Learner wiki Literacy Discussion wiki
    44. 45. next steps watch Learn to Change, Change to Learn Information R/evolution A Vision of K-12 Students Today
    45. 46. next steps join Classroom 2.0 Ning NCTE Ning
    46. 47. big big thanks to Kim Cofino for sharing and encouraging remixing. Visit her excellent blog, Always Learning , at http://mscofino.edublogs.org/
    47. 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/ Back to School: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tjshirey/2849430515/
    48. 49. contact me Scott Schwister [email_address] http://higheredison.wordpress.com