21st Century Learners and Literacies


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Presented to graduate Foundations of Reading course at Hamline University, March 11, 2009. This presentation is a remix of Kim Cofino's "The 21st Century Learner" [http://www.slideshare.net/mscofino/the-21st-century-learner], along with some bits and pieces of my own. Thanks to Kim for providing such stunning source material. Also visit her resource wiki at http://the21stcenturylearner.wikispaces.com/.

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    1. 1. 21st Century Learners & Literacies Scott Schwister http://higheredison.wordpress.com
    3. 3. How are students changing? GUIDING QUESTIONS
    4. 4. How are students changing? How are texts changing? GUIDING QUESTIONS
    5. 5. What is literacy?
    6. 6. How are texts changing?
    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. The Machine is Us/ing Us
    10. 10. How are students changing?
    11. 11. Letter from Camp 2.0
    12. 12. inherent characteristics
    13. 13. learners
    14. 14. life outside the classroom
    15. 15. always on
    16. 16. interaction is expected
    17. 17. social
    18. 18. highly customized experiences
    19. 19. increasingly digital
    20. 20. constantly connected
    21. 21. instant access
    22. 22. producers + consumers prosumers
    23. 23. their average classroom experience
    24. 24. in your classroom? what do 21 st century learners experience
    25. 25. dangerouslyirrelevant.org Our kids have tasted the honey.
    26. 26. external influences inherent characteristics
    27. 27. A Vision of Students Today
    28. 28. external influences inherent characteristics evolving responses
    29. 29. what is 21st century literacy?
    30. 30. literacy
    31. 31. effective learners
    32. 32. lifelong learners effective learners are…
    33. 33. natural navigators effective learners are…
    34. 34. critical thinkers and evaluators effective learners are…
    35. 35. communicators & creators effective
    36. 36. able to create something new effective communicators & creators are…
    37. 37. able to communicate across culture, time & distance effective communicators & creators are…
    38. 38. effective communicators & creators are…
    39. 39. effective global collaborators
    40. 40. able to collaborate to reach common goals effective global collaborators are…
    41. 41. able to lead or follow effective global collaborators are…
    42. 42. no boundaries effective global collaborators have…
    43. 43. What does this mean for teaching and learning?
    44. 44. next steps read Blogs, Wikis , Podcasts , and Other Powerful Web Tools for the Classroom Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century A Whole New Mind
    45. 45. next steps read more Will Richardson, Weblogg-ed KimCofino, always learning Doug Belshaw, dougbelshaw .com/blog
    46. 46. next steps read even more Educational Leadership (March 2009) Digital Youth Project The 21st Century Learner wiki Literacy Discussion wiki
    47. 47. next steps watch Learn to Change, Change to Learn Information R/evolution A Vision of K-12 Students Today
    48. 48. next steps standards & frameworks ISTE NETS-S IRA/NCTE Standards Partnership for 21st Century Skills NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies
    49. 49. next steps join Classroom 2.0 Ning NCTE Ning
    50. 50. big big thanks to Kim Cofino for sharing and encouraging remixing. Visit her excellent blog at http://mscofino.edublogs.org/
    51. 51. 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/
    52. 52. contact me Scott Schwister [email_address] http://higheredison.wordpress.com