As media formats change…so do the terms for literacy --- information literacy, digital literacy, media literacy and a new term I am hearing – transliteracy (See http://librariesandtransliteracy.wordpress.com) Print is, of course, still important- but are they always the best choice for learning? This giant dictionary is now an antique!
21st Century Literacy for Cyborgs
21st Century Literacy for Cyborgs Dr. Valerie Hill Lewisville ISD
Are Print resources still used?What is a dictionary? Information literacy includes all formats: print, digital, audio, video, logos, images, social media, apps, and“transmedia.”
Teaching 21st Century Literacy• Attention- Critical Inquiry• Participation- Collaboration• Global Network• Digital Citizenship- Ethics• Preservation-Sustainability
Attention-Critical InquiryWe live in a state of distraction due to the digital revolution.It is our individual responsibility to become critical evaluators of our media intake.Problem: Clutter! A sea of chaos requires navigation skills.
Participation- CollaborationWe now live in a participatory culture. There is no going back to the old hierarchy. Learning is best done through collaboration with others.Problem: TMI! Think about what you add to the sea of chaos. A good digital citizen participates without shouting nonstop.
Global NetworkDistance is no longer relevant. Anyone can share user-generated across the globe.Creating a personal & professional learning network is crucial.Problem: The blurry line between personal / professional life requires balance, ethics, and a clear focus of intent.
Digital CitizenshipDigital footprints are created by each of us. Think about your online image and what you hope to impart to others.Intellectual freedom and intellectual property are not dead! Give credit to others when due.Problem: Post, Tweet, Pin? Is it yours? Who is your target audience? Family, students, colleagues…?
Preservation - Sustainability• Ebooks (Will they last? Are you hoarding print?)• Digital archives• The new “golden traits” are not knowledge and expertise- but flexibility and adaptability.Problem: Digital clutter is as cumbersome as physical clutter (maybe more so?) Learn strategies for archival.
Responsibilities• 4.3.1 Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person.• 4.3.2 Recognize that resources are created for a variety of purposes.• 4.3.3 Seek opportunities for pursuing personal and aesthetic growth.• 4.3.4 Practice safe and ethical behaviors in personal electronic communication and interaction.
Dispositions in Action• 4.2.1 Display curiosity by pursuing interests through multiple resources.• 4.2.2 Demonstrate motivation.• 4.2.3 Maintain openness to new ideas.• 4.2.4 Show appreciation for various genres.
Checklist for Cyborgs• Purpose & Meaning > Form & Format• Attitude is crucial (You will never keep up! So smile.)• People > Gadgets• You are responsible for your own learning--- now more than ever because the “hierachy of information has toppled”.• Don’t add to the information chaos of others.
Essentials Current top tools educators should understand.• Blogs & Blog readers (RSS)• Wikis• Social networking & LIVE interactivity• Web 2.0• Content curation• Distance Ed & Immersive Learning Platforms (Blackboard, Moodle, MOOCs, Virtual Worlds)
PreziSharing your presentations online. Information Ecosystem
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