Archive for the ‘digital literacy’ Category

An interesting aspect of the changing discipline of literacy in Can Social Networking Boost Literacy Skills at  https://www.teachers.ab.ca/Teaching%20in%20Alberta/Resources%20for%20Parents/Parent-Friendly%20Articles/Pages/CanSocialNetworkingBoostLiteracySkills.aspx.  Esxcerpt:

Perhaps text messaging, social networking sites and blogs are a new form of literature that will soon be studied in schools in the way that books, plays and poetry are now. In Scotland, new curriculum literacy guides specify that children should be familiarized with new media and taught modern communication methods so that they will be able to function in today’s workplace. The guides emphasize the importance of teaching students how and when to use particular communication methods. For example, students are taught to avoid using abbreviated text language in e-mails in which formal language might be more appropriate.

The jury is still out on whether studying Shakespeare will be replaced by reading Taylor Swift’s tweets. Parents who want their children to become more literate probably know what they want the answer to that question to be. Still, if your child is blogging or spending time on a social networking site, the news is not all bad. Research suggests that young people who blog are reading and are becoming more confident writers.

 

Read Is writing education vital to emerging technology? at http://www.ecampusnews.com/cc-blog/writing-education-technology/?ps=christel_broady@georgetowncollege.edu-00130000013Sb1T-0033000001DJN5U

Reblogged from https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/critical-thinking-skills-cheatsheet-infographic.  Excerpt:

 

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Very cute!  Teachers, what are your thoughts on this checklist for teaching in the 21st century?http://buff.ly/2nJAym2

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Read The problem with thinking you know more than the experts at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/problem-thinking-know-experts/ for interesting thoughts

Source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/how-we-can-prepare-students-for-the-automated-working-world?utm_content=bufferc8b86&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Read some ideas how schools could prepare learners.  A list of discussed skills:

-Problem-solving skills to think critically and analyze

-Learning skills to acquire new knowledge

-Communication skills, including reading and writing

-Personal skills for self-management, making sound judgments and managing risks

-Social skills for collaboration, teamwork, management, leadership, and conflict resolution.

What prepares our learners for the demands of the future?  Read more here at https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/03/21st-century-skills-future-jobs-students/