Do “Digital Natives” Exist?

Is there such a thing as a “DIGITAL NATIVE”? Some experts have suggested a clear divide between “digital native” (the Millennial tech experts) and “digital i… Source: www.youtube.com See on Scoop.it – Digital Literacies

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The 6 Major Skills for 21st Century Students

Here is a short two pages PDF document from ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) which features the six major fluencies (standards) students need to develop in the 21st century classroom. Each of these fluencies is broken down into various skills all of which work in unison to cultivate the target fluency. From all […]

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Developing open education literacies with practicing K-12 teachers

This study seeks to understand how to use formal learning activities to effectively support the development of open education literacies among K-12 teachers. Considering pre- and post-surveys from K-12 teachers (n = 80) who participated in a three-day institute, this study considers whether participants entered institutes with false confidence or misconceptions related to open education, […]

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Teaching Digital Citizenship through Scenarios (Blog Posts).

Once I decided I was going to teaching Digital Citizenship to my 6-8 middle school students it’s was brought to my attention of producing student reflections & insights through creating blog posts on teacher given scenarios. This is a great methodology that allows teachers to see students reflections, insights, as well as allowing students to […]

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The 11 Skills Underlying 21st Century New Literacies

Historically speaking, studies of literacy have undergone two major shifts over the last four or five decades. The first shift took place in early seventies and eighties with the publication of a series of works such as The Literacy Myth (Harvey Graff, 1979), The Psychology of Literacy (Scribner & Cole, 1981), Literacy in Theory and Practice ( Brain Street, 1984),The Uses […]

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Administrators: How to Model Digital Leadership | Spin Education

Too often, I hear about administrators asking teachers to use technology without proper instruction or implementation. All the while, many of those administrators have little or no clue about the same technology—even as they advertise its classroom use to parents, board members, and prospective students. Source: www.spinedu.com See on Scoop.it – Digital Literacies

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The 5 Main Fluencies of The 21st Century Learning

Today I want to share with you this awesome read I came across in Global Citizen Education. The article is entitled ” 21st Century Fluencies” and is basically based on Crockett et al.’s book Literacy is Not Enough. The main argument in this paper is that 21st century fluencies are process skills that students need […]

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Developing students’ digital literacy | Jisc

Even today’s students need support with some areas of digital practice, particularly in an academic context, so it’s important to make sure that these needs are met.   While employability is an obvious driver, developing students who can learn and thrive in a digital society is a key role for universities and colleges.   We define digital […]

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Sharing: an essential part of web literacy

Mozilla believes that the use of the Webmaker tools and teaching kits within an online training environment helps facilitate participatory cultures where there are “relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement, strong support for creating and sharing creations, and some type of informal mentorship” (Jenkins, et al., 2009, p. xi). Source: blog.webmaker.org See […]

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