Literacy & learning for the 21st Century

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The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. -- Alvin Toffler

Literacy & Learning for the 21st Redefining CenturyLiteracy for the

This presentation is an attempt to expand our notions of contemporary literacy, what it means to be a reader, processor of information, and communicator in a time when information is increasingly networked, digital, and

New Information Landscape

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Preparing a Workforce that could work...

In straight rows Performing repetitive tasks Under close supervisionIt was an education system that was perfect in every way for me and my generation. I grew up in a three stoplight mill town, where most of the students I attended school with went right into one of the mills, and had every reason to expect to spend the next 35 years working in straight rows, performing repetitive tasks, under 21st Century close supervision. http://handouts.davidwarlick.com/ http://landmark-project.com/sl/

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Todays information-age work place where a consultant, working from home, can provide valuable information-based services to his clients.

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But when we consider the rapid advances in information technologies, it is difficult to impossible to predict how these tools will serve us in the future, or even the tools that have yet to be invented. As we take the obsolete tools out of the workplace of the future, what we have left is what we know about our childrens future.

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For the first time in history Our job as educators Is to prepare our children For a future

It is true that our lives have already changed dramatically. What is different is that today we know that our world is changing too fast to predict the environment our children will inherit from us.

So what do children need to know to be ready for an unpredictable future? They must know how to teach themselves!

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And this is why we are teaching literacy, so that students have the skills to nd the information they need, to learn what they need to know, to do what they need to do -right now.

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Literacy as We Know It

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One of our principal questions is, what does it mean to be literate today. What does it mean to be a reader, when information is increasingly networked, and we are often accessing content from its author, without editor, publishers, librarians, and other lters? http://handouts.davidwarlick.com/ http://landmark-project.com/sl/

Davis, Matthew. "Congress 'Made Wikipedia Changes'." BBCNews 9 Feb 2006 12 Nov 2006 .

We shouldnt fear Wikipedia. It is simply a microcosm of todays greater information landscape. We should be teaching students to read everything the same way that we want them to read Wikipedia.

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Heidigoseek, "AADL - New Books." Heidigoseeks Photostream. 20 Mar 2006. 13 Nov 2006 . Althouse, Ann. "September 11th News." Ann Alhauses Photostream. 11 Sep 2005. 13 Nov 2006 .

There are certainly errors in Wikipedia. But arent there also errors in the textbooks we give our children. It is interesting to consider that our textbooks typically do not include warnings about errors, while Wikipedia does. Who seems more interested in helping you get to the best information? Is it the source that is willing to warn you, or the source that seems more interested in protecting its own authority.

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We were taught to read But when our children what are reading in a global electronic library, that somebody almost anyone can publish handed to us. anythingto, almost they want,and for almost any reason they want, our notions of what it means to be a reader expands.

Whats changed is that we were taught to read what somebody we trusted gave us to read. In that information environment, all you needed to do is read it.

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Reading TextExpands into

Exposing Whats True

Being a reader expands into a range of skills involved in taking the information that you encounter and nding the true, reliability, and validity -- nding it appropriateness to what you are trying to accomplish.

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Being a reader in todays information landscape means...

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Find the Information, Decode it, Critically Evaluate it, and Organize it into personal digital libraries.http://handouts.davidwarlick.com/ http://landmark-project.com/sl/

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Drasmus, "SUMMON: Animation." YouTube. 24 Feb 2008. 19 Apr 2008 .

So what happens to arithmetic, when information becomes increasingly digital?

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Math is about making numbers tell their story. ..and when the numbers come in the thousands and they are digital, then there are new skills required to make them tell their stories.

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And what happens when all information today is made of numbers, the ones and zeros that make text, images, sounds, video, and animation. Does the skill to process information by working the digital foundation of that information become part of math?

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ArithmeticExpands into

Arithmetic expands into a range of skills involved in employing information to answer questions, solve problems, and accomplish goals.

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Anderson, Chris. "The Long Tail." WIRED Magazine Oct 2004. 17 Mar 2005 .

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Does writing go away? Absolutely not. Our opportunities to express ourselves, especially in writing, have expanded enormously, as well as opportunities to earn income from the idea that we share.

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Were not producing this astounding capacity to communicate for words and numbers alone. We are producing this capacity to communicate because we know that in the 21st century, we are going to be communicating with multi-media.

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Writing

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Expands into

Expressing Ideas Compellingly

When we are overwhelmed by the abundance of information, we must work to select the information we are going to pay attention to, and the info were going to ignore. Therefore, information -- our messages -must compete for attention in order to have an audience and accomplish their goal. This is why it is critical that students also learn to communicate with images, sound, video, and animation.

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Molina, Consuelo. "A Sacrice for You." iCan. 2001. SFETT. 19 Apr 2008 .

The Sweatshop Video -and example of a students learning to express what she has learned compellingly to a