21st Century Literacy for Cyborgs

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A staff development session for educators

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  • 1.21st Century Literacy for Cyborgs Dr. Valerie Hill Lewisville ISD

2. Are Print resources still used?What is a dictionary?Information literacyincludes all formats: print,digital, audio, video, logos,images, social media, apps,andtransmedia. 3. Print or ebooks: We like both! 4. Teaching 21st Century Literacy Attention- Critical Inquiry Participation- Collaboration Global Network Digital Citizenship- Ethics Preservation-Sustainability 5. 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 requiresnavigation skills. 6. Participation- CollaborationWe now live in a participatory culture. There is no going back to the old hierarchy.Learning is best done through collaborationwith others.Problem: TMI! Think about what you add to thesea of chaos. A good digital citizenparticipates without shouting nonstop. 7. Global NetworkDistance is no longer relevant. Anyone canshare user-generated across the globe.Creating a personal & professional learningnetwork is crucial.Problem: The blurry line between personal /professional life requires balance, ethics, and aclear focus of intent. 8. Digital CitizenshipDigital footprints are created by each of us. Thinkabout your online image and what you hope toimpart to others.Intellectual freedom and intellectual property arenot dead! Give credit to others when due.Problem: Post, Tweet, Pin? Is it yours? Who is yourtarget audience? Family, students, colleagues? 9. Preservation - Sustainability Ebooks (Will they last? Are you hoardingprint?) Digital archives The new golden traits are not knowledgeand expertise- but flexibility and adaptability.Problem: Digital clutter is as cumbersome asphysical clutter (maybe more so?) Learnstrategies for archival. 10. Augmented reality 11. Game-based Learning 12. Digital Citizenshiphttp://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/standards 13. Responsibilities 4.3.1 Participate in the social exchange ofideas, both electronically and in person. 4.3.2 Recognize that resources are created fora variety of purposes. 4.3.3 Seek opportunities for pursuing personaland aesthetic growth. 4.3.4 Practice safe and ethical behaviors inpersonal electronic communication andinteraction. 14. Dispositions in Action 4.2.1 Display curiosity by pursuinginterests through multiple resources. 4.2.2 Demonstrate motivation. 4.2.3 Maintain openness to new ideas. 4.2.4 Show appreciation for variousgenres. 15. Content Curation 16. Checklist for Cyborgs Purpose & Meaning > Form & Format Attitude is crucial (You will never keep up! Sosmile.) People > Gadgets You are responsible for your own learning---now more than ever because the hierachy ofinformation has toppled. Dont add to the information chaos of others. 17. 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) 18. Future Trends Augmented reality Game-based learning Analytics Virtual worlds 19. PreziSharing your presentations online.Information Ecosystem 20. BibliographyBarlow. A. and R. Leston. (2012). Beyond the Blogosphere: Information and ItsChildren. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC.Carr, N. (2010). The shallows: What the internet is doing to our brains. New York: W.W.Norton & Co.Davidson, Cathy N.. (2011). Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention WillTransform the Way We Live , Work, and Learn. New York: Viking.Gant, Scott. (2007). Were All Journalists Now. New York: Free Press.Gleick, J. (2011). The information: A history, a theory, a flood. Pantheon.Lanier, J. (2011). You are not a gadget. New York: Random House.Rheingold, Howard. (2012) Net Smart: How to Thrive Online. Cambridge, MASS: MITPress.Rainie, Lee and Barry Wellman. (2012). Networked: The New Social Operating System.Cambridge, MASS: MIT Press.Seigel, Lee. (2008). Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the ElectronicMob. New York: Spiegel & Grau.Turkle, S. (2011). Alone together: Why we expect more from technology and less fromeach other. New York: Basic Books.