Literacy in the 21st Century

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This is an e-book created by attendees at Edcamp Philly 2011. Great job!


  • 1.Literacy in the 21st Century Edcamp Philly 2011

2. What skills do these kids need to be prepared for life in the 21st Century? 3. Kids need to be taught about intellectual property and fair use

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4. Kids need to know how to create the good questions. (Kathy Schrock) 5. Communicate

    • The ability to clearly and effectively get your point across
    • The ability to listen to other people's ideas

mage: ' telephone boxes ' 6.

  • Students rarely read what I suggest to them. Instead, they devour the books that their friends suggest to them (which sometimes means books I think are a wee bit trashy).

This picture is used under a Creative Commons License from by user Star Guitar 7. 21st C Literacy: Practice the skills ofC o l l a b o r a t i o n / Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition . ~Freeman Thomas @pseudandry 8. Literacy

  • Being able to problem solve

Image: ' 3D Character and Question Mark ' 9. Kids need to be able to interpret media messages screen shot from Assignment Media Literacy 10. 11. Joes Non-Netbook video on YouTubeA great portrayal of how kids read in the 21 stCentury. 12. Kids need to know where to find information


13. 'Schools should be a mirror of a future society.' Anon 14. These 140 characters might change the world... Photo / Screenshot: Ryan Wassink Twitter:@RjWassink Everybody has a voice Use yours. 15. =ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. Transliteracy Research BlogJoyceValenza 16. Digital literacy is a natural language for our students. Source: 17. RESOURCES 18. What does this mean for classroom teachers? The role of the librarian or libraries in school?