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Anne Bubnic

Digital Literacy: Skills for the 21st Century - 3 views

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    Teachers wishing to foster digital literacy in their classrooms and states wishing to demonstrate it in their students face a common challenge: no comprehensive, established approach exists to guide the teaching, learning, and assessment of specific digital literacy skills. To begin addressing this challenge, we have developed this website, which was part of a two-year project funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies. The site articulates the skills comprising digital literacy with the goal of helping schools and districts implement a new approach to digital literacy teaching.
Anne Bubnic

Digital literacy imperative for workforce development - 0 views

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    We are facing a new frontier in the ever growing challenge to close the skills gap impacting many of us in business. The deficiency in digital literacy has created a need for companies to evolve in the understanding that literacy in technology has become equally as important as literacy in the English language; our workforce must be technologically fluent to compete in a global economy.
Anne Bubnic

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - ICT Literacy Maps - 0 views

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    In collaboration with several content area organizations, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills developed a series of ICT Literacy Maps illustrating the intersection between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy and core academic subjects including English, mathematics, science and social studies (civics/government, geography, economics, history). The maps enable educators to gain concrete examples of how ICT Literacy can be integrated into core subjects, while making the teaching and learning of core subjects more relevant to the demands of the 21st century.
Anne Bubnic

Tech Literacy Confusion: What should you measure? - 0 views

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    Teaching literacy-reading and writing-is a core mission for schools, but today's young people increasingly "read" 3-D computer simulations and "write" via social networks such as Facebook. A growing chorus of experts say schools should add these forms of communication to their literacy mission as "technology literacy."
Anne Bubnic

Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action | Renee Hobbs - 7 views

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    Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action, a new policy paper by Renee Hobbs, Professor at the School of Communications and the College of Education at Temple University and founder of its Media Education Lab, proposes a detailed plan that positions digital and media literacy as an essential life skill and outlines steps that policymakers, educators, and community advocates can take to help Americans thrive in the digital age. You can download DIGITAL AND MEDIA LITERACY: A PLAN OF ACTION at http://bit.ly/bdVDy3
Anne Bubnic

Media Literacy - 0 views

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    Media literacy is the process of accessing, analyzing, evaluating and creating messages in a wide variety of forms. It uses an inquiry-based instructional model that encourages people to ask questions about what they watch, see and read. Media literacy aims to enable people to be skillful creators and producers of media messages, both to facilitate an understanding as to the strengths and limitations of each medium, as well as to create independent media.
Anne Bubnic

TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills - 0 views

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    TRAILS-9, which stands for Tools for Real-Time Assessment of Information Literary Skills, uses multiple questions to assess the information literacy skills of students based on sixth- and ninth-grade standards. The free site, which is a project of the Institute of Library and Information Literacy Education, was developed to give library media specialists a tool to identify strengths and weaknesses of their students' information-seeking abilities.
Anne Bubnic

Digital Literacy in Practice: Primary and Secondary Education - 4 views

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    A range of research reports suggest that digital literacy should be a key part of curricular developments in both primary and secondary schools. Digital literacy is about far more than functional ICT skills: it requires support for children to access, create and communicate using ICT, as well as to be evaluative and critical about the influences and impacts of new media.
Anne Bubnic

The New Media Literacies [Video] - 0 views

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    Members of the research team at Project New Media Literacies discuss the social skills and cultural competencies needed to fully engage with today's participatory culture. Featuring Henry Jenkins, and produced by Anna Van Someren at Project New Media Literacies.
Anne Bubnic

The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy [PDF] - 0 views

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    The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy, is a research-based report on scores of longform interviews with teachers. It shows that the fundamental goals of media literacy education-to cultivate critical thinking and expression about media and its social role-are compromised by unnecessary copyright restrictions. The report concludes with a call for educators to develop a consensus around their interpretation of their most valuable copyright tool: fair use.This project was funded by the MacArthur Foundation.
Anne Bubnic

Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading? - 0 views

  • hildren like Nadia lie at the heart of a passionate debate about just what it means to read in the digital age. The discussion is playing out among educational policy makers and reading experts around the world, and within groups like the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association.
  • As teenagers’ scores on standardized reading tests have declined or stagnated, some argue that the hours spent prowling the Internet are the enemy of reading — diminishing literacy, wrecking attention spans and destroying a precious common culture that exists only through the reading of books. But others say the Internet has created a new kind of reading, one that schools and society should not discount. The Web inspires a teenager like Nadia, who might otherwise spend most of her leisure time watching television, to read and write.
  • n fact, some literacy experts say that online reading skills will help children fare better when they begin looking for digital-age jobs.
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  • ome children with dyslexia or other learning difficulties, like Hunter Gaudet, 16, of Somers, Conn., have found it far more comfortable to search and read online.
  • Some Web evangelists say children should be evaluated for their proficiency on the Internet just as they are tested on their print reading comprehension. Starting next year, some countries will participate in new international assessments of digital literacy, but the United States, for now, will not.
  • Some traditionalists warn that digital reading is the intellectual equivalent of empty calories. Often, they argue, writers on the Internet employ a cryptic argot that vexes teachers and parents. Zigzagging through a cornucopia of words, pictures, video and sounds, they say, distracts more than strengthens readers. And many youths spend most of their time on the Internet playing games or sending instant messages, activities that involve minimal reading at best.
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    The Future of Reading: Digital Versus Print.
    This is the first in a series of articles that looks at how the Internet and other technological and social forces are changing the way people read.
Anne Bubnic

Information Literacy Resources | November Learning - 3 views

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    In a world of information overload, it is vital for students to not only find information but also determine its validity and appropriateness. Our information literacy material demystifies the process of finding and validating online information. These vital skills are needed as students prepare for our global economy.
Anne Bubnic

Visual Literacy in the 21st Century - 2 views

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    Visual literacy ...is the ability to interpret, use, appreciate, and create images and video using both conventional and 21st century media in ways that advance thinking, decision making, communication, and learning.
Anne Bubnic

Copyright Case Study [ Video] - 0 views

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    BEST PRACTICES IN FAIR USE from the folks at Temple University's Media Literacy Education Lab. This is a case study of PROJECT LOOK SHARP and their use of media literacy materials. Included are discussion questions that would be appropriate for teaching teachers and/or students.
Anne Bubnic

Media Literacy (elementary school intro) - 0 views

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    The activities and assignments in the elementary-level curriculum introduce children to some basic ideas in media literacy, such as attention-getting techniques, interpretations by different audiences, and the values that make certain stories newsworthy.
Anne Bubnic

AB 307 [Chavez Bill ]- California - 0 views

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    AB 307 charges districts to "educate pupils and teachers on the appropriate and ethical use of information technology in the classroom, Internet safety, avoiding plagiarism, the concept, purpose, and significance of a copyright so that pupils can distinguish between lawful and unlawful online downloading, and the implications of illegal peer-to-peer network file sharing."

    This bill shows up as additional items in the planning criteria found in the EETT grant applicationCalifornia Education Code Section 51871.5, -- legislation, monitoring student internet use, ethical use of educational technology in the classroom, information literacy, aspects of information literacy/Internet safety, cyber-bullying, research studies and reports.
Anne Bubnic

Stranger Danger? Online Safety - 0 views

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    School Library Journal [Jan 07] Practical advice from attorney and cybersafety expert, Nancy Willard, on a common sense approach to online safety. Nancy proposes that library media specialists add "stranger literacy" to their curriculum for information literacy to help teens and children learn to assess the safety and trustworthiness of online encounters. She also offers helpful guidelines.
Anne Bubnic

Digital Natives & Visual Literacy» Got Missiles? - 0 views

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    With Photoshop's ease in alteration of photos, students need to be taught to authenticate visual and textual information as part of any good digital literacy program. A recent photograph of Iranian missles was displayed by many prominent news organizations (including the BBC, the L.A. Times, and the New York Times) before it was noted that portions of the dust clouds beneath the missiles were identical. Online news sites have been abuzz all morning, engaged in a debate over what, exactly, this means. As the New York Times notes, this is not the first time Iran's state media has altered photographs for political ends.
Vicki Davis

Frontier School Division Wiki - 0 views

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    This is a wiki being built for a digital literacy program for teachers within a school division. This approach is a great one for districts and is a way to reach everyone with current information. I also wish they had a blog to compliment it, but sharing these sorts of websites are great.\n\nIt would be nice if we had a template of information that people could copy to get started.
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    Website that a district is using for professional development and digital literacy for their teachers. Does your district have a wiki?
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