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Digital Literacy vs. Digital Fluency. Update 6/13/2012: We finally finished our book on this topic.

Digital Literacy vs. Digital Fluency

It is available in print here, and in Kindle format here. You can also download a sample chapter here: here (601k PDF) Literacy and fluency* have to do with our ability to use a technology to achieve a desired outcome in a situation using the technologies that are available to us. What Is Digital Literacy? Ava reads at Indian Run Elementary School in Dublin, Ohio.

What Is Digital Literacy?

The school integrates iPads, laptops, and books into reading time. —Maddie McGarvey for Education Week Digital Literacy: An Evolving Definition While the word "literacy" alone generally refers to reading and writing skills, when you tack on the word "digital" before it, the term encompasses much, much more. What Is Digital Fluency? Dreyfus model of skill acquisition - Wikipedia. In the fields of education and operations research, the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition is a model of how students acquire skills through formal instruction and practicing.

Dreyfus model of skill acquisition - Wikipedia

Brothers Stuart and Hubert Dreyfus proposed the model in 1980 in an influential, 18-page report on their research at the University of California, Berkeley, Operations Research Center for the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research.[1] The original model proposes that a student passes through five distinct stages: novice, competence, proficiency, expertise, and mastery.

The original five-stage model[edit] Michael Eraut summarized the five stages of increasing skill as follows:[2] Four stages of competence - Wikipedia. In psychology, the four stages of competence, or the "conscious competence" learning model, relates to the psychological states involved in the process of progressing from incompetence to competence in a skill.

Four stages of competence - Wikipedia

History[edit] The Four Stages of Learning provides a model for learning. It suggests that individuals are initially unaware of how little they know, or unconscious of their incompetence. As they recognize their incompetence, they consciously acquire a skill, then consciously use it. The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies.

Beyond Elegant Consumption. At the Mozilla Festival last year, Mozilla Chairperson Mitchell Baker stood up and gave a short talk.

Beyond Elegant Consumption

Something she said really resonated with me. In fact, it resonated so much that I baked it right in as a central message of my TEDx Warwick talk. We need to move beyond mere ‘elegant consumption’. What is Intrinsic Motivation? Intrinsic motivation refers to behavior that is driven by internal rewards.

What is Intrinsic Motivation?

In other words, the motivation to engage in a behavior arises from within the individual because it is intrinsically rewarding. This contrasts with extrinsic motivation, which involves engaging in a behavior in order to earn external rewards or avoid punishments. Less shiny. Dan Meyer, an inspirational teacher I’ve mentioned plenty of times before, has as his mantra “less helpful”.

Less shiny

You can see it on his blog and watch him explain what he means in this TEDx presentation (see especially his stuff on Clever Hans). I’ve decided my mantra is going to be less shiny. Just as Dan helped his students (he’s currently pursuing a full-time PhD) by being less helpful and not spoon-feeding them, so I’m going to help everyone I meet by being, and by promoting the concept of being, less shiny. Utopia, pedagogy, and G-Suite for Education. This week, I’ve been over in Jersey helping a school with their educational technology.

Utopia, pedagogy, and G-Suite for Education

In particular, I’ve been doing some training on G-Suite for Education (as Google now call what used to be ‘Google Apps’). The main focus has been Google Classroom but, as this is basically a front-end for the rest of G-Suite, we spilled out into other areas. A bit of history I first used G-Suite for Education back when I was a classroom teacher. Information Literacy as a Way of Life.