Digital Literacy 2.0
By guest blogger Ian Quillen Nearly 18 months after its conception, the nonprofit Connect to Compete organization Thursday launched its promised trio of programs aimed at an estimated 100 million Americans without home broadband Internet access, including tens of millions of students. Further, it announced a new national "EveryoneOn" advertising campaign, designed and managed by the Ad Council to help ensure that as many of those Americans as possible are aware of those services, including sharply discounted Internet and computer-purchasing opportunities for those who qualify, and free digital literacy training.
Written together with Michael Levine , Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.
Posted under Uncategorized by David Domke In 2011 we will launch the Seattle Digital Literacy Initiative. We will partner with Seattle high schools, junior high schools, and elementary schools and several local news and media organizations to help students learn about the new digital universe.
“By telling thoughtful stories, we clarify our own thinking about what we have learned to share with others in a profound way that sticks with us over time.” —Annette Simmons, The Story Factor In an age of mathematical, logical, and scientific thinking, storytelling is often considered appropriate only for language arts projects for young learners. However, in today’s information-loaded world, storytelling is being rediscovered as an effective tool for helping us make sense of this data barrage.
Published Online: January 29, 2010 Published in Print: February 3, 2010, as The Personal Approach Features
EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students | Text, Images, Music and VideoGlogster EDU is excited to announce that Glogster EDU Home is coming soon!
Table of content, preface and abstracts of contributions Overall mission of the journal
After looking over several models and definitions of digital / media literacy, including the overly complicated graphic above, it seems clear that the phrases "digital literacy" and "media literacy" have become nearly synonymous. I tend to think of digital literacy as more device oriented, like being able to operate a smart phone, and media literacy as being able to decipher the messages -- textual, audio, video, etc. -- delivered through such devices. But the literature I read recently about the concepts doesn't seem to back such simple delineation (maybe I should make my argument in this matter).
It would be great but perhaps unrealistic to expect that any of those with responsibility in the Canadian Digital Economy policy consultation reading my earlier blogpost on that subject. But perhaps one could hope that the folks on Parliament Hill might take a look at a report by the very highly regard publication and research group, The Economist Intelligence Unit’s: “Digital economy rankings 2010: Beyond e-readiness” . This very valuable document provides its understandings and presumptions concerning the necessary building blocks for a “Digital Economy” and quite interestingly, those building blocks almost completely parallel the suggestions made in my earlier blogpost.
The pyramid represents the amount of time we spend teaching different types of literacy. Print Literacy is still the bases of our teaching in schools. Some of us and some schools are starting to bring digital literacy into the equation, but few of us are touching on or teaching Networked Literacy. In August as I started to think about this idea of Networked Literacy I came up with this working definition: Networked literacy is what the web is about.
There is some material for those who missed the closing seminar in the Children's and young people's digital literacies in virtual online spaces series (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, and organised by researchers at Sheffield University, Sheffield Hallam University and Lancaster University).
<img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-20144" title="Picture 27" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/business/2010/06/Picture-27-660x237.png" alt="" width="660" height="237" /> The world wide web removed a sense of space from our lives by connecting everyone on the globe to the same content — totalitarian regimes excepted. But the web’s most promising developments of late indicate that we’re entering a new phase where place matters as much as reach. Perhaps there is a “there” here after all, in other words, to corrupt Gertrude Stein’s infamous aphorism .
Well it seems that we are stuck with the 2000 version of the National Curriculum so I am revisiting to have a fresh look at how it fits the needs of KS 2 children today. The National Curriculum text is black, digital literacy text green and my text blue! The ICT Curriculum for KS2 opens with a general statement:
Everything has changed since information became available to all on the internet. Not so much changed as exploded.