Future Librarians: Pro-Literacy & Everything in Between - EasyBib Blog. Home > Blog Posts > Future Librarians: Pro-Literacy & Everything in Between Chancellor: “You are obsolete, Mr.Wordsworth!”
Mr. Wordsworth: “A lie. No man is obsolete!” Chancellor: “You have no function, Mr.Wordsworth. –From “The Obsolete Man” episode of the Twilight Zone, written by Rod Serling The above dialogue excerpt is from an episode of the Twilight Zone (TZ) that aired on June 21, 1961 called The Obsolete Man. Reading is the foundation of libraries. Once upon a time… In my mind, I can still follow the exact path I took in my elementary school library to find my favorite book.
Control/Alt/Read: Reading Digital Text in the Plugged In Classroom of the 21st Century. From Written to Digital: The New Literacy. Both the 21st-century economy and the careers needed to fuel it are changing at an unprecedented rate. Students must be prepared for nonlinear careers, pivoting to match the ever-changing work landscape. We thus need to rethink not just how we teach our students but what we teach our students. The people who were comfortable at this humanities-technology intersection helped to create the human-machine symbiosis that is at the core of this story. In his book about the history of the digital revolution, Walter Isaacson contends that the major innovations of the digital revolution—from the first general-purpose computer to the transistor to the iPhone—were all created by individuals who understood how to synthesize the humanities with technology. Control/Alt/Read: Reading Digital Text in the Plugged In Classroom of the 21st Century.
Now, those worried about these issues also focus on the degree to which people succeed or struggle when they use technology to try to navigate their environments, solve problems, and make decisions. A recent Pew Research Center report showed that adoption of technology for adult learning in both personal and job-related activities varies by people’s socio-economic status, their race and ethnicity, and their level of access to home broadband and smartphones. Another report showed that some users are unable to make the internet and mobile devices function adequately for key activities such as looking for jobs.
In this report, we use newly released Pew Research Center survey findings to address a related issue: digital readiness. Relatively Hesitant – 52% of adults in three distinct groups. Web Literacy. In today’s digital world, knowing how to read, write, and participate online is a foundational skill next to reading, writing, and arithmetic.
At Mozilla, we call this Web Literacy. Combined with 21C Skills, these digital-age skills help us live and work in today’s world. People everywhere should have the knowledge they need to tap into the full power of the Internet -- and to use it to make their lives and the world better. Whether you’re a first time smartphone user, an educator, an experienced programmer, or an internet activist, the degree to which you can read, write, and participate on the web while producing, synthesizing, evaluating, and communicating information shapes what you can imagine—and what you can do.
Read our white paper to learn more about why Mozilla cares about Web Literacy. We fundamentally believe that the internet has the ability to transform communities and help us achieve our goals if we have the skills to wield its power. Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension. TPACK.ORG. What are the 21st-century skills every student needs? The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology.
Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy. What skills will be needed most? An analysis of 213 studies showed that students who received SEL instruction had achievement scores that averaged 11 percentile points higher than those who did not.
And SEL potentially leads to long-term benefits such as higher rates of employment and educational fulfillment. Standards for Students. Refreshed Pedagogy for the Contemporary Learner. Jason Ohler : Education and Technology. Part II.
20 Creative Bloom's Taxonomy Infographics Everybody Loves Using – Wabisabi Learning. There is no shortage of Bloom's Taxonomy infographics online for every teacher.
We've got some favorites of our own, too. So we decided to do some digging for some of the best Bloom's Taxonomy infographics out there, and bring 20 of them to you in this post. If you're like us, you enjoy experiencing other creative viewpoints and sharing them with those that you feel may benefit from them.
Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Filed by the ACRL Board on February 2, 2015.
Adopted by the ACRL Board, January 11, 2016. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. PDF Version Print copies may be purchased from the Association of College and Research Libraries for $15.00 for a package of 10, including standard postage. Expedited shipping is available for an additional charge. Educators Need to See Themselves As…. I am working hard on my and Janet Hale’s upcoming book, Documenting Learning- Making Thinking Visible, Meaningful, Shareable, and Amplified with Corwin Press.