21st Century Fluency Resource Page

Media Literacy and Fluency--Essential Skills for Connected Learning




"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn".
Alvin Toffler from Rethinking the Future.




NO LONGER ADEQUATE

Typical_Teacher_Network.jpg
by Alec Couros from courosa Flickr photostream

21st CENTURY STATEMENT OF TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES: In order to adequately prepare today's students for their future,
teachers must effectively participate in professional learning networks,
share and model the use of current internet tools,
lead authentic, integrated project-based learning activities,
assist students as they establish their own learning networks and digital footprint,
learn alongside our students as they create, collaborate, and share,
provide sufficient learning opportunities for students to become digitally literate and fluent,
while also inspiring each child to be quality, digital, global citizens.



TODAY'S EFFECTIVE TEACHER

Networked_Teacher.jpg
The two images above are courtesy of Alec Couros licensed under a Creative Commons license. Photos from courosa Flickr photostream.



"When we ask students to summarize info, let them decide for themselves what's important."Peter Pappas


List of 21st Century Skills
from http://movingforward.wikispaces.com/21st+century+skills

  • Problem solving
  • Synthesizing across content areas
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Search strategies
  • Information credibility
  • Dealing with information overload
  • How to write for an online, rather than print, environment
  • Computerized presentation skills
  • Workspace ergonomics
  • Basic debugging
  • Basic understanding of usability concepts
  • Reflection
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Authentic Learning

Attributes of a 21st Century Learner
from: http://blog109.org/communities/dsherman/archive/category/1883.aspx
A 21st Century Learner…
  • is curious;
  • asks questions;
  • accesses information from a variety of sources;
  • analyzes information for quality;
  • communicates using a variety of media;
  • gathers and communicates information and employs technology ethically;
  • adapts to an ever changing information landscape;
  • needs a supportive network;
  • is a partner in his/her education;
  • manages time effectively; and
  • has the ability to prioritize and plan effectively.



21st CENTURY FLUENCY RESOURCE LIST
Blogs, Blog Posts, Websites, Videos, Slideshows, Podcasts, Quotes, and Ideas


Blogs


David Warlick: 2¢ Worth :Teaching and Learning in the new information landscape

Will Richardson: Weblogg-ed




Blog Posts


Howard Rheingold on Essential Media Literacies (blog post with 6 minute video summarizing 40-minute video found here or below)




21st Century Literacy: Network Literacy
http://pwoessner.com/2008/12/15/21st-century-literacy-network-literacy/

Top Eleven Things All Teachers Should Know About Technology
http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AWxUvhyFD5X0ZHAzbnIzZ18xNjloa216azhmeA&hl=en



Websites

Five Things that every child should know about searching before Middle School
http://21cif.com/rkitp/course/elementaryworkshop/fivethings.html

21st Century Information Fluency -- Self-Guided Study Programs
http://21cif.com/selfguided.html

Educational Quotes for the 21st Century
http://www.leading-learning.co.nz/famous-quotes.html

Wikis

21st Century Skills Wiki
http://movingforward.wikispaces.com/21st+century+skills

The New LIteracy Wiki
http://newliteracy.wikispaces.com/


Videos


3 Steps for 21st Century Learning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yCB4i7GJuM&feature=fvw

Howard Rheingold on Essential Media Literacies--40 min. video

http://blip.tv/file/2373937


How Twitter, Cell Phones,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_iN_QubRs0&feature=player_embedded

3 Phases of Educational Technology
http://vodpod.com/watch/1755711-3-phases-of-educational-technology?pod=heyjude



Slideshows





Podcasts




Quotes




Misc. Ideas

List of 21st Century Skills


  • Problem solving
  • Synthesizing across content areas
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Search strategies
  • Information credibility
  • Dealing with information overload
  • How to write for an online, rather than print, environment
  • Computerized presentation skills
  • Workspace ergonomics
  • Basic debugging
  • Basic understanding of usability concepts
  • Reflection
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Authentic Learning