Contemporary Literacy

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This is a new version of my Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century address


<ul><li> 1. Contemporary Literacy Presented by David Warlick The Landmark Project Zer-Aviv, Mushon. "Digital Divide." Mushon's Photostream. 15 Oct 2006. 30 May 2007 . </li> <li> 2. Online Handouts Session Tags: redefine literacy warlick NECC Tag: n07s705 </li> <li> 3. Opening facts May 11 Orders for Halo 3 hit 4.5 million. ..and it isnt even released yet! 67 Million user (2006) 250,000 new members a day Almost 7 million residents $1/4 Million transactions a day The Information Landscape that we use is changing! </li> <li> 4. Beginning! I learned in the 1980s that what made these new technologies so special was that they were machines that you operated by communicating with them! What I learned later, was that it was actually that these machines gave us new ways to communicate with each other! </li> <li> 5. 21st Century Learning? <ul><li>How many of you learned one? </li></ul><ul><li>How many of you learned a wrong one? </li></ul>Marie Curie Sigmund Freud Albert Einstein My Grandmother? Margaret Mead How, and how well, do we learn from each other? </li> <li> 6. Information is dynamic. It is made for conversation. </li> <li> 7. Heidigoseek, "AADL - New Books." Heidigoseek's Photostream . 20 Mar 2006. 13 Nov 2006 . Althouse, Ann. "September 11th News." Ann Althouse's Photostream . 11 Sep 2005. 13 Nov 2006 . Who do? we trust? The source that warns us, or the source that seems more interested in protecting its own authority? No answer! Just a good question? </li> <li> 8. <ul><li>Find it in a digital networked landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Decode it regardless of the format </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate it to determine its value </li></ul><ul><li>Organize it into personal digital libraries </li></ul>Reading Exposing </li> <li> 9. Reading Exposing When theres too much information to search through -- then we need to learn to train the information to find us! RSS </li> <li> 10. Its not just reading the information Its exposing information! </li> <li> 11. Arithmetic Employing Arithmetic is about making numbers tell their story. When all information is made of numbers, then arithmetic becomes so much more. </li> <li> 12. Arithmetic Employing Processing sound? Processing images? </li> <li> 13. Arithmetic Employing <ul><li>Add &amp; Subtract </li></ul><ul><li>Process &amp; Synthesize </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulate </li></ul><ul><li>Assemble &amp; Take Apart </li></ul><ul><li>Mix &amp; Remix </li></ul></li> <li> 14. Its not just about arithmetic Its about employing information to accomplish goals. </li> <li> 15. <ul><li>Expressing compellingly with </li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Text </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Images </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Sound </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Animation </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Video </li></ul></li></ul>Writing Expressing </li> <li> 16. Writing Expressing Remixing content to communicate -- to express ideas compellingly? </li> <li> 17. Writing Expressing Anderson, Chris. "The Long Tail." WIRED Magazine Oct 2004. 17 Mar 2005 . What are we depriving our children of by not teaching them from the long tail? </li> <li> 18. Its not just about writing Its about expressing ideas compellingly! </li> <li> 19. Ethics Ethics Ethics <ul><li>Spam cost the world $50 billion dollars in 2005 (U.S. $19b). </li></ul><ul><li>Expected to double in 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the Copenhagen Consensus We could bring HIV/AIDS under control for less than $35 billion. </li></ul>Jennings, Richi. Spam and Other Email Threats: Market and Technology Update. Ferris Research. 8 Jun 2007. Ferris Research. 9 Jun 2007 . Kerr, Roger. Hard-Hedaded Spending Decisions not Cold-Hearted. BusinessROUNDTABLE. 2 Jul 2004. New Zealand Business Roundtable. 9 Jun 2007 </li> <li> 20. Ethics Ethics Ethics <ul><li>Seek truth and express it </li></ul><ul><li>To minimize harm </li></ul><ul><li>To be accountable </li></ul><ul><li>To respect and protect the information infrastructure </li></ul></li> <li> 21. Ethics <ul><li>Whos Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>I worried about making my students developing language skills available to a wider audience but I needn't have. They are developing their own voice and with it a greater degree of responsibility Paul Harrington </li></ul></li> <li> 22. The Nature of Information is Changing <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Arithmetic </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Exposing </li></ul><ul><li>Employing </li></ul><ul><li>Expressing </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul></li> <li> 23. Two Things We Know Nature Information has Changed Preparing Children for an unpredictable future Contemporary Literacy Learn to Teach Yourself Learning Literacy </li> </ul>