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Pages and Files
A Shifting Notion of What it Means to Teach
A Web of Connections...Why the Read Write Web Changes Everything
Blogs and Wikis
Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms
Chat Transcript Becker
Five Cool Tools
Losing Your Digital Accent
Meet the Teacher Tweets
Name this country
Add "All Pages"
Exploring New Literacies
Short Address to This Page:
(TED Books, September, 2012)
Learning on the Blog
(Corwin Press, August, 2011)
Personal Learning Networks
(Solution Tree, May 2011)
Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms
( Corwin Press, 3rd Edition, March, 2010)
Students First, Not Stuff
" (Educational Leadership, March 2013)
Gaming Gains Respect
" (District Administration, August 2012)
Preparing Students to Learn Without Us
" (Educational Leadership, February, 2012)
Investing in Teachers as Learners
" (Education Week, January, 2011)
Information and knowledge are no abundant and distributed as opposed to scarce and collected. Knowledge resides in networks, and to be truly information literate we need to know how to create opportunities for relevant information and knowledge
to find us
What are the seminal changes in information with the advent of the Web?
What are the biggest challenges those changes create?
In what ways do these changes require us to redefine/rethink literacy?
Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups. As society and technology change, so does literacy. Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the 21st
century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies. These literacies are multiple, dynamic, and malleable. As in the past, they are inextricably linked with particular histories, life possibilities, and social trajectories of individuals and groups. Active, successful participants in this 21st century global society must be able to:
Develop proficiency and fluency with the tools of technology;
Build intentional cross-cultural connections and relationships with others so to pose and solve problems
collaboratively and strengthen independent thought;
Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes;
Manage, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information;
Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multimedia texts;
Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments.
ALA Information Literacy Standards
Invent to Learn
The ability to create, navigate, and grow personal learning networks in safe, effective, and ethical ways.
Vetting online profiles
New Media Literacies
Project Information Literacy
Reading and Writing in Hypertext
Robin Good on Content Curation
12 Filtering Tips for Better Information in Half the Time
Crap detection (Howard Rheingold)
Four Steps to Information Leadership
Framing Quote: "It's not information overload. It's filter failure." --Clay Shirky
Creating Relevant Information Streams
Assessing the Information we Find
Managing the Good Stuff
Curating / Sharing With Others
How do we identify authority? How do we know who to trust? How do we know what's accurate?
Reddit Boston Bombings Thread
Martin Luther King site
What is the authority?
What links here?
Some other questions to assess potential nodes in your network.
Does the author reveal his/her full name
Can I search more deeply for that person
How long has the person been writing/publishing?
What is the level of the writing?
How many comments are there?
Is there a community of readers who are contributing?
What is the tenor of the comments?
Does the author respond to comments?
Are there advertisements on the page?
What is the agenda of the author?
Does the author represent someone else?
Who links to the site? (
Linkto function in Google
help on how to format text
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