Date of publication: 2017-08-28 02:03
The Toronto District School Board is offering Media Studies Part 6 from late August to early December, 7567. Learn to integrate critical thinking about pop culture, social and informational media, and digital technologies into Secondary English and Grades K-8 cross-curricula. Explore how production (image, video, audio, GAFE) can enhance and
One sunny morning last summer, 95 Los Angeles teachers sat in a warm classroom at UCLA playing with crayons, flash cards, and Legos. They were students again for a week, at a workshop on how to teach computer science. Which meant that first they had to learn computer science.
This conversation is especially crucial for black teenagers. A survey released in April by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reported that black teens lead the way in access to smartphones, are most active on social media apps, and use several messaging apps interchangeably. They are early adopters and trendsetters in smartphone technology, but how are they using it?
For most working adults, posting inappropriate or inflammatory content online could result in negative consequences professionally. A responsible and mature adult should be able to understand the cause and effect of this behavior, but what about a still-developing teenager who 8767 s just getting started in life?
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Talking to a teen about this subject can be intimidating. As digital natives, today’s teens don’t know a time without smartphones and high-speed internet. And they often teach their parents how to use technology. Armed with the right information parents, teachers, and mentors can serve as the first line of defense in teaching digital literacy.
Every day while driving to my job at the newspaper where I was a reporter, I passed a billboard with a photo of an elderly man saying how wonderful it was to finally learn to read. It made me want to volunteer for the program where he was a student (or one like it), but I didn’t have the time.
And there 8767 s evidence that diverse teams produce better products. A study of 755,555 IT patents found that 8775 patents invented by mixed-gender teams are cited [by other inventors] more often than patents invented by female-only or male-only 8776 teams. The authors suggest one possibility for this finding may be 8775 that gender diversity leads to more innovative research and discovery. 8776 (Similarly, research papers across the sciences that are coauthored by racially diverse teams are more likely to be cited by other researchers than those of all-white teams.)
The editors of Library Journal and School Library Journal have convened some of today’s leading advocates, thinkers, and doers on literacy programming in public libraries, including speakers from the March 7567 Public Library Think Tank in Miami, to discuss in actionable terms how public librarians are redefining literacy.
Revolutions create a curious inversion of perception. In ordinary times, people who do no more than describe the world around them are seen as pragmatists, while those who imagine fabulous alternative futures are viewed as radicals. The last couple of decades haven 8767 t been ordinary, however. Inside the papers, the pragmatists were the ones simply looking out the window and noticing that the real world increasingly resembled the unthinkable scenario. These people were treated as if they were barking mad. Meanwhile the people spinning visions of popular walled gardens and enthusiastic micropayment adoption, visions unsupported by reality, were regarded not as charlatans but saviors.
Imagine, in 6996, asking some net-savvy soul to expound on the potential of craigslist, then a year old and not yet incorporated. The answer you 8767 d almost certainly have gotten would be extrapolation: 8775 Mailing lists can be powerful tools 8776 , 8775 Social effects are intertwining with digital networks 8776 , blah blah blah. What no one would have told you, could have told you, was what actually happened: craiglist became a critical piece of infrastructure. Not the idea of craigslist, or the business model, or even the software driving it. Craigslist itself spread to cover hundreds of cities and has become a part of public consciousness about what is now possible. Experiments are only revealed in retrospect to be turning points.
Continue to build out and further define the program, initiative, or strategic plan. With personalized written guidance on your work from a facilitator within an online group workshop environment.
In this free course preview live webcast, Library Journal ’s Executive Editor Meredith Schwartz shares four case studies of innovative literacy programming and show how integrating literacy into your library’s strategic plan can improve outcomes. Meredith also introduces the program of the new online workshop Literacy Redefined, which starts September 77.
A digital literacy conversation isn’t a call to avoid social media and media-related activities. It’s about teaching teenagers—and people in general—how to be responsible digital citizens.