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21st Century Literacies: Tools for Reading the World

In Intelligence Reframed Howard Gardner contends that "literacies, skills, and disciplines ought to be pursued as tools that allow us to enhance our understanding of important questions, topics, and themes." Today's readers become literate by learning to read the words and symbols in today's world and its antecedents. They analyze, compare, evaluate and interpret multiple representations from a variety of disciplines and subjects, including texts, photographs, artwork, and data. They learn to choose and modify their own communication based on the rhetorical situation. Point of view is created by the reader, the audience and the medium.  

This article with links to the various types of literacies is a MUST read for all teachers and librarians for 21 century learning and online reading!  *****

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The Original Flipped Classroom | Peer to Peer Review

The Original Flipped Classroom | Peer to Peer Review | 21st century education | Scoop.it
When it comes to trendy pedagogy, libraries were ahead of the curve. Barbara Fister thinks we should celebrate a little

Two trends that seem to be in the news lately are the rise of MOOCs (massive open online courses that can be taken by huge numbers of students) and flipping the classroom. Both grow partly out of developments in technology that give teachers an opportunity to create digital versions of course content and share it online. Both take a traditional approach to teaching—the lecture—and move it online, giving students the opportunity to engage whenever they want, as often as they want, while providing new opportunities for teachers: to scale up their classroom to unprecedented sizes or to use traditional classrooms for more engaged and interactive forms of learning.

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