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Why Illiterate Educators?

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When it comes to an understanding of the term “literacy” most people understand it as the ability to read and write in an effort to communicate, understand and learn. That has been the accepted und...

 

A literate educator in the 20th Century is not the same as a literate educator in the 21st Century. Our education system is loaded with many 20th Century holdovers. Most are great people, and good teachers, but they are illiterate in 21st Century terms. We need not cast them aside.

 

They are valuable and revered sources and educators. We need to support them with methods to upgrade their literacies. It must be a priority.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 10, 2013 4:39 PM

 

A literate educator in the 20th Century is not the same as a literate educator in the 21st Century. Our education system is loaded with many 20th Century holdovers. Most are great people, and good teachers, but they are illiterate in 21st Century terms. We need not cast them aside.

 

They are valuable and revered sources and educators. We need to support them with methods to upgrade their literacies. It must be a priority.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The Mayans And The Fiscal Cliff In Infographics

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The Mayans And The Fiscal Cliff In Infographics | Design in Education | Scoop.it

So what do the Mayan calendar and the Fiscal Cliff have in common? Perhaps nothing more than counting down the end of days for the world or allowing taxes as we know them to increase. There's certainly no shortage of information in the media, and it seems hard to avoid talking about these "events" with our students.

 

 

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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...

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