ks, such fabulous ideasOne of the most amazing transformations that has taken place at NMHS is the creation of the Makerspace in what was our traditional library. A space that could once be compared to a barren wasteland is now a thriving learning metropolis where students flock to tinker, invent, create, collaborate, work, and most importantly, learn. When I hired Laura I basically told her what her budget was and that she had complete control of how she wanted to use the money. I could never have imagined how quickly she could radically transform this outdated space, using money that in the past had always been spent on books, magazines, and electronic databases.
Brenda Boyer, Della Curtis and I are trying to better understand the state-of-the-art relating to digital curation across LibraryLand. .... Joyce is a high school librarian, librarian educator, edtech Sherpa, and a connector.
"What it is: Snap! Digital Reading Program is a set of interactive leveled books that can be printed, viewed on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, interactive whiteboards or classroom computer. All of the books in the program have been developed to help teachers meet requirements in the Common Core Standards in vocabulary and comprehension through the use of direct instruction, close reading, modeling, guided and independent practice, and text-dependent questioning. Each leveled reader has a digital interactive version that includes fluency exercises, comprehension and multiple-choice type assessments. As your students read, you can track what they are reading, view the digital assessments and performance reports. These reports include information about CLOZE scores, multiple choice scores, and fluency. You can also see information about the last book they read (word counts, difficulty, words read correctly, etc.)."
In their new book, Digital Fluency: Building Success in the Digital Age, Christian Briggs and Kevin Makice offer a roadmap to digital fluency for individuals and organizations.
So what's the difference between digital literacy and digital fluency? According to Briggs and Makice, literacy means you know what tools to use and how to use them, while fluency means you also know when and why to use them. They also offer this core definition: "Digital fluency is the ability to reliably achieve desired outcomes through use of digital technology." Under this definition, fluency also includes the ability to choose the right tools and use multiple tools in combination.
The distinction between literacy and fluency is a very useful framework for thinking about how to survive and thrive in the digital age, and the concept of digital fluency has also been explored by Mitchel Resnick, professor of learning research at the MIT Media Lab. In a 2002 report, Resnick offered the analogy to learning a foreign language:
What is Literacy in the 21st Century? American Thinker The NCTE states: "[S]uccessful participants in this 21st century global society must: develop proficiency and fluency with the tools of technology; build intentional cross-cultural connections...
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Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Seattle Central, Kanazawa Umimirai, Spijkenisse and Birmingham super-libraries explored (Crack open the Borges. Five non-imaginary libraries to ignite flights of fancy.) As the £189m Library of Birmingham opens its doors, it joins a new breed of international "super library". Architecture, design and technology are changing the way the library functions as a space. They have evolved to reflect modern attitudes to books, and how people consume the written word. With The Culture Show architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff, BBC Arts explores five of the world's most impressive public libraries.
Like many of his peers at Caulfeild elementary school these days, Branson Laires is something of a young tech savant, at least compared to his parents.
Internet technology plays an integral role in the 6th-grader’s academic life, whether it is exchanging ideas and materials with his classmates on the district’s internal social media network or doing homework with his friends on Skype.
Thanks to an innovative digital literacy policy, students in the West Vancouver School District are being taught, among other things, how to navigate Web 2.0’s rough-and-tumble world of information sharing and social media.
“Technology will be part of his life,” said Branson’s mother Marilyn Laires. “I feel [the West Vancouver programs] diminished my concern about Branson being [exposed to dangers] on the Internet.”
It is not enough to merely teach a child how to operate a piece of hardware, and using technology simply as a means to facilitate classroom education is missing the point entirely, according to Jeff Gagnon, media education specialist at MediaSmarts, a Canadian digital literacy non-profit group.
“That’s not how we define digital literacy,” Gagnon said. “What we consider ‘digital fluency’ is the ability to use tech to grab info. ‘Digital literacy’ really comes into play with regard to the social and communication aspects [of Internet usage]. It’s on par with learning how to read and write, and learning how to do math.”
Literacy and fluency* have to do with our ability to use a technology to achieve a desired outcome in a situation using the technologies that are available to us. This applies to our ability to use a hammer, nails and wood to build the house that we intend to build:
..and it applies to our ability to use digital technologies to have the intended positive effect on people and situations:
Led by Richard Tyrie. In the short space of 20 years, digital technology has affected virtually every aspect of life in the UK. 92% of UK adults now own a mobile phone, and 76% of households have broadband.
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