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Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | WIRED

Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | WIRED | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

...For some, it does. It’s become commonplace to argue that everyone is better off learning at least basic programming skills—that coding itself is the new, necessary literacy. We’ve seen online courses, games, new programming languages, and even children’s books pushing kids and their parents in this direction.

 

But “learning to code” is an exceedingly broad concept, and one which without more specifics risks oversimplifying conversations about what digital literacy really means. And how digital literacy is defined is important. This isn’t just about filling Silicon Valley jobs. It’s about educators, policy makers, and parents understanding how to give the rising generations of digital natives the tools they need to define the future of technology for themselves...

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"Are you an iPad or are you a laptop?" Do you  only consume or are you creative?

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The iPad and Pedagogy

The iPad and Pedagogy | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"There is a running theme on this blog – ‘it’s not about the device’. I expected this view to be challenged by a visit to ESSA Academy in Bolton where they refer to an ‘ecosystem’ using Apple technology. I was prepared for technological practice that would be difficult to comprehend and a new building with an infrastructure we couldn’t hope to replicate. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

 

Sure the devices are everywhere you look. Every student has an iPodtouch, every teacher has an iPad and MacbookAir which makes it easy to transfer work from student to staff and from home to school. However, ESSA staff don’t talk about the device in isolation. They talk about learning, pedagogy and making a difference to students lives. The device just makes that difference ‘more achievable’."

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Using iPads in Art and Design | DIAL

Using iPads in Art and Design | DIAL | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

We would like to compile thoughts and ideas of how we can come together and explore the use and integration of iPads at UAL. We hope to collaborate and research in the broad area of ‘Networked Learning Technologies in Art and Design’ and examine the use of iPads in Art and Design.

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