An increasing focus on office collaboration is creating opportunities for software giants like Microsoft and Google and start-ups like Quip.
Linda Dougherty's insight:
Mobile and collaborative software is coming online to meet the needs of today's workforce. Translating over to education means schools have to prepare their students for this "new workplace." Can we say "common core"? Students will need to be media literate. The following quote just points toward the future:
“Writing and editing has always been somewhat collaborative, but things are moving much faster now,” said Mathias Crawford, a researcher in human-computer interactions at Stanford University. “We are moving from persuasion based on rhetoric to persuasion based on tables and videos inserted into narrative text.”
The founder of Chicago's pioneering Digital Youth Network (DYN) describes how the organization empowers young people with critical digital literacy skills that make them academically and professionally competitive.
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"According to a recent study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, 80 percent of companies say that “advanced manufacturing” is the area where they anticipate the greatest hiring challenge in the coming years. These are not your father’s manufacturing jobs; virtually all of them demand mastery of complex computer skills."
Linda Dougherty's insight:
What are high schools doing to prepare students for the real world?
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digital literacy Libraries are leaders in literacy. That in itself shouldn't be surprising. However, literacy is now much more than being able to read standard print. Literacy now includes the ability to use digital, as well as print, ...
"The shift toward online exams aligned with the Common Core standards will require much more preparation than simply making sure networks can handle the extra bandwidth constraints and that schools have enough devices for every student. ~ eClassroom News"
"Ever since the Media Education Lab moved from Temple University to the University of Rhode Island, I was looking for a chance to update the classic media literacy remote control...[which] presents a metaphor for the active and structured approach to the analysis of media and popular culture." The remote control has been re-designed to " a smartphone look while keeping the key questions and core concepts the same. This "new Media Education Lab App (MEL App) engages people in dialogue and information-sharing, showcasing to already-media literate people how media literacy can be learned through exploration of critical questions."
Tweet Digital literacy is the ability to locate, organize, understand, evaluate, and create information using digital technology. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), lack of this vital skill is one of the top ...
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