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Are Digital Natives Digitally Literate?

Are Digital Natives Digitally Literate? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
It’s been almost a decade since I first heard of Prensky’s definitions of digital natives and digital immigrants, and the idea fascinated me then. I still find it interesting; yet, the more I observe my digitally native students, the more I believe it’s not about being “native” at all. It’s about being “literate”, and both natives and immigrants have equal chances for digital literacy.


I’m sure I am not the first person to ponder over this; someone, somewhere must have thought of or even written about it. Still, in this post, I want to process these definitions, once again, for myself: Are all my students competent and proficient when it comes to technology? What can I learn from them? How can I help them become digitally literate?


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Is Apple trying to screw us? Or is it our poor media literacy skills?

Is Apple trying to screw us?  Or is it our poor media literacy skills? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

An interesting look at how we hurt ourselves by believing what we read. 

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Ken Morrison's comment, August 19, 2012 11:52 AM
Hitting close to home, I almost fell for the recent talk about the 'censored' TED talk.
Ken Morrison's comment, August 19, 2012 2:41 PM
Thank you for the recoop. It looks like you have a great site here.
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Manuel Pinto's comment, August 19, 2012 3:31 PM
Thanks, Ken. I wouldn't say better about your curation work.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Search Tools and Tactics Teachers and Students Need to Know

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Search Tools and Tactics Teachers and Students Need to Know | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Research smarter!


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Ken Morrison's comment, November 28, 2011 8:50 AM
Thanks for sharing this!
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We Can't Teach Students to Love Reading - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

We Can't Teach Students to Love Reading - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Peter Norvig says: "When the only information on the topic is a handful of essays or books, the best strategy is to read these works with total concentration. But when you have access to thousands of articles, blogs, videos, and people with expertise on the topic, a good strategy is to skim first to get an overview. Skimming and concentrating can and should coexist."

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Rebecca MacKinnon: Let's take back the Internet! | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In this powerful talk from TEDGlobal, Rebecca MacKinnon describes the expanding struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace, and asks: How do we design the next phase of the Internet with accountability and freedom at its core?

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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" | Video on TED.com

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge...
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Ken's Key Takeaway:

It is nice that Google learns from you but it is also dangerous.  Google and other search engiines and social networks decide what information is provided for you.  Pariser gives the example of two people searching for Egypt.  They took screen shots. One person's top results did not even indicate that there was an uprising.

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Visual Literacy

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Wow.  I love this resource for tips on presentations, improving visual literacy.

 

Either way you have made a snap evaluation. That is what we all do. Be aware of this from the first step.

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Ken Morrison's comment, August 21, 2012 3:40 AM
Thank you for the rescoop. I really like the slideshares at the bottom. I am going to start using the 'trick question" slide in some of my presentations. What a fun way to get attention and show personality. Best of luck to you. I like what I see on this site!
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Ken Morrison's comment, August 21, 2012 6:58 PM
thank you for the rescoop. I really like the 'we are the future' encouraging video on this link. Also, wonderful slide tips. I love the trick question tip. I am going to use that with my students. What a great way to get attention and show personality. Have a great day.
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Everyday Sociology Blog: Rethinking Goffman's Front Stage/Back Stage

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An interesting look at Erving Goffman’s concept of “front stage” and “back stage” behaviors in an always-on, fully wired society.

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More publishers abandon print

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Random House's announcement that it would drop its print catalog added to the growing chorus of publishers moving to a digital-only business model.
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TechCrunch | The End Of Books: Ikea Is Changing Shelves To Reflect Changing Demand

TechCrunch | The End Of Books: Ikea Is Changing Shelves To Reflect Changing Demand | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
If you needed any more proof that the age of dead-tree books is over take a look at these alarming style changes at Ikea: the furniture manufacturer's iconic BILLY bookcase - the bookcase that everyone put together when they got their first...
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