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21st Century Skills Framework

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Includes a report called enGauge® 21st Century Skills: Literacy in the Digital Age. It includes practical information on visual and informaton literacy:

 

Visual Literacy: The ability to interpret, use, appreciate, and create images and video using both conventional and 21st century media in ways that advance thinking, decision making, communication, and learning.


Information Literacy: The ability to evaluate information across a range of media; recognize when information is needed; locate, synthesize, and use information effectively; and accomplish these functions using technology, communication networks, and electronic resources.

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Visual literacy K-8

Visual literacy is the reading and writing of visual texts. This resource has many resources for visual literacy for K-8.

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MediaSmarts and Information and Communication Technology 1-12

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MediaSmarts promotes digital and media literacy. Their vision is that children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens. MediaSmarts includes lesson plans that correspond to different ICTs.

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Show Your Media Literacy

In celebration of Media Awareness Week (November 2-6, 2009) we are encouraging students, teachers, and the general public to create videos, digital stories, ...
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Information Fluency @ RDC

Information fluent students are able to find, evaluate, synthesize, create, and communicate information in all its forms. The skills they acquire seamlessly transfer from one program and situation to another and create a foundation for life-long learning.

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New Spice | Study like a scholar, scholar

BEHIND THE SCENES: http://newspicepromo.blogspot.com/ - Do you want to be a scholar? Then study at the Harold B. Lee Library. Do your research here, study he...
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This is funny (especially if you've seen the Old Spice commercials!)

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focusoninquiry.pdf

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Inquiry-based learning is a complex process where students formulate questions, investigate to find answers, build new understandings, meanings and knowledge, and then communicate their learnings to others. (Alberta Education, 2004)

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Undergraduate Education Information Literacy

"Research has clearly shown the importance of teaching information literacy skills to the grade K-12 students in our schools. As such, information literacy skills are a component of all Alberta curriculum, at all grades (Alberta Learning, 2004, p. ix). At the grade Kindergarten to grade 12 level, information literacy skills are called "research skills" or "inquiry-based learning."

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Fotoshop by Adobé

This commercial isn't real, neither are society's standards of beauty. Full post here with behind the scenes: http://jesserosten.com/2012/fotoshop-by-adobe
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An example of media literacy.

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10 News photos that took retouching too far - 10,000 Words

10 News photos that took retouching too far - 10,000 Words | InfoTube | Scoop.it
10 News photos that took retouching too far
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“Many news photographs are Photoshopped here and there to increase clarity or to optimize for print or online display. But there have been several instances where retouching has been pushed too far, changing the original intent or accuracy of the photo.” 


What are your thoughts on how far a photograph can be edited before it becomes unacceptable?

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Visual Literacy Across the Curriculum

This movie was made to inspire teachers of all subject areas to appreciate the opportunity for learning using visual imagery in their classes. It offers ques...
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Alberta Education - Competencies for 21st Century Learning

Alberta Education - Competencies for 21st Century Learning | InfoTube | Scoop.it
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21st century learning includes literacies such as digital literacy: 

• *Critical Thinking and Problem Solving*
• *Creativity and Innovation*
• Social Responsibility and Cultural, Global and Environmental Awareness
• *Communication*
• *Digital Literacy*
• Lifelong Learning, Self-Direction and Personal Management
• Collaboration and Leadership

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TQS and Information Fluency for Teachers

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The TQS Ministerial Order addresses information fluency skills for teachers. See in particular TQS sections 2j, 3c, 3h. 

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