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  1. Jul 2018
    1. Working online is a fluid experience which calls for flexible learners.

      Teachers need to be willing to take risks and learn about what is out there.

    2. Construction calls on creativity as well as persistence, flexibility, and revision. Construction asks our students and teachers to focus on the power and patience employed during work process…and not just the final resultant work product.

      As teachers we need to focus on having our learners to not only be creative when using web but also, be flexible in using different mediums as they build and revise their content to captivate their audience.

    3. Working online is a fluid experience which calls for flexible learners.

      Very valuable information.

    1. We remix language every time we draw on it, and we remix meanings every time we take an idea or an artefact or a word and integrate it into what we are saying and doing at the time. At a more specific level we now have digital remix enabled by computers. This includes, but goes far beyond simply mixing music. It involves mixing digital images, texts, sounds and animation; in short, all manner of found artefacts.

      interesting point.

    1. new communication practices, new literacies have emerged. And these new literacies are embodied in new social practices—ways of working in new or transformed forms of employment, new ways of participating as a citizen in public spaces, and even perhaps, new forms of identity and personality

      Communication practices has changed therefore we need to change our ways as well.

    2. 3literacy curriculum taught to a singular standard (grammar, the literary canon, standard national forms of the language), the everyday experience of meaning making was increasingly one of negotiating discourse differences. A pedagogy of Multiliteracies would need to address this as a fundamental aspect of contemporary teaching and learning.

      Literacy was changing from print to digital therefore curriculum needed to change as well.

    3. The world was changing, the communications environment was changing, and it seemed to us to follow that literacy teaching and learning would to have to change, as well.

      The importance of staying current with new changes occurring.

    4. 1994 to talk through what was happening in the world of communications and what was happening, or not happening but perhaps should happen, in the teaching of language and literacy in schools.

      Technology was up in coming in 1994 but still had a long way to go.

    1. Students today must be prepared to navigate the new "Cs of change" that the 21st century has brought us. These Cs include such skills as creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and comprehension.

      The five c's will not only provide guidance to students but also give students the tools to help them in the future whether at school or home.

    2. In addition, the rise of the Internet means that teachers must shift how they teach reading and writing
    3. The structure of the textbook was a map that Sarah could easily follow.

      This is definitely how I read and answer questions from textbooks.

    1. It is the responsibility of educators in all grades and content areas to modify as needed for learners.

      Agreed. It needs to be personalized to the students.

    2. Internet Inquiry Projects are student interest driven, and are more authentic as a learning activity than traditional WebQuests.

      More authentic when WebQuests.

    3. The Internet Inquiry Project is an online research project that helps students develop the important digital knowledge and skills needed as they build their web literacies.

      purpose for digital skills.

    4. WebQuests play a vital role in the classroom by providing students with a scripted, guided examination of online resources in a topic. As students expand beyond the WebQuest, the next step is to engage in an Internet Inquiry Project

      WebQuest information

    1. In short, online reading compre-hension is online research. Second, online reading also becomes tightly integrated with writing as we communicate with others to learn more about the questions we explore and as we communicate our own inter-pretations. A third difference is that new technologies such as browsers, search engines, wikis, blogs, e-mail, and many others are required. Addi-tional skills and strategies are needed to use each of these technologies effectively. Keyword entry in a search engine

      Literacy is not just simply knowing how to read and write, but requires understanding.

    2. How can we develop adequate understanding when the very object that we seek to study continuously changes?

      This can be seen as a problem or an advantage.

    3. Some believe there is little to teach; our students are already “digital natives,” skilled in online literacies (Prensky, 2001). It is true that today’s students have grown up in an online world and are developing profi-ciency with gaming, social networking, video, and texting (Alvermann, Hutchins, & DeBlasio, 2012; Zickuhr, 2010). However, this does not nec-essarily mean they are skilled in the effective use of online information, perhaps the most important aspect of the Internet. Studies show that stu-dents lack critical evaluation skills when reading online (Bennet, Maton, & Kervin, 2008; Forzani & Maykel, 2013; Graham & Metaxas, 2003) and that they are not especially skilled with reading to locate information online (Kuiper & Volman, 2008).

      Many students tend to use the Internet quite naturally, but lack adequate search skills, as well as, necessary skills to critically evaluate Web information.

    4. Thus, when we speak of New Literacies in an online age we mean that literacy is not just “new” today; it becomes “new” every day of our lives. Proficiency in these continuously new, online literacies will define our students’ success in both school and life.

      Technology is continuously growing. Teachers need to prepare students for the future.

    5. In addition, new tools for lit-eracy will appear on the Internet tomorrow with additional, New Litera-cies required to use them effectively.

      New technology is being developed everyday that allows us to help enhance our reading and writing skills.

    6. Most importantly, it is reshap-ing the nature of literacy education, providing us with many new and

      Technology enables us to educate ourselves in various ways.

    1. The “connected” in connected learning is about human connection as well as tapping the power of connected technologies.

      Connected learning shifts expectations and content delivery in the classroom.

    2. Connected learning isn’t a burden that one organization shoulders on its own, and is about building connections across different sites of learning.

      Better access to resources = more availability to students.

    3. Traditional education is failing to engage many students as they enter their middle school, high school, and college years. The culture clash between formal education and interest-driven, out-of-school learning is escalating in today’s world where social communication and interactive content is always at our fingertips. We need to harness these new technologies for learning rather than distraction.

      I agree with this. As the work load becomes more demanding, students tend to be too overwhelmed and lose interest in the content and material.

    4. The “connected” in connected learning is about human connection as well as tapping the power of connected technologies. Rather than see technology as a means toward more efficient and automated forms of education, connected learning puts progressive, experiential, and learner-centered approaches at the center of technology-enhanced learning.

      Students pursue their interests in the classroom with the support of friends and caring adults while linking this learning and interests to academic achievement.

    5. Young people learn best when actively engaged, creating, and solving problems they care about, and supported by peers who appreciate and recognize their accomplishments

      Motivate students through ownership.

    1. It advocates for broadened access to learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunity.

      Connected learning allows students to be able to tie their interests, peer networks, and school accomplishments together.

    1. Teaching digital literacy does not mean teaching digital skills in a vacuum, but doing so in an authentic context that makes sense to students. It means teaching progressively rather than sequentially, which helps learners understand better and more clearly over time

      Teachers need to make content more meaningful to students. If students are able to link classroom content to real world learning it gives students a better understanding.


    2. It is important for students to recognize that although technology gives us a lot of power,

      Using technology gives us power, but with that power comes great responsibility and knowing how to use it effectively. Students need to be aware of how technology can alter our behavior and communication.

    3. I allow them the choice of which platform to use for the support they need, but I make sure they ask questions.

      I love this! Giving students choices within their own learning environment is one of the most powerful ways teachers can help accelerate student learning. In addition, when students ask their own questions they chase their own curiosity and tap into their own interests.

    4. Digital literacies are not solely about technical proficiency but about the issues, norms, and habits of mind surrounding technologies used for a particular purpose.

      Digital literacy is not just about using a piece of technology. Its the belief of using the online information in order to communicate with others to create new information.

    1. What activi-ties, sequence, and resources are best suited to accomplish our goals?

      I think this is very important question that teachers face today. With so many different resources available, sometimes it can be overwhelming not knowing what to use in the classroom.

    2. Acquisition of content is a means, in the service of meaning making and transfer.

      Teachers need to make content meaningful and relatable so they see the big picture in the end.

    1. Garth is an adolescent male attending high school in the northeast of the United States. You can review his work on his

      I really enjoyed listening to this interview. It really shows that we can learn a lot from students who use technology.