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​​2018 hails new literacies.  To be a learner in 2018 places new demands,
demands that are dynamic, ever changing.  So we need to be thinking about
learning opportunities that help our students learn how to learn, including
understanding how things operate (from a search algorithm to
microcontrollers to hardware to...)

Consider the new library framework for standards from AASL
<http://standards.aasl.org/>:

I. *INQUIRE * Build new knowledge by inquiring, thinking critically,
identifying problems, and developing strategies for solving problems.
II. *INCLUDE* Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to
inclusiveness and respect for diversity in the learning community.
III. *COLLABORATE*  Work effectively with others to broaden perspectives
and work toward common goals.
IV. *CURATE * Make meaning for oneself and others by collecting,
organizing, and sharing resources of personal relevance.
V. *EXPLORE*  Discover and innovate in a growth mindset developed through
experience and reflection.
VI. *ENGAGE*  Demonstrate safe, legal, and ethical creating and sharing of
knowledge products independently while engaging in a community of practice
and an interconnected world.

And from the NCTE, active, successful participants in this 21st century
global society must be able to:

   - Develop proficiency and fluency with the tools of technology;
   - Build intentional cross-cultural connections and relationships with
   others so to pose and solve problems collaboratively and strengthen
   independent thought;
   - Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety
   of purposes;
   - Manage, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous
   information;
   - Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multimedia texts;
   - Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex
   environments

Regardless of the framework we adopt, students should understand what
they're learning and why- and how to personalize learning for their own
needs and interests.

Best,
Shannon


On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 10:17 AM, Elizabeth McCarthy <
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> I think the New Media Consortium's report provides a nice framework for
> digital literacy.
>
> http://www.emergingedtech.com/2017/09/selected-frameworks-
> for-teaching-digital-literacy/
> https://www.nmc.org/news/nmc-releases-horizon-project-
> strategic-brief-on-digital-literacy/
> https://cdn.nmc.org/media/2017-nmc-strategic-brief-
> digital-literacy-in-higher-education-II.pdf
>
>
> *Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT*
> *Digital Learning SpecialistGoogle for Education Certified Trainer*
> Google+google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy
> <https://www.google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 3:09 PM, Scott Grant <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> I think there are different components, but let me ask what do we define
>> as Digital Literacy vs the definition of Technology Literacy?  I haven't
>> used Google to define them myself, but I see them as roughly the same.
>>
>> When we speak of students (and teachers) reaching a point of "Literacy"
>> related to computers/devices, I see it as the students being able to
>> utilize the device with ease, and having a general understanding of how to
>> not only use the device, but also how to use it in as fluid and time-saving
>> a way that it is almost second-nature for the student.  The struggle though
>> is that the technology is still constantly evolving, meaning that not only
>> do we need to teach the existing technology but teach it in such a way that
>> they can easily grow with the technology as it evolves.  This includes
>> preparing students to be ready for the various flavors of technology
>> (Windows/Mac/Linux/ChromeOS/iOS/Android-flavors) so that they are
>> comfortable with each.  In time though, all of these will work toward a
>> single interface, but we're still a ways off from that.
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 1:58 PM, Elizabeth McCarthy <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> I think it's important to consider "what is digital literacy vs
>>> technology literacy?"  I think there are key distinctions between hardware,
>>> software, and the new literacy skills needed today.
>>>
>>> *Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT*
>>> *Digital Learning SpecialistGoogle for Education Certified Trainer*
>>> Google+google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy
>>> <https://www.google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 5:55 PM, Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hopefully you're not reading this today...   but when you do read it,
>>>> I'd love to hear how your school defines or assesses
>>>> technology/computer/digital literacy in either students or educators.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> As often happens on January 1 - many of us reflect on the past year and
>>>> future year.
>>>>
>>>> In this state I found myself  reading a blog post written in 2013 that
>>>> got me thinking about 'technology literacy'.
>>>>
>>>> With all the discussions about #futureReady happening in a year filled
>>>> with leaks, hacks, security/privacy breaches, net neutrality legislation
>>>> changes, fake news/social media concerns, etc
>>>>
>>>> I'm wondering whether 2018 is a time to take a closer look at
>>>> technology literacy needs of  our staff and students
>>>>
>>>> Here are my two cents
>>>> <http://learningwithlucie.blogspot.com/2018/01/digital-literacy.html>
>>>> along with a link to Marc Scott's article
>>>> <http://coding2learn.org/blog/2013/07/29/kids-cant-use-computers/>
>>>>
>>>> http://learningwithlucie.blogspot.com/2018/01/digital-literacy.html
>>>>
>>>> I'm sure that my thinking was also sparked by Vermont's adoption of
>>>> ISTE Standards for Students  and recent conversations related to the
>>>> educational technology specialist certification.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Lucie
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Lucie deLaBruere
>>>> www.LearningWithLucie.com
>>>> http://twitter.com/techsavvygirl
>>>>
>>>> Google Voice (802) 557 0013 <(802)%20557-0013>
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"Students need to move from being simply knowledgeable to being
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