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21st Century Literacy: Network Literacy

Monday, December 15th, 2008

A few weeks ago I began a series of posts that focused on the idea of 21st Century Literacy.  Several organizations, including the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, NCREL/Metri Group, and ISTE have created frameworks that articulate what it means to be literate in the contemporary sense.  Using their work as a guide, we have [...]

21st Century Literacy: Citizenship and Ethical Literacy

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Although some may lament that citizenship and ethics are sorely lacking in modern education, our Mission Statement has embedded these virtues into the very fabric of our institution: More than ever our nation needs responsible men and women who can meet the challenges of this world with confidence and embrace all its people with compassion. [...]

21st Century Literacy: Information Literacy

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Over the past few weeks I’ve been highlighting the importance of contemporary literacy and 21st century skills.  Basic Literacy describes the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the digital age.  Visual/Media Literacy addresses the need to be able to communicate by nonlinguistic means.  Our next topic, Information Literacy, examines the challenges of manipulating and [...]