Here's my vlog entry on Literacy.
Video - www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1E5LTa3K8s
Website / Info Graphic - www.skyward.com/discover/blog/skyward-blogs/skyward-executive-blog/march-2017/the-top-10-literacies-in-education-today
Learning from this week's readings:
To understand the current information ecosystem, we need to break down three elements:
A Stanford History Education Group study revealed that over 80% of students could not distinguish real from fake news on the web.
A quote from the Global Digital Citizenstates “When we talk about Information Fluency we’re talking about applying critical analytical thinking to information. It means developing a mindset that encourages us not to take what we see online at face value.”
Not looking forward to ads recognizing me and changing based on my data.
Data literacy is something I researched about and try to teach my math students (ex looking at the scale on a graph)
Algorithmic Literacy is an area that I feel only few even know about and even fewer even understand.
Things I learned from my classmates on this:
I find it amazing that something so part of today's society is left to chance. It’s great that more of us are taking classes like this and promoting in the classroom. I'd say you are not fully literate unless you are digital/media literate. Common sense is a great resource. Have you talked to your pre-interns about digital citizenship ... what do they know / learned?
Well developed post. You definitely understand the importance of media literacy and the factors that contribute to its development. I'd argue that media literacy is becoming a huge part of the all the other literacies and that you wouldn't be able to be fully literate in any literacy unless you understood how media literacy relates or is part of. Great tie ins to other classmates work as well. Good read. Thank you.
The beauty of this class is it really gets you to think how literacy has been impacted by media and the importance of bringing this into the classroom. It so interesting how a meme has so much impact (kind of like political cartoons back in the day) on how youth get most of their information. I'm glad you are taking the valuable time to have these important conversations with your students especially during this extraordinary time. Honoured you thought my CRAP sheet is a good resource (any suggestions welcome and please feel free to use / adapt - let me know if you want original file). Keep up the great work.
Thanks for the share. I really enjoyed the crash course video and will have to check out the following videos in this course. So many types of media and it is interesting how messages are encoded and decoded. I have come across similar media concept lists in my research and the second question about what creative techniques is a very good one as sometimes we are 'duped' by smoke and mirrors for sure. Another good point was to also question what's not there. I have done work with my students in this area and hope to get better.
Totally agree with your comments in your post. Balance is key. I feel that if we are not promoting and championing digital literacy we are not doing our jobs helping students in the world we are currently in and in the future. Being able to adapt in this area is crucial. Without physical literacy our students will not be able to make healthy decisions that will affect them physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thanks for the post and keep doing the important work you are doing.
I think you are right that there are many areas to be literate (partially or fully). That's what life long learning is so important and just like digital literacy things constantly change. I liked Trevor's blog post (just read before yours) that balance is key in these areas and that physical literacy is just as important as many of the 'established' ones. Great post.
What happens when our #eci832 class meets up with #saskedchat ... magic that's what (and a bit of carpal tunnel). On Tuesday March 10th, we spent the last hour of our ECI 832 class doing a special Tuesday edition Saskedchat (usually #saskedchat is on Thursdays at 8 PM CST). It all started out with reaching out to the amazing lead moderator and co-founder (an PhD candidate) Kelly Christopherson. The weekly chat has been active for many years and attracts educators and those interested in education from around Saskatchewan and around North America. It has been a great source of community, sharing, best practice, and food for thought. The chat is dynamic and always looking for new ideas, topics, and guest moderators. So I thought it would be a great fit for our ECI 832 class especially in unison with our course content and our strong class community. Kelly was more than open to this which also included a switch from the regular Thursday night time slot to a special Tuesday night edition. I also pitched the idea to Alec who was as always open to having our class engage in new ways to learning and sharing. Once Alec gave the thumbs up to this opportunity I started to plan out the chat. I was very grateful and happy that fellow ECI832 classmate and frequent saskedchat contributor Curtis Bourassa offered to help organize and moderate the chat. I opened up a google doc to allow for classmates to add questions to ... got a couple of questions but thought it would be great to use the weekly questions from our class as we have discussed some in our group already and preview a few of our future topics. We also spent some time in class review what a Twitter chat looked like and tools like Tweetdeck to stay organized and on top of one of the fastest hours of your life (haha). Used Photoshop to create the question and welcome cards, then sent the cards to Kelly to schedule into the chat time slot. You can use tools like Tweetdeck or Buffer to schedule exactly when you want a tweet to come out. The chat was promoted in our class and with the saskedchat community prior to the event. So when 8 PM on Tuesday March 10th rolled around it was go time. I stayed on our Zoom chat and this created a great back channel chat with Curtis, Matteo, Amanada and a few others. The action was fast and furious. I have moderated a chat before but this one was really 'hopping' and Curtis and I were laughing about how fast our fingers were flying. It was very gratifying and special to see two communities that I care a lot about come together, meet, mingle, and chat about a topic that is important to all of us. I hope that people came away with at least on take away they will use, grew there PLN, and hopefully see a Twitter chat like saskedchat is a great way to share, learn, and grow. As Kelly would say it would be a great opportunity to experience #mypdtoday. As an added bonus Curtis, Matteo, and myself had a little after hours session. We had a beverage and just continued to talk about the chat and whatever else we wanted. It was special and we are even thinking about making it a thing and invite others to the informal get together. Thanks to all that made this possible especially Kelly, Alec, and Curtis. An added bonus was that the #saskedchat hashtag was trending #4 in Canada (almost beat out the Bachelor haha).
#ECI832 + #SASKEDCHAT Highlights of the Night
Here are a few highlights of the night for each question. It was great to watch the exchanges fly by but each of these either sparked a thought, shared a resource, or added to the rich discussion that was taking place. Check out the chat wakelet at the bottom. What were a few of your highlights?
Dean Vendramin. Educator for over 20 years. Currently Education Leader for Math/Science at Archbishop M.C. O'Neill Catholic High School. Have a passion for all things in education with emphasis on technology integration, assessment, professional development, and 21 Century Education. Posts are articles he has written for the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation monthly newsletter The Bulletin, Saskatchewan Math Teachers' Society The Variable, blog requests from memberships he is a part of, and his own thoughts.