Friday, November 2, 2012

New Skills For Today's Students

The students of today need to develop skills such as thinking critically to translate data and information into communication.  In order for students to be better learners, teachers need to realize they need teach them to become better communicators.  Chris Lehmann, a technology coordinator for the Beacon School explains that since information is constantly changing, then our meaning of what is to be literate must also change.  Skills we view as important are reading, writing, and arithmetic, and to prepare students for the future, they need to acquire new skills.  These skills are learning strategies to search information, working with data-processing tools, expressing ideas through sounds, images, animation, and videos, and lastly, being informed of ethics while on the internet.

You can find the full article at

The New Literacy
Putting The New Literacy To Work

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