|What I Just Learned:
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By the time you’ve read this, I have enjoyed an exciting train ride through the Chinese countryside to Hangzhou. I hope I stayed awake.
My work here, thus far, has been successful and I hope that today is no different. We will begin by exploring something that is all around us, but that we, especially those of you who are age deficient, might take for granted — information. The very nature of information has changed. It has changed in,
- What it looks like.
- What we look at to read it.
- Where we find it.
- How we find it.
- What we can do with it.
- And how we communicate it.
Information is increasingly networked, digital, and abundant, and each of these new qualities force us to rethink what it means to be literate. It also adds a brand new element to literacy, the responsibility that we, as information participants, bear — the ethical use of information.
After this session, I will work with teachers on an interesting and brand new activity that I am calling, “Climbing Blooms Taxonomy with Technology.” Those of you who know me, know how the hair on my neck stands up when I use the word technology. But with it new/contemporary information and communication technologies (ICT), then we’re just preparing our children for the 1950s.
This will be a discussion activity to ramp us traditional learning experiences so that they use information experiences to enhance learning along the ubiquitous Bloom scale.