Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Update 17 April 2014 - Digital Literacy

Kia ora tātou,

With only a couple of days to the end of term, it is timely to reflect on all that you have celebrated and been challenged by in term one.  As you take a very well earned break take time to reflect on and celebrate the successes.  As you identify challenges take time to acknowledge these and record them to allow you to make the most of opportunities to network and collaborate with others who are working through similar challenges.  

This week we are focusing on Digital Literacy.

Digital Literacy is defined on wikipedia as “the ability to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate and create information using a range of digital technologies.”  Derek Wenmoth has defined Digital Literacy as “a person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment.” Increasingly digital literacy must be a consideration for us as educators as our learners are interacting in a digital environment at a young age.   “A Magazine is an iPad that doesn’t work.” 

As we are defining digital literacy, indeed our digital aspiration for our environment, we must be aware of the placement of digital literacy within digital citizenship and digital proficiency. 

There is an almost endless range of digital literacy frameworks and the challenge is to design one that works for your school.
We would like to draw your attention to:

Aspects of digital literacy are intrinsic in our daily routine and must be modelled in our programmes to support our learners to digital proficiency.
Anne’s Latest Literacy Links and Look ups…
And finally as you head into a holiday:
5 Things Great Teachers Are Not (and 5 Things They Are) Take time to reflect on all the times this term you have been:
  • an everyday hero;
  • an inspirer;
  • a practitioner;
  • an individual and 
  • a team builder!
Enjoy your very well earned break!  


NZLA - the 37th New Zealand Literacy Association Conference. Register now.
CLESOL - the 14th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL. Register now. 

Ngā mihi nui

Anne Kenneally
Literacy Online Facilitator
CORE Education

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