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  1. Today’s Literacies Frostburg State University Ashley Schafer

  2. 8 Key Areas of Literacy • Text Literacy • Computer literacy • Distance Learning Literacy • Cyberlearning literacy • Visual Literacy • Audio Literacy • Video Literacy • Media Literacy

  3. What is Literacy? Literacy- the ability of a student to comprehend or decode information and to use, transform and create new information.

  4. Text Literacy- skills to use text-based resources as a means to gather, interpret and communicate information. Computer Literacy- encompasses the skills and knowledge teachers need to select and use technology to enhances learning opportunities of their students.

  5. Distance Learning Literacy- comprises three main components: designing and facilitating learning experiences, modeling and promoting learning and responsibility, and engaging in lifelong learning. Cyberlearing Literacy- knowledge and skills to be successful in the use of technology tools Visual Literacy- learned ability to interpret and create visual messages accurately.

  6. Audio Literacy- skills to understand the role of hearing and listening in learning. Video Literacy- skills to understand and evaluate video messages and to create video that appropriately achieves the intended outcomes. Media Literacy- knowledge and skills able to interpret and produce a wide variety of media, including text, audio, visuals, and videos.

  7. Technology Adaptation Dabbling Doing old things old ways Doing old things new ways Doing new things in new ways

  8. Dabbling- randomly adding technology tools to a few classrooms or library Doing old things in old ways- teachers display lecture notes in PowerPoint rather than using overhead transparences Doing old things in new ways- when a teacher uses 3D model to demonstrate the structure of a compound rather than drawling it on a chalkboard Doing new things in new ways- fully utilize the power of technology and media

  9. References • Samaldino, S. E., Lowther, D. L.,& Russell, J.D.(2012).,Enhancing Video with Learning.In Canton, K.and, Chuck, M(Eds). Instructional Technology and Media for Learning(234-236).Location: Boston.