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Saturday, June 28

  1. msg meaning of global citizen message posted meaning of global citizen I was curious about your curriculum because I am interested in cultivating global citizenship - a…
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    I was curious about your curriculum because I am interested in cultivating global citizenship - and creating space for people with a 'global citizenship'mindset to get support and engage. I would add a lot to what you have written (and I do not know that much about this project - so this may have already been discussed). To me, a global citizen is someone who does not just see tools as global and recognizes a responsibility comes with our global society. A global citizen is someone who feels a sense of connection to what is going on in the world - that what happens far away is as important as something that happens in one's own back yard. And a global citizen may also be someone who is in a position to cultivate these qualities - through travel study, cross-cultural relationships. When I mentioned global citizenship to someone in South Africa, he said "that is your term. Most people cannot be global citizens. They will never be able to travel anywhere for economic/political/social reaons" Anyways, food for thought.
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Tuesday, April 29

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Tuesday, March 25

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    The variety of ways information and media come into and out of our lives is significantly more diverse today than it was even 5 years ago. Today we are able to access and interact with information on so many different levels and senses that it is no longer just a matter of "putting your ideas down on paper". How we organize our ideas and present information is now just as important as the content itself. Students need to be taught that when communicating a new "visual literacy" exists and there are best practices that if followed can lead to more effective communication.
    The curriculum of design and attention to aesthetic has always been the property of the visual arts, however as so much our media is now consumed and created electronically a new set of visual literacies have emerged. As students move between mediums they need to be aware of how their audience interact with that medium and how to take advantage of this to strengthen their message or purpose for communication.
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    Design and layout of information are important elements of effective communication.
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    The variety of ways information and media come into and out of our lives is significantly more diverse today than it was even 5 years ago. Today we are able to access and interact with information on so many different levels and senses that it is no longer just a matter of "putting your ideas down on paper". How we organize our ideas and present information is now just as important as the content itself. Students need to be taught that when communicating a new "visual literacy" exists and there are best practices that if followed can lead to more effective communication.
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    for communication.
    <blockquote>The great myth is that these “digital natives” know more about this new information environment than we do. But here’s the reality: they may be experts in entertaining themselves online, but they know almost nothing about educating themselves online. - Michael Wesch, Professor of Digital Ethnography, Kansas State University</blockquote>

    Enduring Understandings
    Design and layout of information are important elements of effective communication.
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    Essential Question : What are the elements of effective communication?
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    need to be taught that
    The curriculum of design and attention to aesthetic has always been the property of the visual arts however as so much our media is now consumed and created electronically a new set of visual literacies have developed as a result. As students move between mediums they need to be aware of how their audience interact with that medium and how to take advantage of this to strengthen their message or purpose for communication.
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  4. page Information Literacy edited ... Essential Question: How do you know information is true? Background ... can be about fou…
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    Essential Question: How do you know information is true?
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    can be aboutfounded in faith.
    This essential question is NOT about technology, but rather it is a question that gets to the core of knowledge.
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    within a sciencescientific context, or in discussions of what areabout reliable and
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    as a tool,tool when appropriate, but not as
    Importantly, throughout all of this learning is the habit of conversation on bias. Students need to understand that all knowledge is founded on perspective, motivation, and experience.
    As with the other questions, the literacy involving technology is only a part of a higher-order thinking requirement for all 21st century learners.
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Monday, March 24

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  3. page home edited ... These questions speak to thinking, critically evaluating, analyzing, and communicating. They e…
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    These questions speak to thinking, critically evaluating, analyzing, and communicating. They emphasize the value in responsible behavior and knowing yourself as a learner.
    In a world in which it is impossible to predict what technology children will be using as adults, it is the "answers" to these questions that will provide students with the skills necessary to succeed and thrive in the 21st Century.
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    and to discussionconversations more important
    Those same questions can be asked throughout a child's schooling, but the answers begin to include more sources and more critical examination of their world. And they begin to include technology. If experimentation and data analysis is a way to know something is true then you will have to learn how to use the technology needed to analyze that data. If being safe is valued, then learning about responsible use of social networking sites, issues of privacy, and web 2.0 technologies inevitably will be discussed.
    The broad nature of these questions makes them accessible to teachers whose responsibility it is to embed this curriculum into their students' learning. Teachers believe that they can teach effective communication. They don't believe they know much about PowerPoint. Nor should effective communication be limited to a software title anyway. The answers of these Essential Questions are higher-order thinking skills and issues of global citizenship. These are the skills we NEED students to have and the ones that will serve them well once they leave the arena of formal education.
    But where are the technology skills?
    Technology skills are not the focus. In fact, technology does not come up directly in the aforementioned questions. Instead, technology is a part of a greater whole. Technology skills will be learned in school by students in the same way it is learned “in the real world”: as they need it.
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    In life and school, technology skills are embedded. They are in the conversations that teachers have with students about information and safety and communication. They are in the projects students do to more richly learn the curricular content of their classes. They are in the ways students communicate and they way in which they learn. And they are in the habits of teachers and students in both their school and daily lives. And in this way, the technology skills are embedded in this curriculum.
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