This week we will explore frameworks that encompass teaching and learning in today’s educational contexts – global, digital, competency based, and literacy focused. We’ll examine five frameworks in current use, in both K-12 and higher education, to build understanding about critical digital literacy in teaching and learning. By analyzing, comparing, synthesizing, and constructing concepts about critical digital literacy, we can better understand these ‘slippery words’.
DATES: Sept 15th – 21st
- Course site for week three, including the five frameworks
- 9 Reasons Why Teachers Should Blog? Edutopia, June 22, 2015 .
- Course site Blogging Basics page
- Review sample blog sites from Ontario educators, found on the SHOWCASE page of this site, using the blogging review template on the Blogging Basics page
- Five Frameworks
- ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Standards for Educators https://www.iste.org/standards/for-educators
- Ontario Education, Competencies for 21st Century Skills https://goo.gl/t9mbpy
- Mozilla web literacy framework – https://learning.mozilla.org/en-US/web-literacy
- eCampus Ontario Extend – 21st Century Educators framework https://extend.ecampusontario.ca/
- Media Smarts Canada – Use, Understand & Create: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools
TOPICS: As you examine these five frameworks, what are the common elements in each one? What key words are found across each of these frameworks? What concepts are new to you or which ones are already familiar?
- Examine, compare, contrast, and analyze the frameworks in the reading section.
- Write your first blog post for A2
TASKS to COMPLETE:
- A1: Discussion post in D2L by Tuesday at 11:59 p.m.
- A1: Two responses by Friday at 11:59 p.m.
- A2: Complete your blog post by Saturday at 11:59 pm – NO SUBMISSION in D2L is required (since I can link to your blog site using the URL provided last week).
What have you learned about digital learning and teaching in today’s educational contexts?
Where do you see your skills in any of these frameworks?
Which framework makes the most sense to you?