After the pandemic walloped the world, Amy Adams, an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn, New York; realized she needed to brush up her technology skills, if she wanted to survive in the job that was more than a job, it was her passion.
Bridging the gap between traditional literacy skills and those of the 21st century. This has been the topic of discussion here the past few weeks. In Part 2 of this series (you can check out Part 1 here), I concluded by providing a couple examples of a unit’s end product. As a refresher, here they […]
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and __________________ (fill in the blank). Mark Surman, executive director of Mozilla, would fill in this blank with the following: Digital Literacy This, he believes, is the 4th “R” of 21st century learning (video here). Last week I began discussing my experience working through a new curricular unit, attempting to bridge traditional literacy […]
Times have changed. The skills needed for students to thrive have changed. Consequently, we as teachers must change. What does this mean in the world of literacy? With the evolution of technology has come a whole new dimension of literacy. Digital literacy. Although this presents a world of exciting opportunities, it […]
“SAT scores for the Class of 2015 were the lowest since the test was revised and re-normed in 2005.” “This year’s reading score is the lowest average score ever published. Math scores have not been this low since 1999.” “Education reform isn’t hitting a wall. It is the wall.” This is not a clean bill […]