Digital literacy educator Diana Graber is crowdsourcing a media literacy curriculum for 8th-graders at Journey School in southern California. It's Year 3 of the school's CyberCivics program that Diana's building, she writes in the CyberWise blog. Reading her resource-rich post got me thinking about all I've learned about digital literacy, media literacy, and social literacy since I first heard … [Read more...] about Literacy for a digital age: Transliteracy or what?
Snapshot of how Indian youth view social media
It's interesting to see that dismissive attitudes toward youth in social media are universal and that, where they turn up, so does the "clicktivism" argument – the one about how online activism is inconsequential, or not real activism (see this). In India, a recent national survey of people 18-35 found that 76% "believe that social media empowers them to bring change to the world," particularly in … [Read more...] about Snapshot of how Indian youth view social media
Digital citizenship the ‘killer app’: How
Elaborating on my comments last week at the annual Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conference in Washington, D.C. (11/10/10).... Digital citizenship is the killer app of online safety – if (big if) we don't complicate it too much. A big if because those of us who did not grow up in the current media environment (the ones who create terms like this and implement programs around them) tend … [Read more...] about Digital citizenship the ‘killer app’: How
The ‘Era of Behavior’ online too, of course
Today's growing connectivity – including keeping it safe and productive – is only partly about technology. New York Times columnist Tom Friedman applies Conservation International's "Lost there, felt here" to global economics, as in "Lost in Athens, felt in Berlin. Lost on Wall Street, felt in Iceland." The same goes for families, school communities, virtual worlds, texting friends, classrooms, … [Read more...] about The ‘Era of Behavior’ online too, of course