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21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our times by Charles Fadel, Bernie Trilling

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Digital Literacy Skills
INFO-SAVVY, MEDIA-FLUENT, TECH-TUNED
 
 
It is no longer enough simply to read and write. Students must also become literate in the understanding of visual images. Our children must learn how to spot a stereotype, isolate a social cliché, and distinguish facts from propaganda, analysis from banter, and important news from coverage.
—Ernest Boyer, past president, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
 
 
Before talking about the most obviously 21st century part of the P21 learning rainbow, the three digital literacy skills, take a moment to consider the sidebar, a fable about an unlucky kingdom that briefly blundered onto the bleeding edge of history.
Whether we’re ready or not, the Knowledge Age has arrived, ...

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