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21 st Century Skills for College. Andrea Peach, Ed. D. Associate Professor of Graduate Education Georgetown College. Agenda. Examine 21 st Century Skills What are technology-specific standards and skills needed for college? How are these skills used in college courses? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<p>21st Century Skills for College</p> <p>Andrea Peach, Ed. D.Associate Professor of Graduate EducationGeorgetown College21st Century Skills for College</p> <p>AgendaExamine 21st Century SkillsWhat are technology-specific standards and skills needed for college?How are these skills used in college courses?How can your students get these skills prior to college and while they are in college?Watch this Video</p> <p>21st Century Skills</p> <p>http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/21st Century Skills refers to a movement to enhance education to make sure all students have the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century. Heavy among these skills is the use of technology. No Child Left Behind, and accrediting agencies require that schools be able to show that students have technology literacy. Even though KY doesnt directly assess technology skills, they are listed in the Program of Studies. Each of the areas in this graphic describe specific areas of emphasis, and this website provides a multitude of resources and information to help schools achieve the goals. 4</p> <p>TechnologyInformation LiteracyMedia LiteracyInformation Communications and Technology Literacy</p> <p>Information LiteracyAccess and Evaluate InformationAccess information efficiently (time) and effectively (sources)Evaluate information critically and competentlyUse and Manage InformationUse information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at handManage the flow of information from a wide variety of sourcesApply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information</p> <p>How used in CollegeAccess and Evaluate InformationFinding and using library and reliable internet-related resources for research and other class projectsEvaluating web-based resources to see if they are worthy and reliableUse and Manage InformationCompleting class and research projects efficiently and creativelyKeeping track of lots of information from lots of sourcesMaking sure you dont plagiarize! </p> <p>Improving IL SkillsLearn to use online databases available through the Commonwealth Virtual Library.Searching skills using boolean searching (and, or, not), and advanced searching options. Use the help features of the database!Dont rely on internet sites found through a search engine like Google for your primary sources of information. Find a way of managing resources that works for you.</p> <p>Delicious</p> <p>When Im browsing the web and I see a site that looks interesting, I bookmark it on Delicious. Delicious is a social bookmarking site. When I bookmark something on Delicious, I can create tags that help me to find the information at a later time. I also tag interesting sites with the course numbers of my classes so I can quickly provide resources to my students. 9Other tools for managing resourcesElectronic databases may have ways of creating accounts so you can keep a copy of resources you find.Copy the resource citation into a Word or Google Doc and keep the full-text version in a folder on your computer.Use a reference manager like EndNote (http://http://www.endnote.com/) or Zotero (http://www.zotero.org/) The important thing is to come up with a method early and stick with it!</p> <p>Media LiteracyAnalyze MediaUnderstand both how and why media messages are constructed, and for what purposesExamine how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded, and how media can influence beliefs and behaviorsApply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of mediaCreate Media ProductsUnderstand and utilize the most appropriate media creation tools, characteristics and conventionsUnderstand and effectively utilize the most appropriate expressions and interpretations in diverse, multi-cultural environments</p> <p>How used in CollegeAnalyze MediaClass discussions &amp; presentationsClass assignments and research projectsDiscussions with professors and peersCreate Media ProductsCreate presentations using PowerPoint or Google PresentationCreate videos and digital stories using Movie Maker or iMovieCreating media for fine arts courses and personal useMaking sure you are not plagiarizing media</p> <p>Improving ML SkillsTalk with your kids about what they are watching on TV or interacting with on the Internet.They should know how to use both the basic and advanced features of PowerPoint.Creating presentations with consistent design and movementAdding media to presentationsAdding custom animation and SmartArtSaving presentations in proper formatsThey should know how to create videos products using Movie Maker (Windows) or iMovie (Apple) and audio files using a program like Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) They should know how to take and save digital images efficientlyReview Fair Use rules with your kids (http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive.aspx?id=758&amp;title=) Information Communications and Technology LiteracyApply Technology EffectivelyUse technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate informationUse digital technologies (computers, PDAs, media players, GPS, etc.), communication/networking tools and social networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economyApply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information technologies</p> <p>How used in CollegeApply Technology EffectivelyIt is simply not possible to do well in college without being able to use word processing, presentation software, spreadsheets, research databases, and internet search engines and online tools.Web 2.0/Social Networking (blogs, wikis, social bookmarking) used for class assignments and social settings.Online calendars (Google Calendar) and other time-management toolsClass management systems, like Blackboard and Moodle, are used by most colleges. Assignments will be posted and materials will be available.Accessing and saving electronic resources for class workEfficiently saving files on computers, backing up/restoring informationKeeping personal information safeUsing technology ethically and legally, including such things as downloading music/movies/games, etc.</p> <p>Improving ICTL SkillsUse computers whenever possible to complete school assignmentsTake computer courses in high school if possibleStart a blog or design a website using a WIKI or other website tool. Discuss with your kids how to maintain personal information on social networking sites like Facebook.Use the privacy featuresAppropriate contentGuidelines for approving friends</p> <p>Watch this Video</p> <p>Last thoughts..</p> <p>Win vs. MACDepends</p> <p>SoftwareAsk</p> <p>Laptops!RuleContact me..Dr. Andrea PeachAssociate Professor of EducationGeorgetown College400 E. College StreetGeorgetown, KY 40324apeach0@georgetowncollege.edu</p> <p>Website http://spider.georgetowncollege.edu/peach </p>