New Knowledge in the Digital Age

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how Knowledge is changing in the digital age.  With all the amazing resources, tools, connections, community information, mediums, people -it really all comes down to access, information and data. The World Wide Web has allowed us to access people, places and community – and how we are handling the abundant sources of information and data – which is changing how we are thinking and learning. I wonder how this is changing how we are learning literacy itself? Information is constantly being reconstructed and reshaped – in real time through combinations of mediums and perspectives and links and ideas. Our knowledge is being accessed, shared, given by anyone – adults to children and Continue reading New Knowledge in the Digital Age

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Book Review – Blogs, Wikis and Podcasts by Will Richardson

Book Review by Zoe Branigan -Pipe Blogs, Wikis and Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, by Will Richardson. DID YOU KNOW? Merriam-Webster dictionary choice the word “Weblog” as its “Word of the Year for 2004”, and the bloggers were ABC News’ “People of the Year”. Last year I went to a conference in London, Ontario and saw Will Richardson speak on the topic of Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts as they relate to education. The gist of his presentation was two fold – first, to challenge and motivate teachers to think differently about their classrooms and second, to talk about the technologies in terms of pedagogy and curriculum. It is the second that intrigued me to buy his Continue reading Book Review – Blogs, Wikis and Podcasts by Will Richardson

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