Media and Information Literacy

I am working on a presentation for several different audiences. The theme of the presentation is “Rethinking Research – 21st Century Information Literacy”. Like the digital packrat that I am, I’m collecting documentation which validates the need for exploration of this topic in all schools. Here’s a clip from an article written by Howard Rheingold.

http://discussionleader.hbsp.com/now-new-next/2008/10/the-importance-of-social-media.html

Writing, Reading, and Social Media Literacy – Now, New, Next via kwout

This statement disturbs me as a teacher, as I recognize that this falls under our roll to teach students how to find information, evaluate it’s value, and understand the impact of social media on every aspect of our society. This statement really disturbs me as a parent. I know my own children are not learning any of this! Just because they can maneuver around their Facebook page doesn’t mean they realize the power of social media as a tool and as a means for expression.

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