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Digital literacies for teachers

A really, really quick intro…

Yesterday, I (with the help of Yen-Ling) lead a 1.5 hour workshop for the secondary school teachers in training on technology.  I went in with the idea that tech for teachers covers both what specific tools would be useful for classroom practice *and* that teachers should understand tech as culture and that kids and adults are living digital lives more and more.  Teachers should understand the kinds of new things happening with new media so that they can help get their students to be critical consumers/producers of the new media.

Below is the text from the hand-out I used for the workshop!  Among other things, I forgot to cover Wikipedia and what it means for the changing nature of research and distributed knowledge, participatory culture, etc.

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