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Australian students and ICT literacy

Posted on 03 Dec 2015 with 0 comments
21st century skills Digital literacy ICT in education

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Today’s students need to be skilled in the use of ICT, that is they need to be able to effectively search and retrieve information, manipulate images, use ICT creatively and critically, design surveys, develop online presentations, use a range of writing tools and even being able to code. The recently published Australian ICT literacy report disseminates the findings of national tests undertaken by year 6 and year 10 students to ascertain their ICT knowledge, ICT skills, usage patterns and perceptions of ICT.


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Teen culture and literacy

Posted on 19 Nov 2015 with 0 comments
Digital literacy Social Media

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New technologies are redefining teens’ social interactions and leading to changes in teen culture. Today's teenagers are increasingly using technology to stay connected with one another and establish new networks and friendships. Social media and digital devices have become important cultural symbols significantly impacting on the development of their identity – but more importantly, we need to ask, what is the impact on their learning and literacy? A recent US study sought to understand how urban teens perceive their technology use in relation to their group culture and explores its potential for learning and in particular for literacy instruction.


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