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New Forms of Reading and Writing
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

New Forms of Reading and Writing

By on Mar 17, 2019 in Lifelong Learning, Modern Literacies | 0 comments

As I am coaching teachers in learning how to learn and teach FOR the 22nd century, I realize that the gap between being able to read traditional forms of information, communications materials in general and reading on new platforms, in new genres and in general new digital forms is widening drastically. Not too long ago, I wrote a post titled, Our Notion of Literacy...

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Earn Digital Badges with ampeduca!
Silvana Scarso

Earn Digital Badges with ampeduca!

By on Dec 11, 2018 in Lifelong Learning, Professional Development | 0 comments

What are digital badges and why should I collect them? Because digital badges recognize the learning that happens anytime, anywhere, making this learning visible online and in social media. Digital badges allow YOU to be in charge of your own learning pathway, which may comprise a much richer and varied set of skills then available in a single educational...

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The Moral Imperative of Sharing
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

The Moral Imperative of Sharing

By on Oct 19, 2018 in Lifelong Learning, Modern Literacies | 0 comments

We are all on our own learning journey. All of us have different experiences and backgrounds. Some of us have been reflecting on the paradigm shift in education longer than others. No one else can accelerate the speed of our own journey but ourselves (self-motivated/self-directed), but there are also pieces to that journey, that no matter how much someone else...

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From Engaged to Empowered Learners
Silvana Scarso

From Engaged to Empowered Learners

By on Oct 17, 2018 in Lifelong Learning | 0 comments

We have heard a lot about engaged students. Now we hear about empowered learners. What is the difference, and what is the shift in thinking? As we consider empowering our students as self-directed learners, which are the steps or strategies to make that happen? Fortunately, there is enough research nowadays to support steps towards that goal. One step, even if it...

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Our Notion of Being Literate or Illiterate Calls for an Update
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

Our Notion of Being Literate or Illiterate Calls for an Update

By on Jul 5, 2018 in Lifelong Learning, Modern Literacies | 0 comments

What does it mean to be literate? What does it mean to be illiterate? I think about the definition and the notion of literacy quite a bit. I define literacy as the ability to read and write and being able to express and communicate our ideas to others. Looking back at history, we know that the ability to read and write was in the hands of the clergy (male) and the...

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No Longer EITHER OR of Technology Integration: It Is About the Learning MIX
Silvana Scarso

No Longer EITHER OR of Technology Integration: It Is About the Learning MIX

By on Nov 30, 2017 in Announcements, Lifelong Learning, Modern Literacies, Professional Development | 0 comments

Many of us have now lived through the adoption of student laptops, Google Docs, cellphones and other technologies in schools. Many people involved may have had mixed feelings about all of the technology. However, a lot of discussion and research has already taken place about the true value of technology integration in the classroom. The old idea of “tech for tech’s...

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