ERIC Number: EJ726809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
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The New Literacy: The 3 Rs Evolve into the 4 Es
Armstrong, Sara; Warlick, David
Technology & Learning, v25 n2 p20 Sep 2004
This article focuses on the challenge of educators in keeping up with an information environment that has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. Thus, it is crucial that when teaching literacy to students, educators emphasize skills that reflect the information environment of the present, not the past. With the information age comes a whole new set of basic skills. The authors describe how the traditional 3 Rs evolve into 4 Es to define literacy in an increasingly, and soon to be exclusively, digital and networked world. The authors suggest that while teaching students those prevailing information skills, it is also essential to teach them the ethical use of that information. The tips for how school and district leadership can play a key role in driving and supporting new literacy are enumerated.
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Information Skills, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Literacy, Information Literacy, Internet, Online Searching, Coding, Educational Technology, Web Sites, Professional Development, Musical Composition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina