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ERIC Number: EJ817754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Footprints in the Digital Age
Richardson, Will
Educational Leadership, v66 n3 p16-19 Nov 2008
Being literate in the 21st century means being able to function in and leverage the potential of collaborative, transparent online groups and networks. Before educators can help their students make the most of this powerful potential, they need to understand that the willingness to share one's work--and to some extent one's personal life--fosters these connections. Although many students are used to sharing content online, they need to learn how to share within the context of network building. In addition, they need to understand that publishing has a nobler goal than just readership--and that's engagement. Educators must help students learn how to identify their passions; build connections to others who share those passions; and communicate, collaborate, and work collectively with online networks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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