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Lots of media literacy resources here worth checking it out.

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More than several of these non-academic skills relate to the NOW literacies.

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The PE dept. has been working on a group project the 'Skill Library'. The Now Literacies PLC has afforded us the time to share, collaborate and produce a great resource illuminating ways to  incorporate these emerging literacies in our teaching practice. We decided to create a video bank for every sport unit we teach, within that unit the key skills are explored to promote reflection, comparison and replication. 

We have uploaded 19 skill videos to youtube which were edited using imovie. Next we plan to post these around our teaching spaces as QR codes to increase student accessibility to this resource. 

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The NOW Literacies is the perfect name for this practical concept.  Learning about the interchangeability, and often times the overlap, that exists in sense-making reinforces our need to adapt and understand the 'now'.  The way you engage your environment and the tools you use to make sense and meaning vary given the situation.   For instance, this term I found myself teaching students how to use Google Search to find appropriately licensed-fair use images to remix in a photo editor called GIMP.  In just this scenario, students performed Information Literacy (searching), digital literacy (digital citizenship and program user-interfaces), and visual literacy (knowing how to remix images into new creations).  Additionally, the students had to tag and share out their products of learning via social media, a form of media literacy.  When finding an image on Google, all the literacies mentioned above come into play upon initiating an image search.  Attached is a blog post I wrote containing some description and a video demo I made to help my students engage image searching in a purposeful manner.  +Tim Pettine 

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During our Now Literacies excursion, Pavla and I compiled various resources to help teachers incorporate visual literacy into their curriculum. #NowlitRIS

I have enjoyed discussing the multifaceted nature of literacy throughout the past few months of our Now Literacies PLC. Literacy, as a whole, is something I am interested in, and am completing my graduate work on. The topics our PLC has covered have brought an interesting perspective to literacy topics I am discussing with my grad classes (and vice versa). I am particularly interested in the "domino effect" of Now Literacies - how one form of literacy is not a sole island, but has an interconnected relationship with other forms of literacy as well. If we, as teachers, can tap into this "domino effect relationship" of literacies, then I think we will find an effective toolbox of learning strategies to use with our students. It is pretty exciting to think about the changes pulsing through education - where will these "now" literacies take us, and students, in the future?

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This PLC has offered a lot of insight into global literacies. It has provided a space in which I have been able to gain further insight into individual learning techniques and preferences. Every year brings a number of challenges in terms of how students learn and it is fantastic to be able to offer options for them to work with. It is also amazing how my students are totally comfortable with strategies involving technology that I just learned about - they are excellent mentors who make it all so easy for me! 
This link that I have posted may be one good example of a global literacy. :)  #nowlitRIS   

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Here are some great strategies worth trying out in the ELD classroom. #silentvideo   #nowlitRIS   
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