Vision of the Future - Using Web 2.0 in Schools

21st Century Skills - - Core Media Literacy Skills -

This wiki has been created by a group of seven teachers living in Canada and Korea. When our professor welcomed our desire to work on our vision of the future as a group project, we were delighted. We decided to use a Voice Thread ( in order to give a voice to our thoughts. However, we didn't know how best to organize our thoughts or which set of future skills we should use. We met in an elluminate session and scrawled our thoughts on the whiteboard. It was only when one member recalled Henry Jenkins paper on 21st Century Skills and shared the eleven skills that the chatroom ignited. Everyone felt inspired to delve into one or more of the concepts. We decided to create a wiki as a storage container for our research. People can listen to the VoiceThread on each concept and then visit the wiki to dig into a concept on a deeper level. Take the time to listen to our reflections on this learning journey on the second last slide of the VoiceThread.

Watch the video below to hear directly from Henry Jenkins and some others about the eleven skills. (Actually, we found out yesterday that there are now twelve skills. One was added later--the skill of visualization.)

The New Media Literacy Skills video by Henry Jenkins and others

Link to Ruth's Google doc :

Jenkins, Henry and Purushotma, R., Weigel, M., Clinton, K. & Robison, A.J. (n.d.) Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century. Retrieved from

Play: The capacity to experiment with one's surroundings as a form of problem solving. - MARK

Performance: The ability to adopt alternative identities for the purpose of improvisation and discovery. - DAWN

Simulation: The ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real-world processes. - SHIRLEY

Appropriation: The ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content.- NATASHA

Multi-tasking:The ability to scan one's environment and shift focus as needed to salient details. - RUTH

Distributed Cognition: The ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities. - MARK

Collective intelligence: The ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal. - RUTH

Judgment: The ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information sources - CYNTHIA

Transmedia Navigation: The ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities - SHIRLEY

Networking: The ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information - JACKIE

Negotiation: The ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative norms. - CYNTHIA

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