“Education,” scholar and writer Ralph Ellison once said, “is a matter of building bridges.” And perhaps, no bridge more important than the bridge to the future. As educators, it is our responsibility to prepare students for the world of tomorrow. Yet tomorrow isn’t what it used to be.
This is the beginning of an article I wrote for PBS’s MediaShift website on the importance of teaching a new kind of literacy in our emerging digital age. If you’re interested in reading more click on the red word article above (which is a hyperlink to the article).