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Michael Wesch, Cultural Anthropologist and Associate Professor at Kansas State University, often discusses the importance of moving from what he describes as “Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able.”

We are sharing information and knowledge all of the time – shouldn’t we be teaching (letting) students do the same? Literacies in today’s world include connecting, organizing, sharing, collaborating. It is important to understand how to use the tools and software available to us, but we also need to recognize how the tools are using (and changing) us.

Media are not just tools, not just a means of communication; media is shaping many aspects of our lives and how we connect with one another.  As Media changes, our relationships change, and, our culture changes. Students today need to have different literacies than they did in the past; skills on how to find content, sort it, organize it, and criticize it. They need to be taught…

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