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The following come from the 21st Century Literacies page. It was removed prior to the winter 2011 sessions when the page was being updated with teacher's input.

In the 21st century, the Internet instantly makes available vast amounts and types of unfiltered information. Most of this information is no longer filtered by textbook publishers, librarians, and teachers, so students need to extend their literacy skills to include the following:
  • identifying appropriate inquiry questions
  • navigating multiple information networks to locate relevant information (print, images, data, video, music, talk, et cetera)
  • applying critical thinking skills to evaluate information sources and content
  • synthesizing information and ideas from multiple sources and networks
  • crediting and referencing sources of information and intellectual property
  • communicating new understandings to others, both face to face and over distance

How is 'literacy with ICT' one of the 'multiple literacies for the 21st century'? http://prezi.com/hsttsz07-rwv/
How does the classroom correspond with the 'digital world'? http://prezi.com/ol3y-we_dlgm/
How can we be 'web 2.0 literate'? http://prezi.com/obqzirjhtf-q/

The National Council of Teachers of English has compiled research-based recommendations for effective instruction in 21st Century Literacies http://www1.ncte.org/library/files/Publications/Newspaper/Chron1107ResearchBrief.pdf

The Conference Board of Canada has compiled a list of essential skills for lifelong learning in the 21st century. They include broad literacy skills that will be required as today’s students graduate and enter the workforce. These same skills are also embedded in the continuum.
  • Managing Data: identifying what needs to be measured or calculated, estimating and verifying, and observing and recording primary data using appropriate technology
  • Managing Information: locating, collecting, assessing, analyzing, and applying knowledge from various disciplines and electronic sources
  • Communicating Ideas: reading a variety of media formats, writing and speaking clearly, and communicating using a range of technologies (Conference Board of Canada)