I've spent the morning rereading some of Howard Rheingold's ideas on 21st century literacies, the skills required to navigate the digital age. Attention, participation, collaboration, network awareness, and critical consumption of information are the key skills he discusses. Where do we teach those skills? How do we learn them?
For starters, we learn them from reading Rheingold. This morning, I'm highly recommending his blogs for the San Francisco Chronicle that discuss these and other literacies for our digital century.
Check out Howard's blogs on 21st Century Literacies:
Crap Detection 101: http://tiny.cc/uxmLI
Mindful Infotention: http://tiny.cc/tuGBn
Attention Literacies http://tiny.cc/MHBfS
Twitter Literacies http://tiny.cc/vvD8s