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11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation. In this day and age, where anyone with access to the internet can create a website, it is critical that we as educators teach our students how to evaluate web content. There are some great resources available for educating students on this matter, such as Kathy Schrock’s Five W’s of Website Evaluation or the University of Southern Maine’s Checklist for Evaluating Websites. Along with checklists and articles, you will also find wonderfully funny hoax websites, aimed at testing readers on their ability to evaluate websites. These hoax sites are a great way to bring humor and hands-on evaluation into your classroom, and test your students’ web resource evaluation IQ! Check out these 11 example hoax sites for use in your own classrooms: Of all of these, my favorite is always the Dihydrogen Monoxide website, which aims to ban dihydrogen monoxide and talks in detail about its dangers.

Only after a few minutes did I catch that dihydrogen monoxide, is after all, H2O! Happy hoax-hunting! Like this: Code of Digital Conduct « Library Learning Commons. Sites/default/files/Framing-document-formatted.pdf. Definition Of Digital Citzenship. The Definition Of Digital Citizenship by Terry Heick As more and more students interact digitally–with content, one another, and various communities–the concept of digital citizenship becomes increasingly important.

Which begs the question: what is digital citizenship? Well, first citizenship, which is formally defined as “the quality of an individual’s response to membership in a community.” This makes citizenship far more complex than a simple legal matter, but rather one that consists of self-knowledge, interaction, and intimate knowledge of a place, its people, and its cultural history. So digital citizenship is nearly the same thing–“the quality of a response to membership in a digital community” would be a good first crack at the definition. But that leaves out the idea of content itself, which leads us to a pretty good definition for educators: “The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.”

Still too wordy? The Importance of Teaching Digital Citizenship. This week I am giving some guest bloggers the opportunity to share their ideas with you. This is a guest post from Salima Hudani. With technology playing a central role in education, teaching Digital Citizenship I believe, is a foundational and non-negotiable message that should be taught explicitly to all students. Digital Citizenship not only teaches students the etiquette involved in being a smart and effective participant in a digital world, but it empowers and equips students with essential life tools to help them navigate challenging digital based situations.

I am a strong believer that until this becomes a natural and intrinsic process engrained for our students, Digital Citizenship should be taught. Visiting and connecting with different classrooms over the last four years, I’ve seen that students do not understand the basic foundational principles of Digital Citizenship and are often in awe when I share with them why it’s important to safe. 1. Digital Literacy. Digital technology is changing the way our kids think, learn, and interact with each other, and digital skills are what kids need to be prepared for their futures. So what do we do at home, in the classroom, and in our communities, to help our kids become digitally literate, lifelong learners? These are questions we've asked in our ongoing series on digital literacy.

Since January, we've talked to parents, educators, researchers, innovators, activists, entrepreneurs and kids. We've explored using digital technology to teach kids math, social media in the classroom and the power of learning code for girls. And the list keeps growing, so check out all our articles, videos, and tipsheets on digital literacy and keep checking back for new stuff! Remember to bookmark this page-- we update it often! How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum. So how are we doing on the push to teach “digital literacy” across the K12 school spectrum? From my perspective as a school-based technology coach and history teacher, I’d say not as well as we might wish – in part because our traditional approach to curriculum and instruction wants to sort everything into its place.

Digital literacy is defined as “the ability to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate, and create information using a range of digital technologies.” Many educational and business professional cite is as a critical 21st century skill. Even so, many schools have struggled to adapt it into their curriculum. This is often because most institutions already have rigorous, established curricula with little wiggle room – and this is especially true in schools subject to state and federal testing. Content becomes king. However, there are ways that schools can adapt these skills into existing structures – integrating them into their current pedagogical framework.

Understanding Digital Citizenship & Identity - Updated March 14. Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills? Teaching Strategies MKHMarketing By Aarti Shahani Taking selfies at funerals. Tagging pictures of teens drinking alcohol at parties. Kids (and adults for that matter) post a lot of silly stuff online — and although most of it is chatter, some of what might seem harmless leads to tragic consequences. But is it the job of schools to teach kids the dos and don’ts of social media?

At Lincoln High School in San Francisco’s Sunset district, counselor Ian Enriquez teaches students three very big words: “Disinhibition, reputation, anonymity.” Enriquez is using a curriculum created by the non-profit Common Sense Media, a media watchdog group for parents that also offers resources for teachers. “You want the kids in the homerooms to start thinking about what it means to be disinhibited,” he says. “Would you say that your friends act differently online than they do in person?”

“Yeah, and they look different!” But others believe that’s not necessarily the case. “We want PTAs to own this. Origin - Social Media. Make Cyber Safety a Priority. An alarming trend is gaining ground in our elementary schools: teachers using social media in the classroom. Now before you cite all the wonderful statistics about how it improves academic performance and engages students, I’ll beat you to the punch. They’re right here (click for article with infographics). I understand the power of social media in education. The same power it has to turbo boost customer loyalty for a brand is the same power it has to engage students in learning.

The danger is not in the concept—the danger is in the application. Too many schools are jumping on the bandwagon without a thought to policy or the cyber safety of both teachers and students. The article I referenced above has no discussion of responsible use. 1. Proper procedures for setting up a classroom social media channel. Here is an example of what a policy might look like. 2. 3. 4. So what do you think? Connect: Authored by: Chris Syme See complete profile. EAVI EN - A Journey to Media Literacy. Excellent Classroom Poster on How to Cite Information from Internet. K-12 Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum. Research on Social Media in Education « Josie Ahlquist. As part of my doctoral program in Higher Education Leadership, I took a class called Literature Review. The primary aim of this course was to produce a massive paper, which will turned into the chapter 2 of my 5 chapter dissertation. As in all my coursework, citing properly all scholarly works in my papers are a priority.

The field of education uses APA (American Psychological Association) style, which is common in the social sciences. Make sure those using APA pay attention to using the latest version, as things change with every reprint. The image below was used by my Lit Review professor to ‘lighten’ the heaviness that can be associated with writing this extensive assignment. A literature review can range anywhere from 20-70 pages. By going through the process of writing a literature review, the writer continually combs through articles until one reaches saturation.

I will periodically update this list, as new studies are released or past sources are found. Happy Reading! References. The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education. Coordinated by: The Media Education Lab, Temple University The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law The Center for Media & Social Impact, American University With funding from: The John D. and Catherine T. And additional support from: The Ford Foundation, by way of the Future of Public Media Project Introduction What This Is This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. This guide identifies five principles that represent the media literacy education community’s current consensus about acceptable practices for the fair use of copyrighted materials, wherever and however it occurs: in K–12 education, in higher education, in nonprofit organizations that offer programs for children and youth, and in adult education.

What This Isn't This code of best practices does not tell you the limits of fair use rights. Fair Use Conclusion. Through the Wild Web Woods - A game by the Council of Europe based on the Internet Literacy Handbook. Think B4 U Post. I ran across this image on Flickr. I’m posting it here on my blog for sharing and also so that I don’t lose it. I think it would be perfect for printing and posting on a classroom wall for anyone using social media in the classroom. The image is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution license by Garry Baker, Hiromi Hosoi, Joy Seed & Mitch Norris. The product is very well done. Kudos to the group for the content and Mitch Norris for the simple, yet effective, design.

Like this: Like Loading... Related What Bugs Me About Creative Commons… …and it’s not the concept. In "Computers" OTR Links 03/15/2012 Fixing Windows 8 Touchscreen + Windows 8: Great! In "Links" Mashing with Flickr I don’t know if it was the success that I had with the Flickr widget that prompted me to play around with Flickr yesterday but I spent some time playing… Quick Answers—References. How To Use Crowdsourcing In The Classroom. The Connected Student Series Crowdsourcing is an important information literacy skill. Jeff Howe was the first to coin the term “crowdsourcing” in Wired Magazine in 2006. In his article, Howe describes how the internet has created a virtual crowd that allows us to share our passions and interests. This is important for students because the idea of crowdsourcing will allow them to utilize personal learning networks to gain a diversity of opinions, find outside experts and use the wisdom of a network or crowd to find more thorough answers and ask better questions.

Howe feels there are two important components to crowdsourcing. Our students write reports from information they find on the internet, not a library book. Students can develop these important skills by being allowed to crowdsource their learning. Source: Students in Danielle Dattalo Heyde’s class at San Diego Jewish Academy use Skype to network with another kindergarten class in Indianapoli Q&A With Google Docs Student Created PLN.