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Library Learning Path - TL Buddies. What are the 21st-century skills every student needs? The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology.

What are the 21st-century skills every student needs?

Flipping In the Library. The Idea: The flipped classroom model has gained popularity over the past several years.

Flipping In the Library

It has students watch a lesson at home and then apply it at school. This method allows students to do the practice and hands-on experiences in the classroom rather than listen to a lecture. Most educators would not argue with the benefits of this model, however, the difficulty lies in the application (Educause, 2012). The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons. Untitled. Inquiry Research Graphic Organizer from The Thinker Builder. ON LIBRARIES: Fake News and the Teachable Moment – Hilda K. Weisburg. Every librarian and teacher knows the magic of the teachable moment.

ON LIBRARIES: Fake News and the Teachable Moment – Hilda K. Weisburg

Something occurs in the life of students or in the world and suddenly the kids are eager to find out more. Whatever you teach at that moment, helping them get a better understanding of the situation will stay with them, possibly forever and with unending and unexpected ripple effects. Rumor has it. 7 Skills Digital Kids Will Need in 2017 and Beyond. The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how. Illustration by Steve Brodner Discerning fact from fiction in news and online content has never been more challenging.

The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how.

From “pizzagate”—false reports of a child sex ring operating in a DC pizza parlor—and creepy clown attacks to retweeted election headlines touting events that never happened, fake news is rampant. Twenty-three percent of Americans say they have shared fabricated reports, knowingly or not, according to a December Pew Research Center report. Librarians have an opportunity to take leadership in the current crisis. As proven authorities on information literacy, library professionals can help students analyze news authenticity. That requires expertise—and perseverance. Teaching Information Literacy Now. Last week, a new study from Stanford University revealed that many students are inept at discerning fact from opinion when reading articles online.

Teaching Information Literacy Now

The report, combined with the spike in fake and misleading news during the 2016 election, has school librarians, including me, rethinking how we teach evaluation of online sources to our students. How can we educate our students to evaluate the information they find online when so many adults are sharing inaccurate articles on social media? While social media isn’t the only reason for the surge in fake news over the last 10 years, it’s certainly making it harder for information consumers of every age to sort through fact and fiction. As articles about the Stanford study get shared around Facebook, I have two thoughts. One, I have to teach this better. In follow-up lessons, we use the CARS strategy to evaluate other websites in order to rank their usefulness. Clarifying Copyright - For Teachers. A guide for teachers With digital disruption changing the way we all access and disseminate information, recent changes to the legal framework for copyright with more to come, and the importance of academic integrity in the spotlight, teachers need to be tech-savvy and informed on the subject of copyright.

Clarifying Copyright - For Teachers

Research on Australians aged 12-17 indicates that: A Kid's Guide To How Internet Ads Work. When Thomas Rickner decided he wanted to be a type designer after a lecture on the history of Baskerville at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the mid-1980s, his typography professor had some simple advice: Don't do it.

A Kid's Guide To How Internet Ads Work

"He told me it was a road to frustration," recalls Rickner, who nearly three decades later is a font production manager at Monotype. "At the time, there was just no easy path to being a type designer. Transdisciplinary skills scope and sequence research1. Information Literacy Skills Scope and Sequence.

Curriculum mapping scope sequence skills tools. 8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them. A generation ago, IT and digital media were niche skills.

8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them

Today, they are a core competency necessary to succeed in most careers. That’s why digital skills are an essential part of a comprehensive education framework. Without a national digital education programme, command of and access to technology will be distributed unevenly, exacerbating inequality and hindering socio-economic mobility. What’s your DQ? The challenge for educators is to move beyond thinking of IT as a tool, or “IT-enabled education platforms”. Critical evaluation skills. InformationFluencyContinuum.

8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them. 8 digital skills we must teach our children. The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating.

8 digital skills we must teach our children

The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. Experts are predicting that 90% of the entire population will be connected to the internet within 10 years. With the internet of things, the digital and physical worlds will soon be merged. These changes herald exciting possibilities. But they also create uncertainty. Middle School Digital Citizenship: What Students Need to Know and Why. Middle school includes grades 6 through 8, with kids ranging from ages 11 to 14.

Middle School Digital Citizenship: What Students Need to Know and Why

It is absolutely critical to develop middle school digital citizenship skills at this time in their lives. Why? Copyright for Students. 8 digital skills we must teach our children. Here Is A Great Resource for Teaching Students about 21st Century Learning Skills. June 12, 2016Mozilla Learning Network provides a wide range of web literacy materials to help educators and teachers incorporate the digital skills of the 21st century learning.

It offers free resources that include programs, tools, guides, and step-by step teaching activities that you can use in class with students to help them develop the ability to read, write and participate in an openly networked world. CC Search. Creative Commons guide. Find Creative Commons Licenced Content here! on Pinterest. Creative Commons licences. About the Licences. The Creative Commons licences are set out below, going from the most liberal (or least restrictive) licence, the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence, to the most restrictive licence, the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND) licence.

There are two versions of the Creative Commons licences currently in use in Australia: Best practices for attribution - Creative Commons. You can use CC-licensed materials as long as you follow the license conditions. One condition of all CC licenses is attribution. Here are some good (and not so good) examples of attribution. Developing digital literacies. Digital literacies are those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society. Digital literacy looks beyond functional IT skills to describe a richer set of digital behaviours, practices and identities.

What it means to be digitally literate changes over time and across contexts, so digital literacies are essentially a set of academic and professional situated practices supported by diverse and changing technologies. This definition quoted above can be used as a starting point to explore what key digital literacies are in a particular context eg university, college, service, department, subject area or professional environment.