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Empowering The BYOD REVOLUTION. Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information. An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information.

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of their responses suggested that: Middle school students are more concerned with content relevance than with credibility. They rarely attend to source features such as author, venue or publication type to evaluate reliability and author perspective. Other studies highlight similar shortcomings of high school and college students in these areas. So, what can you do to more explicitly teach adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information? 1. First, talk with students about the multiple dimensions of critical evaluation.

After defining and discussing the dimensions, encourage students to compare and contrast these terms (see Figure 1). Figure 1. Pear Deck. For Active Classrooms. Game-based blended learning & classroom response system. Introducing Showbie 1.3 - Showbie. As many of you may already have noticed, Showbie 1.3 hit the app store last week.

Introducing Showbie 1.3 - Showbie

This update has been in the works for a long time, so we’re super excited to finally be able to share it with you! Besides a full visual overhaul, this version includes several new features, tweaks and improvements. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights: Fresh New Look Showbie has been in need of a fresh coat of paint ever since iOS7 was released last fall. Update Indicators We’ve added new visual indicators to classes, assignments, and student folders. Improved Voice Notes We’ve replaced the strange glowing microphone with a fun, analog-style volume meter, which will give you a more responsive and accurate indication of your recording level. Longer Videos Video recording size has been increased to 5 minutes per clip for Pro users! Showbie Annotations on Image Files Don’t worry about choosing between Camera and Capture PDF when you create a new file in Showbie.

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Oh Canada Students will study Canada. Canada, Province, Territority. Which Study Habits Can You Improve? QR Code Generator. Educational Videos MEET ME AT THE CORNER. Robin's account. Lesson planning with an iPad. TCEA Recharge. Lessons Worth Sharing. SchoolTube.

TCEA Recharge. Online Video Editing for Schools. At Richland Two, our 30,000 students and educators have access to a collaborative video creation platform, allowing them to engage from home or school without the need to install any software.

Online Video Editing for Schools

Donna Teuber, Technology Integration Coordinator, Richland School District Two in Columbia, SC WeVideo enables engaged learning Online video projects are a great way to encourage student creativity and storytelling, as well as increase student involvement. Media engages today’s digital native. Video creation projects enable multimodal learning and develop 21st century skills. Super Thoughts Video Contest Personal Digital Narrative ISTE 2013 testimonials Video Projects and Common Core Standards WeVideo enable student collaboration on video projects to build multimedia presentations and thereby addressing Common Core standards. 21st Century Skills Creativity, Critical thinking, Communication and Collaboration are the 4 C's of 21st century skills.

Integrate mobile into the learning process No hardware. Pro. I Education Apps Review - I Education Apps Review. Tales of a 6th Grade Classroom. About EmergingEdTech – Learning About Emerging Education and Instructional Technologies and Sharing the Learning Journey.

WelcomeWelcome to “EmergingEdTech”.

About EmergingEdTech – Learning About Emerging Education and Instructional Technologies and Sharing the Learning Journey

Properly implemented and supported instructional technologies and tools can help to make learning more engaging and more productive for students and teachers alike, improving learning outcomes and helping to prepare students for continued education and ultimately productive, successful careers. The nature of these technologies and tools and how they are being incorporate and embraced in teaching is constantly evolving, with new ideas and applications emerging every day. I’ve devoted many hours to learning more about this since I started this site in 2009 and I’ve been sharing this journey with readers like you. Come join the conversation! Check out the EmergingEdTech introductory video! Each week, I research relevant topics and write a couple articles (at times accompanied by a video) providing information, insight, and/or opinion about those topics. There are right ways and wrong ways to approach education/instructional technology.

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