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Brandi Williams

Current IST graduate student at UNC- Charlotte

Make Your Images Interactive. Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2015. Learning, Education & Technology. Educational Technology. 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. Children are using digital technologies and media at increasingly younger ages and for longer periods of time. Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators. Considering how ubiquitous smartphones and tablets have become, especially in high school and middle school, questions about managing use and educating students about digital etiquette are on a lot of educators' minds.

Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

This October, Common Sense Media is sponsoring Digital Citizenship Week from October 16 to October 22. And we wanted to pull together some of the best resources to help educators talk about digital responsibility and safety online. Here, you'll find resources that cover today's digital landscape, ideas for student activities, and strategies for engaging parents.

Coaching. Teacher's Guide to Digital Citizenship. The horror stories of young people not grasping the reach and influence of the content they put online are familiar to all of us.

Teacher's Guide to Digital Citizenship

From the loss of job opportunities due to unprofessional pictures or comments on social media, to the more serious threats of abduction, and even the self-harm inspired by cyber bullying, the stakes are high. While students may often seem clueless to these dangers, some are starting to understand the risks. In a recent Rasmussen study on digital literacy, details of which you can see in the infographic below, 37% of millennials aged 18 – 34 said they consider the internet scary, which is more than any other demographic. Still, millennials know just as well as any other demographic just how important digital literacy is and will continue to be to their working lives. As such, studies like these serve to demonstrate how crucial teaching digital literacy — particularly at a young age when that digital footprint is still lightly drawn — has become.

Online Safety. Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup. Wiredsafety. Digital citizenship, online safety & civility. Killiontoolch5 4. How to Teach in an Age of Distraction (CHE) At MIT, I teach a seminar on science, technology, and memoir.

How to Teach in an Age of Distraction (CHE)

Enrollment is capped at 20 students. The atmosphere is intimate. We read memoirs by scientists, engineers, and designers, and then the students tell their own stories.Some of them have lived hardscrabble lives. During one recent semester, their stories were particularly poignant. One had escaped with his family from the former Soviet Union. Using Instructional Design to Implement Constructivist E-Learning - Learning Theory and Educational Technology. Heather Smith Boise State University Abstract Constructivist learning activities help create a sense of community necessary to student engagement in an e-learning environment.

Using Instructional Design to Implement Constructivist E-Learning - Learning Theory and Educational Technology

Course developers can use the principles of instructional design to systematically and consciously embed constructivist learning projects in a web-based course. Activities like discussion forums, webquests, and jigsaw grouping all foster the student-teacher and student-student relationships that engage learners in an online environment. Introduction. Standards For Coaches. Top 10 In Demand Instructional Designer Skills - eLearning Industry. The ultimate resource for training, Learning and performance professionals. ISD: Conducting a Needs Assessment. The instructional design process is more than just a procedure to develop training.

ISD: Conducting a Needs Assessment

It is used to uncover human performance problems and to identify their solutions. Deficiencies in performance occur every day in varying degrees and for a variety of reasons. There are four main causes: Environmental, Organizational, Motivational, and Lack of knowledge, skills or attitudes. Environmental, organizational, and motivational causes include such issues as not having adequate equipment for the job, lack of outcomes for non-performance, lack of positive reinforcement and others. Human performance problems are not always solved via instruction. The following definitions are useful.

Need: A gap separating what people know, do or feel from what they should know, do or feel to perform competently. Developing effective learning programs for adults. Designing A Learning Management System? Here Are 3 Tips To Make It Better. ShareTwittPin by Victoria Rojas What makes a great Learning Management System?

Designing A Learning Management System? Here Are 3 Tips To Make It Better

This was a question answered in 2012 by this infographic that ranked the top 20 LMSs based on things like total number of users, customers, Twitter followers, and Facebook likes. Not surprisingly, the number-one spot was filled by Moodle, the free, open-source Learning Management System that allows anyone to assemble the LMS that’s just right for them. But creating a custom system can be a daunting task, and without the right planning, a simple project can turn into a big headache. Having helped a number of schools design and build custom systems, here are the top three things I recommend considering when designing or adopting a Learning Management System. 3 Tips To Design A Better Learning Management System 1.

We’re obsessed with data these days, and for good reason: it’s relatively easy to get if you know what you’re looking for. 53 Ways to Check for Understanding.