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Digital Literacy In Your Classroom. While it’s great to know what Digital Literacy is, why it’s important, and how it affects us here in Canada, the real question is often how do I translate this into value for my learners.

Digital Literacy In Your Classroom

Below are a number of links to sites that are geared towards activities and lesson plans designed to promote Digital Literacy. I hope that you find them useful! Edgalaxy’s Cool Stuff for Nerdy Teachers has 14 Digital Literacy Activities including use of Digital Sound, Moving Images, Digital Texts and manipulating Still Images.Edgalaxy’s Cool Stuff for Nerdy Teachers also has an excellent Digital Literacy Activity: Summarizing Text & Report Writing lesson planOne of my favourite lesson plans on Edgalaxy’s Cools Stuff for Nerdy Teachers is a Digital Literacy Lesson – Create your own movie TrailersReadWriteThink has a lesson plan for Defining Literacy in a Digital World. Like this: Digital vs Digitized Learning. As teachers begin to shift toward greater personalized learning experiences for students, their initial steps build upon what they already know from face-to-face instruction.

Digital vs Digitized Learning

Districts usually provide teachers with easy to use Learning Management Systems (LMS) that can facilitate new learning opportunities with technology. However, the greatest potential of learning with technology tools is that teachers and students can transform the traditional learning environment, processes, and products.

Just providing teachers with an organizational tool, such as an LMS, will not lead to transformative practices. Teachers need on-going support if they are to truly transform their classrooms into ecosystems for digital age learning. Digital Literacy is the Bedrock for Lifelong Learning. People often ascribe technological devices with magical properties, as though the inert objects in and of themselves can bestow us with the capacity to be "better, faster, and more productive.

Digital Literacy is the Bedrock for Lifelong Learning

" In actuality, it is the people making and using technological devices to achieve shared goals that produce the seemingly magical results. In a similar way, this Microsoft infographic seemed to suggest that simply having a home computer with Internet would fix billions of dollars of lost-earning potential due to nearly 10 million American students lacking access to digital tools. Certainly, increasing access to digital tools is a necessary step towards solving the problem, but as technologies of the moment come and go, it's even more important to ground digital inclusion agendas in the skills that youth will need to become and remain informed, engaged and discerning in a ever-rapidly changing technologically-infused world. K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum.

Navigating cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and other digital dilemmas are a real challenge for schools.

K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum

But technology also provides incredible opportunities for students to learn, connect, create, and collaborate in ways never before imagined. Your school can build a positive school culture that supports the safe and responsible use of technology with Common Sense Education's K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Strategies for action in digitally mediating learning « Scientix blog. A distinctive characteristic that distinguishes 21st from 20th century education is the emphasis on inclusivity where everyone has the right to be provided with equal opportunities for education and an important part to play and contribute in society.

Strategies for action in digitally mediating learning « Scientix blog

In the philosophy underlying 20th century education, Barber (2013) states that differentiation and up to a certain extent segregation was accepted as the rule of the day. Thus school systems that categorized, segregated and branded students for a professional, semiskilled or unskilled track for life were acceptable and went undisputed. In the 21st century this is not afforded anymore. As work becomes more automated and unless people are well educated and equipped to be flexible and deliver according to ever changing economic scenarios, a lot of them may possibly end up being unemployed. The School of the Future. Most educators and observers agree that the future school will go electronic with a capital E!

The School of the Future

What shape the school of the future will take is amorphous, but most educators and observers agree that the future school will go electronic with a capital E. "Next century, schools as we know them will no longer exist," says a feature in The Age publication, based in Melbourne, Australia. What is an ePortfolio? The Challenge of Digital Media in the Classroom. Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways.

The Challenge of Digital Media in the Classroom

See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. Young people who multi-task can complete the task more rapidly, but they make more errors, so we're becoming faster but sloppier when we multi-task. " - Gary Small This fall, more than 70 million students headed back to school in America, of which 50 million are going to public elementary and secondary schools, and a record 19.1 million are enrolled in colleges and universities. Education (@education) Education Week (@educationweek)