background preloader

21st Century Fluencies

Facebook Twitter

Digital Life 101 (6-8) Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum. Galerie de clasesdeperiodismo. Edutopia. While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers.

edutopia

How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases. Part 1: Process The process of making in the classroom needs to be incorporated in the final grade. Photo credit: Lisa Yokana As part of a recent project in my school's senior-level public policy class, students crafted scale models of Lower Manhattan in preparation for a disaster simulation. Students created a scale model of Lower Manhattan in City 2.0 at Scarsdale High School.

Part 2: Understanding Students must demonstrate an understanding of materials and tools. Educational Hash Tags. k12learning20 - 2-web2. Introduction So, what is Web 2.0?

k12learning20 - 2-web2

The term "Web 2.0" can be applied across broad categories of digital tools and design principles, social and economic shifts, participatory media and culture, etc.... Web 2.0 (and/or Social Media, and/or Cloud-Computing) tools (blogs, wikis, podcasts, social networking and social bookmarking sites, tagging, photo- and video-sharing, RSS, etc...) are collaborative, Internet-based and user-driven. They include platforms and tools for publishing, connecting, sharing, organizing and remixing.

They are social. Connected-educator-month-starter-kit-2014.pdf. New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model. Sometimes a visual guide comes along and it just makes total sense.

New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model

That’s how I felt about Allan Carrington’s clever ‘Padagogy Wheel‘ which we featured on Edudemic last week. Check out the previous version then view the one below to see the differences. From what I can tell, putting the wheel on this site has generated a bit of buzz and I’m glad we could help spread the knowledge. But I was quite amazed this morning when I saw that the Padagogy Wheel had been updated. Now at version 2.0, it features another band around the edge focusing on the SAMR Model and on helping teachers (and admins) effectively integrate education technology. This new Padagogy Wheel (which honestly is less about iPads and more about technology integration now) should encourage you to focus on redefining your current standards, the current role tech plays in your classroom, and just about everything else.

Digital Survival. Addressing digital citizenship with the “Digital Citizenship Survival Kit”.

Digital Survival

GUEST COLUMN | by Craig Badura It’s a simple little prop I use when teaching Digital Citizenship to our pK-12 Aurora Huskies students, but I think it sends a powerful message. I love utilizing props to try to get my point across to students and thought that creating a kit full of props would be a great way to reinforce a very important topic in our schools.

Let me introduce you to Mr. Badura’s “Digital Citizenship Survival Kit.” Padlock. When online speech causes in-school problems... Online speech that causes in-school problems leaves school officials feeling as if their hands are tied.

When online speech causes in-school problems...

While schools have to take action to prevent bullying, they must also tread carefully to avoid violating students’ speech rights. Finding themselves in the midst of a Catch-22, many school officials now incorporate Internet safety programs, such as cyberbullying, sexting and sextortion lessons, into the curriculum. Are these strategies working? At the International Bullying Prevention Conference held in Seattle, author Richard Guerry presented attendees with an alternate solution that was recently recognized by the School Safety Advocacy Council and awarded its 2010 Exemplary School Safety Program Award. Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs.

21st Century Fluency Institute. Understanding the Digital Generation - Ian Jukes.

Tools for Teachers II

Collaboration Fluency. Media Fluency. Solution Fluency. Creativity Fluency. A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills. I have just finished working on a graphic that I have made specifically for readers of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning ( of course anyone else is allowed to use it ).

A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills

I am not the kind of guy to ask for favors in return for freebies I publish here. I honestly hate it and I have seen this practice in different blogs and websites. They tell you you can for instance download a certain PDF or eBook for free provided you register with them using your email or to like them on Facebook..etc. I would understand it from bloggers outside the educational arena but I can not swallow it when I see someone claiming to be an educator committed to the cause of education and yet providing such kind of services. I have recently been working on certain eBooks and other things ( let it be surprise ) that I will give you as a gift for the new year. Here is the poster If you want to publish it on your classroom blog or website use the code below . All About Computer Cookies - Session Cookies, Persistent Cookies,How to Enable/Disable/Manage Cookies.

Guide to Twitter in the K-8 Classroom  Twitter, without a doubt, has become the social network for educators to take their professional development into their own hands.

Guide to Twitter in the K-8 Classroom 

Twitter allows teachers to connect with other educators from around the world, join discussions related to their interests and have a steady stream of resources (to help them teach and learn) available to them whenever, whereever and however. Creating a network on Twitter has catapulted educators to be part of a connected world where learning happens anytime, help is only a tweet away, collaboration partners meet and communicate, conversations that directly or indirectly impact their physical lives take place 24/7.

Twitter is helping educators gain many 21st century skills and literacies which could easily transfer to their classrooms. So the next question is… Education Tech News » Blog Archive Teacher claims 'expectation of privacy' with cell phone. Should teachers expect privacy regarding their cell phones?

Education Tech News » Blog Archive Teacher claims 'expectation of privacy' with cell phone

Not in this case, a New Jersey appeals court ruled in a claim involving a sex crime. An ex-student went to police to report middle-school teacher Patrick DeFranco had committed sex acts with him when DeFranco was his teacher. To back up his claim, the former student agreed to phone DeFranco and let police listen in on the call. But the phone number DeFranco had given the student was not in service. Rhondda's Reflections – wandering around the Web. Why Twitter and Facebook Are Not Good Instructional Tools. UserID: iCustID: IsLogged: false IsSiteLicense: false.

Why Twitter and Facebook Are Not Good Instructional Tools

- From the Classroom: Best Tech Practice Video of the Week - Using Twitter as a Lifeline. 0 Comments January 18, 2012 By: Jan 18.

- From the Classroom: Best Tech Practice Video of the Week - Using Twitter as a Lifeline

45 in 45 by Mike McGowan on Prezi. Media: Social Networking Guidelines. iMOM » Tweens » Parenting » Safety » Media: Social Networking Guidelines Here are 10 tips for monitoring and protecting your kids on social networking websites: 1. 8 TED Talks You Need to Share with Your Students. Using multimedia in the classroom has become imperative in the 21st century classroom. Students tend to show more engagement and motivation when you play a video in the class.Given this importance of audio visual materials in education, more and more websites are created to provide video resources for educators. I have already compiled a list of 80 educational video resources to make it handy for teachers and even students to access the different video platforms and browse the materials they want. TED ( Technology, Entertainment, Design ) is one of my favorite video resource I use quite often.

The videos included in TED are organized under different categories such as : Creativity, Inspiring, Funny, ect. I am assuming you already know TED for if not then you will be missing out on a huge educational resource . Teaching Young Students to use Technology Responsibly. We need to prepare our students to act responsibly when the moment of stupidity arrives.We should not just hand students technology and expect them to use it responsibly. They are kids after all. Here is a fictitious story to show my point: imagine three fifth grade students check out a Flip video camera to work on a class project during lunch recess.

They want to show the principle of an arc by showing a student swinging on a swing. So here the three of them are out on the playground using their “21st Century Skills” to make an awesome little video that will help their classmates learn a new concept. The teacher back inside eating her lunch could not be prouder -- she incorporates tech into her lessons. The shots get made and the three budding filmmakers go back to their regular recess play, with the Flip video camera tucked safely into one of their pockets. EdRoundtable: The Future of Google+ in Education. Welcome to the EdRoundtable. One of us will throw out an idea or question, and the roundtable adds their views. This edition of the EdRoundtable focuses on Google+ and its possible implications for education.

Chad KafkaWhen Google adds G+ to Google Apps, it needs to not just be a simple “login” addition like many of the other services are that were add-ons after the main suite of Apps. Google+ should allow for administrators to have control over the G+ domain settings like GMail, Docs, Sites, Video, and Calendar allow for. Infographic: The Lowdown on Social Media and College Admissions. Edtechdigest.com © 2010-2014 EdTech Digest. Technology in Education Group News. Connect a Million Minds - Home. Technology-Using Professors Group News. By Jeffrey R. Young The spread of a seemingly playful alternative to traditional diplomas, inspired by Boy Scout achievement patches and video-game power-ups, suggests that the standard certification system no longer works in today's fast-changing job market.

Educational upstarts across the Web are adopting systems of "badges" to certify skills and abilities. If scouting focuses on outdoorsy skills like tying knots, these badges denote areas employers might look for, like mentorship or digital video editing. Many of the new digital badges are easy to attain—intentionally so—to keep students motivated, while others signal mastery of fine-grained skills that are not formally recognized in a traditional classroom.

At the free online-education provider Khan Academy, for instance, students get a "Great Listener" badge for watching 30 minutes of videos from its collection of thousands of short educational clips. 21st Century. Some JCPS students take part in social media education program. Translated matching for multilingual plagiarism detection introduced. 10 ways to change the minds of tech-reluctant staff. Start small, make training personally relevant, pair staff with knowledgeable co-workers—and keep it fun, readers recommend By Meris Stansbury, Online Editor Read more by Meris Stansbury November 18th, 2011. NO SOPA: 'American Censorship Day' International Society for Technology in Education Group News. Digital Tools for Students. Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes.

Updated 01/2014 As mobile learning becomes more and more prevalent, we must find effective ways to leverage mobile tools in the classroom. As always, the tool must fit the need. Mobile learning can create both the tool and the need. With safe and specific structures, mobile learning tools can harness the excitement of technology with the purpose of effective instruction. Using QR codes for instruction is one example of this. - Top 100 Sites of 2011. 0 Comments November 23, 2011 By: David Kapuler Nov 23 Written by: 11/23/2011 3:54 AM. Jacqui Murray.

Sugata Mitra shows how kids teach themselves. Dr Matthew J. Koehler. Summary of Project - Digital Citizen Project at Illinois State. Illinois State University has launched a research project to significantly impact illegal piracy of electronically received materials. - 20 Things Students Want the Nation to Know About Education. 21 Century Info. Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: 15 digital citizenship resources for schools. Nov 1. S Copyright and Fair Use Resources. The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version) The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies. Updated February 2013Adopted by the NCTE Executive Committee, February 15, 2008 Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups.

As society and technology change, so does literacy. Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the 21st century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies. These literacies are multiple, dynamic, and malleable. 21st Century Literacy. Copyright Stuff.

National Education Technology Plan 2010. Fact Sheet: Digital Promise Initiative. Welcome to Route 21. Science. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… - “The Benjamin Franklin Effect” In The Classroom. Online Tools. Home. Defining a 21st Century Education: At a glance. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Home. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Above & Beyond.

21st Century Fluency Project.