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The Design Studio / Welcome to the Design Studio. Supporting teaching, promoting digital literacy, transforming learning. How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum. So how are we doing on the push to teach “digital literacy” across the K12 school spectrum?

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

From my perspective as a school-based technology coach and history teacher, I’d say not as well as we might wish – in part because our traditional approach to curriculum and instruction wants to sort everything into its place. Digital literacy is defined as “the ability to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate, and create information using a range of digital technologies.” Many educational and business professional cite is as a critical 21st century skill. Even so, many schools have struggled to adapt it into their curriculum. #Socialnomics 2014 by Erik Qualman. Hoax Analysis, and Latest Hoax Messages on internet. Technology Integration Matrix.

The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students.

Technology Integration Matrix

The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below.

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5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

In fact, the very definition of many of these terms is changing as the overlap across media forms increases. Interactive eBooks can function like both long-form blogs and traditional books. Threaded email can look and function like social media. Email and texting and social media messaging are increasingly similar. Towards Maturity. Online Reputation, Google Ranking, Personal Branding. BrandYourself: Control Your Google Results at BrandYourself.com.

GoogleWebmasterHelp. Free online tutorials for learning to use technology and ict in education. Design Your Digital Classroom. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals. Leadership | In Print 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals By Jennifer Demski06/07/12.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals

Baselining digital literacy provision. This page collates resources for conducting a baseline review of digital literacy at an institutional level, as carried out by the 12 institutional projects and 10 professional associations of the Jisc Developing Digital Literacies (DDL) programme.

Baselining digital literacy provision

These materials are freely available to other institutions and professional bodies for repurposing and reuse. This page also collates findings from that baseline process. Although a wide range of institutions and professional bodies were involved, these findings are not necessarily generalisable to other institutions of further and higher education. There is no substitute for carrying out a local audit and building consensus for local recommendations. Resources for carrying out a baseline audit. How to use Education Technology quickly. Towards Digital Fluency. Classroom and Teacher Toolkit. Do you want to use more digital learning to meet the needs of each of your students?

Classroom and Teacher Toolkit

Teachers, librarians, and instructional coaches from across the country have helped us to develop these toolkits that are ready for you to use today! These toolkits are not the totality of good information available; instead, they are designed to provide a few ideas about how technology can enhance the educational experience for students in the topic areas addressed. Digital Learning Day 2015. MediaSmarts. Digital Personality Test - NCSU CED METRC. Preparing for a digital future. You Don't Have to Be A Technology Whiz But You Do Need to Be Fearless. Digital-id.wikispaces. Digital scholarship. Bloggers, or anyone who maintains an online profile, have an ambiguous relationship with visitor stats and data.

digital scholarship

On the one hand we like to dismiss them as meaningless, but then secretly feel chuffed when we can outscore someone. I've tried to promote them as one way of measuring impact, but with the caveat that context is important. For instance, if you're a blogger in a relatively obscure area, such as Barry Town football club, then your range is limited and unlikely to compare in absolute numbers with, say, a blog reviewing Apple products. I recently passed 300,000 views on this blog, over about 700 posts - that's not as exciting as it might sound as I've been going since about 2006. My friend Liam says he gets about 200K a year on his mobile tech blog. White. This article proposes a continuum of ‘Visitors’ and ‘Residents’ as a replacement for Prensky’s much‐criticised Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants.

White

Challenging the basic premises upon which Prensky constructed his typology, Visitors and Residents fulfil a similar purpose in mapping individuals’ engagement with the Web. We argue that the metaphors of ‘place’ and ‘tool’ most appropriately represent the use of technology in contemporary society, especially given the advent of social media. The Visitors and Residents continuum accounts for people behaving in different ways when using technology, depending on their motivation and context, without categorising them according to age or background. A wider and more accurate representation of online behaviour is therefore established. Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum. Computer Literacy:The Fourth Core Skill. Standard Seven: Evaluating Information Students apply critical thinking skills to evaluate the relevance, reliability, and quality of information.

Computer Literacy:The Fourth Core Skill

Perhaps one of the most challenging problems (and greatest attributes) of new technology is the ability for anyone, anywhere to contribute content. It is essential for students learn digital literacy skills to be able to evaluate the information that they find. Standard Eight: Creating Digital Content Students learn to use technology to create digital content in multiple formats. Using technology in the classroom requires experience and guidance, report finds. It’s older, more experienced teachers – not younger, so-called digital natives – who are experimenting more with new technology in the classroom, a new report suggests.

Using technology in the classroom requires experience and guidance, report finds

And although Twitter, YouTube and mobile devices have infiltrated Canadian classrooms, the study finds that educators have serious concerns that students are “not-so-savvy surfers” – too prone to accept information published online as fact and be led astray. Little is known about how and to what degree new technologies are changing education, but the report provides a first-of-its-kind look at how teachers across the country are harnessing the Internet. “At the ground level, across the country, our impression is that teaching how to use technology takes precedence over the key critical thinking and ethical skills that youth really need,” said Matthew Johnson, director of education at Media Awareness Network, the not-for-profit group that conducted the research. Digital Technology's impact on writing. Copyright, Plagiarism, and Digital Literacy (by Sue Lyon-Jones.

Image credit: PugnoM on Flickr Copyright is a pretty a hot topic in the ELT world at the moment, and many people are discussing it and blogging about it. The law that applies to using lesson materials or blog posts written by other people is complicated, and teachers often find the various issues surrounding copyright confusing. This post sets out to explain some of the main aspects of the law relating to copyright and fair use as it applies to uploading, sharing and remixing materials for educational use, and seeks to provide guidelines for good practice in acknowledging, referencing and attributing online sources.

What is copyright? Copyright gives people the legal right to decide how original work that they have created can be used once it has been published. TEDx Warwick: The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies. If anyone ever asks you what social media is. DigitalLiteracies.pdf. Digital literacy across the curriculum. Tel.ac.uk. TELcomm. The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy — Digital Differentiation. Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills.

At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success.

Developing digital literacy skills

Digital Identity. Reading. Internet search techniques. Resources/Tools.