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4 Sets of Introductory Computer and Internet Technology Interactives A collection of web based interactive activities to introduce students to computers and the Internet. It was my pleasure to deliver presentations on “Using Popular Social Networks Tools in Course Work” and “Flipping The Classroom: Succeeding with Reverse Instruction” for our faculty here at The College of Westchester on Monday. While discussing the use of interactives and simulations as one way to supplement online digital materials for reverse instruction, an instructor asked if I had come across any interactives geared towards an introductory computer and Internet course. I hadn’t, but I welcomed the challenge! I searched the web a bit and while I did not find a lot of materials specific to this subject area, I did find some. 4 Sets of Introductory Computer and Internet Technology Interactives
twitterforeducation - 21st Century Fluency twitterforeducation - 21st Century Fluency Media Literacy and Fluency--Essential Skills for Connected Learning "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn". Alvin Toffler from Rethinking the Future.

Upgrade your KWL Chart to the 21st Century 

One of the take aways from the Curriculum Mapping Institute this past week was that it brought an upgrade to THE trusted KWL (Know, What to Know and Learned) Chart to the forefront. It seems a no brainer…one of those things… “I should have thought about it”… So what is this upgrade all about? An “H” snuck into the Acronym! What does this “H” stand for”?Why is this an upgrade for the 21st century? Upgrade your KWL Chart to the 21st Century 
What it is: No matter what subject(s) you teach, digital literacy is something we all need to take the responsibility to expose our students to. iKeep Safe (one of my favorites for Internet safety with Faux Paw the Techno cat!) teamed up with Google to create a curriculum for educators to teach what it means to be a responsible digital citizen. The outcome is wonderful, it is designed to be interactive, discussion oriented, and hands-on. Each separate piece of curriculum (workshop) includes a pdf resource booklet for both educators and students, videos to accompany lessons, and presentations. The three workshops available are: Google Digital Literacy Tour Google Digital Literacy Tour
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