Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Educators Guide to Pinterest. July 17, 2016 Before we know it, the school year will be starting again, and teachers will begin planning for the academic year.
One topic that may be on their mind is how to integrate social media into the classroom, especially since the trend is that educators are using online tools to enhance learning. 8 digital skills we must teach our children. The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating.
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. Things Every Teacher Should Know About Digital Citizenship. Picking the wrong technology tool can unleash a nightmare.
Don’t think it can’t happen to you. If you look over the shoulder of one of Gord Holden’s 10,000 students, it looks like they are playing a video game. Here Is A Great Resource for Teaching Students about 21st Century Learning Skills. June 12, 2016Mozilla Learning Network provides a wide range of web literacy materials to help educators and teachers incorporate the digital skills of the 21st century learning.
It offers free resources that include programs, tools, guides, and step-by step teaching activities that you can use in class with students to help them develop the ability to read, write and participate in an openly networked world. We spent sometime sifting through the materials offered in Mozilla Learning Network and we found them really worth the shout-out here. What stood out to us the most from this collection is a section called web Literacy. Web Literacy provides an initial framework that examines the entry-level web literacy skills (participate, read and write) and 21s century learning skills (problem solving, communication, creativity and collaboration).
Gavin Dudeney: Digital Literacies (British Council) - Teaching English in the Digital Age. Diglit-mobile.amesvic.wikispaces. SAMR in 120 Seconds. SAMR/TPACK - iPad Bootcamp for Teachers. "Pad Wheel" SAMR. SAMR success is NOT about Tech. Quick refresh If you aren’t aware of the S.A.M.R. model (devised by Ruben R.
Puentedura – @rubenrp) then in simple form it explains the common journey teachers go through when introducing technology. It’s popular for introducing iPads in schools. More info here. Quick version:Substitution: Do old paper task on deviceAugmentation: Do old paper task digitally but now using an extra app featureModification: Students benefit from the versatility and combine new digital tools for new outcomesRedefinition: Students are collaborating and learning in ways previously not imagined Slow Progress Even in my school, the speed at which the staff as a whole move through the SAMR model from substituting tasks for their digital equivalent to redefining how they help students learn is slow, sometimes seeming to stall completely.
New Focus I was thinking today that I had to make it clear that competency with technology is not the first issue you should worry about if you want to make SAMR progress. 1. 2. 3. Digital Etiquette. Student data, privacy and informed consent – pedagogablog. Demanding privacy from surveillance capitalists or lobbying for an end to commercial surveillance on the Internet is like asking Henry Ford to make each Model T by hand.
It’s like asking a giraffe to shorten its neck or a cow to give up chewing. Such demands are existential threats that violate the basic mechanisms of the entity’s survival. How can we expect companies whose economic existence depends upon behavioral surplus to cease capturing behavioral data voluntarily? – Shoshana Zuboff In yet another iteration of my ‘Changing Our Default Settings’ presentation from last year, I presented a webinar for English Australia at the beginning of February. My last post was basically a first draft of the webinar. My Favorite Internet Search Tips for Teachers & Students. Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally. Note taking lies at the heart of curricula around the world.
Beginning in elementary school, we teach students to "take notes" so that they can maintain a record of the content disseminated to them by the teacher. And yet, with mobile devices replacing paper notebooks, this process has become increasingly complex as students (and teachers) struggle to apply previous strategies to new tools. In the past, I wrote about the 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology.
Digital Etiquette. 5 Interesting EdTech Posters for Teachers. February 22, 2016 Over the last few months we designed and shared with you a number of educational posters and visuals covering various EdTech topics.
The feedback we received from you either through emails or on social media has been really encouraging and it’s thanks to your interactions and your suggestions that we are able to add improvements to our work. In today’s post, we are featuring with you examples of some popular visuals we have created so far. You can print and use them in class with your students. Enjoy 1- 9 Basic Digital Skills for Teachers 2- 10 Basic Google Drive Tips for Teachers 3- Kids Safe Search Engines 4- 12 Things Every Students should Be Able to Do on Google Classroom 5- The Four Levels of Reading. App Smashing: Pushing the Limits of Education Technology  Classifying digital resources for teaching. MobileLearningAppChecklist. Another Excellent Poster Featuring 10 Digital Skills for Teachers.