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14 Digital Literacy Activities. Following a PD session I was involved with yesterday on creating Digital Literacies I have compiled 14 activities with both student and teacher guidance notes included focussing on four aspects of digital literacies.

14 Digital Literacy Activities

Still Images, Digital Sound, Moving Images and Digital Text. Image 1. Las habilidades digitales que nuestros niños deberían aprender. Hace una generación, la tecnología de la información y los medios digitales eran habilidades exclusivas.

Las habilidades digitales que nuestros niños deberían aprender

Hoy, son una competencia clave necesaria para tener éxito en la mayoría de las profesiones. Es por ello que las habilidades digitales forman parte fundamental de un marco de trabajo educativo integral. Sin un programa de educación digital nacional, el dominio y el acceso a la tecnología se distribuirán de manera desigual, exacerbando la desigualdad e impidiendo la movilidad socioeconómica. ¿Cuál es su nivel de inteligencia digital? El desafío de los educadores es ir más allá de la concepción de la TI como una herramienta, o de las "plataformas educativas habilitadas por la TI". Al igual que el coeficiente intelectual (CI) o el coeficiente emocional (CE) que usamos para medir la inteligencia general y emocional de una persona, la facilidad y el dominio que una persona tiene de los medios digitales es una competencia que se puede medir.

OCSD K-12 Technology Skills Graph (MASTER) - Google Sheets. Teaching Keyboarding: More Than Just Typing. While schools have worked hard to integrate computers into the classroom and many do a great job teaching students how they work, many schools do not even consider teaching the art/science of using a keyboard.

Teaching Keyboarding: More Than Just Typing

"Many teachers think it takes nothing to teach keyboarding, but they are wrong," said teacher Carla Cruzan. "Can anyone teach a science or math course? " Are you a classroom teacher who is also the keyboarding instructor? 8 digital skills we must teach our children. The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating.

8 digital skills we must teach our children

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. 6 suggestions for teaching information literacy. Most college students have been exposed to more technology than students of previous generations.

6 suggestions for teaching information literacy

This does not make them technology experts. Students do a lot of searching online for information. This does not make them expert, or even good, searchers. Thanks to Google, students can always find information on any topic. This does not mean that they have found true, accurate, useful information and does not make them expert finders of information. Dashboard - Teacher Portal. Keyboarding instruction, touch typing method for schools: Typing Pal Online. Developing Digital Skills in your.. CLASSROOM - my learning diary on the MOOC on EUN.

Developing Digital Skills in your..

Information Literacy. Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum — Strategic Searching (6-8) Online Safety: A Teacher’s Guide to Dealing with Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Student Privacy. Social media and text messages have blurred the lines between students’ school lives and private lives.

Online Safety: A Teacher’s Guide to Dealing with Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Student Privacy

While most schools take clear steps to protect students at school, more schools are beginning to consider the need to set policies that apply to students’ activities outside of school. When it comes to questionable online activities like cyberbullying and sexting, kids sometimes feel pressured to follow the crowd. Teachers can play a crucial role in setting high expectations for online behavior. The 8 Digital Literacy Practices Required for 21st Century Learners. Awesome Visual Featuring 13 Important Google Search Tips for Students.

February 7, 2015 Here is a new interesting visual on Google search tips that I want to bring to your attention.

Awesome Visual Featuring 13 Important Google Search Tips for Students

The visual features 13 practical features that would allow students to conduct smart and time-saving searches on Google. We have already covered these and several other tips in previous posts here in this blog, but it would not hurt to remind our students of the rules of Google’s search game. The tips featured in this visual include: Untitled Document. ICT Digital Literacy Assessment and Training Resources.

Digital Kindergarten: Best Free Literacy Apps. Why 'literacy' and not reading or writing?

Digital Kindergarten: Best Free Literacy Apps

"The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) defines literacy as the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society. " I find that reading and writing are so interwoven (and that they should be) that it's difficult to classify some apps into just reading or writing. The apps I am listing include phonics, writing, handwriting, sight words, literature... literacy skill builders for Early Childhood. Please forgive me for not taking the time to describe all of these. So, the best free reading and writing literacy apps are, in my opinion, as of today:Pocket Phonics Lite- you'll want the paid version after trying this!

iPad Apps (The Padagogy Wheel) iPads in Education Everything you need to teach anything.

iPad Apps (The Padagogy Wheel)

Apps that delight. Books that captivate. Resources for Teaching Digital Literacy. Search Tools Search is the essential 21st century skill. Digital Literacy Websites. What Is Successful Technology Integration? Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school. “Effective Use of Technology in Education” - A New Discipline to Be Taught. 1135 hoax. Teaching Students Routines for Computer Use. What’s Here This page has technology teaching resources to support educators in creating expectations for computer use, and managing both instruction and behavior.

Learn how to teach computer procedures and design effective lessons for the computer and acceptable computer use. Teaching Kids to Be Independent. Technology Issues. 6 Technology Challenges Facing Education. Ed Tech Trends | News 6 Technology Challenges Facing Education Despite increasingly widespread adoption of technologies in virtually every aspect of K-12 education, significant challenges are preventing widespread effective implementation. According to researchers, though some of those challenges are systemic and some related to the technologies themselves, teachers and education leaders share in the blame as well. "The NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition," put together by the New Media Consortium as part of the Horizon Project, identifies key emerging issues in education technology using primary and secondary research and input from an advisory board comprising "internationally recognized practitioners and experts" in ed tech.

Top 5 Problems with Technology in Education Today. Technology has been used in most schools since the ‘90s (remember CD-ROMS?) , but it still has some hiccups. We weigh in on some of the most problematic issues facing the edtech world today. Students are so quick to turn to the Internet to answer questions that some believe critical thinking has gone down the tube. How Should Professors Be Using Classroom Technology? Suchita Chadha is a junior at Emerson College and the author of our weekly “Student Voice” column. As we enter the last quarter of 2015, it’s clear that automated processes have become increasingly normalized in all aspects of our lives. Whether it’s Siri looking up something for you, or having reminders and calendar events for everything from taking the trash out to the next doctor’s appointment, we’ve gotten used to having certain things done by the devices in our back pockets.