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Apps for Kindergarten Students. May 22, 2014 The responsiveness of a touchscreen has made the iPad a remarkable tool for learning.

Apps for Kindergarten Students

Since our little learners are often the beneficiaries of these tools, here are some teacher-tested apps for young students. Reading Rainbow Remember this PBS TV show? Actor LeVar Burton has resurrected it as a curated library of kid-friendly digital books. Or look for a digital book yourself with this free library of books from around the world. This iPad app teaches your little learner how to write letters and numbers in a fun, friendly, and supportive way. Interact with a series of stories interwoven with games that teach cognitive, social, and emotional early-learning skills.

Inspired by a kindergarten teacher, this word game helps children associate new words with letters of the alphabet. Recommended apps for early childhood classrooms. Educational Discourse. First off, I’d like to thank Dr.

Educational Discourse

Alec Couros for a great second session at #dcmooc and Katia Hildebrandt and Joanne Saunders for the work they have done in gathering, organizing and sharing materials. The prompts this week from the #dcmooc discussion focus on guiding students/children to develop the skills and means to become self-regulating, self-filtering, self-monitoring individuals who consume and create material in an ethical manner and are aware of the need to actively reach out and help others wherever they might be and the role the school has in helping them grow in these areas. Where to start? Everywhere Citizenship. Terry Johanson’s post The Ocean and the Tide has me thinking about the whole idea of being “online” and what it means to be a citizen online and if it is really any different from being a citizen anywhere else.

Everywhere Citizenship

When I visit another country, I have to be aware of the expectations, rights and responsibilities of that place. We’re not in Saskatchewan anymore! Stormy Waters Catching the Wave Paradise I’ve been thinking that, for many people, being online is similar to going to the ocean. It’s not one of Spaceman Spiff’s Worlds Spaceman Spiff People sometimes view the online world as if it is some kind of “other place” where there are dangers lurking and you must tread cautiously, where time seems to have no meaning and you can lose days being sucked into something that is disconnected from the rest of reality. The various scandals around social networking abuses have garnered lots of press in the past couple of years. Just another site. Everywhere Citizenship. Everywhere Citizenship. Social Privacy in Networked Publics: Teens’ Attitudes, Practices, and Strategies by Danah Boyd, Alice Marwick. Danah boyd Microsoft Research; New York University (NYU) - Department of Media, Culture, and Communication; University of New South Wales (UNSW); Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society Alice E.

Social Privacy in Networked Publics: Teens’ Attitudes, Practices, and Strategies by Danah Boyd, Alice Marwick

Marwick Fordham University, Communication and Media Studies; McGannon CenterSeptember 22, 2011 A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society, September 2011 Abstract: This paper examines how teens understand privacy in highly public networked environments like Facebook and Twitter. (This paper was presented at Oxford Internet Institute’s “A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society” on September 22, 2011.) The MOOC Problem. The purpose of education is in large part linked to its standing as a social science.

The MOOC Problem

Philosophers dating back to Socrates have linked education to a purpose beyond the individual, one where accrual of facts and training in skills is not the outcome or objective for the individual nor society; rather, a deeper relationship with thought and reason is necessary for the development of each person and in turn their community. This is at the heart of much great philosophy: luminaries such as Locke, Milton, Rousseau, Hume and others saw education as a continuation of society through means greater than memory recall and skilled competencies. The education discipline is built upon this theory and is at the heart of its mission: through pedagogy and methodology education can foster the growth of our culture through each person.

This is not the methodology from which most outside interests view education. Hybrid Pedagogy uses an open collaborative peer review process. Course Stats. Langwitches : Blogging is not an activity,... Blogging is NOT Analog Writing in Digital Spaces. Blogging in education is about quality and authentic writing in digital spaces with a global audience, while observing digital citizenship responsibilities and rights, as on documents, reflects, organizes and makes one’s learning and thinking visible and searchable!

Blogging is NOT Analog Writing in Digital Spaces

Blogging is not analog writing in digital spaces. 301 Moved Permanently. 301 Moved Permanently. #saskedchat - saskedchat. Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship. "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship

Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. But specifically, it can cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, and digital law, and more. In fact, some programs that teach digital citizenship have outlined no less than nine elements that intersect to inform a well-equipped digital citizen. It's an overwhelming array of skills to be taught and topics to explore. But while there is much talk about the importance of teaching digital citizenship in this information society, not many are sure what that really looks like.

Video Playlist: Teaching Digital Citizenship Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. Hashtags - Twubs. Internet Catalogue. Educational Hash Tags. #edude#eduFollowChallenge#edugreen #eduhashtag #eduit#edumindset#eduON (Ontario)#euduoz #edupd#edupreneur#edupunk #edutech #EduThingsILike#eduvc#eduvoxers.

Educational Hash Tags

Twitter for Teacher Professional Development. Weekly Twitter Chat Times. The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags. Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense.

The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags

First, What’s A Hashtag? The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. Any Twitter user can categorize or follow topics with hashtags.Those hashtags (usually) mean something and are a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or discussion monitoring. For example, the popular #edchat hashtag is used by thousands of users every Tuesday. It makes it easy (sort of) for people to monitor what’s happening in the conversation rather than having to try and guess what topics you should search for. How To Hide Your Hashtag Chat From Followers When having a Twitter #hashtag chat, if you want to avoid overwhelming your followers, start any tweet you want to “hide” with @HideChat or (one character shorter) @HideTag.

You don’t need to do this with all your chat tweets (though you could). Sources The Most Popular Hashtags Technology. Educational Discourse. I’ve recently began the #dcmooc – Digital Citizenship and am looking forward to the connecting and learning.

Educational Discourse

The prompt for this week was: What are your goals for #DCMOOC, and what will you do to achieve them? My response had covered three areas: Deeper learning, Connections, Reflection. The reflection part I hope to capture, to some degree, here. But to do that, I’ll have to write. The MOOC Problem. Postaphoto-ms-hs-poster. Dcmooc – digital citizenship. Global Digital Environment – We are not alone I’m looking forward to engaging with other learners during the dcmooc – Digital Citizenship Massive Open Online Course – being facilitated by Alec Couros, co-facilitator Katia Hildebrandt (@kbhildebrandt), and Government of Saskatchewan liaison Joanna Sanders (@MmeSanders) and supported by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. Like many of the participants, I’m very interested in Digital Citizenship and how it impacts students, teachers, and others involved in education.

I’m also interested in how it impacts people outside of education and the slide that takes place as people move from space to space taking on different roles – teacher, student, child, parent, employee, etc… For many people, they are just beginning to really discover the power of connecting and being online. I love reading about people who are “thrilled, amazed, astounded” by the ability to connect with others around the globe. Enter the Global Digital Environment 1. 2. 3. Dcmooc – digital citizenship. Digital Citizenship MOOC. Digital Citizenship MOOC.