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Apple's Official Guide To Teaching With Apps. Apple’s Official Guide To Teaching With Apps This may be news to you (it was to us), but Apple has a guide for teaching with apps.

Apple's Official Guide To Teaching With Apps

Called “Using iOS Apps for Teaching & Learning,” it’s 8 pages long and really, honestly isn’t as self-embracing and superificial as you’d expect. Of course, it’s only 8 pages and acts more as an overview than the book, PD, and years of experience it actually requires to get it just right. But it does hit some high notes, encouraging teachers to consider 5 factors that actually work pretty well as a checklist when choosing the next app for your classroom. 5 Factors To Consider When Choosing A Learning App (According To Apple) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

There’s no way a teacher didn’t write this, but hey, credit where credit is due. Apple Thinks Like A Teacher! The ideas here aren’t exactly cutting-edge pedagogical advice, but they’re not awful either–not at all the flimsy, commercial, sales pitch we’d expected when we saw it. Bde8ab2afe56225f0726aed1333fc6b0.jpg (JPEG Image, 553 × 1887 pixels) - Scaled (33. Digital.png (PNG Image, 1280 × 3850 pixels) - Scaled (16%) Infographics.jpg (JPEG Image, 930 × 1049 pixels) - Scaled (60%) Padagogy-wheel.jpg (JPEG Image, 1829 × 1829 pixels) Microsoft Word - P21 Framework Definitions FIN.docx - P21_Framework_Definitions. The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have. By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below.

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

The 21st century teacher should be able to : End Illiteracy in English. A Recent Newspaper Editorial on Literacy Have you ever felt compassion for a huge group of people because of a very serious problem that they have that you know how to solve but which almost no one in the group has the remotest idea how to solve? I have. Please consider this quote from the first two paragraphs of a recent editorial about reading education in the Washington Post. “Many people, famous and not so famous, took time out last week to read to schoolchildren as part of the annual Read Across America Day, which encourages young people to read.

They had their work cut out for them, because the sad reality is that two-thirds [66 percent] of students in this country can’t meet the critical literacy milestone of reading on grade level by third grade. The article then tells about “The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading,” involving the efforts of 70 foundations and donors, headed by Ralph Smith of the Annie E. The Provable CAUSE of Illiteracy in English. Digital Literacies (1) – Definitions. A few days ago, I was fortunate to spend an hour on Skype with Doug Belshaw.

Digital Literacies (1) – Definitions

I came across Doug when I tweeted a request for thoughts and input for the development of a new A-Level ICT qualification. Among a group of helpful contributions, Doug pointed me to his EdD thesis What is Digital Literacy? A pragmatic investigation that he has made publicly available since 2007. At the end of June, Doug invited people to provide feedback before he makes a final submission. I should start by praising Doug for his work in this field. I took a particular interest in Chapter 9: Essential elements in a matrix of digital literacies. In this post, I will summarise the complications that we discussed are faced by those attempting to define Digital Literacies.

Doug-belshaw-edd-thesis-final.pdf. What is digital literacy? Eight (8) essential slements. How did the British mind shrink to this? Steps in teaching and learning: Digital Literacy in the primary classroom. Image courtesy of Doug Belshaw I've been following the work on Digital Literacy by Doug Belshaw for just over 2 years and I'm still getting my head round what it means to be digitally literate.

Steps in teaching and learning: Digital Literacy in the primary classroom

Two years ago Doug published a post which really grabbed my interest in which he outlined his 8 elements of Digital Literacy as part of his thesis. I am reproducing these below (all rights belong to Doug). Cultural [Cu]Cognitive [Cg]Constructive [Cn]Communication [Co]Confidence [Cf]Creative [Cr]Critical [Ct]Civic [Ci] Now, I wouldn't be the teacher I am if I wasn't on the lookout for a resource that could be used in my classroom.

So what is Digital Literacy? Futurelab, an organisation 'committed to developing creative and innovative approaches to education, teaching and learning', gives the following definition in its publication Digital Literacy across the curriculum, So how do these 8 elements fit into a primary classroom? Let's not use the word fit here. Cultural - Look at your class, your school. Trailer for Herman's Letter by Tom Percival. Intelligent content: where 'new media' is going next. Right now we are firmly in the age of what is known as 'new media', where - unlike the print and analogue days of yore - content is created and distributed via digital techniques, computerised systems or data networks.

Intelligent content: where 'new media' is going next

Apart from the different method of distribution, though, what else makes 'new media' new? Speed is often cited as a hallmark of the new media age. News travels fast in digital, even moreso now we're all connected through a myriad of social networks (another result of new media), and content is updated on a faster cycle. Www.sdkrashen.com/content/articles/decline_of_reading.pdf.