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21st Century Fluencies

21st Century Fluencies
The Essential Fluencies The Essential Fluencies of innovative learning are structured processes for developing the skills that your students need to succeed, today and in the future. Get Started Now “The Essential Fluencies have nothing to do with hardware—they are about headware, and heartware!” Solution Fluency Develop problem-solving superpowers Learn More Information Fluency Learn Sherlock-style data skills Learn More Creativity Fluency Unleash your inner Picasso Learn More Media Fluency Be the next Spielberg Learn More Collaboration Fluency Bring together unstoppable teams Learn More Global Digital Citizenship Be global, and be great Learn More Discover Wabisabi, a whole new way to love the school day. Get Started for Free Pin It on Pinterest 236 Shares Share This Related:  Digital LiteracyCittadinanza digitale

Digital citizenship / Teaching Netsafe – Learn Guide Protect The myLGP website supports the Learn Guide Protect Framework . The site promotes a student-centred approach to teaching and learning about cybersafety and digital citizenship across the curriculum. NetSafe kit for schools A comprehensive programme of cybersafety for schools based upon infrastructure of policies, procedures and use agreements, an effective electronic security system, and a comprehensive cybersafety education programme. Netsafe – Staying safe online A quick guide with advice, tips and how-to guides for social media, online shopping, safe search and more. NetSafe – Learn Guide ProtectSean Lyons, Chief Technology Officer from NetSafe, explains the Learn Guide Protect (LGP) website. Digital citizenship and cybersafetySean discusses NetSafe's definition of digital citizenship and how it fits into the National Curriculum.

A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers Via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning There is a special section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning where I have aggregated a plethora of resources that teachers can use with their students to teach them about digital citizenship. And today I come across these wonderful resources compiled by Taryn Degnan from Common Sense Media. I thought about tweeting the link without having to share it here but I know thousands of email and RSS Feed subscribers would miss it. You can also check this great page from Tech Learning that features of 20 essential resources on digital citizenship. This article originally appeared on Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, a website operated by a group of dedicated Canadian teachers.

The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase). I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony Wagner: Critical thinking and problem-solvingCollaboration across networks and leading by influenceAgility and adaptabilityInitiative and entrepreneurialismEffective oral and written communicationAccessing and analyzing informationCuriosity and imagination Today I viewed a slideshow created by Gallup entitled, The Economics of Human Development: The Path to Winning Again in Education. Here are some slides from this presentation. This presentation sparked my thinking about what other skills and attributes would serve the learners (of all ages) in this era of learning. PerseveranceResilienceHope and OptimismVisionSelf-RegulationEmpathy and Global Stewardship Perseverance Resources for Educators: Resilience Resilience is directly related to grit. Like this:

Search operators - Search Help You can use symbols or words in your search to make your search results more precise. Google Search usually ignores punctuation that isn’t part of a search operator. Don’t put spaces between the symbol or word and your search term. Search social media Put @ in front of a word to search social media. Search for a price Put $ in front of a number. Search hashtags Put # in front of a word. Exclude words from your search Put - in front of a word you want to leave out. Search for an exact match Put a word or phrase inside quotes. Search for wildcards or unknown words Put a * in your word or phrase where you want to leave a placeholder. Search within a range of numbers Put .. between two numbers. Combine searches Put "OR" between each search query. Search for a specific site Put "site:" in front of a site or domain. Search for related sites Put "related:" in front of a web address you already know. Get details about a site Put "info:" in front of the site address. See Google’s cached version of a site

Accelerating Change: What is 21st Century Media Literacy? Unless you're 50 years old or older, your attention has turned away from newspapers, magazines, TV and radio and shifted toward internet and electronic delivery of content. That attention is directed at such diverse areas as using search to find any of the ONE TRILLION sites in Google's index; reading any of the 2.6M articles on Wikipedia; watching some of the 70M+ videos on YouTube; trying to read even a fraction of the 133M blogs; act as one of the 100M users who log on to Facebook daily; or attempt to follow some of the more than 3M tweets sent through Twitter daily. How can a student possibly think critically about the multitude of competing messages and stimuli generated by that flood of content? How can you teach them to handle it all? Of course, this flood is being generated by both actual media organizations but more often by the audience, formerly known as consumers, who have also become producers of media. The current healthcare debate is illustrative of this challenge.

Scope & Sequence Get Trained Use our professional development resources to learn best practices for teaching digital citizenship to your students. Onboard Students: Digital Passport Introduce students in grades 3-5 to Digital Passport, our award-winning suite of games that help onboard students to the foundational skills of digital citizenship and Internet safety. Teach Lessons: Unit 1 Teach Lessons: Unit 2 5 - Picture Perfect How can photos be changed on the computer, and how can that affect your feelings about the way you look? Teach Lessons: Unit 3 Extend Learning: Digital Bytes Challenge teens to take a real-world look at digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities in Digital Bytes. Give Assessment Assess your students’ learning of lesson objectives and gauge their understanding and attitudes through interactive unit-level assessments. Engage Families Invite parents into the conversation with our Connecting Families program and resources.

How do you deal with cyber-bullying in schools?  – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS Recently, I have noticed that cases of cyber-bullying are being reported more and more often in the news. As social media and technology is already a central part of children’s lives, online safety is an incredibly important issue to tackle. What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is defined as, “the act of harassing someone online by sending or posting mean messages, usually anonymously.” Dictionary.com How does it affect schools? Studies have found that the problem of cyberbullying in schools is on the increase (DFE, 2015). I have made a graphic to help you spot the main forms of online bullying in schools: How can schools tackle the problem? Watch my video for 10 tips to prevent or deal with cyber-bullying: Educate pupils: ensure e-safety and cyber-bullying is part of the school curriculum in every age group.Introduce an e-safety and cyber-bullying policy. Have you had incidences of cyber-bullying in your school? Like this: Like Loading...

Reading Across a Dozen Literacies This article will define each literacy while giving examples of "reading" within each category. It takes special skills to read a swamp or a beach or a desert area. These skills also differ from region to region as the flora and fauna shift. Most of us have heard of swimmers caught in rip tides because they did not know how to read the signs or of visitors enjoying tidal flats suddenly swept up in an incoming tide much larger than anything they knew back home. Artistic Literacy Anyone can look at a painting, a photograph or a movie. But looking, commenting, listening or sitting do not automatically translate into understanding. One can learn to read a photograph - understand its elements and interpret its meanings. Apply your own interpretive skills to this photograph by Rosie Hardy, Seven Deadly Sins, Pride : What choices did this photographer make in setting up the image? Students will observe and make personal decisions about abstract artworks using a four-step critique process: 1. 2. 3.

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