How to Determine Website Credibility [Rubric] Our World Wide Web is a living, breathing, and constantly expanding phenomenon. We often wonder how much information is being produced, and infographics like this one from Domo can give us a fairly solid visual idea of what’s being created and uploaded regularly. Personally, we think Mitchell Kapor said it more eloquently than anyone: “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.” This rapid exponential growth of information across the Web makes it all the more difficult to assess the credibility of our sources. As teachers of critical thinking skills, it’s important for us to provide guidelines for students to use when searching for content to use in their projects.
The 10 Stages of Working the Web for Education first published in: Multimedia Schools Magazine May/June 1999, Volume 6, Number 3 Overview People aren’t born knowing how to read, play a musical instrument, or drive a car. We recognize these as hurdles and even identify them as rites of passage. We use Easy Readers, Suzuki Methods, and Drivers Ed to help learners. If we skip such formal approaches to learning and encourage self-taught mastery, at least we recognize people need time if they are to acquire the learning on their own.
15 Apps and Websites Kids Are Heading to After Facebook Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs. Recent reports go back and forth on teens' favorite digital hangout, but the fact is that these days, teens are diversifying: dividing their attention among an array of apps and sites that let them write, share, chat, and meet new friends. It may seem more complicated to share photos on Instagram, post secrets on Whisper, flirt with people on Skout, and share jokes on Twitter, but tweens and teens seem to enjoy keeping up with their various virtual outposts, and each one offers something different. (And they're doing lots of positive things on social media!)
The New WWW: Whatever, Whenever, Wherever Tom March In an age of instant media gratification, learning must be real, rich, and relevant. A new world of personalized, device-delivered digital content and functionality hovers just over the broadband horizon. The New WWW – offering us whatever we want, whenever and wherever we want it – may seem like just an extension of our already-technology-enhanced contemporary life. New Report: Children Becoming More Trusting of What They See Online Overview and link to a new report from the Ofcom (communications regulator in UK). Nothing that we really haven’t heard this before but important to hear (and share) again. More ammo for why about why digital literacy is essential and begin as early as possible. From Ofcom: Microsoft Excel Games and Templates Bingo Card Generator That's right just input all your words or numbers into the cells and hit print. Then click the shuffle button and hit print again.
Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum NEW! Learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through choose-your-own-adventure interactive experiences DIGITAL COMPASS - Where are you headed? The only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future. Bring a blended-learning approach to teaching digital citizenship DIGITAL BYTES teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas. Teens learn from peers' experiences then create collaborative projects that voice their ideas for making smart choices online.
American Association of Teachers For the past decade, AATF has been vigorously promoting the use of technology to enhance the teaching of French language and culture. In Fall 1990, the "Telematics Commission" was established by the AATF Executive Council with the primary mission of providing AATF members with information and training for use of Minitel services in teaching French. In cooperation with the French Ministère des Affaires Etrangères and its network of Linguistic Attachés in the United States, the Telematics Commission has organized numerous workshops for training in Minitel and Internet technologies. With the sponsorship of the MAE, the commission established the "Exploration Minitel Research Awards" during the 1992-93 academic year and the "Teaching with Internet Awards" in 1994-95. The Telematics Commission established the AATF Gopher in Fall 1994, followed, in Fall 1995, by the AATF World Wide Web site, to provide general association news and information in addition to online technology support.
How Important Are Students' Digital Footprints? Melissa Davis , Melissa Davis, CEO & Co-Founder of GoEnnounce.com Posted 09/22/2014 8:06AM | Last Commented 09/30/2014 6:34AM In an age where everything can be “Googled” and online privacy no longer exists, students have a whole new reputation at stake—their digital reputation, or their digital footprint. A digital footprintis any online information about a person that can be searched, shared, and seen by a large, invisible audience.
Organiser Tools Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! guest What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship The greatest software invented for human safety is the human brain. It's time that we start using those brains. We must mix head knowledge with action. In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge. Proactive Knowledge I want my students to know the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship.
Location Based Safety Guide Privacy is a freedom we give ourselves. It is spring break. Facebook is full of my friends saying where they are (with their whole families), and it looks like most of them are posting publicly. Someone could easily look at the Camilla, Georgia and publicly see who is out of town.