Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic] When using Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy (a revised take on Bloom’s devised by educator Andrew Churches), it helps to have a list of verbs to know what actions define each stage of the taxonomy. This is useful for lesson planning, rubric making, and any other teacher-oriented task requiring planning and assessment strategies. The Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy verbs in this handy infographic apply specifically to each stage of the taxonomy. They progress from LOTS (lower-order thinking skills) to the HOTS (higher-order thinking skills). School Counselor Facebook Guide Released - Digital Education With the prevalence of Facebook as one of the dominant social networks among young users, and the growing public awareness of issues like cyberbullying, online privacy, and digital literacy, the American School Counselor Association has combined with iKeepSafe , an Internet safety advocacy group, to publish a guide to help school counselors make sense of the platform and its on-campus impact.
The Challenge of Digital Media in the Classroom Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. Young people who multi-task can complete the task more rapidly, but they make more errors, so we're becoming faster but sloppier when we multi-task." - Gary Small Basic Search Education Lesson Plans - GoogleWebSearchEducation Web search can be a remarkable research tool for students - and we've heard from educators that they could use some help to teach better search skills in their classroom. The following Search Education lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers and the Search Education team to help you do just that. The lessons are short, modular and not specific to any discipline so you can mix and match to what best fits the needs of your classroom. Additionally, all lessons come with a companion set of slides (and some with additional resources) to help you guide your in-class discussions. They are all under Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike, so feel free to adapt them and use them as you see fit!
Teacher Resources and Tools Whether you’re new to the teaching field yourself or a seasoned veteran, you can find inspiration, advice and shared experiences by reading the blogs of other teachers. Both established bloggers and those new to the game like the bloggers listed here can offer some interesting and sometimes entertaining reading material for anyone involved in the education field. Check these new bloggers out the next time you’re looking for something educational to read. General The School of the Future Most educators and observers agree that the future school will go electronic with a capital E! What shape the school of the future will take is amorphous, but most educators and observers agree that the future school will go electronic with a capital E. "Next century, schools as we know them will no longer exist," says a feature in The Age publication, based in Melbourne, Australia. "In their place will be community-style centers operating seven days a week, 24 hours a day." Computers will become an essential ingredient in the recipe for an effective school of the future. Students, The Age asserts, will see and hear teachers on computers, with "remote learning" the trend of tomorrow.
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Strategies for action in digitally mediating learning « Scientix blog A distinctive characteristic that distinguishes 21st from 20th century education is the emphasis on inclusivity where everyone has the right to be provided with equal opportunities for education and an important part to play and contribute in society. In the philosophy underlying 20th century education, Barber (2013) states that differentiation and up to a certain extent segregation was accepted as the rule of the day. Thus school systems that categorized, segregated and branded students for a professional, semiskilled or unskilled track for life were acceptable and went undisputed. In the 21st century this is not afforded anymore.
Control Alt Achieve: Extensions vs Web Apps vs Add-ons The Google ecosystem provides a wide range of powerful programs to help you do pretty much anything you need. This includes browsing the web, typing a document, creating a slideshow, sending email, collecting data, and so much more. However, even with all the features in their tools, Google knows they can’t do everything. There is probably some task you wish you could do, but can’t. To help address this, Google allows third parties to create tools to extend the functions and features of Chrome, Docs, Sheet, Forms, and more.
K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum Navigating cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and other digital dilemmas are a real challenge for schools. But technology also provides incredible opportunities for students to learn, connect, create, and collaborate in ways never before imagined. Your school can build a positive school culture that supports the safe and responsible use of technology with Common Sense Education's K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Students can build skills around critical thinking, ethical discussion, and decision making. And you and your school can join thousands of others across the globe by getting recognized for your efforts. Our turnkey Curriculum includes comprehensive resources for students, like lesson plans, student digital interactives, and assessments, as well as professional development for teachers and materials for family education.
Digital Literacy is the Bedrock for Lifelong Learning People often ascribe technological devices with magical properties, as though the inert objects in and of themselves can bestow us with the capacity to be "better, faster, and more productive." In actuality, it is the people making and using technological devices to achieve shared goals that produce the seemingly magical results. In a similar way, this Microsoft infographic seemed to suggest that simply having a home computer with Internet would fix billions of dollars of lost-earning potential due to nearly 10 million American students lacking access to digital tools.