PhotoRogue.com - Request an Original Photograph Great Digital Lessons Looking for Controversy In building great digital lessons, the sample items suggest the importance of finding issues that are controversial and might inspire a reasonable difference of opinion. The sources in these items usually present a mix of arguments and evidence that could support at least two different positions. Fortunately, controversial issues are readily available through Web sources such as Google News or Yahoo News. The question facing the teacher is whether there are four articles or a combination of articles that will provide enough balance. ESPN offers a promising 3 minute 20 second video. Yahoo Sports offers an editorial that is harshly critical of both A-Rod and MLB, arguing for a settlement somewhere in the middle. The teacher must keep looking, but must ponder the troubling issue of simplicity versus truth. Compiling the Lesson The sample items usually pose four questions before asking for the argumentative essay. Part One - The Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3.
Digital Literacy This is reblogged from my article at PLP Voices The Internet has made a myriad of material readily available to a vast audience. Along with these seemingly infinite resources has come a lot of confusion about how images and other content published online should be legally recognized, protected or used. As educators, we often struggle in navigating that road. I recently read an amusing but instructive article entitled “PSA: Don’t Let Salami and Google Images Get You In Hot Water.” In my classroom, we use a lot of image-based content. One thing we have learned to look for is material with a Creative Commons License. “A Creative Commons license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon a work that they have created. There are literally 10′s of millions of images on the Internet specifically covered by one of the six copyright licenses currently established under the Creative Commons protocols. Finding Creative Commons & license-free material
Free Stock Photos • picjumbo Free Stock Photos - Open Photo Project School Librarian's Role in Reading Toolkit Skip to main content School Librarian's Role in Reading Toolkit Excerpt from the School Librarian's Role in Reading Position Statement Reading is a foundational skill for 21st-century learners. Guiding learners to become engaged and effective users of ideas and information and to appreciate literature requires that they develop as strategic readers who can comprehend, analyze, and evaluate text in both print and digital formats. Learners must also have opportunities to read for enjoyment as well as for information. Contents
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