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Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for Grades 9-12

Don’t Believe Everything You See Online  Why is our first impulse to believe something that we see, read or hear? Especially if it is in print, online or comes in an “officially” looking packaging? How do we teach ourselves and our students, that another impulse has to follow the first one immediately: Evaluate…critical thinking… learn to listen for and to your own “gut feeling”… cross referencing… Information literacy is an important part of being literate. Being able to know how to read and write alone, just doesn’t “cut it anymore”. As always, I started out by asking my PLN on Twitter if they had any resources that might be interesting. How easily can your students be fooled? Start out by: showing them the following video clips for example. Once we prove to our students that “they too” can be fooled, we might be able to get them to see the value of having a process (criteria) in place that allows them to evaluate websites and other media The House Hippo Dove Commercial All About Explorers Facts about Dihydrogen Monoxide Mr.

Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers This Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers is an important resource for Member States in their continuing work towards achieving the objectives of the Grünwald Declaration (1982), the Alexandria Declaration (2005) and the UNESCO Paris Agenda (2007) – all related to MIL. It is pioneering for two reasons. First, it is forward looking, drawing on present trends toward the convergence of radio, television, Internet, newspapers, books, digital archives and libraries into one platform – thereby, for the first time, presenting MIL in a holistic manner. Second, it is specifically designed with teachers in mind and for integration into the formal teacher education system, thus launching a catalytic process which should reach and build capacities of millions of young people. UNESCO has left no stone unturned in ensuring that a systematic and comprehensive approach be employed in the preparation of this MIL Curriculum for Teachers. This publication is divided into two parts.

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Life in a Technology Embedded Classroom: Science I teach in an inquiry, project-based, technology embedded classroom. A mouthful, I know. So what does that mean? It means I lecture less, and my students explore more. It means that I create a classroom where students encounter concepts, via labs and other methods, before they necessarily understand all the specifics of what is happening. It’s a place where my students spend time piecing together what they have learned, critically evaluating its larger purpose, and reflecting on their own learning. It also means my students don’t acquire knowledge just for the sake of acquiring it. into play. So what does this look like? On lab days, one of the first things my students do is take out their phones. I used to have students sketch pictures of lab slides. much time sketching throughout their schooling career. Last year, instead of sketching, my students began taking pictures with their phones of what was on the slide. The nuts & bolts of embedded technology The powerpoint rule is flexible.

Are You Asking These Questions to Build Effective E-Learning? How we view effective elearning is somewhat subjective. For some it requires that all elearning center on performance. If it’s not, then how can it be effective? However, many elearning courses are less “learning” and more marketing. They’re about sharing information using elearning tools. I see those more as multimedia marketing campaigns than traditional training programs. For example, the human resources department is introducing a new bonus program and they want to have an “elearning course.” Ultimately the efficacy of elearning centers on the original course objectives and whether or not the course meets them. Both types of courses have their place in the elearning landscape. Is the course building greater awareness? I worked on a project once where it was taking too long for new hires to get up-to-speed in a production environment. So we added a few modules that taught them more about the overall production process and how they supported the organization. Tidbits: 2012….coming soon