14 Digital Literacy Activities Following a PD session I was involved with yesterday on creating Digital Literacies I have compiled 14 activities with both student and teacher guidance notes included focussing on four aspects of digital literacies. Still Images, Digital Sound, Moving Images and Digital Text. These activities are aimed at students from years 5 - 9 but you could easily adjust them to suit the needs of older and younger students. These activities can be set as either an independent task or as a whole class activity. Still Images Math Games for Kids Online Many researchers have proved that kids learn better and faster if they actively engage themselves with the math they are learning. Learning through textbooks or flash cards do not provide the required level of active learning. Math games have the ability to put kids’ mind on higher active mode. The math games provide an atmosphere where kids can:
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How many syllables in syllables? Syllable Quiz Can you dividecheese into syllables? Define syllables noun A syllable is the sound of a vowel (A, E, I, O, U) that is created when pronouncing the letters A, E, I, O, U, or Y.The letter "Y" is a vowel only if it creates an A, E, I, O, or U sound.When two (or more) vowels are next to each other, the number of syllables depends on the number of vowel sounds.If a vowel is silent, it is not counted as a syllable.The number of times that you hear the sound of a vowel is the number of syllables in a word.Does the word end with "le" or "les?" This is a syllable if the letter before the "le" is a consonant. Fun Kids Online Math Games "Sheppard offers everything from early math to pre-algebra. The lessons include interactive activities to practice concepts. Students can shoot fruit, pop balloons, and even play math man (the math version of pac man!).
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. Certainly, increasing access to digital tools is a necessary step towards solving the problem, but as technologies of the moment come and go, it's even more important to ground digital inclusion agendas in the skills that youth will need to become and remain informed, engaged and discerning in a ever-rapidly changing technologically-infused world.
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Robin Hood Facts for Kids A statue of Robin Hood near the castle in Nottingham Robin Hood is a folk hero from the Middle Ages. He is a legendary person whom people have told stories about for many years. Robin Hood is one who still remains popular. His story has been featured in books, plays, movies and cartoons as well.