s Internet Safety Resources This free interactive site is an extensive digital literacy curriculum that improves technology proficiency, builds information literacy and digital citizenship skill, and provides 21st century and project-based resources online. The 21 Things are 'big ideas' in technology and learning such as Visual Learning, Collaboration, Cloud Initiation, Digital Footprint, and much more. The student activities use free web resources designed to address the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students, and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. The non-sequential Things, delivered as project-based Quests, provide links, resources, and activities for students to earn badges and awards. Registration for teachers is required and gives access to teacher resources and a downloadable Moodle version of the site; Moodle is not required to use this site.
Conference Breakout Sessions Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) presents a variety of conference breakout sessions and is regularly updating / customizing them. A linked list of Wesley’s past presentations available on his Presentation Handouts wiki. If you’re interested in checking Wes’ availability to speak at your event please submit this form. 21st Century Literacies: Tools for Reading the World In Intelligence Reframed Howard Gardner contends that "literacies, skills, and disciplines ought to be pursued as tools that allow us to enhance our understanding of important questions, topics, and themes." Today's readers become literate by learning to read the words and symbols in today's world and its antecedents. They analyze, compare, evaluate and interpret multiple representations from a variety of disciplines and subjects, including texts, photographs, artwork, and data. They learn to choose and modify their own communication based on the rhetorical situation. Point of view is created by the reader, the audience and the medium.
Learner Sketch Tool The Learner Sketch Tool (LST) is an online tool designed to provide learners with a personalized profile and strategies to improve learning outcomes, and educators with information and strategies for strengths-based conversations that support every learner’s growth and success. The LST is designed to engage learners in an interactive manner and provide information that is immediately practical and useful, increasing successes and empowering students to be advocates of their own learning. Teachers are able to utilize the tool to view an individual student’s self-reported Learner Sketch as well as a group’s composite self-reported strengths and challenges, and access instructional strategies to complement strengths and accommodate/address challenges.
A Collection of The Best Web Tools and Apps for Creating Educational Screencasts August 9, 2015 A screencast, also known as video screen capture, is a great way for teachers to create and share instructional videos and explanatory step by step tutorials with students. regardless of the purposes for which you are creating a screencast, the quality of your video screen captures can sometimes impede the communicative intent of your message. Therefore, knowing what tools to use to create educational screencasts is as important as the content of the screencasts themselves. To this end, we have curated for you this collection of some of the best screen casting tools out there. We have divided them into four major categories: Mac apps, web tools, Chromebook apps, iPad apps, and Android apps.
Digital Citizenship Lesson Overview In collaboration with Common Sense Media, this lesson helps students learn to think critically about the user information that some websites request or require. Students learn the difference between private information and personal information, distinguishing what is safe and unsafe to share online. Students will also explore what it means to be responsible and respectful to their offline and online communities as a step toward learning how to be good digital citizens. Lesson Objectives Students will: Storychaser Student Clubs Resources Use these resources to help your own students constructively share local news online, whether they a part of a formal “Storychasers Student Club” or not. If you’re interested in possibly forming a Storychasers School Club, please join our mailing list. We piloted a Storychaser School Club in Yukon Public Schools in 2012-2013 and want to empower you to create a similar club at your school! Draft “Storychaser Student Club Guidelines” are available. Background
12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility, whether you're just starting high school or finishing up college. The fact is, irresponsible social media conduct could potentially ruin your education and negatively impact your career, not to mention hurt others in the process. (And we're not just talking kids, either.) But most of those consequences are preventable, often with just a little foresight. We've pinpointed 12 social media mistakes that students should avoid at all costs, because after all, it's never as simple as "be responsible."
How Google Translate Works and Why It Doesn't Posted on 02. Sep, 2015 by Transparent Language in Language Learning With over 200 million daily translations, there’s no denying that Google Translate is a wildly popular translation service. Indeed, machine translation has come very far since its infancy in the early 2000s. Blended Learning - Station Rotation The Innosight Institute (Staker & Horn, 2012) has defined the station rotation model as follows: Station Rotation - a Rotation-model implementation in which within a given course or subject (e.g., math), students rotate on a fixed schedule or at the teacher’s discretion among classroom-based learning modalities. The rotation includes at least one station for online learning. Other stations might include activities such as small-group or full-class instruction, group projects, individual tutoring, and pencil-and-paper assignments. Some implementations involve the entire class alternating among activities together, whereas others divide the class into smallgroup or one-by-one rotations. The Station-Rotation model differs from the Individual-Rotation model because students rotate through all of the stations, not only those on their custom schedules.
Online Safety - Lesson Plan (Grades 6-8) Objectives: To further education on online safety.To discuss situations that may make youth vulnerable online.To identify ways youth can protect themselves online.To identify strategies and supports that are available to assist youth with issues they encounter online. Material: Reference documents are found at the end of this lesson plan Handouts: Other Material: