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Resources for Teaching Digital Literacy

Resources for Teaching Digital Literacy
Search Tools Search is the essential 21st century skill. Developing search literacy in students should be the priority of our education. Teachers and students need the ability, search tools and strategies to effectively mine for information, evaluate and validate information. FindingEducation, it’s for teachers to find best education resources on the web , backed by FindingDulcinea’s hand-selected and professionally edited education resource library. Teachers can manage, organize and share their links, and create web-based assignment their students. Check out this Web search tutorial called “Ten Steps to Better Web Research” by SweetSearch, this presentation provides background, reference material: Teaching the Ten Steps to Better Web Research. WolframAlpha, it’s a real know-it-all, instead of sending users to another source for information, this “computational knowledge engine” answers questions as completely as it knows how. The Infopeople Project is supported by the U.S. Bookmark :

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Sonia Livingstone: Digital Media and Children’s Rights The following post was adapted from a lecture given by Sonia Livingstone at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on 12 September 2014, at a United Nations Day of General Discussion of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. Fast-developing ICTs are reshaping children’s lives for better and for worse – already in high-income countries, fast expanding in middle-income countries, and increasingly also in low-income countries. More and more children, families and communities rely on technologies as part of the taken-for-granted infrastructure of everyday life. Almost every aspect of children’s lives has an online dimension, whether through their direct engagement with ICT or through the institutional management of contents or services that affect the conditions of children’s lives.

iPad Apps (The Padagogy Wheel) iPads in Education Everything you need to teach anything. Apps that delight. Books that captivate. A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning by Terry Heick I’ve been talking with a friend recently about project-based learning, which is leading to a TeachThought Project-Based Learning framework hopefully sometime next week. (Or whenever I finally get this TeachThought podcast off the ground–maybe Tuesday? Ish?) In the meantime–and in pursuit–I’ve been thinking of the kinds of questions I consider when planning a project–or planning a unit when students plan a project on their own.

A Primer on Digital Literacy Adapted from the book Digital Literacy by Paul Gilster (John Wiley & Sons, 1997) Introduction In the summer of 1996, renowned journalist Pierre Salinger wrote about a conspiracy surrounding the downing of TWA Flight 800. His proof? An e-mail message circulated on the Internet that purportedly originated from the former Safety Chairman of the Airline Pilots Association.

Digital Literacy: Professional Development Resource This resource is designed to support primary and secondary teachers to integrate the development of students’ digital literacy into everyday learning. The activities cover the following areas: Developing practitioners’ understanding of digital literacy and its relevance to their own contexts.Planning activities that can be integrated into everyday teaching to support students to develop both subject knowledge and digital literacy.Practical ideas for the classroom, including explorations of free web-based tools and activities.

Digital Kindergarten: Best Free Literacy Apps Why 'literacy' and not reading or writing? "The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) defines literacy as the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society." I find that reading and writing are so interwoven (and that they should be) that it's difficult to classify some apps into just reading or writing.

Stuckey in Second: Close Reading with Oreos {by Primary Polka Dots} What a fun day! My team and I heard about this awesome OREO cookie lesson from the third grade teachers at our school and of course, since it involved OREOs, we had to try it!! It was just one of those awesome lessons, better than I thought it would be. It made my whole day! (Even if the kids had been eating Oreos!) For the full lesson, see Lindsay's store at Primary Polka Dots for her Close Reading lessons.

CyberWise Digital Citizenship Today we communicate through a powerful combination of words, images and sounds. Therefore, becoming "media literate" requires a new set of skills that enable us not only to comprehend, but also to create and distribute information across all mediums. At CyberWise we believe that Digital Citizenship is the first step to Media Literacy. Because, just like Driver's Education prepares young people to get behind the wheel of a Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Don't Miss These Google Resources and Lesson Plans for Teaching Digital Citizenship September 25 , 2014Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum is a great resource from Google to help teachers educate their students on the importance of digital citizenship and the different ways and strategies to use to keep themselves safe while using the net. This work is a fruit of a partnership between Google security team and experts from iKeepsafe and it provides some interesting lesson plans that teachers can use in their classrooms. The purpose of these lessons are to : Enable students to think critically Properly evaluate online sourcesHelp students understand how to protect themselves from online threats ( e.g bullies and scammers).think before they shareBe good digital citizens. Here are the three major featured in this resource: Class 1: Become an Online Sleuth

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