DIGITAL YOUTH RESEARCH | Kids' Informal Learning with Digital Media OpenSchool ePortfolio | Authentic assessment for project-based learning and the 21st century classroom! Webonauts Internet Academy Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web IllustrationChristoph Niemann Writers/EditorsMin Li Chan, Fritz Holznagel, Michael Krantz Project CuratorMin Li Chan & The Google Chrome Team DesignFiPaul Truong DevelopmentFi Very Special Thanks To Brian Rakowski, Ian Fette, Chris DiBona, Alex Russell, Erik Kay, Jim Roskind, Mike Belshe, Dimitri Glazkov, Henry Bridge, Gregor Hochmuth, Jeffrey Chang, Mark Larson, Aaron Boodman, Wieland Holfelder, Jochen Eisinger, Bernhard Bauer, Adam Barth, Cory Ferreria, Erik Arvidsson, John Abd-Malek, Carlos Pizano, Justin Schuh, Wan-Teh Chang, Vangelis Kokkevis, Mike Jazayeri, Brad Chen, Darin Fisher, Johanna Wittig, Maxim Lobanov, Marion Fabing Nicolas, Jana Vorechovska, Daniele De Santis, Laura van Nigtevegt, Wojtek Cyprys, Dudley Carr, Richard Rabbat, Ji Lee, Glen Murphy, Valdean Klump, Aaron Koblin, Paul Irish, John Fu, Chris Wright, Sarah Nahm, Christos Apartoglou, Meredith Papp, Eric Antonow, Eitan Bencuya, Jay Nancarrow, Ben Lee, Gina Weakley, Linus Upson, Sundar Pichai & The Google Chrome Team
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Lesson Ideas These lesson plans were perhaps the most popular activity for last year's Digital Learning Day. The links provide a ready-made activity that you can use with your students on Digital Learning Day and beyond. You will see that each lesson includes a full lesson plan and a short video introduction from the Digital Learning Day teacher who submitted the lesson. If you plan to use a lesson on Digital Learning Day in your classroom or school, make sure to add this activity to our map. Visit the toolkits for more lesson plans, tools to use, and tips from teachers in specific areas! I Am Malala In this innovative lesson plan, students explore the power of social media in calling for change, while also improving their understanding of various cultures and social issues that impact other parts of the world. Video Introduction Lesson Plan Activity Rubric Inquiry-Based Research This great lesson has students practice online research skills by playing timed trivia games. Video Lesson Plan
Cryptocat - Create Encrypted Backchannels Cryptocat is an open source project that allows users to create private encrypted chat rooms. Cryptocat can be installed in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or as Mac desktop application. After installing Cryptocat open the application, enter a room name and username, then click connect. To have others join you in your chat room they have to know and enter the encryption key provided by Cryptocat. For those of you who get that nostalgic feeling when you see old 8 bit graphics, Cryptocat will make you feel like a kid again. Applications for Education I often talk about using TodaysMeet for backchanneling in the classroom (I featured TodaysMeet in this free PDF about classroom backchannels).
Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Help Save The ENDANGERED From EXTINCTION! The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Rare photo of the elusive tree octopus The Pacific Northwest tree octopus (Octopus paxarbolis) can be found in the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula on the west coast of North America. Their habitat lies on the Eastern side of the Olympic mountain range, adjacent to Hood Canal. An intelligent and inquisitive being (it has the largest brain-to-body ratio for any mollusk), the tree octopus explores its arboreal world by both touch and sight. Map of estimated tree octopus maximum range, including spawning waters Tree octopuses have eyesight comparable to humans. The reproductive cycle of the tree octopus is still linked to its roots in the waters of the Puget Sound from where it is thought to have originated. Why It's Endangered Tree Octopus hat from 1923(Click to enlarge.) The possibility of Pacific Northwest tree octopus extinction is not an unwarranted fear. How You Can Help More Tree Octopus Information
Digital Literacy The Seven Pillars of Information Literacy In 2011, the SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy model has been updated and expanded. While the basic principles underpinning the original Seven Pillars model, first published in 1999, remain valid, we now live in a very different information world and the new model reflects more clearly the range of different terminologies and concepts which we now understand as Information Literacy. In order for the model to be relevant to different user communities and ages, the new model is presented as a generic "core" model for Higher Education, to which a series of "lenses", representing the different groups of learners, can be applied. Currently, the Core Model and the Research Lens have been published (links available below). The SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy, Core Model for Higher Education , 2011 The SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy Research Lens for Higher Education , 2011 The SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy diagrams for download and use