50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students 50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students by Terry Heick Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.” Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners. The impact of this change is extraordinarily broad, but for now we’ll narrow it down to changes in how learners respond to the media they consume. The most fundamental pattern of formal academia is to read something and then write about it.
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Apps for multiple intelligences What makes the iPad brilliant is that it caters to all different intelligences. In fact most apps touch upon all different types of intelligences. I’ve tried to match all of my favorite educational apps with their corresponding intelligences. For those apps that matched with more than one, I’ve used equivalents. For example, Showme and Educreations are interactive whiteboard apps that have got the same functions and both fit in the Visual and Aural box.
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18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students' Reading and Writing Marissa Broyles taught English and social studies to a class or sixth graders who needed extra support last year. She experimented with many of the tools Levesque has compiled and saw how her willingness to be flexible as a teacher made her students feel supported. One girl with dyslexia could easily have been mistaken for being further behind than she really was because of how much she struggled with writing.
Pre-writing - Inspired Writing Padlet.com - How To Video Build a Wall to: generate topics to write about, starter sentences, small moments, interesting adjectives.... Include images, links, video to better describe/explain what you added to the community wall. Use this tool for any or all the parts of the writing process to capture your notes and/or media. Use it to show sequence of events in a story (first, second, third...). Try it as a whole class "Word of Day using it in a sentence".
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