Top 22 Benefits of Trees | TreePeople Trees combat the climate change Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) caused by many factors is a building up in our atmosphere and contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles. Trees clean the air Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark. Trees provide oxygen In one year an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people. Trees cool the streets and the city Average temperatures in Los Angeles have risen 6°F in the last 50 years as tree coverage has declined and the number of heat-absorbing roads and buildings has increased. Trees conserve energy Three trees placed strategically around a single-family home can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50 percent.
CyberWise Digital Citizenship | Why It's So Important 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 Learn More: car, Digital Citizenship prepares them to navigate the Information Superhighway safely and confidently. Okay, Got It. While there is still some debate as to the exact definition of the term, we like this one from Ann Collier: "Critical thinking and ethical choices about the content and impact on oneself, others, and one’s community of what one sees, says, and produces with media, devices, and technologies." Fortunately, this idea of Digital Citizenship is gaining traction (if not in the classroom, at least on the Internet!). @KevinHoneycutt
Awesome Digital Citizenship Poster for Young Learners May 19, 2014 Digital citizenship is one important element of students digital literacy toolkit. Besides developing digital skills that allow them to access, search for, find, evaluate and synthesize digital content, students, most importantly, need to learn how to stay safe while using the net. They need to learn how to deal with the Internet hazards and how to maintain a good digital footprint. Digital citizenship is not only about online safety but is also about netiquette (online social conventions). Learning what kind of digital content to share, how to appropriately cite digital materials, and how to comment on others work (to mention but a few examples) are all digital practices that should be held in equal footing with online safety procedures. I have compiled a fabulous resource encompassing a wide variety of materials teachers can use to teach students about digital citizenship which you can access here. Check out the original poster here.
The Importance of Trees - Learn Value and Benefit of Trees Since the beginning, trees have furnished us with two of life's essentials, food and oxygen. As we evolved, they provided additional necessities such as shelter, medicine, and tools. Today, their value continues to increase and more benefits of trees are being discovered as their role expands to satisfy the needs created by our modern lifestyles. Community and Social Value Trees are an important part of every community. Using trees in cities to deflect the sunlight reduces the heat island effect caused by pavement and commercial buildings. Ecological and Environmental Value Trees contribute to their environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. Trees control climate by moderating the effects of the sun, rain and wind. Both above and below ground, trees are essential to the eco-systems in which they reside. Many animals, including elephants, koalas and giraffes eat leaves for nourishment.
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. The e-mail message was of dubious origin and could not be corroborated by any serious evidence. Yet it was clever enough to take in Salinger. It was incidents such as this that prompted Paul Gilster to ask, "In a world where anyone can publish, are all publications suspect? Gilster's answers to these and other troubling questions can be found in his groundbreaking new book, Digital Literacy, just published by John Wiley & Sons (ISBN 0-471-16520-4). The following Primer on Digital Literacy is adapted from Gilster's book. Content Evaluation When is a globe-spanning information network dangerous? E-Mail. Search Engines.
untitled 8 digital skills we must teach our children The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. Experts are predicting that 90% of the entire population will be connected to the internet within 10 years. Children are using digital technologies and media at increasingly younger ages and for longer periods of time. The digital world is a vast expanse of learning and entertainment. Moreover, there is the digital age gap. So how can we, as parents, educators and leaders, prepare our children for the digital age? Digital intelligence or “DQ” is the set of social, emotional and cognitive abilities that enable individuals to face the challenges and adapt to the demands of digital life. Digital identity: The ability to create and manage one’s online identity and reputation. Digital use: The ability to use digital devices and media, including the mastery of control in order to achieve a healthy balance between life online and offline. Share
Classroom Aid | 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. 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. Twoogle lets you search multiple social sites and search engines from one page. The Infopeople Project is supported by the U.S. Bookmark :
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