How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum
So how are we doing on the push to teach “digital literacy” across the K12 school spectrum? From my perspective as a school-based technology coach and history teacher, I’d say not as well as we might wish – in part because our traditional approach to curriculum and instruction wants to sort everything into its place. Digital literacy is defined as “the ability to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate, and create information using a range of digital technologies.” Many educational and business professional cite is as a critical 21st century skill.
'Digital literacy is a complex and contested term. It is often understood as the ability to participate in a range of critical and creative practices that involve understanding, sharing and creating meaning with different kinds of technology and media ...' This made me realise that I needed to change my thinking - and the website page! It's taken me a long while getting around to it - and now it is a relatively naked page waiting to be dressed.
Education technology standards to transform learning and teaching The time for major change in education is now. In a world where rapid advances in technology have a profound impact on the ways we work, communicate and live, education has struggled to keep pace.
How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School
Produced in collaboration with Facebook. Social media is fast becoming as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. In recent months, many schools and districts around the country have taken steps to create social media policies and guidelines for their students and staff. In my work with several districts to draft these documents, I have seen many approaches that work well, and some that don't. That said, there is no silver bullet for administrators; every school, district, and state has a different set of circumstances.
Pros And Cons Of Social Media In Education Infographic
Social Learning Infographics Teacher Infographics Social media is growing and not going anywhere. Many schools are now embracing the move. By understanding this movement, schools can make better choices on how to utilize social media in education.
Classroom Management and the Flipped Class
Editor's Note:This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, CEO of Sams Learning Designs, LLC and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. Let's face it. We teachers spend far too much time and energy trying to keep students quiet so that they can listen to us.
A Universal Framework For Modern Literacy Pedagogy
A Universal Framework For Modern Literacy Pedagogy by Terry Heick Why do we need a framework? Literacy instruction has done a relatively poor job of keeping up with the urgent pace of change in the ways people read and write. What’s the big idea?
Prensky's Digital Nativism With an insulting tone worthy of the original American nativists who hated immigrants (especially Catholic ones), Marc Prensky speaks of pre-iPod humans (digital immigrants) contemptuously. (Prensky's work)
The Use of Social Media in School Infographic
Social Learning Infographics Teacher Infographics 11 Facts That Should Encourage You To Use Social Media in Your School for Educational purposes I hope that you will find valuable the following Teacher’s Guides to Social Learning
An Anti-Cyberbullying Toolkit for Educators This free toolkit has the resources schools need to take an effective stand against cyberbullying. Rely on it to start your year off right.
Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum
NEW! Learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through choose-your-own-adventure interactive experiences DIGITAL COMPASS - Where are you headed? The only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future. Bring a blended-learning approach to teaching digital citizenship DIGITAL BYTES teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas. Teens learn from peers' experiences then create collaborative projects that voice their ideas for making smart choices online. Measure Student Learning with Interactive Assessments We offer THREE WAYS to assess student learning about digital literacy and citizenship.
Pourquoi Stories: Creating Tales to Tell Why
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Another great source of references by dkherning Jan 20