The 7 Characteristics of Teachers Who Use Technology Effectively I just came across this awesome graphic shared by our colleagues in teachthought and I found it really interesting. The graphic features 7 habits of the highly effective teachers using technology. Even though the habits mentioned are generic , they still reflect part of the digital behavior teacher should embrace when using technology in their class. What is really interesting in this graphic is that all of these 7 habits are also the same features we find in people with " growth mindset ". If you still remember the comparison we have made between growth and fixed mindsets and we said that teachers with the growth mindset are more open to embrace change, take risks, persist in the face of setbacks, see effort as the path for mastery , and find lessons and inspiration in the success of others. Without any further ado, I ll let you go through these 7 habits and don't forget to let us know what you think of them. Priginal source of the graphic is always prepped
27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher The term ’21st century teacher’ has been met with a bit of backlash over the past year or so. I’ve seen it pop up all over the place (including Edudemic of course) as a term to describe a ‘modern’ or ‘connected’ or ‘digital’ teacher. Basically, we all seem to trying to find the best term for a teacher who uses technology to enhance learning. See Also: A Day In The Life Of A Connected Educator The terminology is not important. All of these goals are important and, more importantly, they’re detailed in Edudemic posts every day. So if you’re looking for tips, activities, or simply want to quickly know what it takes to become a modern / connected / 21st century / digital teacher, then use this visual as a jumping-off point to get you on your way.
How can we use Connected Learning principles to promote 21st century learning? : KQED Education | KQED Public Media for Northern CA You can respond to this Do Now using Twitter, G+, Instagram, or Vine. Be sure to include #TeachDoNow in your response. Follow us on Twitter at @KQEDedspace and join our Google+ Community. For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Click here to go back to the #TeachDoNow course Do Now How can we use Connected Learning principles to promote 21st century learning? Introduction Kids are learning everywhere. Clarissa is a 17-year-old aspiring screenwriter, growing up in a working-class household in the San Francisco Bay Area. This week we will examine the role of school in this larger context by working together as a community to explore physical learning spaces, course design and scheduling, assessment, learning activities, connections with the school community and the world, and other issues surrounding the design and implementation of 21st Century, Connected Learning Environments. Our driving design questions: Who are the students in our classrooms today? Resources More Resources
What Will It Take to Close the Adult Digital Literacy Gap? As new technology continues to emerge and evolve, the need for digital literacy in the American workforce becomes increasingly important. While employers’ expectations for technology proficiency were once reserved for professionals trained in information technology, many industries now require prospective employees to demonstrate basic computer skills, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and effective web search, just to get in the door. While this shift has created new opportunities for hundreds of thousands of workers, those who lack sufficient training and experience in these areas are overlooked. Almost eight in ten middle-skill jobs, which are defined as those that require less than a college degree but more than a high school degree, now require basic digital literacy skills. These jobs represent 39% of the overall U.S. job market, and can often serve as a vehicle for upward economic mobility.
Seven Elements of Digital Literacy for Adult Learners - EdTech Center @ World Education by Jamie Harris, Adult Education Program Specialist at the Maryland Department of Labor There are terms we often hear, buzzwords, that are used everywhere, and we know those words are of importance. These terms are so frequent that we may even pepper them into our conversations, even if we do not fully understand what the term means. Digital literacy is one of those terms – it is a buzzword used in law, curriculum, and professional development, but it can be evasive in meaning. Does it only mean one’s ability to work with all things digital at a basic level? Does it only mean focusing on a user’s proficiency in using digital applications such as word processors and spreadsheets? Digital literacy is defined by the International Museum and Library Services Act of 2010 as, “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills” . Technical Civic Communicative Collaborative
Digital Literacy Initiatives | Adult Education and Literacy | U.S. Department of Education The U. S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) funds digital literacy initiatives to enable adult learners to succeed in a range of academic activities, including STEM and college and career readiness. These initiatives enhance the integration of technology into instruction, increase student access to technology and leverage learning outside the classroom. Resources for Students LINCS Learner Center lists free resources to help adult students learn English, improve reading and math, and explore jobs and new careers. Resources for Teachers and Tutors Helping Learners Problem Solve Using Technology-Rich Environments webinar focuses on resources for adult learners and how digital literacy and access to technology can be improved through a project-based approach. Resources for Programs
How to Support Digital Literacy in Adult Learners The glare of a smartphone first thing in the morning is an all too familiar picture for many adults. Often our first instinct is to reach for the little device to help us navigate through our days: to provide a weather update, outline our calendars, give us a news rundown, and connect us with others. In a typical day, the average adult spends around 11 hours per day looking at screens, including smartphones, computers, and tablets, often without even realizing it. But what skills do adults need to effectively navigate digital spaces? Understanding Graphics, Digital Interfaces, and Online Reproduction Skills Researchers have deeply explored digital literacy in recent years, with many different frameworks for skills and strategies emerging. Reading Online: Branching and Critical Evaluation Skills Also vital to digital literacy is the ability to comprehend digital texts, which differs from traditional paper-based reading. Real-time Thinking Skills Social and Emotional Skills