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Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning

Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning

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Teach your students the right way to Google Kelly Maher November 24th, 2014 In the age of the split-second Google search, it’s more critical than ever to train students to distinguish between primary and secondary sources As in decades past, proper research methods are an essential skill for today’s students. At a time when most students (and adults, for that matter) are accustomed to heading straight to Google to answer all of their questions, being able to sagely sift through the good, the bad, and the ugly of search results is key to creating independent 21st century thinkers. However, even when used properly, Google is not always the right resource. Bob Simon: There are not always two sides to every story There are not always two sides to every story. For me, that is Bob Simon's legacy. I heard him say that for the first time only this morning, a soundbite from an old Emmy acceptance speech edited into his obituary -- one of many, I imagine, crafted quickly in newsrooms overnight. There were not two sides in Sarajevo, he said.

40 maps that explain the internet The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world. How the internet was created Before the internet, there was the ARPANET Before the internet, there was the ARPANETARPANET, the precursor to the modern internet, was an academic research project funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency, a branch of the military known for funding ambitious research projects without immediate commercial or military applications.

teachthought: 3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student Thinking in the 21st century is just different. That doesn’t mean we’re all suddenly omnipotent cyborgs, nor does it mean we’ve all become mindless social media addicts that spend our cognitive might tapping, swiping, and drooling on our smartphone and tablet screens. But just as the 19th century presented unique challenges to information processing than the 18th or 20th, the 21st century is different than the one before, or that the one that will come after. recently released the following graphic that I thought was interesting, mainly in that it identified knowledge types for modern learning, settling on Foundational, Humanistic, and Meta Knowledge. 3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student

NC Digital Learning Initiative Leaders that understand the importance and possibilities for digital learning are key in making a digital transition successful. The resources below will help leaders establish a vision for teaching and learning in the digital age and offer opportunities for discussion among leadership teams. Responsible Use and Screen Time Source: Friday Institute As we continue to support the work of schools and districts to successfully transition to digital-age learning, the NC Digital Learning Initiative Team has developed the following list of resources for districts and schools to consider as they develop Responsible Use guidelines into local digital technology policies.

Web Literacy: Where the Common Core Meets Common Sense Are you as worried as we are that the overall impact of technology on our children’s ability to solve complex research problems is negative? Have you heard a child near you say, “Just Google it,” when asked to describe the meaning of life? Research shows that students primarily use one search engine and then only look at the first page of results.

If you use Facebook to get your news, please — for the love of democracy — read this first Use Facebook to get your news? For the love of democracy — read this first. By Caitlin Dewey June 3, 2015 Facebook’s 1.44 billion users rely on the site for lots of things: keeping in touch, sharing photos, casual stalking. Free Stuff - Big6 Select any item in the list below. Click to follow link or download item. Handouts Presentations Inquiry Learning Big6-Style: It All Starts with Asking Great Questions! - LMC Webinar by Mike & Bob [ Presentation]Introducing the Big6 - A short introduction to the Big6 - used by Mike Eisenberg in 2009. [ PPT] [ PDF]Big6 (Big6 Model) - Introduction to the Big6 - in Spanish [ PPT] [ PDF]Power Point For Notetaking - Notetaking in the digital age - using PowerPoint for Big6 4.2 and 5.1 [ PPT] [ PDF]Big6 Overview 2011 - Setting the scene and the case for essential information & technology skills instruction. [ PPT] [ PDF]Big6 Zen Overview - A creative overview presentation of the Big6. [ PPT] [ PDF]Themes of the Big6 - An explanation of how and why the Big6 works - in college and university settings. [ PPT] [ PDF]The Super3 - Getting students to think of completing tasks as a process is important.

educatorstechnology: The 7 Important Literacies of The 21st Century Education I have been studying literacy for more than a year in my Literacy Education MAEd program and have also written a 12 pages research paper on it but each time I sit down to write about it I discover a lot of new insights. Literacy is a deceptively broad topic that can be approached from various lenses. Schoolars from Plato to James Paul Gee have extensively written on the topic, each arguing for the validity of the theoretical lens through which they see it. 5 Ways to Check Who Is Tracking You Online How much do you love online content? So much you pay for everything you can? Or do you, like the overwhelming majority of internet users, accept advertising and tracking as a way of life?

Examples of Technology Integration with Young Children Key Messages When used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development. Intentional use requires early childhood teachers and administrators to have information and resources regarding the nature of these tools and the implications of their use with children. 6 in 10 of you will share this link without reading it, a new, depressing study says (iStock) On June 4, the satirical news site the Science Post published a block of “lorem ipsum” text under a frightening headline: “Study: 70% of Facebook users only read the headline of science stories before commenting.” Nearly 46,000 people shared the post, some of them quite earnestly — an inadvertent example, perhaps, of life imitating comedy.

A Good Way to Create and Save Mind Maps to Google Drive October 25, 2014 MindMup is an excellent web tool that allows you to create beautiful mind maps. Mindmup does not require registration and is very simple to use. It is also integrated with Google Drive so you can save your mind maps straight to your Drive account.