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Can digital literacy be deconstructed into learnable units? Earlier this week, Sally Pewhairangi got in touch to ask if I’d be willing to answer four questions about digital literacy, grouped around the above question.

Can digital literacy be deconstructed into learnable units?

She’ll be collating answers from a number of people in due course but, in the spirit of working openly, I’m answering her questions here. 1. What are the biggest mistakes novices make when becoming digitally literate? The three things I stress time and time again in my keynotes, writing, and workshops on this subject are: SAMR Model Visually Explained for Teachers. February 9, 2017 With the pervasive use of technology inside our classrooms, pedagogical concerns related to the effectiveness of technology in transforming education and creating optimal learning experiences come to the surface.

SAMR Model Visually Explained for Teachers

Policy Brief 17 Families Screen Time. Making Movies. Making Movies is a free online resource designed to help secondary students: Develop an understanding of the stages of a film production - from the initial idea, through the process of making the film, to its screening in cinemas Gain detailed insights into some of the many roles in the film production process Explore some of the contemporary issues faced by the film production industry Learn the skills they need to make their own films.

Making Movies

The Making Movies Teaching Resource is accompanied by 16 short, engaging video interviews with some of Australia’s leading screen professionals in roles ranging from producer to stunt performer, visual effects supervisor to marketing manager. The Making Movies Teacher’s Guide provides ‘driving instructions’ to assist teachers to use the Teaching Resource in the classroom. With discrete chapters, structured lesson plans, a PowerPoint presentation and a broad range of website links, the Guide is a thorough and accessible asset for all teachers.

Interviews. Cloud Content - CloudEd. SAMR. Excel Functions and Formulas. Flat Connections - Home. Welcome to the LAT Web Site! Technology Integration Matrix. The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students.

Technology Integration Matrix

The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below. 6 Learning Methods Every 21st Century Teacher should Know. After writing about the 14 techy concepts every teacher should know about, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is providing you with a list of learning methods together with their definitions.

6 Learning Methods Every 21st Century Teacher should Know

Knowing about these methods and employing them in your classroom will definitely make a difference in your teaching practics. Check them out below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy1-Inquiry-Based LearningThis is a learning process that is based on inquiry or asking questions. Through asking challenging questions learners get intrinsically motivated to start delving deeper to find answers for these questions and in doing so they are exploring new avenues of knowledge and insight.As you can see in the graphic below inquiry-based learning is a cyclical learning process composed of many different stages starting with asking questions and results in asking more questions.

Watch this video learn more about inquiry-based learning 1. 2. 3. What Does It Mean to Flip a Class? (A Visual Answer) - Flipping Physics. Microsoft for Educators. IFLA Trend Report. Note-Taking with iPads. I vividly remember how I first learned to take notes.

Note-Taking with iPads

My sixth grade geography teacher lectured in outline style: "Roman Numeral one - China. A - Qin Dynasty. 1 - Rulers . . . " We wrote down precisely what he said, and to this day, I still take notes in outline form. However, consider Sunni Brown's TED Talk, "Doodlers Unite. " Office 365 Education at Grant Wood AEA - Office 365 Education at Grant Wood AEA. What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers. What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Okay, we’ve had this post half-finished for long enough that some of the apps we had here are no longer relevant, so we figured it was probably time to go ahead and publish it even if we couldn’t figure out the best way to format it.

What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

5 Online Tools to Help Combat Plagiarism. All K-12 educators know how students are complaining about the piles of homework they get.

5 Online Tools to Help Combat Plagiarism

If you ask for their opinion, teachers will tell you that they don't assign more homework than students can handle, but they do have trouble convincing them to pay attention to even the simplest assignments. All students complain when they need to write an essay. Some will fail to deliver it, and others will deliver what educators hate the most -- a plagiarized paper.

You can never be sure whether or not a student has worked on an assignment all by him- or herself, but at least you can be sure that the content is unique. WoWinSchool / FrontPage. This is a collaborative workspace for the development of instructional items for the use of MMORPGs, like World of Warcraft, GuildWars2 and others, in a school setting.

WoWinSchool / FrontPage

Please take a moment to explore the various sections of the site and if you would like to contribute, please email Lucas Gillispie at lucas AT edurealms.com. The original focus of this project was to develop a curriculum for an after school program or "club" for at-risk students at the middle and/or high school level. This program would use the game, World of Warcraft, as a focal point for exploring Writing/Literacy, Mathematics, Digital Citizenship, Online Safety, and would have numerous projects/lessons intended to develop 21st-Century skills. Three Working Models to Integrate Technology in Your Teaching. May 6, 2014 Technology is obviously an essential element in our instructional toolkit.

Three Working Models to Integrate Technology in Your Teaching

Knowing how and when and for what purposes to use this technology is much more important than the technology itself. Technology integration in instruction requires much more than just digital literacy and technical knowledge, it requires foresight, clear intentions, and well planned goals. ACOT2. ACOT2 has identified six design principles for the 21st century high school: Understanding of 21st Century Skills and Outcomes Establishes as a baseline that educators, students and parents must be well versed in the 21st century skills that students need to acquire to be successful. Teachers should be able to make relevant and useful choices about when and how to teach them, and whether or not students are making progress toward their personal demonstration of accomplishment.

Rethinking what we teach must come before we can rethink how we teach. Learn more » Relevant and Applied Curriculum Offers an innovative vision of what the learning environment should become by applying what we know about how people learn and adapting the best pedagogy to meet the needs of this generation of learners. Informative Assessment A Culture of Innovation and Creativity. The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - EdTech, SAMR, Teaching. This summer I have been digging deeper into the SAMR model of tech integration to help educators embrace 1:1 learning and the changes it will bring about. SAMR is a truly useful tool for helping teachers identify their current comfort zone in order to build expertise in designing efficient and effective student learning experiences. To reach higher levels on the SAMR ladder, teachers can make some planning and instructional shifts.

A look at the big picture is helpful when trying to understand how to help students develop important 21st Century Skills at each level. Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills I have created an interactive graphic of the SAMR Ladder to illustrate the big picture. Final Thoughts The learning that occurs as teachers climb up the SAMR ladder is what will eventually lead to successful lesson design. Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - 1:1 program, Apple, edchat, EdTech, SAMR, technology. For as long as I can remember I have been an advocate for helping teachers understand the stages of technology integration to help them effectively use tech as a tool for learning. I’ve adopted a few different tech integration models over the years, discussed the ideas with administrators for use as a starting point for tech integration, and kept the ideas front of mind as I invent and discover new ways for using technology as a tool for learning.

Discussing the stages of tech integration has led to some thought provoking and inspiring conversations, but the ideas have not gained a lot of momentum in my face-to-face teaching environment until now. Interesting Ways. EDpuzzle. 20 video project ideas to engage students.

Videos are engaging. They can be a powerful tool to draw students in and connect them to content in innovative ways. Here are 20 ways to do it. In my classroom, video usually equals instant engagement. NowComment. Technology Integration Matrix. Online teacher training for using ICT in education. How to work with screencasting tools www.teachertrainingvideos.com uses Camtasia for making the training videos. I also use JING for making short videos. If you look at the menu on the left-hand side, you can see a complete list of the screencasting tools that I have worked with and made videos for.

30 Tips to Leverage The Power of YouTube in Your Teaching. A Comprehensive Guide to The Use of Edmodo with Students. March 9, 2014 Edmodo is a powerful web-based platform that has a huge potential for us in education. 5 Great Google Drive Video Tutorials for Teachers. February19, 2014 Today I am sharing with you a slew of interesting Google Drive video tutorials that are created by Anson Alexander.