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RJ Stangherlin

Digital Literacy vs Networked Literacy | U Tech Tips - 0 views

    I woke up this morning to find the following Tweet from Jeremy Brueck:This line between digital literacy and networked literacy is a fine one... Interesting read worth perusing.
Cleve Couch

Educational Leadership:Literacy 2.0:Teaching Media Literacy - 0 views

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      Only 76% of my current students have internet access at home via laptop or PC
  • U.S. students may learn something about evaluating sources in research paper assignments and learn to recognize propaganda in social studies, but that's often the extent of their media literacy instruction.
    • Cleve Couch
      We have more than 1400 students at my middle school; we share two carts of laptops with 30 laptops each among more than 400 sixth graders--very limited amount of access time.
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  • spurred by students' access to unlimited information on the Internet.
  • Can students learn to recognize bias, track down sources, and cross-check information?
  • One of the most basic strands of media literacy emphasizes the skills and knowledge students need to locate and critically assess online content.
  • digital media literacy skills are vastly underrepresented in the curriculum for all but the most advanced students (as, indeed, are offline critical-thinking and reading-comprehension skills).
  • Choosing appropriate search engines, following relevant links, and judging the validity of information are difficult challenges, not only for students of all ages, but also for most adults, including many teachers.
  • Although based on offline rather than online media literacy, the study found that explicit media literacy instruction increased both traditional literacy skills, such as reading comprehension and writing, and more specific media-related skills, including identification of techniques various media use to influence audiences.
  • From video games to social networks, incorporating what students are doing online into the school curriculum holds great, and perhaps the only, promise for keeping students engaged in learning
Bonnie Feather

Life on the Screen: Visual Literacy in Education | Edutopia - 29 views

    From Edutopia, The role of visual literacy in education.  ...from the article: "When people talk to me about the digital divide, I think of it not being so much about who has access to what technology as who knows how to create and express themselves in this new language of the screen. If students aren't taught the language of sound and images, shouldn't they be considered as illiterate as if they left college without being able to read or write?"
Jennifer Dorman

Literacy Debate - Online, R U Really Reading? - Series - - 0 views

    Terrific article about what literacy really means - books and periodicals, online reading, etc. "Some Web evangelists say children should be evaluated for their proficiency on the Internet just as they are tested on their print reading comprehension. Starting next year, some countries will participate in new international assessments of digital literacy, but the United States, for now, will not."
Kathleen Gormley

Langwitches Blog » What does it Mean to be Literate? - 0 views

    Blog--new literacies and how literacy has changed.
Jackie Gerstein

Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum - Know your web - Good to Know - Google - 14 views

    Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum
Dean Mantz

US Digital Literacy - 10 views

    Top notch resource site on digital literacy that provides instructional strategies, digital toolkits and more.
Kathleen Gormley

Cool Cat Teacher Blog - 0 views

    Won the Edublog award for best teacher blog with lots of digital literacy.
Dean Mantz

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Top 10 Sites for Creating Digital Comics - 15 views

    Create digital comics using 1 of these 10 options.
Dean Mantz

Digital Literacy in the primary classroom | Steps in Teaching and Learning - 14 views

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    Cultural [Cu] Cognitive [Cg] Constructive [Cn] Communication [Co] Confidence [Cf] Creative [Cr] Critical [Ct] Civic [Ci]
Kathleen Gormley

Grant Program - 0 views

    Good digital literacy grant opportunity..something to think about for classroom teachers!
Kathy Fiedler

Education Week Teacher: How Blogging Can Improve Student Writing - 0 views

    Command of the written word is a vital 21st-century skill, even if we are using keys, buttons, and tablets instead of pens and pencils. In fact, in our digital world, communication is now more instantaneous than ever. How do we prepare our students to meet the challenge? Blogging can offer opportunities for students to develop their communications skills through meaningful writing experiences. Such projects not only motivate students to write, but motivate them to write well. Furthermore, student-blogging projects can be designed to address the Common Core State Standards for writing. For example, see anchor standard six, which calls upon students to use technology to "produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others." Score!
Randy Rodgers

StoryJumper: create your own children's book. - 23 views

    Wonderful tool for elementary digital storytelling.
Jennifer Dorman

My StoryMaker - 1 views

    My StoryMaker is a flash-based free online application that students can use to create online digital stories.
Nik Peachey

The Science of Happiness - Lessons in Digital Literacy - 0 views

    Science of Happiness - Lessons in #DigitalLiteracy #elt #clil #infographic #stem #k12
Jennifer Dorman

Children, Digital Media & Our Nation's Future: Three Challenges for the Coming Decade - 0 views

    Publication by Rima Shore, Ph.D.
Fred Delventhal

StoryPlace - The Children's Digital Library - 0 views

    Children and their parents have for years enjoyed attending storytimes, checking out books and participating in a number of other educational, entertaining and participatory programs at the various locations of The Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County. StoryPlace, an interactive web site, came about to provide children with the virtual experience of going to the library and participating in the same types of activities the library offers. In the summer of 1999, a team of Children's Librarians and Specialists got together with in-house web developers to begin development on this exciting site. In the Spring of 2000, StoryPlace premiered with its first section, the Pre-School Library, completed.
Tom McHale

Kids Create -- and Critique on -- Social Networks | Edutopia - 1 views

  • "With Web 2.0, there's a strong impetus to make connections," says University of Minnesota researcher Christine Greenhow, who studies how people learn and teach with social networking. "It's not just creating content. It's creating content to share."
  • And once they share their creations, kids can access one of the richest parts of this learning cycle: the exchange that follows. "While the ability to publish and to share is powerful in and of itself, most of the learning occurs in the connections and conversation that occur after we publish," argues education blogger Will Richardson (a member of The George Lucas Educational Foundation's National Advisory Council).
  • In this online exchange, students can learn from their peers and simultaneously practice important soft skills -- namely, how to accept feedback and to usefully critique others" work.
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  • "I learn how to take in constructive criticism," says thirteen-year-old Tiranne
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  • Using tools such as the social-network-creation site Ning, teachers can easily develop their own networks, Mosea says. "It is better to create your own," he argues. "If a teacher creates his or her own network, students will post as if their teacher is watching them, and they'll tend to be more safe. "You can build social networks around the curriculum," Mosea adds, "so you can use them as a teaching resource or another tool." An online social network is another tool -- but it's a tool with an advantage: It wasn't just imposed by teachers; the students have chosen it.
    "Self-Directed Learning When students are motivated to create work that they share online, it ignites an independent learning cycle driven by their ideas and energized by responses from peers."
    Self-Directed Learning "When students are motivated to create work that they share online, it ignites an independent learning cycle driven by their ideas and energized by responses from peers."
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