1. Using a hashtag helps to create community learning.
2. Hashtags can help tap into the wisdom of your entire class.
3. Share learning with your community. 4. You are never limited to the learning of your classroom. 5. You are helping kids create a positive digital footprint while also showing how social media can be used for learning.
"What is 'connected learning'? It is a concept that the Connected Learning Research Network, a group of researchers supported by the MacArthur Foundation, will be working to develop and refine. Broadly speaking, connected learning refers to the increasingly complex ways in which young people’s learning ecologies are evolving. It is the notion that, in addition to happening anytime and anywhere, learning happens across the many different networks that teens’ navigate. School is an obvious node in a young learner’s network. But school represents only one node among many others, which includes after school sites, extracurricular activities, online communities, libraries, family, and peer communities just to name a few. When the lines that distinguish each of these is blurred and learning happens fluidly across the different nodes we believe that connected learning -- learning that is social, mobile, engaged, efficacious, student-driven, adult-supported, and civic-oriented -- is happening."
The average 11-year-old child has adult-like technology skills, but the vast majority of parents still think they know more than their kids when it comes to that subject, according to a survey by security firm AVG.
"Where this book really succeeds is in it’s pitch. The language is colloquial enough to be accessible to anyone with an interest in mathematics yet specific enough to interest and engage the specialist. The book begins back in 150 million B.C. describing research that has shown that ants around back then were are able to ‘count’ to successfully navigate..."
Many states spend much more money on incarceration than they do on higher education..Wherever he is right now, Michel Foucault has a smug look on his face. Send criminals to the Ivy League instead of to prison; it’s cheaper and the outcomes (according to him) are similar.
"In era in which innovation and constant change are the norm with digital technologies, the access to and experience with digital devices, broadband Internet and composing softwares is paramount. In this infographic, ASCD not only proposes the digital divide in terms of individuals, but schools in comparison to, I assume, industry and business.
What does it mean for students’ digital literacy when the most use of the Internet by teachers is assigning homework and practice? I italicized assigning here, because it does not say that students are being asked to do homework digitally. Rather this is the venue to assign homework. What does it mean when 41% of school leaders are reducing funding for professional development and 60% are delaying upgrades? In our book, Developing Writers, we review the mixed reports about digital access and experience, and one particular point seems pertinent here: Wells and Lewis (2006) reported that 1994 to 2005 the number of school classrooms in the US with computer and Internet access increased from 3% to 94%. Still, schools are notoriously print-centric and paper-centric. And with the report from ASCD, it seems that the digital divide between the lives of our students in and out of school is only growing. Compounded to this is the reality that for many students, ASCD reports 32%, school is their one means to digital devices, broadband Internet and composing software. We haven’t even started on equity issues."
"Since my course blog was on the open Web, my students' work could be seen by others, including Google's indexing robots and the cryptography researcher. As a result, my students ended up writing for a much bigger audience. The papers they wrote for my course weren't just academic exercises; they were authentic expressions of learning, open to the world as part of their 'digital footprints.'"
Here, is a collection of some of the most common ways schools are pushing learning into the digital realm, with many employing more than one – or even all. As online education evolves, it’s likely that communities will see more and more students taking advantage of these programs, necessitating even more innovations and strategies.
As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, “information overload” is something we all seem to suffer. It is becoming more difficult to weed through all the “stuff” out there and pluck out the best, most share-worthy tidbits of information, especially if your topic is niche. Let’s face it, Google definitely has its shortcomings when it comes to content curation and the more it tries to cater to all audiences, the less useful it becomes.
The demand for timely, relevant content that is specific to our unique interests and perspectives has given rise to a new generation of tools that aim to help individuals and companies curate content from the web and deliver it in a meaningful way. These new tools range from simple, application-specific types such as social media aggregators and discovery engines, to more complex, full-blown publishing solutions for organizations....
The current generation of young children has been described as ‘digital natives’, having been born into a ubiquitous digital media environment. They are envisaged as educationally independent of the guided interaction provided by “digital immigrants”: parents and teachers. This paper uses data from the multiple waves the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) to study the effect of various media on children’s development of vocabulary and traditional literacy. Previous research has suggested that time spent watching television is associated with less time spent reading and, ultimately, with inferior educational outcomes. The early studies of the ‘new’, digital media (computers, games consoles, mobile phones, the internet, etc.) assumed these devices would have similar effects on literacy outcomes to those associated with television. Moreover, these earlier studies relied on poorer measures of time spent in media use and usually did not control for the context of the child’s media use. Fortunately LSAC contains measures of access to digital devices; parental mediation practices; the child’s use of digital devices as recorded in time-diaries; direct measures of the child’s passive vocabulary; and teachers’ rating of the child’s literacy. The analysis presented shows the importance of the parental context framing the child’s media use in promoting acquisition of vocabulary, and suggests that computer (but not games) use is associated with more developed language skills. Independently of these factors raw exposure to television is not harmful to learning as previously thought.
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