Use multi-media to design student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by standards-based Essential Questions and facilitated by digital tools to provide students with flexible learning paths.
Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation
Safety is the motive behind most school policies regarding filtering and limitations of the internet. But what happens when these policies are proven ineffective, even detrimental, to learning and safety of the students they claim to protect?
More and more, social media is becoming a part of our daily lives. Just today, Mashable is out with a report that says Pintrest (which is less than a year old) is the #3 social network in the U.S. This report mentions that the amount of monthly traffic Facebook receives is seven billion page views, and Twitter receives 182. Again, these are just U.S. statistics. If we were to look at the numbers worldwide, I would guess they would be much, much higher.
But it isn't just adults who are moving more of their lives to online spaces. In a recent Pew Internet survey, 73 percent of all teens used social networks daily. The most popular of these is Facebook; however, Twitter, Myspace and even LinkedIn are not far behind.
And it isn't just teens. The #1 social network for kids under the age of 13 is Club Penguin. It is visited more times each day than the New York Times..
School libraries today feel increasing pressure to reinvent themselves in the face of increasing financial pressures, new media technologies, and a progressively media-savvy population. Their transformation from information reserve to knowledge center is well underway.
21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it. “Learning to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically.” ... KHSD Home :: Instruction Division :: Instruction Department :: Information Literacy ...
Digital Citizenship (including cyber-bullying and acceptable use policies). 2. Keyboarding skills using Typing Pal. 3. Using the BIS Library Media Center (includes a scavenger hunt and web quest to assist students with using ...
The new media landscape is changing very quickly. Both the number of new tools and the ways digital technologies are becoming part our lives are growing at an incredible pace. Many of us feel like we can’t keep up.
... And in Wilmington, North Carolina, school librarian Jennifer LaGarde says she’s working with her students and staff to move beyond conversations about protecting students from the evils of social media and into conversations with about how to help kids “develop a safe and responsible online presence.”
We are giving them the most amazing vehicle—technology, but we are forgetting the importance of safety education and teaching them how to both “drive” these devices and navigate this information highway.
This blog by Spencer Jardine endeavors to focus on information-literacy topics. Please share your own comments on needing, finding, evaluating, and using information. Thank you for visiting my site. If you have any ideas on ...
In 2011, the Office of Library Services launched the Critical Skills Learning program at LaGuardia Community College to teach students information literacy skills for the workplace. Information literacy is a complex set of critical ...