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Digital Literacy: Unlocking Technology's Potential

Digital Literacy: Unlocking Technology's Potential | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Educators need to embrace the creative and collaborative aspects of digital literacy. So much great learning happens through the creative and collaborative processes.

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A bit basic, but some good points.

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Cíntia Rabello's curator insight, April 4, 2:38 PM

A bit basic, but some good points.

Tania Gammage's curator insight, April 4, 7:02 PM

A bit basic, but some good points.

WEAC's curator insight, April 5, 11:09 AM

"Although there is no 'secret sauce' to effectively help educators teach their students digital literacy, there are some key points to focus on:

  • Embrace technology. Allow students to maintain blogs or webpages that enable them to track their own learning. Google Drive easily allows students to create blogs and sites that they can share and collaborate on with their peers.
  • Personalize and share. Have students create digital stories that they can share and publish. Edu.buncee.com is a site where students can utilize hundreds of custom stickers, animations, multimedia, and even record their voice into their project so they can make it “their” own, both figuratively and literally. For example, in “My Day at the Beach,” a student tells her story with stickers and animation and her voice recording. “Come to Istanbul” describes the city and all it has to offer. Give students the ability to email and video chat with students in other countries. Skype Translate allows students to have a real-time conversation with immediate translation.
  • Encourage creativity. Don’t get caught up in the need for strictly finding information and evaluating it. Always allow for creative ways to learn and produce."
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How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching

How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Padlet is a fantastic tool to use in the classroom. This classroom how-to guide for Padlet will get you started creating pages and using it with students.

Via Deb Gardner, Jamie Forshey
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On of my favorite classroom tools. You can use it with any subject, any grade level, it's easy to use, easy to learn, and it's free!

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Deb Gardner's curator insight, February 29, 7:27 AM

On of my favorite classroom tools. You can use it with any subject, any grade level, it's easy to use, easy to learn, and it's free!

Jamie Forshey's curator insight, March 1, 9:07 AM

On of my favorite classroom tools. You can use it with any subject, any grade level, it's easy to use, easy to learn, and it's free!

Michelle Comeau Khatib's curator insight, April 15, 12:59 PM
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A great tool for online learning.  This allows students to interact and learn from each other.  Students can attach video as well. 
 
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5 Insanely Useful Collaboration Tools Your Team Needs to Know About

5 Insanely Useful Collaboration Tools Your Team Needs to Know About | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Remember the first time you ever saw the real-time collaboration feature for Google Docs (now Google Drive)? It seems obvious now, but in 2005 seeing changes happen live felt nothing short of magical. Never again would you have to email documents to various co-workers, only to manually add everyone's changes to a single document. Ten…

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S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction

S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
S: STUDENTS and StorytellingA: Awesome ASSESSMENT (Teacher-Driven and Student-Driven)S: SOCIAL (Voice and Collaboration)S: SEEK: Research and Visualization (Finding it, Citing it, and Displaying it)Y: YOU: Think about Your Own Thinking…
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 5, 2014 7:18 PM

This infographic has many ThingLinked activities and resources. To get to them click through to the post. The infographic includes five pieces of support material, including over 60 SAMR examples and resources. There are also four questions that may help you determine if the technology is an enhancement or transformative. One is below.

* Does the technology/tool allow for collaboration (e.g. within a school, district, state, nation, globe, experts, PLN)?

This post is chock full of information as well as introducing the new acronym SASSY (see infographic above).

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:54 PM

Useful resources for programme design

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Collaboratively Create Multimedia Documents With Lucidpress

Collaboratively Create Multimedia Documents With Lucidpress | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Lucidpress is a slick new service from the same team that developed Lucidchart. Lucidpress is a slick tool for collaboratively creating multimedia documents."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 3, 2013 9:20 PM

Richard Byrne has explored Lucidpress, a new tool from the creators of Lucidchart (which is one of the best deals around for educators for creating mindmaps) and states "I look at Lucidpress as being the best of Apple's Pages and the best of Google Documents combined into one slick service."

Like Lucidchart this tool is built for collaboration. The site states “receive feedback from coworkers…collaborate with anyone on any browser, anywhere. With live chat, document presence, and commenting, you’ll never have to compile scribbled feedback…”

Educators will be pleased to hear that free accounts are available.

To go directly to the video click through to Richard Byrne's post. To go directly to Lucidpress: https://www.lucidpress.com.

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Building Teacher Collaboration School-wide

Building Teacher Collaboration School-wide | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Teacher collaboration, a common element of middle grades initiatives, includes these rganizational models: common planning time, professional learning communities, and critical friends groups. This article describes the models and offers recommendations for successful teacher collaboration.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 22, 12:34 PM
What worked for me was when I spent time with teachers who stretched and challenged me and, in turn, expected that from me. It was less of an echo chamber effect.
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The Innovator's Mindset: Envisioning the Future

The Innovator's Mindset: Envisioning the Future | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Innovation is everyone's great desire. We worship innovation. Entrepreneurs embrace it. Careers are made on it. Companies compete over it. The challenge is we may not all be talking about the same thing.

 

The innovator's mindset embraces these ten strategies I have found in my research:
1. Bring value and meaning that is clearly unique. 
2. Create a culture of inventing that others can build on. 
3. Move with velocity to embrace the new. 
4. Have the courage to create. 
5. Disrupt yourself before others do. 
6. If you don't have passion about an idea, don't do it. 
7. Change something to make it better, bring the value. 
8. Monetizing innovation is called success. 
9. People do the innovating. 
10. Decide what mountain top you want to own, then go for it.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 12, 2015 10:03 AM
Innovation is everyone's great desire. We worship innovation. Entrepreneurs embrace it. Careers are made on it. Companies compete over it. The challenge is we may not all be talking about the same thing.


The innovator's mindset embraces these ten strategies I have found in my research:
1. Bring value and meaning that is clearly unique. 
2. Create a culture of inventing that others can build on. 
3. Move with velocity to embrace the new. 
4. Have the courage to create. 
5. Disrupt yourself before others do. 
6. If you don't have passion about an idea, don't do it. 
7. Change something to make it better, bring the value. 
8. Monetizing innovation is called success. 
9. People do the innovating. 
10. Decide what mountain top you want to own, then go for it.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


RESENTICE's curator insight, October 19, 2015 3:06 AM

La mentalité de l'enseignant novateur en dix stratégies dont  : la co-animation en classe et l'évaluation ...

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The Educator with a Growth Mindset

Presentation materials for an educator inservice on growth mindsets. Includes background information, historical perspectives, a self-assessment, and strategi…

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=MindShift...

 


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Margarita Parra's curator insight, October 3, 2014 10:03 AM

Abrirse a las ideas, explorar alternativas, aprender de otros, utilizar eficientemente los recursos tecnológicos, colaborar, compartir,...

Chris Carter's curator insight, October 3, 2014 8:48 PM

Ready-to-go presentation

Tony Meehan's curator insight, October 4, 2014 5:49 AM

All you need to introduce a growth mindset culture, anywhere, comprehensively and generously compiled by @JackieGerstein Ed.D.

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20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools

20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
20 options for real-time collaboration tools for you to select from.

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Entreprise Peinture Deco's curator insight, January 3, 2014 3:20 AM
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Lewis Walker's curator insight, January 3, 2014 10:14 AM

Tools that can help make distant learning and other group projects workable.

lynnegibb's curator insight, January 7, 2014 1:26 AM

Some great tools for collaboration - lots I havnt heard of

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Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Think - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Think - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
As an elementary teacher, I can’t help but notice that children today want quick answers and do not take the time to think things through.

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Carolyn Williams's curator insight, August 26, 2013 4:57 AM

Making it Fun!

Kymberley Pelky's curator insight, August 26, 2013 3:12 PM

In an age where children expect everything to be instant, their responses become the same without taking time to process the information first.

Becky Mowat's comment, August 26, 2013 9:48 PM
Analysis and synthesis take time...and are critical to problem solving, as we all know. How to teach these higher level thinking processes is key to helping students become successful independent learners.