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Unleash The Superhero In You - NYSCATE 2016

Unleash The Superhero In You - NYSCATE 2016 | Design in Education | Scoop.it
The theme for the 2016 annual conference of the New York State Association For Computers And Technologies In Education (NYSCATE) was "Unleash The Superhero In You." This effective branding throughout the conference hall — and the colorful capes given to every attendee — spoke volumes to the notion of teachers as heroes in seizing opportunities and embracing technology, and often struggling against the curmudgeonly villains standing in their ways
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The Best Videos Explaining Midterm Elections

The Best Videos Explaining Midterm Elections | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Many students – and many Americans – have a difficult time understanding why off-year elections are so important. Part of this confusion originates in the muddle of yard signs and Congressional ads during non-presidential years. A larger reason for the uncertainty, however, arises from the uneasy access to helpful information. Even in today's glut of online media, it can be challenging to find simple, effective tools to explain the midterm election process. The videos we collected below are some of the best resources for helping children learn about what's at stake this November and why every election is critical.

 

 

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The Other Super Bowl Commercials And The Power Of Student Voice

The Other Super Bowl Commercials And The Power Of Student Voice | Design in Education | Scoop.it

As the week ended, many of our students were abuzz over the Super Bowl this Sunday, but not so much because of the game. It's the commercials. They love them, and we have fun deconstructing the multitude of advertisements each year on Monday after the game. It reinforces their media literacy skills and provides opportunities to broaden the discussion.

 

 

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:20 AM

Some nice ideas here!

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NYSCATE 2016: Student Videos & Animations Empower Creativity

NYSCATE 2016: Student Videos & Animations Empower Creativity | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Creating videos and motion graphics nudges both students and teachers to blend a host of proficiencies. It involves visual design in colors and templates, just as it requires language skills of narration and storytelling. It supports key technological skills in manipulating online media, and it reinforces the importance of publishing in sharing child creations with peers and parents. Kids teaching kids is the purest model of learning. It is the model of the student-centered classroom, because they become the educators of their peers.
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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level  you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, …

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 22, 2014 9:37 PM

What are the 8 key elements of digital literacy? According to Doug Belshaw, who works with the Mozilla Foundation and has written his dissertation on digital literacies are:

* Cultural

* Cognitive

* Constructive

* Communicative

* Confident

* Creative

* Critical

* Civic

The post includes short definitions for each and you may watch Belshaw at a TEDx Conference on this topic.

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 2014 9:08 AM

Teachers accept the responsibility for instilling digital literacy in their students of any age. It is not a skill young people should attempt to learn on their own as it is more complicated than it appears.

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15 Great Video Sites for Educators

15 Great Video Sites for Educators | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Some very good video sites for teachers...


Via Steven Engravalle, Jenny Smith, @LearningWheel, juandoming, Ana Rodera, Adriana Marichal, Susan, Ricard Garcia, Evdokia Roka, Elena Elliniadou, Timo Ilomäki, Lyudmila Anikina
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Bnahha Langarika's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:10 PM

Para aprender mas!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:42 PM

edgalaxy.com has a tag line 'cool stuff for nerdy teachers' this is me all over. Great videos worth spending the time having a look.

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, May 26, 2013 5:55 AM

The video sites  will broaden the scope of choices for educators striving to develop materials for students.