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You could be a digital native or literate but would you not prefer to be fluent.
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Developing students' digital literacy | Jisc

Developing students' digital literacy | Jisc | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

As 90% of new jobs will require excellent digital skills, improving digital literacy (by which we mean those capabilities essential for living, learning and working in a digital society) is a key component for developing effective and employable learners.  But many learners enter further and higher education lacking the required skills.

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Webmaker/WebLiteracy Map

Webmaker/WebLiteracy Map | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

A map of the skills and competencies people need to read, write and participate effectively on the web.

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Teacher Colleges Seek to Shift to Digital Age

Teacher Colleges Seek to Shift to Digital Age | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
Teacher colleges, often criticized for not training educators to use technology in the classroom, are experimenting with new digital approaches to stay relevant.
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The Student's Guide To Using Fonts In Education - Edudemic

The Student's Guide To Using Fonts In Education - Edudemic | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
As students begin producing a plethora of digital work, we need to take a step back and teach them to think a little more about typography, fonts, and design.
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▶ TEDxWarwick - Doug Belshaw - The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

Dr. Doug Belshaw is a Researcher/Analyst at JISC Advance where he researches and advises on issues around open education and innovation.

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A Different Drummer: Digital literacy must be taught

A Different Drummer: Digital literacy must be taught | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

WHAT IS DIGITAL LITERACY, or literacy in general? Let’s fly way back in time and observe how mankind has dealt with its greatest challenge — understanding the objective world with a subjective mind.

 

We cannot think about objectivity without being subjective. There’s the rub. Even if one were to think objectively and announce one’s findings, others are free to doubt and contradict the findings, even though the speaker feels absolutely certain of his objectivity.

 

The problem is that objectivity is a fixed reality but our subjective understanding of it may or may not be accurate. If we begin spreading our subjective interpretations, and they turn out to be wrong, we run the risk of misleading future people who believe us.

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20 Basic Rules For Digital Citizenship

20 Basic Rules For Digital Citizenship | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
To help clarify what that “quality” can look like, knowthenet.org.uk put together the following infographic framed around Dos and Don’ts. While seemingly written for a more general audience than students and educators, the thinking is sound, including “Treat others they way you want to be treated,” “Don’t forget the human behind the screen,” “Listen first, talk later,” and “Use proper grammar.” (Yes, please do.)
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Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West: Empowering Parents and Educators

Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West: Empowering Parents and Educators | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

Digital apps designed to teach young children to read are an increasingly large share of the market, but parents and educators have little to no information about whether and how they work. Produced as part of a collaboration between the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, the New America Foundation, and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, this report scans the market of digital products and shares promising practices and programs.

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5 Gamification Rules from the Grandfather of Gamification

5 Gamification Rules from the Grandfather of Gamification | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

1. Clearly defined goals
2. Better scorekeeping and scorecards
3. More frequent feedback
4. A higher degree of personal choice of methods
5. Consistent coaching

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Sounds like the foundation of a good teaching practice to me!

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TELIC: The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

A presentation to students studying on the TELIC course at Sheffield Hallam University, 9 June 2012
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Digital Literacies and Web Literacies: What's the Difference?

Digital Literacies and Web Literacies: What's the Difference? | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

The topic of digital literacies was the focus of my doctoral thesis, which is available to read online at neverendingthesis.com. The conclusion I came to after delving deeply into the research was that we need to always talk about literacies in their plurality and that there are broadly eight essential elements to digital literacies. My question when it comes to Web Literacies, therefore, is whether (a) they constitute a subset of Digital Literacies, (b) they are wholly distinct from Digital Literacies, or (c) there is some overlap between the two. These three positions are represented by the graphic at the top of this post.

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Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code | Video on TED.com

Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab -- it’s for everyone.
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The Stuff of Problem Solving: Discovering Concepts and Applying Principles

The Stuff of Problem Solving: Discovering Concepts and Applying Principles | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

Few would disagree that building critical thinking and creative problem solving skills is imperative for today's students. However, subject matter knowledge is equally important.

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A comprehensive review of the literature on digital natives

A comprehensive review of the literature on digital natives | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
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The discussion about ‘digital natives’ has gone quiet recently, and this paper might be one reason why. The authors have made a thorough review of the literature on this topic, with over 200 appropriate references, including surveys of relevant publications from countries in Europe, Asia, North America, Australia and South Africa. Here are some of their main conclusions, although the report is best read in full


- See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/02/16/a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature-on-digital-natives/#sthash.9IhIFlVA.dpuf

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Digital Literacy Multimodal Media

Digital Literacy Multimodal Media | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
"This presentation is about teaching and learning practices.It is about why I believe schools need to become future focussed.
2014 Learning CultureJohn Hattie's research indicates that when employing computers, students learning achievements increase when students have control of their learning. Learning achievement is lower when the teacher and or the system has control. The learning culture of each school will define the look and feel of classroom activity. How students learn with technology will depend on - who is controlling the technology, a variety of tools and expectations of learning output."
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Educator Ann S. Michaelsen explains the power of student PLNs

Educator Ann S. Michaelsen explains the power of student PLNs | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

While it is no longer unusual for teachers to embrace and understand the value of personal learning networks, few are supporting their students in doing the same. I went on a search for educators involved in this work as part of a chapter I am writing for a book on the topic of student liberation being released by Steve Hargadon later this year,  In the below Q&A you will get a look at the insights from one of these educators.  

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Nine Strategies to Spark Adult Students’ Intrinsic Motivation

Nine Strategies to Spark Adult Students’ Intrinsic Motivation | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

How do we shift from this extrinsic reward mindset to the commitment to pursue education for the deeper and longer-lasting intrinsic value? Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs tells us that an individual will not be motivated to strive for higher level goals such as education, until lower level needs have been met (Maslow, 1970). It is the approachable instructor who believes in his or her students and is motivated to meet the needs of the individual student while simultaneously ensuring that learning takes place in his or her classroom.

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YouTube Digital Citizenship Curriculum

YouTube Digital Citizenship Curriculum | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

An exciting initiative for students and teachers to develop digital literacy skills on YouTube and across the wider web in a few short lessons.

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How 3 Different Generations Use The Internet - Edudemic

There's a stark difference between how different generations use and share content on the web. This visual breakdown sheds some light on the future.
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A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint

A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

Have you ever Googled yourself ? Have you ever checked your virtual identity? Do you know that you leave a digital footprint every time you get online? Do you know that whatever you do online is accumulated into a digital dossier traceable by others ? These and several other similar questions are but the emerging tip of the sinking iceberg.One that is packed full of concerns related to issues of our online identity and privacy issues.

 
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Carey Leahy's curator insight, September 16, 2013 7:38 PM

Some good teaching ideas and short video to use as discussion starters!

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Must share with GATES/Edmodo

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Digital Literacy Defined?

Digital Literacy Defined? | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
What does it mean to be digitally literate? And who can actually answer that question today – teachers, administrators, researchers, students? I’m not sure I can do it justice. I think that’s one of my big takeaways from participating in the #etmooc Digital Literacy topic.
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Digital Fluency: Communicating in a Digital World

Moving from being skilled and literate to fluent in the 21st century
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Toward Digital Collaboration Fluency

Toward Digital Collaboration Fluency | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
As I reflect upon some of my recent experiences in MOOCs (most recently #ETMOOC and #EDCMOOC) and online communities (especially my recent participation in #COOPLIT), I find myself thinking about t...

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Kids of Today vs 1980's Technology

Kids of today meet the toys of yesterday. Can today's Kids figure out the Technology of the 1980's? Edited by Jeremy Auten P.S. This was a fun story about th...
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What is Digital Citizenship?

What is Digital Citizenship? | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
What is digital citizenship? That's the driving question behind our current Year 5 unit of inquiry. It's the start of the school year here in Australia, so the unit begins with the establishment of...
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