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You could be a digital native or literate but would you not prefer to be fluent.
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Why Web Literacy Should Be Part of Every Education

Why Web Literacy Should Be Part of Every Education | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
Like reading, writing, and arithmetic, web literacy is both content and activity. You don’t just learn “about” reading: you learn to read. You don’t just learn “about” arithmetic: you learn to count and calculate.
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The 10 Commandments of Social Media

The 10 Commandments of Social Media | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

This is part of Caitlin's social media manager series, dedicated at ways to help social media managers improve their tactics, tools and best practices to make them more effective.

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Students Urge Teachers to Embrace Digital Tools

Students Urge Teachers to Embrace Digital Tools | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

Students at an education conference said it was time to tear down the wall between their digital lives outside of school and in school, where much access to technology is restricted. 

 

“When I suggested using Twitter and Facebook in the classroom to one of my teachers, I was told, ‘I don’t want to be replaced by a computer,’”“When I suggested using Twitter and Facebook in the classroom to one of my teachers, I was told, ‘I don’t want to be replaced by a computer,’”

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Middle School Girls Want Access to E-Learning

Middle School Girls Want Access to E-Learning | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
For years now, advocates of online learning have been pushing virtual education as an answer for students who want a more personalized, self-paced, and technology-based approach to their education.

In other words, as a solution for middle school girls.

That's perhaps the most surprising finding of a new report released today by nonprofit educational research group Project Tomorrow here at ISTE 2012 in San Diego, the 11th such report to be released as part of the yearly Speak Up survey that asks students, parents, teachers, and administrators about their ed-tech habits, aspirations, and attitudes.
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The Problem (And Solution) To Your Digital Stress

The Problem (And Solution) To Your Digital Stress | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

This is your brain on technology!

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Transliteracy – The Use of Transmedia In the Classroom

Transliteracy – The Use of Transmedia In the Classroom | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
One of the things I love most about transmedia storytelling is that it benefits so many different industries and verticals. While it started out as an entertainment storytelling strategy, it’s evolved into something that can be used in activism, education and marketing – to name a few. If you’re looking for an intro to transmedia basics this white paper looks at the history and evolution of transmedia while providing a 101 look at how it’s used today.
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Digital Native Myth Buster

Primary teachers leave technology to the secondary teachers; Secondary teachers leave technology to the Higher Ed Teachers; and Higher Ed teachers assume that students are “digital natives”. Tech skills of Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Research, Social Learning, and Media Literacy in general are not being taught by some educators, but rather being assumed to be mastered by our digital natives. Of course a question obvious to many is, if these are skills required for media literacy, how many of our educators are media literate? The answer to that is critical to how many educators will enthusiastically embrace teaching with tools of technology. No, this does not apply to all educators, but if it does apply to some, then that is too many.
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The Real Tsunami Coming in Higher Education

The Real Tsunami Coming in Higher Education | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it

No, online learning may be part of the current, but the tsunami itself will be something different. The tsunami will come from a notion as old and as distinctive as American education itself. The notion about which I speak is that education takes place not just in the classroom — and now through a computer, iPad or smart phone screen — but literally "everywhere, anywhere, anytime."

 

Yes, education happens in schools and colleges, but it happens also in the home, on the job, at places of worship and through individual initiative. Education also is never finished. A degree offered decades ago — even a few years ago — is obsolete with respect to up-to-date factual knowledge (critical-thinking skills, leadership skills in a residential setting and historical knowledge stay relevant, however). The "anytime" in a distinctively American education means that there is an imperative to amass knowledge through a lifetime and demonstrate acquisition.

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Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning

The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance), founder and producer of Digital Learning Day, is pleased to share the first in its series of digital learning papers entitled, Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning.
 
Preparing all students to succeed in today’s increasingly global economy and complex world requires a shift from a teacher-centric culture to learner-centered instruction. This report examines the characteristics of learner-centered instruction and the support that educators and schools will require to make such an approach work. It argues that a learner-centered approach will not succeed without a cultural shift throughout the education system that includes maximizing the potential of digital learning to meet students’ needs.


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Nancy Jones's comment, June 12, 2012 6:37 AM
thanks. This is a fascinating read.
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10 Elements of Competency-Based Learning

10 Elements of Competency-Based Learning | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
Students should meet learning expectations and show what they know. Competency-based systems are fundamentally different than traditional batch processing by birthday. Here's 10 elements of a blended and performance-based system.
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Art and Science of Designing Competencies

We just wanted to let you know about our first working paper — the working title is the Art and Science of Designing Competencies. Our goal is to quickly capture knowledge through a short briefing paper, wiki resources, blog posts and a webinar. We do not want to duplicate efforts so if you now about resources that already tackle this issue, please let us know immediately! If you have resources that you think can be useful, please send them our way so that others can draw on them as well.
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20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education

20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
From understanding what digital literacy is, to developing skills and establishing ethical principles for students, our live chat panel share ideas and resources for universities (20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education
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San Diego piloting national push for digital literacy

A program to bridge the digital divide among schoolchildren by providing low-cost broadband service and inexpensive computers to needy students is being piloted in San Diego County before it goes nationwide.
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Principles of User Interface Design

"To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit; it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse." - Paul Rand
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Replacing The Classroom-As-Factory With Collaborative Learning

Replacing The Classroom-As-Factory With Collaborative Learning | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
Whether you call it collaborative education, distributed learning, or peer-to-peer learning, these emerging forms democratize the factory model. It isn’t so much a move toward the future, as a rediscovery of past methods. The game changing aspect of the new models, then, isn’t the type of education that they champion, but the methods they use to distribute.
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Google launches YouTube curriculum to educate students on digital citizenship

Google launches YouTube curriculum to educate students on digital citizenship | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
Google has developed an interactive curriculum on YouTube to support teachers in educating students on how to be safe, engaged and confident model netizens.
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Six Lingering Obstacles to Using Technology in Schools

Six Lingering Obstacles to Using Technology in Schools | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
Behind the challenges listed here is also a pervasive sense that local and organizational constraints are likely the most important factors in any decision to adopt — or not to adopt — a given technology. Even K-12 institutions that are eager to adopt new technologies may be constrained by school policies, the lack of necessary human resources, and the financial wherewithal to realize their ideas. Still others are located within buildings that simply were not designed to provide the radio frequency transparency that wireless technologies require, and thus find themselves shut out of many potential technology options. While acknowledging that local barriers to technology adoptions are many and significant, the advisory board focused its discussions on challenges that are common to the K-12 community as a whole. The highest ranked challenges they identified are listed here, in the order in which the advisory board ranked them.
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An Early Childhood Education on Acceptable Internet Usage

An Early Childhood Education on Acceptable Internet Usage | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
Face it, parents.As much as you fret over the dangers your children might encounter online, the Internet and social networking sites aren't going away...
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Digital Learning Leads to Deeper Learning

Digital Learning Leads to Deeper Learning | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
Digital learning can lead to deeper learning by engaging and motivating students and by encouraging production and publication of high quality products.
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Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation [INFOGRAPHIC] | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
Check out this in-depth infographic all about Blended Learning. Learn what it is, why it's spreading, and how it works in real and virtual classrooms.
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Teaching in the Digital Tornado | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Teaching in the Digital Tornado | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
This isn’t just information overload, it’s information catatonia – a state we reach when we’ve tried to make our brains as spacious and encompassing as the Internet itself, but instead only numbness and apathy set in.
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21 Characteristics of 21st Century Learners

Whether you are a teacher, a parent, an aunt or an uncle, it is important to know that today's students are wildly different in some ways, from past generations.
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Digital access, collaboration a must for students

Digital access, collaboration a must for students | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
In a national survey that reveals K-12 students' use of technology at home and at school, students overwhelmingly agreed that access to digital media tools and the ability to collaborate with peers both inside and outside of school can greatly...
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Why Critical Design Literacy is Needed Now More Than Ever | The Young and the Digital

Why Critical Design Literacy is Needed Now More Than Ever | The Young and the Digital | Digital Literacies | Scoop.it
Critical design literacy challenges some of our most ‘common-sense’ notions of schooling. In general schools seek to produce good, loyal, and dutiful citizens. But what if the mission of our learning institutions is to create engaged, critical, and future-building citizens? Keri Facer reminds us that future-building schools must do more than train students to inhabit some pre-determined future. Schools should be community resources and laboratories that help students develop the competence and the experience to intervene in the making of a future that is more equitable, desirable, and sustainable.
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Technology Integration Matrix

This page provides a breakdown of videos within the Technology Integration Matrix by grade level. Although you may be primarily interested in a particular level, we encourage you to view the ways in which technology is used in other grade levels. For example, you will find videos of high school classrooms in which the technology tools could be used in the same way with middle school or elementary level students. Some videos involve students from both middle and high school grades and some involve students from both middle and elementary grades. These videos appear in both lists below.
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