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10 Social Media Skills for 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills.  Have a look and share with your colleagues.


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Digital Master or Digital Disaster? - Take the Quiz

As primary and secondary schools across the country begin teaching the ambitious new computing curriculum this week, new research from O2 reveals that many parents aren’t aware of or prepared for the changes ahead.

 

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I took on the new computing curriculum - my digital know-how is up there with GCSE pupils! Can you do better?

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Crap Detection Resources

This document is a resource for assessing the accuracy or veracity of online information, organized under a number of headings

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Published by Howard Rheingold, the topics include

 

Political 

Consumer/Business
Medical
Images
Urban Legends, Hoaxes, and Emails
Journalism 
Collective Intelligence & User-Based Detection
Academia
Twitter
Video

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JISC RSC Scotland LOL: Digital Literacies for Digital Learning

JISC RSC Scotland LOL: Digital Literacies for Digital Learning | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Monday, 2 June 09:00 - Friday, 20 June 16:00

3 week learning online course

The course is a practical overview and introduction to digital literacy. A "how to" approach for learning, teaching and support staff to innovate new models of curriculum delivery and stay on par with the digital curve. A starting point to begin developing and adapting current work practices for an online environment.

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Transforming universities and colleges for the digital age | ALT Online Newsletter

Transforming universities and colleges for the digital age | ALT Online Newsletter | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Sarah Davies, head of change – student experience, Jisc


There’s been a marked increase over the last two or three years in the level of interest in digital literacies among professional services staff and institutional managers. While ALT members have been stressing the importance of digital issues in teaching and learning for a long time, there seems to be a more general understanding now that digital literacies can transform academic and institutional life...

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'Digital Participation Inquiry' Final Report

'Digital Participation Inquiry' Final Report | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Nicola Osborne, EDINA's Social Media officer, was a member of the Inquiry Committee. She writes:

 

"This report highlights the importance of digital literacy and equality of access to enable meaningful access to, and the greatest benefits from, the internet. Those priorities are also crucial for ensuring equality of access and benefit from education, and to ensuring students have the skills and confidence to thrive in digital environments, aspects which have real importance for the work EDINA does and the communities our services serve."
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Preparing our Users for Digital Life Beyond the Institution

Preparing our Users for Digital Life Beyond the Institution | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

This blog post provides background information on digital literacy and argues that digital literacy needs to go beyond student teaching and ensure that staff and researchers, who may wish to continue their professional activities when they leave their current institution, are able to migrate content and services to the Cloud, so that content and tools can be reused once access to institutional services is no longer available.

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Jisc Digital Literacy, Learning & Teaching Practice Experts Group Storify - @christa_line

9 April 2014, Maple House, Birmingham - the 31st meeting of this group

 

This Storify aims to compliment the meeting presentations concerned with Digital literacy and specific FE and Skills projects.

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University of Leeds - Digital Dates

University of Leeds - Digital Dates | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Living, learning and working in a digital society requires us all to develop digital expertise. Digital Dates is a programme of short, informal workshops for both staff and students across the University co-ordinated by SDDU and Skills@Library to help us to develop digital skills to support all aspects of our lives at the University.

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Useful looking series of sessions in which practitioners share their use of digital tools and showcase ways social media can be used in teaching.and everyday life.

 

In addition to the forthcoming programme  previous sessions are listed and include their presentations and in some cases transcripts.

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Web Literacy Map - 1.1.0 - Mozilla Webmaker

The Web Literacy Map is a map of competencies and skills that Mozilla and our community of stakeholders believe are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web.

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Defining a self-evaluation digital literacy framework for secondary educators: the DigiLit Leicester project

Defining a self-evaluation digital literacy framework for secondary educators: the DigiLit Leicester project | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Richard Hall, Lucy Atkins, Josie Fraser


(Published: 10 April 2014)

Citation: Research in Learning Technology 2014, 22: 21440


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Defining a digital literacy framework for secondary schools - definitions comprise information & digital literacies for 21st Century Learning   

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 11, 2:27 AM

Defining self-evaluation

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Tool for journalists: Pipl, for verifying social media sources | Media news

Tool for journalists: Pipl, for verifying social media sources | Media news | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
This tool quickly tracks down people's multiple social media profiles to help with verification
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Could help you to find social media profiles you had long forgotten about...

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flea palmer's curator insight, April 9, 10:28 AM

Another tool for 'googling yourself'

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ELESIG: Understanding students' expectations and experiences of the digital environment

Presentation to ELESIG made by Helen Beetham,  Dave White and Sarah Knight, including outcomes from that session in note form

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Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | WIRED

Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | WIRED | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

...For some, it does. It’s become commonplace to argue that everyone is better off learning at least basic programming skills—that coding itself is the new, necessary literacy. We’ve seen online courses, games, new programming languages, and even children’s books pushing kids and their parents in this direction.

 

But “learning to code” is an exceedingly broad concept, and one which without more specifics risks oversimplifying conversations about what digital literacy really means. And how digital literacy is defined is important. This isn’t just about filling Silicon Valley jobs. It’s about educators, policy makers, and parents understanding how to give the rising generations of digital natives the tools they need to define the future of technology for themselves...

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"Are you an iPad or are you a laptop?" Do you  only consume or are you creative?

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Social Media Literacies online course

...This course introduces students to both the literature about and direct experience of these new literacies: research foundations and practical methods to control attention, attitudes and tools necessary for critical consumption of information, best practices of individual digital participation and collective participatory culture, the use of collaborative media and methodologies, and the application of network know-how to life online...

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Although Howard Rheingold says he may not run this course again, the schedule for ten sessions and links to many supporting texts are available on this site. lots of good stuff...


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UCISA 2014 Survey of Digital capabilities: embedding and support

The UCISA User Skills Group  are pleased to launch the first of what we plan to be a biennial survey of the UK HE sector, focusing on what have variously been called digital capabilities, digital literacies or digital competencies.

This survey, and those to come, will start to describe how institutions are developing people to perform efficiently and effectively in a digital environment.  It will complement the technology enhanced learning (TEL) survey that the UCISA Academic Skills Group runs, but will look at broader digital capabilities instead of TEL software and approaches.

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The Design Studio / DL social media

The Design Studio / DL social media | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

This page collates resources on the use of social media in academic contexts. Some have been developed by Jisc projects, especially from the Developing Digital Literacies programme, while others are external links.

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Looks HE heavey in the content but lots that can be adapted for FE and Skills

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Google Docs with tablets and BYOD for seminar tasks - Matt Cornock

My recent investigations into tablet and laptop ownership amongst our students have suggested that we might be able to take advantage of these devices in-class. Dr Antonios Roumpakis, one of our lecturers in Social Policy, proposed where this might be useful.

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Registration opens for Jisc’s Summer of Student Innovation 2014 | Jisc

Registration opens for Jisc’s Summer of Student Innovation 2014 | Jisc | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Students offered £5k grants for innovative ideas to improve education, research and student life.
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FE institutions funded via BIS, SFC, DFES Wales and DEL Northern Ireland are eligible 

 

See what last year's students thought - http://youtu.be/z2nzmZ5b0M8

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Developing students' digital literacy | Jisc

Developing students' digital literacy | Jisc | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Even today’s students need support with some areas of digital practice, particularly in an academic context, so it’s important to make sure that these needs are met.

 

While employability is an obvious driver, the potential for developing students that can learn and thrive in a digital society is being recognised as a key role for universities and colleges.

 

 

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Quick guide with a few good ideas to get started

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Creating activities to support learners towards digital fluency

Creating activities to support learners towards digital fluency | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
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Digital Literacy Forum: RSC's Northwest and Yorkshire & Humber joint event


Thursday, 19 June 10:00 - 13:30

Location: Greenhead College, Huddersfield

 

The focus of this forum is to create a range of activities to support and assess learners towards digitally fluency.

 

You will work with colleagues to:-


Investigate what makes a digitally fluent learner
Identify appropriate activities to share with your own learners (examples will be provided)
Formulate a session plan with key aims and objectives
Create an activity that is mapped to a key aspect of digital literacy
Share outcomes developed on the day with peers

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Changing the Learning Landscape - Digital Literacy

Changing the Learning Landscape - Digital Literacy | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

On 7 May 2014, LSE and the Higher Education Academy will be hosting the Changing the Learning Landscape – Digital Literacy Workshop here at LSE. This workshop will be an opportunity to hear from leading figures in this field, including Helen Beetham and Lesley Gourlay, on the many aspects of promoting digital literacies in higher education.

 

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Web Literacy Learning Pathways

Web Literacy Learning Pathways | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

If you can do X, you can do Y! Choose something you feel confident doing, and see what you might learn next.

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Useful interactive chart based on the skills outlined in the Mozilla Web Literacy Map (1.1.0)  https://webmaker.org/literacy/ - First highlights what you should know and then related skills you can learn next

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Jisc and Professional Associations Guide to Implementing the UKPSF in the Digital University

Jisc and Professional Associations Guide to Implementing the UKPSF in the Digital University | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Overview of digital opportunities and needs in each dimension of the UKPSF - resources for developers and resources for teachersDetailed accounts and case studies on the development and demonstration of how each area of activity, each area of core knowledge and each professional value can involve appropriate in relation to the digital university 

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A supportive environment for digital literacy development | ALT Online Newsletter

A supportive environment for digital literacy development | ALT Online Newsletter | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

There are many studies of how user expectations of institutional IT are changing: see for example the recent Educause review of IT issues and regular surveys from UCISA. The Developing Digital Literacies programme has focused rather on how people acquire the digital literacies they need for academic success, and how aspects of the institutional environment support them in doing so...

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Post by   Helen Beetham for the Jisc Developing Digital Literacies programme

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 4, 6:27 PM

The list of concerns is excellent. There are real risks in BYOD and how do we overcome them together becomes a central question.