Digital Literacy in Schools
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Digital Literacy in Schools
How Digital Literacy can be used in Australian Schools.
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Who's Really Reading Books These Days? Surprise—It's Not Who You Think - TakePart

Who's Really Reading Books These Days? Surprise—It's Not Who You Think - TakePart | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
Who's Really Reading Books These Days? Surprise—It's Not Who You Think
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Indeed, the report's authors found that young adults read a median of 10 books every year.
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Edmodo tutorial (new layout for 2013)


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Gayleen jackson's curator insight, October 29, 2013 3:16 AM

Like the options available as a LMS with students

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Student hoaxes world's media on Wikipedia

Student hoaxes world's media on Wikipedia | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
When Dublin university student Shane Fitzgerald posted a poetic but phony quote on Wikipedia, he said he was testing how our globalized, increasingly Internet-dependent media was upholding accuracy and accountability in an age of instant news.
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Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines

Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
Create an interactive, visually engaging timeline in minutes. Use dynamic visualization tools to display photos, videos, news and blogs in chronological order.
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4 Steps To Take Digital Visual Notes

4 Steps To Take Digital Visual Notes | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
4 basic steps to taking digital visual notes.

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, June 11, 2013 9:35 AM

Great idea for visual learners. 

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Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
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A database of 17,210,317 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute

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Tag Galaxy

Tag Galaxy | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
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A fantastic tool that helps students to explore relationships between words and ideas. As well as view pictures related to that word using creative commons images through Flicka.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 47+ Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom

Free Technology for Teachers: 47+ Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
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Which infographic is right for you? | Digital Literacy in the Library

Which infographic is right for you? | Digital Literacy in the Library | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it

That’s right, there’s more to infographics than a scrolling image full of facts and figures. Different types of infographics are consumed differently. (Great flow chart! Which infographic is right for you?


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The Dos and Don’ts of Teaching Digital Literacy | Common Sense Media

The Dos and Don’ts of Teaching Digital Literacy | Common Sense Media | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
Is there a right and a wrong way to teach social media in schools? Some administrators think so. Many schools across the country have banned the use...
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Student Blogs: Learning to Write in Digital Spaces | Langwitches Blog

Student Blogs: Learning to Write in Digital Spaces | Langwitches Blog | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
Tweet Student blogging is not a project, but a process. We are continuously striving to refine, improve and re-evaluate.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 15, 2014 6:18 PM

Helpful for teachers and students.

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Is Teaching Media Literacy Important? - Mashable

Is Teaching Media Literacy Important? - Mashable | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
Is Teaching Media Literacy Important?
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The public Internet now houses over 630 million sites, a number that is growing each month.
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14 Websites To Find Free Creative Commons Music - MakeUseOf.com

14 Websites To Find Free Creative Commons Music - MakeUseOf.com | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it

"We’ve introduced you to a variety of quality image sites where you can find Creative Commons images, but the Creative Commons license goes far beyond just images. Different types of content are licensed online using Creative Commons— videos, music, and even blog content. You’ll find plenty of it online to share, remix and use commercially. When it comes to Creative Commons music — there are certainly no shortage of websites with audio you can use for any occasion. With Creative Commons licenses, you do have to be sure to take a careful look at the specific license which will show you exactly how you can use the content that has been provided for free. There’s no better place to learn about the various CC licenses than the official Creative Commons website. "


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The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia

The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
To help you understand the limits of Wikipedia's reliability and credibility, we present 10 reasons you can't completely trust information on Wikipedia.
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What is Creative Commons Licensing? (Infographic)

What is Creative Commons Licensing? (Infographic) | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
The Internet is becoming more and more the focal point of our culture. Spreading plays a significantly role - and it is easy: just a simple mouse click. Cre

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:10 PM

This infographic is designed as a comic and explains the ins and outs of using Creative Common images. You might consider using it with students. Originally designed in German this is an English translation by the designer. The infographic designed in German provides an explanation as to how you might read the infographic as a comic, providing short descriptions for each section. You may access the German version at this link: http://www.bildersuche.org/creative-commons-infografik.php and if you use Google translator it will translate the text of the article (but not the infographic).

Dean Mantz's curator insight, July 29, 2013 12:37 AM

As a teacher that strongly believes in visual learning, this is a highly recommended visual to aid in the introduction and understanding of what Creative Commons is and how to use it properly. 

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom | Edutopia

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom | Edutopia | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself. I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher's advice that students should write more than we can assess, I decided to have them blog weekly.

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The Complete Guide to The Use of Skype in Educa...

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The Complete Guide to The Use of Skype in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Education Technology - theory & practice curated by Timo Ilomäki ("@Ilotimo: Complete Guide to The Use of Skype in Education ~ Educational Technology...


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Photo Pin : Free Photos for Bloggers via Creative Commons

Photo Pin : Free Photos for Bloggers via Creative Commons | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
Photo Pin is a free tool that helps bloggers and designers find beautiful photos for blogs and websites using Creative Commons licensing. Download the photos and get attribution links already formatted for you.
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Search millions of Creative Commons photos from Flickr.

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Slidestory | Digital Storytelling Tool

Slidestory | Digital Storytelling Tool | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it

Slidestory is a new, exciting and FREE way to make presentations and share them on the Internet.

 

Slidestories are picture slideshows with voice narration. Each picture in a slideshow has an accompanying voice narrated mp3 audio file, optional tags, and text caption.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 9, 2013 4:42 PM

If you go to the FAQs you will see a list under categories. There is an education category that you can check to see examples of how Slidestory is used.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, April 18, 2013 5:05 PM

A mlitimadia opportunity.

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Avoiding unintentional plagiarism... Digitally Ready

My paper on the project What did I do wrong? Supporting independent learning practices to avoid plagiarism was well received in Manchester last week at LILAC... It is not a “how to reference” or even a “how to avoid plagiarism” project but rather embedded within the wider context of the fundamental academic principles of independent critical thinking, supported by appropriate and properly cited evidence from evaluated sources which is especially crucial in avoiding unintentional plagiarism.


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Quick Formative Assessment of Student Writing - Classroom 2.0

Quick Formative Assessment of Student Writing - Classroom 2.0 | Digital Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it

Since reading Bill Ferriter's post on whether or not true formative assessment is possible, I've been wondering how I could make my own formative assessments more efficient. This post features a screencast of me looking at student work for the purposes of formative assessment.

Formative assessment is continuous assessment. In the context of writing workshop, formative assessment occurs during mini-lessons when I ask students to do a small task and I circulate to watch what students are writing. Formative assessment happens as I conference with individual students. And, formative assessment requires me glancing at student work as I prepare for lessons.


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