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5 Ways to Build A Future Leader

5 Ways to Build A Future Leader | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
English: KIS International School Students (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Philly is a great town – it’s filled with interesting people and awesome food (oh yes, with a little history thrown in).

 

"According to a recent study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, 80 percent of companies say that “advanced manufacturing” is the area where they anticipate the greatest hiring challenge in the coming years. These are not your father’s manufacturing jobs; virtually all of them demand mastery of complex computer skills."

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What are high schools doing to prepare students for the real world?

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Teaching digital and media literacy within the classroom. Looking at bridging the digital divide in classrooms and communities.
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Where to Find Good Educational Videos

Where to Find Good Educational Videos | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
There’s a right and a wrong way to use videos in the classroom. Not all videos are primed for instructional use, and not all instruction lends itself to video. However, pairing a great video with the tools students need to engage with it can lead to a deeper understanding of or alternate perspective on what’s being taught. Check out the September Education Update article “Showing Videos in the Classroom: What’s the Purpose?” to learn three criteria for selecting an effective video and find tips
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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post).
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How to preserve the web’s past for the future - FT.com

How to preserve the web’s past for the future - FT.com | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
When a group of investigative reporters was raided last month in Crimea by masked gunmen, they made an unlikely call: to a group of archivists 6,000 miles away in San Francisco. After years of working to expose corruption in Ukraine, the Crimean
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KCTV5 Special Report: Bridging the digital divide

KCTV5 Special Report: Bridging the digital divide | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Internet service is a luxury many can't afford. KCTV5 News shows you what some big businesses are doing to help some Kansas City students bridge the digital divide.
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Is your community providing online access for your school students? Is this being promoted by your schools? Important to make sure your kids and their parents can find these free hotspots.

 

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The Digital Divide Is Still Leaving Americans Behind

The Digital Divide Is Still Leaving Americans Behind | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
The connectivity gap among distinct demographics is as wide as ever. Communities are being priced out of the Internet. What it means for jobs and education.
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This learning style is creating a new digital divide in the U.S. | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

This learning style is creating a new digital divide in the U.S. | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2 | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
States that still don’t support online and blended learning styles are creating a major digital divide for students across the U.S.
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Washington Watch: "Bridging the Internet Gap"

Washington Watch: "Bridging the Internet Gap" | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
The Internet Gap, or the more commonly used phrase The Digital Divide, persists despite almost 75% of American homes now having Internet access.

This week, the Census Bureau released its 2012 report: Computer and Internet Access in the United States...
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Pew: 15 percent of Americans don't use the Internet

Pew: 15 percent of Americans don't use the Internet | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Lee Rainie is the director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, which has studied the social impact of digital technologies since 2000. He describes the five factors related to Internet non-use at Washington Post Live's 2013 Bridging the Digital Divide forum.
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The 21st Century Principal: "Digital-Divide" Is Not an Excuse to Avoid Implementing a BYOD Policy at Your School

The 21st Century Principal: "Digital-Divide" Is Not an Excuse to Avoid Implementing a BYOD Policy at Your School | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
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Bridging the New Digital Divide

Bridging the New Digital Divide | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it

"Striking a Virtual-Actual Balance

The term "digital divide" used to refer to whether classrooms had computers and Internet connections. Today, there is a new kind of digital divide. Now that most American schools have basic hardware and connectivity, there is a sharp socioeconomic division between those that have savvy tech professionals and the high-speed connections that can support WiFi-dependent tablets or laptops, and those that lack these basic internal support structures for individual student devices, let alone the funds to purchase them for all students.

Further, there is a divide between those students who have parents able to support their technology use and learning at home, and those who do not."

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How do we address equality issues for our students? Looking at socioeconomic factors between districts, professional development addressing technology for teachers, and parent support can be a bit overwhelming.  Questions need to be answered by a school district which come down to one:  What is best for students?

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John Chambers Cisco Keynote at International CES 2014 - January 7, 2014

John Chambers Cisco Keynote at International CES 2014 - January 7, 2014 | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it

"John Chambers is sharing Cisco's vision of the value of the Internet of Everything today at #CES2014 at 4:30 pm PT. Have a question for John about the #IoE? Watch his keynote live and then pose a question for him by commenting below. John will choose a few questions to answer throughout the week! http://cs.co/6016dqEA"

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Internet of Everything! Looking forward to hear what is coming to the world of business with hopefully, education following.  Always a good idea to hear what could be changing our students'  futures.

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Two Guys and Some iPads: A New Dimension of Play is Released with DAQRI's Enchantium

Two Guys and Some iPads: A New Dimension of Play is Released with DAQRI's Enchantium | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
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Looking for Augmented Reality resources for your Learning Commons? MakerSpace? Look no further - these two guys have the best resources ever!

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Why Teachers Need to Be Great Storytellers

Why Teachers Need to Be Great Storytellers | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it

The New Tech Network includes more than 100 schools in diverse settings that put project-based learning at the center of instruction.


Via Kirsten Wilson
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Awesome list of schools that are sharing PBL projects.

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, February 9, 10:21 AM
Storytelling is not only a skill for students but an instructional practice to engage learners.
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News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it

"Every teacher I've worked with over the last five years recalls two kinds of digital experiences with students.The first I think of as digital native moments, when a student uses a piece of technology with almost eerie intuitiveness. The second I call digital naiveté moments, when a student trusts a source of information that is obviously unreliable. How can these coexist? How can students be so technologically savvy while also displaying their lack of basic skills for navigating the digital world?"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 28, 4:00 PM

This is a nice article with some practical advice but it also can that helps us conceptualize the thinking skills that our students are going to need in the future (with a classic photo that embodies 20th century news literacy).  Previously, I've written on this same topic, with some strategies to how to help students assess the validity of online information with geographic content (with a series of maps and images).  I know I've been duped before, and it's okay to admit that to your students; but we need to teach students how to be critical readers as they are swimming in an ocean of digital information of variable quality.  This is why I see content curation as an important part of modern education; it is a way to teach student the tools to assess the quality of information for themselves.  They will be gathering, organizing and synthesizing digital information for rest of their lives.        

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3 ideas to incorporate News Literacy into the classroom while guiding students into evaluating news articles and media.
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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Find the visual content you need with our complete list of free image sources, offering high-quality images for your blog posts and social media updates.
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So many good images all listed in one place!

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liblist4u's curator insight, June 2, 3:22 PM

List of searchable image databases

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The digital divide. 12 people who think it’s still critical in 2013.

The digital divide. 12 people who think it’s still critical in 2013. | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Experts talk about barriers keeping so many from the digital revolution and how we move past them.
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So many factors such as geography, economics, etc. impact broadband access.  Smartphones have changed the percentages.  However, can a student really word process a paper to Google Drive on his cell phone?

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Our Schools, Cut Off From the Web

Our Schools, Cut Off From the Web | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Educational achievement, a healthy population, political participation and economic opportunity depend in significant ways on how we structure and manage our spreading digital frontier.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 17, 2013 12:00 PM

Commenting on Obama's declaration of high-speed Internet "in nearly every public school" in the context of President Clinton saying virtually the same thing in 1996, Luis Ubinas makes some astute observations on our progress. AND notes that the key is the library & librarian. True. No matter how well-connected & speedy the Internet is, there is still a dire need for someone in the school to TEACH KIDS HOW TO USE IT PROPERLY.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 17, 2013 6:53 PM

So there is a digital divide.

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's comment, July 5, 2013 11:43 AM
A digital divide AND an instructional divide. When libraries are left unfunded for years at a time and librarians are fired, laid off, or shoved back into the classroom then valuable information literacy instruction is lost to countless students.
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How Teachers Use Technology: The Latest Research

How Teachers Use Technology: The Latest Research | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Back in 2011, I wrote a post about the "New Digital Divide." Based on Pew Research data from 2011, it was apparent that, while many previously marginalized populations now had more access to the Inte
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Home « Keeping Pace

Home « Keeping Pace | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Keeping Pace 2013 is now available! The 10th edition includes updated enrollment numbers, graphics, and policy information. Download the full report, scroll…
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Check out your state's data and information.

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Smartphones Have Bridged The Digital Divide

Smartphones Have Bridged The Digital Divide | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
The smartphone - possibly the most advanced personal computing device ever - is bringing the benefits of technology to just about everyone.
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How does a classroom look when not every student has a smartphone?

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More Than Half of U.S. Public Schools Don't Have Adequate Wireless Access

More Than Half of U.S. Public Schools Don't Have Adequate Wireless Access | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Teachers of the lowest-income students are more than twice as likely as teachers of the highest-income students to say that students’ lack of access to digital technologies is a “major challenge.”
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4 Things To Consider As You Allow Phones in Class - Edudemic

4 Things To Consider As You Allow Phones in Class - Edudemic | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
As a language teacher I find mobile phones are a great resource as a dictionary, a unique way to do homework and, for many of my students, an alternative way to take notes. I’ve been using them in my class for a while now and their presence is actually hardly noticed – so seamlessly is …
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#BYOD to close the digital gaps in your classroom: What are your cell phone management guidelines?

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Young Children Turning to Mobile Devices, Report Finds

Young Children Turning to Mobile Devices, Report Finds | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Children ages birth to age 8 have "dramatically higher" access to mobile devices and use them far more often than children did just two years ago, a new national survey reports. (RT @educationweek: More than 1/3 of U.S.
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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

Via Tania Sheko, Joyce Valenza, Dennis T OConnor, Elizabeth Hutchinson
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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:29 PM

Interesting concepts listed by the author on what is digital divide.

John Slifko's curator insight, November 12, 2013 8:36 PM

The Euro American Masonic Open Forum will be experiementing with curator technology as it develops.  Curator technology may evolve into an important component of digital communication, learning and association.  

Emma Greengrass's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:52 AM

Critical thinking and information literacy skills are key for students in order to progress...

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50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

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Great resources to support Digital and Media Literacy!

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Patty Ball's curator insight, February 8, 2013 11:00 AM
50 Activities To Promote Digital Literacy
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For both teachers and students: some 50 ways to that help to promote media literacy skills.