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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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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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Colleen Adam's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:23 PM

Great article about the imporatnce of being an effective searcher and tips to help you help your students!

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:29 PM

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

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
Kevin Kochan's curator insight, March 3, 2014 8:08 PM

For both teachers and students: some 50 ways to that help to promote media literacy skills.

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Media Literacy: Learning at the Oscars | MiddleWeb

Media Literacy: Learning at the Oscars | MiddleWeb | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it

It's Oscar season and media literacy consultant Frank W. Baker offers some ideas about leveraging student interest in movies to teach visual literacy skills.


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Great ideas for using the Academy Awards to include media literacy into lessons! 

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Creative Commons Bulletin Board

Creative Commons Bulletin Board | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Bulletin board display in our junior high school library computer lab. Printable versions of these banners, headers, and signs may be found here. Please forgive the bad editing of this photo.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 6, 2014 10:33 PM

This is FANTASTIC -- follow the link to the poster printable jpegs!

Nicole Collins's curator insight, January 10, 2014 12:19 PM

Great way to introduce and remind students about Creative Commons

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CNN Student News - October 29, 2013 - CNN International

CNN Student News - October 29, 2013 - CNN International | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
CNN Student News - October 29, 2013
CNN International
Media Literacy Question of the Day: To what extent are anniversaries of major events newsworthy? What factors might contribute to coverage of news anniversaries?
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CCN Student News - perfect share with teachers since it includes video, transcripts, and curriculum discussion questions.

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4 Design Tactics to Take Your Deck From Good to Great

4 Design Tactics to Take Your Deck From Good to Great | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
In order to deliver an all-around memorable experience, great content must be accompanied by great design. My motto is, “Content is King, and design is its Queen.” Take, for example, these two slid...

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:10 AM

I love these examples!~ They really bring home the points!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, November 13, 2013 9:55 PM

Good examples and simple points to share with students who often disregard even the basics when it comes to slide presentation design. 

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5 Ways to Increase Digital Literacy via Blended Learning Models

5 Ways to Increase Digital Literacy via Blended Learning Models | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Five basic blended learning methods that will help you increase digital literacy within your classroom.

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Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:19 PM

Common sense ideas that might help with the transition to the world of byod...

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Gone Readin' Literacy Collection : PBS LearningMedia

Gone Readin' Literacy Collection : PBS LearningMedia | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
PBS Learning Media Home Page

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How to Compress Your iPhone Photos

How to Compress Your iPhone Photos | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
How do you save the memories from a iPhone you've operated for months or years? Learn how to bulk-compress and save your iOS photos to the cloud.

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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."

Linda Dougherty's insight:

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.


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Awesome list of schools that are sharing PBL projects.

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, February 9, 2014 10:21 AM
Storytelling is not only a skill for students but an instructional practice to engage learners.
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Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage - YouTube

Emmy recipient for Best Informational / Instructional Program The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Nashville/Midsouth Chapter, 2012 For lyrics ...
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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:52 PM

"Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage is a parody music video paying homage to Alice Paul and the generations of brave women who joined together in the fight to pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in 1920."  Follow the links to complete teacher resources for teaching the 19th Amendment. Great resource not only for social studies classes but use to explore media literacy.

Christine Jansen's curator insight, February 3, 2014 7:41 PM

This was wonderful! Must share with everyone.

 

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25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer

25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
There are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. Here are just 25 killer websites that may just make you more clever than ever before.
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Familiar fav's like Khan Academy and Project Gutenberg plus the great Codeacademy and TED talks.  Need to check on Anki for flashcards that let you embed video, audio, and images.

 

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The Modern Presenter: Goodbye Clip Art, Hello Photos!

The Modern Presenter: Goodbye Clip Art, Hello Photos! | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
What grabs people's attention today? Large, beautiful photos. Just look to your Facebook feed, Instagram and just about anywhere on the Web these days. The same applies to presentations. Steve Jobs...
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Makes for another reason to use your own photographs for presentations.  Howver, make sure the pics are of high quality!

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How To Tweet Photos So You’ll Get The Most Retweets - AllTwitter

How To Tweet Photos So You’ll Get The Most Retweets - AllTwitter | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
How To Tweet Photos So You’ll Get The Most Retweets
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Lessons Worth Sharing

Lessons Worth Sharing | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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Adding this to Digital and Media Literacy "have to share" with teachers and librarians.  Thinking of library apps and resources organized with tutorial videos and formative assessments.  For classroom instruction, add the discussion question components.

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Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:44 PM

A great way to dip a toe in the lesson flipping pond....

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The Netflix Of Books

The Netflix Of Books | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Oyster, an app launched yesterday by a trio of self-proclaimed bookworms, is already being called the "Netflix for books." That's a lofty moniker, but the app may just live up to the hype - it offers access to over 100,000 books for $9.95 a month!
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Competition for Amazon Prime? Unlimited books for Oyster but Amazon Prime offers movies and more.

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