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Explain-Everything-Jigsaw-Review-Template.pdf

Here is an activity for students to use an iPad screencast app to show what they have learned or understand about certain curriculum objectives.  This example is using the Explain Everything template. 


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A Great Student Rubric for Reviewing Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Student Rubric for Reviewing Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
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I am always on the lookout for rubrics used by educators to evaluate apps for mobile devices.  Honestly, rubrics should be used to evaluate apps as to assist with the determination of its effectiveness as well as being a worthy purchase.  Too many times apps are purchased and then not truly effective or used at all.  

 

Over time I have been collecting various app rubrics (http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=114002&present=true)  from folks like Kathy Schrock, Tony Vincent and others.  What makes this option standout is the evaluation is actually being conducted by the students.  Yes, students are now being asked for input and sharing of their "voice" in determining the effectiveness of options. 

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6 Studies Showing iPads Improve Learning | Teaching Techie Teens

6 Studies Showing iPads Improve Learning | Teaching Techie Teens | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Teachers who are fighting for stronger tech integration in their schools often come against opposition from people who believe technology not have a positive effect on student learning. This is particularly true with iPads, devices that many people see as a device for content consumption, not creation. Below is a list of studies into iPads and learning, with dot points about what students the study relates to, the subjects involved and the results.

http://goo.gl/CA3C35

 


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It is always interesting to see what folks include in their research to determine the effectiveness of trends and tactics. 

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Web Literacy Learning Pathways

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A remix of Laura Hilliger's original work on pre-requisite and next steps for Web Literacy learning pathways.

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Armando's curator insight, April 12, 2:46 AM

Web Literacy Learning Pathways

Linda Denty's curator insight, April 13, 2:57 PM

This is awesome!

Jamie Torgerson Willett's curator insight, April 13, 7:03 PM

Amazing Chart!  Great way to see the scope and sequence of developing information literacy skills.  

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Power League - Stimulate online debates & Discussions

Power League - Stimulate online debates & Discussions | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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This resource shared by Ana Cristina Pratas looks promising as teachers continue to establish connections outside of the classroom for collaboration purposes. 

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 3, 6:40 AM

 Power League is a versatile resource that lets you ask tough questions, stimulates debate and creates a visual league table based on votes gathered across your group.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, April 3, 3:40 PM

What a great platform to create 'buy in', thanks for sharing.

Phemie Wright's curator insight, April 3, 5:50 PM

Haven't finished investigating but so far...loving the look of it!

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Research Confirms Video Improves Learning Results

Research Confirms Video Improves Learning Results | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
If you want to improve the way students learn, retain, and eventually practice what you preach, alternative teaching styles should be considered....
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I would be interested in seeing if the research had went deeper into the subject of not just video but the use of visuals in general.  For example, the use of photos, infographics, etc. 

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The Use of Social Media in School Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

The Use of Social Media in School Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
The use of social media in school infographic plus awesome Teacher's Guides to social learning in classroom!
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This infographic has a nice break down of current social media uses by students, educators, and lesser known facts. 

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Learning information literacy

Learning information literacy | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
This paper reports on university students' experiences of learning information literacy. Phenomenography was selected as the research approach it describes experience from perspective study participants, which in case is a mixture undergraduate and postgraduate studying education at an Australian university. Semi-structured one-on-one interviews were conducted with fifteen students. interview transcripts iteratively reviewed for similarities differences Categories constructed analysis distinct features that reported. grouped into hierarchical structure represents' increasingly sophisticated reveals literacy six ways: to find information; process use create product; build personal knowledge base; advance disciplinary knowledge; grow person contribute others.

Understanding complexity concept literacy, collective diverse range ways enables academics librarians draw reported by design academic curricula targets more powerful information.


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I really like Categories 5 & 6.

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Learning information literacy
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Want To Enhance Your YouTube Videos With Clickable Links? Here’s How!

Want To Enhance Your YouTube Videos With Clickable Links? Here’s How! | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Have you ever tried to add a clickable link to your YouTube videos, only to find that you can't? There are in fact three ways to do this, methods that have remained hidden - until now! YouTube Now Lets You Create Clickable Links! YouTube is great (our free YouTube guide explains this assertion in greater…
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This is another nice tutorial that students may use in creating interactive stories using videos on YouTube. 

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10 Student Guidelines for Creating Awesome Projects

10 Student Guidelines for Creating Awesome Projects | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

1. You get what you put into this. If your goal is an A, you’ll completely miss the point.

2. If your goal is to be creative and really push yourself, you’ll probably have an awesome project that will obviously get an A.

3. If you don’t mess up, fail, or get frustrated at least 5 times, you’re not trying hard enough. Keep going.

4. If you try to find a “safe” project, it won’t be that great. If you attempt a “risky” project, it could potentially be great. Take the risk.

5. The second you begin to think of grand ideas and then start saying, “Yeah, but…”– keep going. You’re heading in the right direction.

6. This could be the coolest thing you’ve ever done or you could look for the easy way out. It’s your call. That’s how life works. If you want to be average and always wonder “What if” then go the easy way. If you want to be extraordinary, you could do that as well. Average people look for the easy way; awesome people try to make everything the coolest thing they’ve ever done. That’s life.

7. Many of your classmates will hold back and not take the extra step. Their projects will be OK, but they’ll be lacking something– you’ll know it and (more importantly) they’ll know it, too. Don’t be like them. Stand out. Take a risk.

8. If most of your friends think your project sounds great, it probably isn’t. If most of your friends think your project sounds too crazy or too difficult or too far out there, it’s probably an awesome idea! Do the latter.

9. Have fun.

10. Don’t focus on the grade. Focus on being awesome. The grade will be a bi-product.


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A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"In this quick post I want to share with you this beautiful interactive image on the SAMR model. I learned about this resource from a tweet shared by our colleague David Fife. As you can see from the image below, iPadders provided examples of how to use each classroom task according to the different SAMR categories. And in each category, a set of apps and tools are provided to help you carry out the task under study. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues. Enjoy"


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This SAMR framework model illustration is one of the better examples I have seen.  I appreciate the list of various "Class Tasks" to go along with the examples shared for each level of SAMR.  The image used has been integrated with thinglink.com allowing for interaction with specific resources that coincide with each example. 

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Christy P.Novack's curator insight, February 23, 9:14 AM

Another example of SAMR model.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 23, 3:23 PM

I've heard a lot about SMAR but never really taken the time to look into it. It might be time now that I'm looking at integrating more technology into my classroom. This model clearly supports technology and expects the use of it. 

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 27, 3:42 PM

Explains a lot about how digital tech can help, though on investigation this seems to be a model developed seemingly from nowhere without much academic work behind it. Example of a simple model stating the obvious? Does it matter that it's origins are hazy? Having had the chance to look into it and its creator, it's interesting to note how popular it is and how accepted it is, without much critique. Is it really that great a model?! Just wondering! Raises a lot of questions.

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Sources and Tags: Dennis O'Connor's Curating Secrets

Sources and Tags: Dennis O'Connor's Curating Secrets | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

There's no question that Dennis O'Connor has found much success on Scoop.it. It wasn't all coincidental, though. Dennis shared with us two of his best curation secrets and tricks:

 

1. Develop multiple sources for your topics
It's important to carefully think through the keywords that you set for your topic so that Scoop.it can crawl the web and provide you with interesting and relevant content and inspiration. In addition to taking full advantage of this, Dennis also uses other tools like Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Prismatic to find content to share on Scoop.it. Once he finds the content he wants to share with his audience, he uses Scoop.it as his social media hub to add value to that content and share it everywhere.

 

2. Tag your posts
Dennis takes a lot of time to tag each of his posts. This allows him, he explained, to assemble publications based upon his tagged topics. When he's using his information on Scoop.it for his E-learning classes, it's easy for him to filter his Scoop.it pages based upon different subjects and easily compile a list of posts and articles on appropriate topics to provide to his students. Something interesting that Dennis does with his tagged articles is to pull them by subject and create "special editions" of his topics on his blog for special classes and events that he is teaching.


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Thank you Ally Greer for sharing this resource on curation.  I like the simplicity of the graphic as it looks quite similar to the scientific method. 

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 5:33 AM

Thinking across systems to write without plagiarizing.

creditrepairaid's comment, April 3, 12:19 AM
Thats interesting
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Thats interesting
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20+ Ways to Integrate Bloom's Taxonomy in Pinterest ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20+ Ways to Integrate Bloom's Taxonomy in Pinterest ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
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You can always count on Educator's Technology for sharing very insightful and resourceful information.  This post applying Pinterest to Blooms Taxonomy is no different.  I truly believe the use of verbs at each level deepens the diagram. 

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congerjan's curator insight, February 4, 6:00 AM

Pinterest is changing the way many teachers teach. They are connecting on Pinterest in a different way then they are connecting on other social media sites. Love this Pinterest to Blooms!

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Give Students Video Feedback With the Updated eduClipper App ~ iPad Apps for School

Give Students Video Feedback With the Updated eduClipper App ~ iPad Apps for School | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"A new version of the eduClipper iPad app was released this week. My favorite feature of the latest version of the app is the option to give your students audio and video feedback. Written feedback is still an option too.

 

The new version of the eduClipper iPad app brings more of the features of the eduClipper website to your iPad. Your students can now use the iPad app to create presentation portfolios. Just as you can distribute assignments to students through the eduClipper website you can now do the same with the iPad app."


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I have been using  EDUClipper with my pre-service students and now the video feedback options blows away Pinterest in the classroom. 

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The Epic Ebook Guide

The Epic Ebook Guide | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"eBooks are around us. Do you know how to find them? What apps should you use? Do you know how to publish one? This epic eBook guide will help you understand how to download ebooks, use ebookstores, and how to find free and inexpensive ebooks and how to self publish."


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Nuno Magalhães Ribeiro's curator insight, April 10, 6:38 AM

Os ebooks são um tipo de aplicação multimédia que se impôs nos últimos anos como uma séria alternativa à tecnologia analógica baseada em papel, fruto das muitas vantagens que o suporte digital proporciona para melhorar a experiência da leitura. O Epic Book Guide, descrito neste artigo, é interessante na medida em que ajuda a compreender que apps de leitura de ebooks existem, como as utilizar, para que servem e onde as obter; onde e como descarregar ebooks em vários formatos a partir de sites online; onde encontrar edições gratuitas de livros eletrónicos na Internet e como desenvolver edições de autor em que cada pessoa pode publicar e distribuir um ebook da sua autoria.

Marja Oilinki's curator insight, April 14, 11:42 PM

Talteen! Linkeistä löytyi mm. neuvoja e-kirjan tekemisestä uusilla välineillä. Beta-vaiheessa olevaan Liber.io -sovellukseen lähetin heti liittymispyynnön. Myös MS Officen julkaisutoiminta oli juttu, jota en ollut aiemmin huomannut.

Classi's curator insight, April 15, 2:28 AM

All things relatied to eBooks. Great info.

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Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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Thanks to reuvenwerber for sharing this post on his Jewish Education Around the World page.  http://www.scoop.it/t/jewish-education-around-the-world/

 

This comes and a perfect time as my TnC356 preservice students from Sterling College are creating PSA videos and digital storytelling projects. 

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 13, 6:59 AM

I'm loving Easybib more and more. Guides for citations of all types of sources, AND website evaluation. The integration into Google Drive is wonderful. It works like Bibme without the ads! 

gwynethjones's curator insight, April 13, 12:16 PM

COOL!

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 14, 12:27 AM

Citation of sources; referencing

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Rewordify - Understand what you read

Rewordify - Understand what you read | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.

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This site along with Hemingway (http://www.hemingwayapp.com/) are two solid options for teachers and students to understand and improve writing at a deeper level. 

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, April 7, 7:48 AM

Sounds great, a tool that makes English texts understandable and at the same time promotes the learning of English :-)

Lucy Georges's comment, April 7, 7:39 PM
A bit slow and too buggy to be of any real use for the moment. Great idea however.
Agora Abierta's curator insight, April 9, 2:24 AM

Una herramienta muy útil para facilitar el reading

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Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents - TeachThought

Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents - TeachThought | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"Using tablets in the classroom–whether iPads, Androids, or surging Windows devices–is largely a matter of workflow.

 

If you can forgive a mixed metaphor, the traditional classroom sees the teacher as the both the director and the bottleneck of all productivity. They create assignments, assess proficiency, respond to assessment data, and refine planned instruction in light of constantly changing circumstances.

 

This is challenging in any context, but in 1:1 and mobile learning environments, it’s even more complex. With tablets, every student has both an information portal and a digital printing press. This means they can reach both communities and potential collaborators.

 

The above graphic from @ipadwells addresses this issue with a helpful graphic that visualizes a workflow, while offering up representative apps for each step of the process."

 


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Linda Ashida's curator insight, April 1, 6:01 AM

Check out the link at end of this post to see more of Richard Well's helpful infographics.

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, April 3, 4:36 AM

Important understanding for teachers wanting to support students to create and publish artifacts of student learning

Ann Francis's curator insight, April 7, 5:41 AM

#workflow

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A Wonderful Visual Timeline of The History of Classroom Technology

A Wonderful Visual Timeline of The History of Classroom Technology | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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Being a History and Technology teacher as well as an Infographic enthusiast, I find this design shared by Educators Technology quite interesting and informative. 

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UmeaMan's comment, March 21, 1:25 AM
wonderful infographic, great material to review the history of classroom technology.
Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, March 21, 4:14 PM

Amazing how old the overhead  projector is and still in use in some educational establishments

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NowComment: Educational Uses of Online Discussion

Online discussion help students intellectually engage with a text. This screencasts talks about the most common use case, discussion of assigned reading, and...

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This article will take you to a YouTube video discussing "Now Comment".  I like this approach as it is quite similar, in approach, to Ed-TED.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 17, 11:42 PM

NowComment 



Tom Perran's curator insight, March 24, 3:19 AM

Useful tool to help students  share their perspectives on lessons with their peers.

alexislucas's curator insight, March 25, 6:32 AM

 

appli très complète et adaptée pour l'enseignant et sa classe

permet le commentaire et le surlignage dans une interface bien conçue.

seul limite : faudra t'il Facebook pour être en classe ?

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Announcing Our Free iBooks Textbooks!

Announcing Our Free iBooks Textbooks! | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
A Community for Common Sense Educators. The Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum you know and love now fits in the palm of your hand.
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Common Sense Media has always been a teachers go to spot for materials on Digital Citizenship, Cyberbullying along with many other resources.  As of 2/27/14, they have announed free iBooks as textbooks containing their Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum.  The series goes 8 iBooks deep.  Teachers will be able to find a version for them along with student workbook editions. 

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Creating and Managing Digital Portfolios

Creating and Managing Digital Portfolios | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

dPolls continually reveal that employers are more interested in what you can do over what you studied and traditional resumes are slowly giving way to digital…


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I am a strong believer in students creating and maintaining an ePortfolio.  ePortfolios can be designed with either the focus of showing best work or growth for prospective employers or even grant applications. 

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What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? - TeachThought

What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? - TeachThought | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"You know the content, you understand pedagogy, and you can navigate the minefield of diplomacy when dealing with parents, students, administrators, literacy coaches, and the local news station when they want to see the iPads glow on the students faces.

You know how to manage and coddle, inspire and organize, assess and deliver content.

But the technology is different. That part you do okay with, but, truth be told, the students are geniuses with technology. Born hackers. And of course they are, you tell yourself.

They’re digital natives."

 


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What are your thoughts after reading this post?  Should teachers know more about each tool and resource than the students?  What are the benefits of teachers learning from the students? 

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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, February 19, 4:57 AM

;)

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 19, 5:12 PM

I think, to some extent, this sometimes overstated. There are students who won''t  listen for a variety of reasons. That has always been the case. I found that most students are willing to learn. I am sitting in a university library with some digital natives. Most of them are here to learn and it shows.

Martin Pronk's curator insight, February 20, 10:54 PM

Zit wat in... 

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A New Educational Technology Cheat Sheet for Teachers

A New Educational Technology Cheat Sheet for Teachers | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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Thanks to Mel Riddile for sharing this on his Leading Schools scoop.it page. 

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Jun Kim's curator insight, February 5, 7:01 PM

Terminology you need to understand.as we examine our instructional strategies.

 

Jay Roth's curator insight, February 6, 9:13 AM

Definite tech terms to know about

carldowse's curator insight, February 14, 1:40 AM

A concise, visual introduction

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S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction

S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
» S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction |

A New Way to look at SAMR (interactive infographic)


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ChristopherBell's curator insight, February 9, 4:43 PM

Very cool and full of resources if you are into SAMR!

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The ABCs of Digital Citizenship - TeachThought

The ABCs of Digital Citizenship - TeachThought | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"In thinking recently of all of the different strands of digital citizenship–human, legal, media-based, technological, and so on–it occurred to me that citizenship online was really not much different than citizenship in person.

That is, it’s complicated."


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congerjan's curator insight, February 4, 5:53 AM

Even the youngest user of the Internet should know something about digital literacy, copyright, and a sense of what they put on the Internet now will last forever.