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Announcing Digital Compass interactive tool for middle schoolers

Announcing Digital Compass interactive tool for middle schoolers | Educommunication |


After the runaway success of Digital Passport, an interactive that introduces third- to fifth-graders to the fundamental concepts of digital literacy and citizenship, we received numerous requests to create an interactive designed for middle schoolers. We know that this is the age where students are testing limits and boundaries, both online and offline. In response, we are excited to announce our newest interactive for middle schoolers, called Digital Compass.

In the creation of Digital Compass, we utilized the latest research in gamification and learning tools to develop a choose-your-own-adventure interactive experience. Digital Compass invites students to explore digital dilemmas, the process of making good (and not-so-good) choices as well as trying out possible solutions through stories and mini-games, all without risking their real-world reputations."

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Free Images: Free Stock Photo Websites to Find High Resolution Images

Free Images: Free Stock Photo Websites to Find High Resolution Images | Educommunication |

Where can I find free images online?” is often the widely asked question by new bloggers (or seasoned bloggers). If you are one among them, this post is exclusively for you where I’m going to share few free stock photo websites to find HIGH quality images.


And the best part is, you don’t have to give any attribution or credit to the images you use. You can pretty much do anything you want with the images using these free stock photo websites.So are you interested in finding free images? Let’s get started....

Via Jeff Domansky
Sally Tilley's curator insight, April 27, 2015 5:58 PM
Thank you!!
Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 28, 2015 12:47 PM

Here are some great sites to find FREE Photos ~ Check them out!

Tina Jameson's curator insight, April 30, 2015 7:22 PM

I'm not going to encourage anyone not to give attribution or credit for the images - however always useful to have good sources of free to use images.  Important that students learn that the pictures they find and want to include in presentations have to be sourced and cited appropriately.

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BrainPOP | Media Literacy

BrainPOP | Media Literacy | Educommunication |
This social studies video about media literacy teaches strategies for how to be a critical consumer of mass media, such as TV shows, newspapers, and websites.
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Some Very Good Tutorials to Help Students Develop Online Search Skills

Some Very Good Tutorials to Help Students Develop Online Search Skills | Educommunication |

"The key to unlocking the educational potential of the virtual world is through knowing how to effectively search it with the minimum time and efforts possible. Effective search in this sense refers to the ability to locate targeted information online using ‘informed search queries’. It does take time and practice to develop such an ability but it is worth every single second you spend learning it. Once you learn the skill, you will save so much time that would be have been wasted tracing those search queries that render six figure number of responses."

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
Emily Weller's curator insight, May 13, 2015 6:51 PM

This is also an insightful topic to online education, just because we have the internet and the ability to learn from it, it is important to know how to use it correctly for educational purposes. The internet is full of information but it is crucial to decipher what is real and not real and how to narrow searches and save time when conducting research. The internets main benefit is quicker more reliable learning but it is important to learn how to use the speedy information correctly. 

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Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning

Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.


In a world of information overload, it is vital for students to be able to find information on the Web, as well as to determine its validity and appropriateness. Our web literacy materials demystify the process Web so you can impart the vital skills students need to be safe, successful 21st century learners.

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