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This resources, found in Twitter would be useful for allowing students to research a range of digital resources (ACARA, 2013) and be able to design and implement their own online communication resource based on what they found works best. GoodGearGuide has included tweets that keep updated reviews of many digital resources that would help educaors to implement digital technologies into the classroom as well as helping students be able to use online resources effectively.
The latest and best tweets on safe online communication. Read what people are saying and join the conversation.
This inclusion into the topic of 'Effective Online Communication and Digital Literacies' is useful for the teaching of online safety. The best additions to Twitter are added so tat teachers can access how to best guide students to being effective and safe when using online enviornments and communicating online. It allows them to learn how to make ethical decisions, use safe practices and how to implement rules and behaviours online (ACARA, 2013).
Using this resource would allow educators to teach children about safe and supportive online communications (ACARA, 2013). It outlines ways in which students can effectively and safely use blog sites. There are several guidelines that have been included to benefit student learning. These include:
With the inclusion of literacy as a general capability within the Technologies Curriculum along with students being able to use a range of digital systems for diverse purposes (ACARA, 2013), this resource would be beneficial. It allows educators to use Fotobabble on the iPad to add audio recordings to images and then convert them to short video clips. This would also increase students engagement and would allow them to be involved in their learning.
In the first instalment of his brand-new series, Nik Peachey looks at podcasting and how it can be used to help students develop their listening and speaking skills both inside and outside the classroom. Nik provides a comprehensive overview article on podcasting, a downloadable lesson plan, a video screencast tutorial and a printable how-to guide.
This link provides a valuable resource for helping students improve their listening and speaking skills. It refers to using the digital technology of podcasting and includes lesson plans and tutorials of how to best use podcasting to benefit students skills. Many of the areas found within the Digital Technologies curriculum (ACARA, 2013) include literacy as a general capability and therefore, this resource would allow students to develop safe digital technology practices as well as improve their digital literacy skills.
With the advancement of computer technologies used within the classroom, this resource gives insight on how teachers can and should educate children in cyber safety. Teachers are able to select relevant materials which will aide in effective education of issues that arise during online communication and using the internet. It can also assist in helping children to understand appropriate methods of using the internet to communicate.
This resources is excellent for children to understand and practice ethical decision making, safe online behaviour and digital communication (ACARA, 2013). It allows students to be engaged in their learning and to help them develop digital literacy skills when listening to and responding to actions in the games. Although it has been created for middle and high school, middle school is still, at this stage part of the primary sector.
iPad apps: best apps for learning and fun for kids #digital literacy
The link to this resource provides useful apps for an iPad in relation to learning about digital literacy. With the inclusion of literacy as a general capability for Technology (ACARA, 2013), this resource is beneficial for beaing able to effective teach students about the necessary literacy involved when using a range of digital systems while making the learning engaging and useful.
TeacherTube: an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners.
Teacher Tube is a way of safely sharing information specific to students learning needs. Teachers are able to develop resources to show on Teacher Tube in order to cover a particular concept. It could also be used for students to create and design their own digital resource that is safe for online communication and collaboration (ACARA, 2013).
This is a poster that is valuable for students to be able to refer to during class and to understand the many areas of digital literacy. According to the Technologies Curriculum (ACARA, 2013) students need to learn about onlnine safety, digital creativity and collaboration. Therefore, effectively utilising this resources by teaching the concepts to students and displaying it in the classroom would be beneficial for the implementation of digital literacies.
Some of you may be working in a technology-rich environment where you have interactive whiteboards and students have access to the internet in the classroom, or a computer lab that you can take students to. Some of you may only have a single computer in your classroom or, perhaps, like the majority of schools around the world, you may have no computer access in school at all. Whichever is the case, this series will still have something to offer you and will enable you to offer something more to your students, either in class or through the development of more motivating homework tasks that students can access outside of school.
This resources is extremely valuable for educators when teaching digital technologies. It allows students to learn how to design and implement visual programs, use a range of digital systems and use safe online communications (ACARA, 2013). It provides many explanations surrounding many available digital technologies for the classroom which is titled 'Tech Tools for Teachers' and would allow educators to effectively implement digital technologies into their planning.
17 Cartoon Videos Explaining the Internet and Internet Safety to Kids
This resource is beneficial for educators in that it would help students to understand the effects of unsafe internet practices. It is for grades K-3 and would help educators to effectively engage students in their learning through the use of video technology created for a specific age group.
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