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Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both

Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it

Maha Bali writes: "We often hear people talk about the importance of digital knowledge for 21st-century learners. Unfortunately, many focus on skills rather than literacies. Digital skills focus on what and how. Digital literacy focuses on why, when, who, and for whom."


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This is a nice explanation of the difference between the skills to use technology and the intellectual discretion to decide what, where, why, how and who.
 
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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, March 27, 12:00 AM

Maha Bali's article is worth sharing widely with anyone who needs to be nudged ever so gently into the 21st century of education. (We're 16% through it, folks!) Bali addresses the need to teach about digital skills and literacy in an authentic context, not a vacuum, and gives many concrete examples for doing that. 

 

I recently did a lesson on blogging with a 6th grade class. We looked at several tween and teen blogs, then reviewed good digital citizenship practices emphasizing student safety and copyright. Finally, each student created a blog on Blogger. Will they make mistakes? Probably. (When I specifically told them to keep it school appropriate, with nothing in the blog they wouldn't be allowed to do at school, and one student immediately started searching for "Call of Duty 3" images!) Will we all learn something from this? Absolutely. 

Darin Nakakihara's curator insight, March 27, 12:44 PM

Maha Bali's article is worth sharing widely with anyone who needs to be nudged ever so gently into the 21st century of education. (We're 16% through it, folks!) Bali addresses the need to teach about digital skills and literacy in an authentic context, not a vacuum, and gives many concrete examples for doing that. 

 

I recently did a lesson on blogging with a 6th grade class. We looked at several tween and teen blogs, then reviewed good digital citizenship practices emphasizing student safety and copyright. Finally, each student created a blog on Blogger. Will they make mistakes? Probably. (When I specifically told them to keep it school appropriate, with nothing in the blog they wouldn't be allowed to do at school, and one student immediately started searching for "Call of Duty 3" images!) Will we all learn something from this? Absolutely. 

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Maha Bali's article is worth sharing widely with anyone who needs to be nudged ever so gently into the 21st century of education. (We're 16% through it, folks!) Bali addresses the need to teach about digital skills and literacy in an authentic context, not a vacuum, and gives many concrete examples for doing that.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Libraries and Librarians in the Internet Age

Free Technology for Teachers: Libraries and Librarians in the Internet Age | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it

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So so true - we are always happy to help, and strive to be very good at what we do - matching users to the information (or stories) they need!

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Attributing Creative Commons Materials


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digital citizenship

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Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy

Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it
School librarians are depressingly underused, argues Sally Dring. Many teachers would be amazed at how much support they can give them and their students

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absolutely

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Harper Collins recommended titles - Australian Curriculum


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great range of titles

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SCIS | Teacher associations support Australian Curriculum

SCIS | Teacher associations support Australian Curriculum | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it
Education Services Australia partnered with Australian teachers’ associations to develop practical, classroom-related digital resources that are aligned to the Australian Curriculum. In this article Gabrielle England provides an overview of resources available for Phase 1 Learning Areas.

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Aust Curriculum introduction means resourcing opportunities - time for school libraries to work with classroom teachers to provide great resources

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Two Incredibly Useful Videos on Flipped Learning

Two Incredibly Useful Videos on Flipped Learning | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it

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to look at...

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A Teacher Librarian’s Path to Becoming a Google Educator | Tech Tidbits

A Teacher Librarian’s Path to Becoming a Google Educator | Tech Tidbits | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it
Inspired by the recent Innovative Education in Colorado Conference, teacher librarian Phil Goerner set out to become a certified Google Educator this summer. Here's what he learned.

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This is interesting - I didn't know anything about the process of becoming a Google Certified Educator, although I've been thinking about it for a while... something to schedule for next year perhaps??

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Problem-based learning and project-based learning

Problem-based learning and project-based learning | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it

Both problem-based learning and project-based learning are referred to as PBL, so some find it confusing to seperate the two pedagogies.

So what exactly is the difference?


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This is something I need to get my head around...

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, September 17, 2014 5:13 AM

Useful definition and some good references for further reading

Tricia Adams's curator insight, September 17, 2014 5:14 AM

Useful definition and some good references to follow up

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The Evolution of Educational Technology Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Evolution of Educational Technology Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it
Few things have changed in the last few centuries as much as the way we learn. Students have gone from attending one-room school houses to having the world at their fingertips in the classroom.
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An interesting perspective

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A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it
A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology ... http://t.co/sn5wVBVokU #socialmedia
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I didn't even realise that this was something I was missing from my referencing toolkit - great table of information!

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ThingLink in the Classroom - Presentation (Interactive Graphics)


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The Mindset of the Maker Educator: Presentation Materials

The Mindset of the Maker Educator: Presentation Materials | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it

Dr. Jackie Gerstein discusses why we are in a perfect storm for maker education and the maker mindset–new skills and roles (many of which you probably already have on your internal desk)–with a self-assessment to help you determine how maker-ready you are, and what you need to do if you want to get there…


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I do like a good introduction to a topic

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Apple Overhauling iPad in Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps

Apple Overhauling iPad in Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it
Apple will be making significant changes to iPad deployment for education during the upcoming school year that should eliminate some of the hurdles...

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Jerry Johnson's curator insight, March 27, 2015 8:30 AM

Interesting seeing that Google is already doing some of this. 

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Craig Kemp's Professional Reflection Blog: What is School? Educational Technology, Part 2 with Steven Anderson

Craig Kemp's Professional Reflection Blog: What is School? Educational Technology, Part 2 with Steven Anderson | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it

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this sounds really interesting!

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Young Readers - Random House Books Australia

Young Readers - Random House Books Australia | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it
The latest kids, teens and young adult books from Random House Australia. Find book-related activities for all ages, including competitions, games, downloads as well as teachers resources for the classroom.

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Always looking for new books!

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katemreid's curator insight, September 19, 2014 4:50 AM

new books for kids!

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Young Readers - Random House Books Australia

Young Readers - Random House Books Australia | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it
The latest kids, teens and young adult books from Random House Australia. Find book-related activities for all ages, including competitions, games, downloads as well as teachers resources for the classroom.

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new books for kids!

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katemreid's curator insight, September 19, 2014 4:53 AM

Always looking for new books!

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resourcecentre - Australian Curriculum linked resources


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Great work by the Marryatville Primary Library staff

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Learning Commons/School Libraries Policy and Resources - Alberta Education

Policy Statement: 

To support students in attaining the goals and standards as stated in the Ministerial Order on Student Learning, school authorities must ensure that students have access to a learning commons. A learning commons is an inclusive, flexible, learner-centred, physical and/or virtual space for collaboration, inquiry, imagination and play to expand and deepen learning.


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This sounds like much more than just a Virtual Learning Environment - and also more than just online library services. I'd love to get Lyn Hay's take on this....

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, September 9, 2014 3:56 PM

Policy statement and resources to support school libraries in Canada.

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LAUSD's students need better libraries, not iPads - Los Angeles Times

While the iPad-for-every-student controversy has gotten much media coverage lately, a long-term problem has gotten very little attention: the lack of equal access to a quality school library. 

 

Although the research is inconclusive regarding the results of providing every child a laptop, it is overwhelmingly positive for providing students well-stocked, well-staffed school libraries.


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I agree with the statements, but my Teacher-Librarian Professional Hat would like to have the details and names of studies included in the article, rather than just "research shows..." - we know that Keith Curry-Lance and the Colorado studies have been replicated in other areas with hundreds of thousands of students, and Scholastic published an overview of multiple studies into the effectiveness of school libraries, but the average consumer (or bureaucrat) won't know about these and may dismiss vague references as unimportant. Certainly I agree that skipping to the next shiny thing is a standard practice when browsing online, and so using a computer or device to read for information or pleasure possibly requires more explicit training than when reading print materials... 

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it
Source: www.educatorstechnology.comSee on Scoop.it - Australian Curriculum Implementation

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I love the fact that this was inspired by Doug Johnson at the Blue Skunk Blog - I love his perspective on school libraries, teacher librarianship and our roles in an increasingly blended information universe

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ISlean connect's curator insight, September 19, 2014 4:08 AM

Les outils de communication et de réseau social dans le contexte éducatif

Ching Rem's curator insight, September 19, 2014 4:30 AM

Faeta!

Elvis Sanfins's curator insight, September 21, 2014 1:29 PM

Technology Skills

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Technology Integration

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A Great Project Based Learning Rubric Every Teacher should Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (RT @ideaguy42: A Great Project Based Learning Rubric Every Teacher should Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile
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rubrics are such a great way to think through expectations of assessable tasks

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4 Great Visual Organizers for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Visual Organizers for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Evolutionary School Library | Scoop.it

Source: www.educatorstechnology.comSee on Scoop.it - Educational Technology Applications (4 Great Visual Organizers for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/XqjMSDOWni)...

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This gives an overview of ThingLink, Padlet, Educlipper and Scoop.It - I love the first two, haven't tried the third yet (but I will) and of course we're using Scoop.It right now!

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