The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills. Have a look and share with your colleagues.
As an information literacy instructor at Auburn University, it has been a perpetual struggle to teach students how to successfully search for library resources when they come to their one-time library sessions with only a broad paper topic and no idea how to narrow it down. A student recently told me regarding an English composition due in a few days, “The topic is so broad, I can’t pick an argument. I don’t even know where to start.” I began encouraging students to use a resource that they feel comfortable with as a starting point—Wikipedia.
http://eduwebinar.com.au | This webinar presentation focused on the need to create a skills scope and sequence within an inquiry learning framework.
Glenda Morris's insight:
Karen Bonanno's presentation focuses on the need to create a skills scope and sequence within an inquiry learning framework so that it identifies core essential inquiry skills across the curriculum, supports sequential skill development, assists in the embedding of information literacy into classroom programs, and provides a framework for student engagement in inquiry learning.
Rubrics for Assessment Information, Cooperative Learning, Research Process/Report, PowerPoint/Podcast, Oral Presentation, Web Page and Portfolio, Math, Art, Science, Video and Multimedia Project , Creating Rubrics, Writing, Rubrics for Primary Grades...
Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…
Online interactive learning games and teacher resources for teaching information fluency. Drop these course games into your online classes, library- media kiosks, or school webpages. (A free service of the 21st Century Information Fluency Project.)
http://eduwebinar.com.au Inquiry-based learning is an active learning process, based on identifying relevant questions to research so that the student can devel
Glenda Morris's insight:
Karen Bonanno says inquiry-based learning is an active learning process, based on identifying relevant questions to research so that the student can develop knowledge about or create solutions to issues and problems.
Web tools allow students to engage in collaborative and interactive learning. All phases of inquiry learning can be adequately addressed through a wide variety of web-based tools and applications.
This webinar presents a range of tools that will support inquiry-based learning in the school's curriculum program.
25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom’s Taxonomy While critical thinking is a foundation rather than a brick, how you build that foundation depends on the learning process itself: exposing students to new thinking and promoting...
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