Digital Literacy is the ability to responsibly use technology to communicate; use, create, and evaluate information to improve learning in all subject areas; and support lifelong learning. Some of the areas of digital literacy include digital citizenship, information literacy and technology literacy. Some of the educational areas in each include: internet safety, tech skills for accessing digital tools, coding for apps, websites and software, and makerspaces. We have included links to resources that can help students become more proficient with digital tools. If you are using INFOhio resources, you may need a user name and password, which can be requested through the Get Password feature of our website.
Ohio schools are moving toward online assessments for their students which includes interactive assessment items. The purpose of this Pearltree is to create a place for teachers, librarians, administrators, parents and students can visit to obtain information on the tech skills for online assessments as well as places to practice and learn the tech skills listed above..
Find reliable information for your research projects with just one search. Use the tabs to find encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and ebooks at your reading level. ISearch makes it easier for students to meet current K-12 standards and encourages them to use their school library’s reliable resources for research. ISearch supports college and career readiness. ISearch helps educators meet the learning needs of individual students, no matter what subject they teach.
Coding in the Classroom. Technology plays a huge role in the learning environment. Apps are so much a part of everyday integration that software companies are producing apps that can help students create apps of their own.
INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:
What is coding? How can I help my students learn how to code? What software can I use? Answers to these questions and more can be found on the INFOhio Pinterest board about Coding.
INFOhio's Science Online includes 6 short (2-5 minutes) videos on internet safety. Topics include: Cyber Safety Tips for Teens; Cyberstalking and Abductions; Internet Postings are Never Private; Online Privacy for Teens, and more. You may need your INFOhio username and password to log in.
Learning.com is pleased to make the EasyTech Online Safety curriculum available for K-12 students at all of Ohio's chartered non-public and public school districts at no cost for the 2013-2014 year. EasyTech Online Safety uses a positive, not fear-based curriculum, based on current research to help students learn appropriate online behavior. It meets national E-Rate requirements on student internet safety training and includes resources for teachers and parents.
INFOhio's Digital Video Collection (DVC) includes two videos about Online Predators, with information for parents, educators, and students on keeping safe on the Internet. You may need to login to the DVC with your INFOhio's username and password.
INFOhio’s latest LibGuide: INFOhio Maker Movement. Whether you’re new to MakerSpaces and looking to start one in your school or an early adopter looking for new ideas, you’ll find everything you need.
Maker Lessons & Activities. Ideas for educational projects to complete in a MakerSpace.including; How to Use Recycled Tech Devices as Learning ToolsBeginner Electronics Project: The TapeTricity CardHow To: Solar Hot Dog Cooker from a Pringles Can
Templates for posters, school announcements, and flyers plus ways to encourage donations.
Planning: Choosing the best format for your MakerSpace: student advisory board format, open format, or program format.
Advocacy: Ways to start discussing and support the need for a MakerSpace with your administration and public.
In addition, you’ll find a list of standards in science, math, social studies, and ELA that MakerSpaces support plus an opportunity to become an official IMaker.
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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:
This article from District Administrator discusses what school districts can do to ensure students’ online safety. Found in EBSCOhost’s Professional Development Collections offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio.
Join us at this webinar to explore the dynamic course units and new materials which have been added to Learning.com’s EasyTech Online Safety curriculum for the 2014-15 school year. Presenter, Tricia Kluener, Technology Integration Specialist from Ross Local Schools, will share how she has been using the curriculum for years with grades K-12 and how school district can meet CIPA requirements using the curriculum. Explore course activities that positively inspire students as they learn about digital citizenship topics and appropriate online behavior. Discover how easy it is to use the LMS for assessment and record-keeping to document E-rate compliance.
This curriculum is available free to all Ohio K-12 public and private schools for the 2014-15 school year, thanks to funding through the Ohio Department of Education. Access and training is facilitated through INFOhio.
Cable in the Classroom brings you a series of free, standards-based lessons that teach key digital citizenship concepts.This series of lessons includes lesson on digital citizenship, cyberbullying, internet safety and more.
Kids need support and guidance to use the Internet, online video games and cell phones safely and wisely. The Ohio Attorney General''s office has a Cyber Safety Toolkit that includes a wealth of resources for parents and teachers to use to teach students safety online.
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