Do you know if you’re properly using Twitter? Do you have a set of curated Twitter lists, a simple but accurate bio, and a nice-looking picture? These are just a few of the key points in this checklist that you should peruse as you continue to use the social networking platform. This list below is …
Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from our active community of teachers.
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as one may think. The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic clarifies and explains some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have.
Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer? Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app. If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.
"I have been sharing several visuals on Bloom's Taxonomy over the last couple of years but I never came across a graphic that captures the essence of the three versions of Bloom's taxonomy as the one below. Actually, Bloom's taxonomy comes only into two versions, the original which was created by a committee of educators chaired by Benjamin Bloom sometime in the 1950s of last century. During the 1990s another group of educators and cognitive psychologists led by Lorin Anderson ( a former student of Bloom) updated the original version to make it convenient with the learning needs of the 21st century."
This is a guest blog post by Alonzo LaMont. To contribute a guest blog to SciLogs.com Community Blog, contact Paige Brown @FromTheLabBench.These are hard times for libraries of every size, shape and literary persuasion. The universal clarion call to “downsize the library” now appears to be the official economic cure-all for budgetary sanity. Who needs another feasibility study when the ...
Lecture given at the iSchool on 13th March as part of the academic libraries module. Focusing on information literacy, digital literacy, ANCIL, e-learning an... (Mentions working w/ others to develop digital lit.
Most educators who learn to use Twitter effectively say they learn more from their personal learning network (PLN) on Twitter than they've achieved from any other forms of professional development or personal learning."
Understanding the structure of a URL helps students understand how information is stored and accessed online—it is one of the basic skills at the foundation of information and digital literacy. Teaching the ins and outs of servers and subdomains can be challenging, which is why we’ve been hard at work creating simple and engaging video tutorials to help you teach these imperative skills to students.
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…
Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible.