Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age
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An exploration of pitfalls & possibilities-- mostly possibilities
Curated by Karen LaBonte
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Tumblr vs. WordPress: An Honest Comparison Of These Two Blogging Platforms

Tumblr vs. WordPress: An Honest Comparison Of These Two Blogging Platforms | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

From the web site:

"Rececently, two platforms have emerged as the most dominant on the scene, WordPress, a longstanding self-hosted (& hosted variety) CMS platform, and Tumblr, a strictly self-hosted blog platform that mixes in social networking aspects and focuses on shorter posts (tumblog)."

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Exploring education: Project Based Learning – meaningful action … or merely activity?

Exploring education: Project Based Learning – meaningful action … or merely activity? | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"One thing that is common to reformist groups is the emphasis placed upon students working together in authentic project based learning (PBL). As Alan November clearly demonstrates there are many valid humanistic reasons for this. However, as in all approaches, there are dangers inherent in this technique. Done poorly this method can consume vast amounts of time for minimal return. However, when done well the returns can be astounding."

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Clive Thompson on the New Literacy

Clive Thompson on the New Literacy | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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"I think we're in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven't seen since Greek civilization," she says. For Lunsford, technology isn't killing our ability to write. It's reviving it—and pushing our literacy in bold new directions."

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Teaching the New Writing: Technology, Change, and Assessment in the 21st-Century Classroom (Language & Literacy Series) (Language and Literacy Series)

Teaching the New Writing: Technology, Change, and Assessment in the 21st-Century Classroom (Language & Literacy Series) (Language and Literacy Series) | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Teaching the New Writing (TNW) is collection of practical how-to essays from 16 teacher authors who have attempted to tackle the emerging challenge of teaching writing in the digital age. This 'intersection of technology and writing' is proving to be a challenging task for educators across the country." from an Amazon review by Troy Wilson.

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Between the By-Road and the Main Road: Social Collaboration: New Literacies

Between the By-Road and the Main Road: Social Collaboration: New Literacies | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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English and ICT

English and ICT | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"The pervasive influence of new media and technological innovation are forcing us to re-examine fundamental assumptions about the nature and development of literacy, and the place and purpose of English as a subject in the school curriculum."

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Project PLN

Project PLN | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"The goal of Project PLN is to provide a collection of posts on a specific topic that can easily be shared with educators all over the world. Kelly and I will select from submitted posts and compile them into a monthly issue. We want to give teachers a place to write and think about various topics related to education and learning, a digital magazine seemed like a great way to do this. The magazine can be saved as a PDF and shared with your school through email or even printed and placed in teacher mailboxes. We want Project PLN to be another tool to educate and connect teachers."

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10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics

10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Information graphics, visual representations of data known as infographics, keep the web going these days.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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What do Google, Open Source Software and Digital Literacies have in Common? | DMLcentral

What do Google, Open Source Software and Digital Literacies have in Common? | DMLcentral | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Former California Teacher of the Year speaks at Tuscarora - The Frederick News-Post Online

Former California Teacher of the Year speaks at Tuscarora - The Frederick News-Post Online | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Nearly 180 new Frederick County Public Schools teachers who took three days of pre-service training held the week before teachers were required to report for duty Monday. The training, held at Tuscarora High School, included a session by Alan Sitomer, a former California Teacher of the Year."

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Pedagogy or assessment – what comes first in PBL?

Pedagogy or assessment – what comes first in PBL? | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
So many things to blog about at the moment...transmedia and transliteracy, the Gonski review of school funding...but in the thick of Semester 2 teaching I find myself inexorably drawn back to curri...
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AJET 26(3) Drexler (2010) - The networked student model for construction of personal learning environments: Balancing teacher control and student autonomy

AJET 26(3) Drexler (2010) - The networked student model for construction of personal learning environments: Balancing teacher control and student autonomy | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Navigating Learning via the Creative Process

Navigating Learning via the Creative Process | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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"In this blog post I share some of my current thinking about the role the Creative Process plays in shaping authentic, exciting, engaging teaching and learning opportunities in our classrooms and schools."

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EC&I 831: Social Media & Open Education

"EC&I 831: Social Media & Open Education is an open access graduate course from the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. This course is available to both for-credit and non-credit participants.

 

"It features openly available, live, and recorded presentations from notable educators & theorists. It is anticipated that the open nature of this course will benefit all participants, especially in the fostering and development of long-term, authentic, educational connections."

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Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work

Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

This website accompanies Anne Balsamo's new book, Designing Culture:

 

"investigating the link between technology and culture, this transmedia project is realized as a print book, a dvd, and this interactive flash website."

 

 

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Technology and Teaching

By Steven J. Corbett
"Is it a given that technology enhances the acts of writing, as it does the arts and sciences of film-making, design, engineering, data collection and analyses, and so fort..."

 

Interesting & in-depth thoughts about teaching writing with technology

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The Role of Leaders in 21st Century Education

Ken Kay wrote "The Seven Steps to Becoming a 21st Century School or District" on Edutopia & included this video. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/21st-century-leadership-overview-ken-kay

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New Statesman - The suburb that changed the world

New Statesman - The suburb that changed the world | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In the 1980s, Silicon Valley was populated by lefties and hippies who dreamed of a computer revolution. One of the pioneers recalls how the internet was born.
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What Does it Mean to be Literate in the 21st Century? (short version 8 min)

This video is an exploration of the definition of literacy: more specifically, of what it means to be a literate person in the 21st Century. Both producers a...
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