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Digital literacy | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

In this seminar Gavin Dudeney asks 'What is digital literacy?' and considers its implications for teachers.

 

Gavin refers to three YouTube videos in the talk, which you can see here:

 

Penny Lane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yJ2yWvGnkI
Engage Me!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1YoCx384GQ
Matt Dancing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY

 

You can also download the presentation.

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Using Dropbox in the Classroom

Using Dropbox in the Classroom | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Dropbox is more a mega-utility than a simple tool. It begs you to think up new ways to use it, in & out of the classroom. Great for school.
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RiFFs: A Few Moments with Akili Lee of iRemix and Digital Youth Network

RiFFs: A Few Moments with Akili Lee of iRemix and Digital Youth Network | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Akili Lee: Tying identity, interests & the social web to youth learning structures

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Study: '21st-Century Learning' Demands Mix of Abilities

Study: '21st-Century Learning' Demands Mix of Abilities | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"The modern workplace and lifestyle demand that students balance cognitive, personal, and interpersonal abilities, but current education policy discussions have not defined those abilities well, according to a special report released [July 10] by the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science in Washington."

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Stages of Personalized Learning Environments

Stages of Personalized Learning Environments | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

This chart provides the three stages of Personalized Learning Environments describing Stage One (Teacher-centered), Stage Two (Teacher and Learners as co-designers) and Stage Three (Learner-centered).


Via Andrea Zeitz, michel verstrepen, Mido RaffierMöller, Aki Puustinen
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What Will The Ed Tech Revolution Look Like?

What Will The Ed Tech Revolution Look Like? | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Predictions for how the next 15 years are going to change how children learn, at school and at home.

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The Tower and The Cloud | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Tower and The Cloud | EDUCAUSE.edu | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

(This Educause Book is available in HTML or PDF form for free, or can be purchased in hard copy.)

 

The emergence of the networked information economy is unleashing two powerful forces. On one hand, easy access to high-speed networks is empowering individuals. People can now discover and consume information resources and services globally from their homes.

 

Further, new social computing approaches are inviting people to share in the creation and edification of information on the Internet. Empowerment of the individual—or consumerization—is reducing the individual's reliance on traditional brick-and-mortar institutions in favor of new and emerging virtual ones.

 

Second, ubiquitous access to high-speed networks along with network standards, open standards and content, and techniques for virtualizing hardware, software, and services is making it possible to leverage scale economies in unprecedented ways.

 

What appears to be emerging is industrial-scale computing—a standardized infrastructure for delivering computing power, network bandwidth, data storage and protection, and services.

 

Consumerization and industrialization beg the question "Is this the end of the middle?"; that is, what will be the role of "enterprise" IT in the future? Indeed, the bigger question is what will become of all of our intermediating institutions?

 

This volume examines the impact of IT on higher education and on the IT organization in higher education.

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School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come — A book by Kristin Fontichiaro

School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come — A book by Kristin Fontichiaro | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
A crowdsourced collection of over 100 essays from around the world about trends in school libraries written by librarians, teachers, publishers, and library vendors. Edited by Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton.
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SocialEdCon: What the Heck Do We Do with Social Media?

SocialEdCon: What the Heck Do We Do with Social Media? | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Betty Ray is Edutopia's senior blog editor and community manager. She was one of the organizers for TEDxSFED in San Francisco and is a regular blogger for Edutopia.
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Tools Do Not Determine Quality « The Window

Tools Do Not Determine Quality « The Window | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

A great post challenging the idea that tech is the savior we are looking for.


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Home | Spigot

Spigot aggregates news, research, opinion and info for those working at the interserction of learning, technology, and youth.

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PBS's Digital Workshops - Online Resources For Parents And Educators | Digital Nation | FRONTLINE | PBS

"Learn how to be a better parent, teacher or caregiver to the 'digital natives' in your life and gain the knowledge and skills for understanding, analyzing and participating in our technology-infused world."

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The NMC Releases the Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium

The NMC Releases the Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education are releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition in a special session at the 2012 NMC Summer Conference, hosted by the Massachusetts Institute for Technology. This fourth edition in the annual K-12 series of the NMC Horizon Project examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative expression within the environment of pre-college education.

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Hobbs on Digital Literacy at ALA 2012

Hobbs frames up a discussion by offering a definition of digital literacy as a cluster of four related competencies...
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From Theory to Design: Exploring the Power & Potential of ‘Connected Learning’, Part One | DMLcentral

From Theory to Design: Exploring the Power & Potential of ‘Connected Learning’, Part One | DMLcentral | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

For three weeks in June I worked with a great team to implement a digital media and design project with high school students. We followed that project with a two-week game design camp in July at the University of Texas with middle school students. Both projects are what you might call ‘connected learning’ design pilots. What exactly is that? (via @savasavasava)

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Can Teaching Around the Test Marry Creativity and Standards? - Education - GOOD

Can Teaching Around the Test Marry Creativity and Standards? - Education - GOOD | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
We talk a lot on this blog about whether our standardized test-based curriculum is detrimental to our students becoming creative thinkers. If you...
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The Educational Value of Creative Disobedience

The Educational Value of Creative Disobedience | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In this age of innovation, even more important than being an effective problem solver, is being a problem finder.
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Networked: The New Social Operating System

Networked: The New Social Operating System | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Daily life is connected life, its rhythms driven by email, text messages, tweets and Facebook updates. Some worry that this new environment makes us isolated and lonely. But in Networked, Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman show how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making and personal interaction. The new social operating system of “networked individualism” liberates us from the restrictions of tightly knit groups; it also requires us to develop networking skills and strategies, work on maintaining ties, and balance multiple overlapping networks."

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Projects | Connected Learning Research Network

Projects | Connected Learning Research Network | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

A description of each of the seven projects in progress through the connected learning research network. 

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Infographic: The Generation That Doesn't Power Down - Technology - GOOD

Infographic: The Generation That Doesn't Power Down - Technology - GOOD | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

When it comes to tech and online use, see how Millennials compare to other generations before them.

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Which Of These 3 Private Social Networks Is Right For You?

Which Of These 3 Private Social Networks Is Right For You? | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

There are boatloads of tools out there that can give you a private social network. From Edmodo to the upcoming Facebook Groups For Schools, there’s plenty of options. Most are free, but some are better than others.


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Seeking Systemic Change: Higher Education in a Digital, Networked Age -- Campus Technology

Campus Technology 2012 keynote George Siemens offers his perspectives on the challenges facing higher education and the corresponding changes to higher education practice.
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Watch The Full Program | Digital Nation | FRONTLINE | PBS

A TV/Web report on the digital revolution and how it's changing our lives, with video stories, interviews, and user-generated video on relationships, information overload, education, the military, parenting, brain development, and more.
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(Re)imagining Literacy and Teacher Preparation Through Collaboration

(Re)imagining Literacy and Teacher Preparation Through Collaboration | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

This article reports the outcomes of the first 3 years of an ongoing participatory action research (PAR) project that brought together literacy and content-area teacher educators. The purpose of our collaboration was two-fold: (a) to develop shared understandings or theories related to literacy and the place of literacy instruction in content-area classrooms, and (b) to make changes to our work with preservice teachers in order to prepare them to support adolescents’ content learning and discipline-specific literacy development.

 

The findings reveal that the collaborative activities allowed participants to embrace broad notions of text and literacy that are useful in making sense of disciplinary aims and pedagogy. Furthermore, as teacher educators came to shift their thinking about literacy and disciplinary learning and teaching, their work with preservice teachers changed. Implications for future collaborative activities to promote content-area literacy are discussed.

 

(2012). (Re)imagining Literacy and Teacher Preparation Through Collaboration. Reading Psychology: Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 367-398.

 

(Available through a library w/ access to research journals.)

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