Using educationally appropriate online tools with students opens up a world of possibilities for engaging them in leaning experiences that incorporate the 4 C's; communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
Digital citizenship, as we’ve theorized, has something to do with the “The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.” In education, we love acronyms and initialisms–IEP,...
In the final post in her series on advocacy in libraries, Catherine Hainstock discusses the eternal question - how do we find time to build influence when we already feel time-poor.
Deborah Welsh's insight:
Ensuring our colleagues are engaged and invested in the things we share is the tricky part. In my view, strategic thinking is more important than operational processing. Maybe we need to let go of some of these to free up that time.
We have an obligation to read for pleasure, says Neil Gaiman, to use libraries and to encourage others to use libraries, to hear the voices of the past, to put aside the distractions of the world, to see language as a living thing that flows, to understand that fiction is the lie that tells the truth...
Education guru Sugata Mitra and his colleagues — who have pioneered the “School in the Cloud” — are sending ripples through the world of education.Their idea is simple: provide learning spaces with ready…...
Rather than going back to basics, visiting author and educator David Price believes the solution is to create an education system based around "service learning" that fosters the entrepreneurial, creative and innovative skills needed to compete in an increasingly freelance world .
Deborah Welsh's insight:
Australian students are generally literate and numerate, providing them with a competitive advantage in the employment market. Schools also need to realise the potential of "the language of our times", according to Jenny Luca from Toorak College. We need to recognise and engage in online learning in schools.
While the history of communication until the end of the previous century has only been focusing on enlarging the distribution to a few published or broadcasted content creators, we now live in information overload where content curators can be the new super heroes.
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.