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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | technology | Scoop.it
Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curric

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, August 4, 2014 11:15 AM

I really enjoyed this article on "do's" and "don'ts" for empowering students in digital literacy techniques.  I think we forget - this is where our students shine. The article points out that today's undergraduates have NEVER known life without the internet.  How do we use that to help our students learn more?

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 8, 2015 8:37 PM

Digital Literacy is becoming more important in learning. The curriculum today requires teachers to use digital tools. Please read this interesting take on digital literacies. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 15, 10:34 AM
Blogging has to have a purpose and it has to be done safely. The latter is a concern for some parents. The use of Power Point in teaching and learning is situational.
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Murally: Sketching on Sticky Notes

Murally: Sketching on Sticky Notes | technology | Scoop.it

After many requests for a drawing feature, we’re happy to announce that Mural.ly now allows you to sketch your ideas out on sticky notes (and we’re pretty excited about it).


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 9, 2014 5:42 AM

Mural.ly has novel tools. Among other, you can add sticky notes inside.


Have a go for your infographics

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 2014 4:05 PM

Great addition to let you sketch on sticky notes.

Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 30, 2014 2:48 PM

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5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic

5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic | technology | Scoop.it
No matter what subject they teach or what age group their students fall into, all teachers face the same basic challenge: They have to find a way to actively engage students in the learning process. Today’s learners tend to respond best to interactive teaching methods, so many instructors have integrated technology into their lesson plans. …

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 20, 2014 8:37 PM

The five proven ways to engage students are:

* Use Responsive Technology - There are many ways to have students respond to questions throughout a class period. One that is free that you may want to check out is Socrative.

* Define Objectives - Make sure there are clearly define goals that are written in student-friendly language. And be prepared to make quick changes if the responsive technology shows the need.

* Add Context - The post explains this as having a pre-assessment question to help gauge the existing topic knowledge, followed by a question part way through the period to help see the students understanding. At the end of the period a final question (post assessment) would help see if the students are understanding the concept taught.

* Keep it Simple - Make sure that your presentation material is simple. Too much information on a slide may be too much for the students to understand. Remember that visuals are critical and classroom discussion will also help students learn new material.

* Make it Interactive - With technology it is easier to keep students engaged, but make sure to change things up throughout the lesson. There are many great resources online that help with this, and many have been explored in this Scoop.it.

Do you have unique strategies that you use in your classroom? Share them by adding a comment!

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, July 21, 2014 3:40 AM

An excellent article: Engage student using these methods. 

1. Use Responsive Technology - not just tech for tech's sake, such as writing answers. Use tech that demands a response. 

2. Define Objectives - Tell students what they need to be able to do, know, learn, show. And tell them early on, so they get time to practise it before you assess. 

3. Add Context - Make it connect with what they know already. Look for prior learning (the old KWL chart is great for this!) 

4. Keep it Simple - Your presentation and the way the content is delivered should be simple to access.

5. Make it Interactive - With technology it is easier to keep students engaged, but make sure to change things up throughout the lesson and the term!