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"In Google we trust." That may very well be the motto of today's young online users, a demographic group often dubbed the "digital natives" due their apparent tech-savvy. Having been born into a world where personal computers were not a revolution, but merely existed alongside air conditioning, microwaves and other appliances, there has been (a…
Interesting - the perception is that young people know all about technology - but they don't. They need to be taught in steps or through inquiry, just like with everything else. They may be very good at adding selfies to Instagram or procrastinating on Facebook, but when it comes to research, evaluating sources and locating very specific information, their strategy of 'just Google it' does not hold up.
"But in an increasingly connected and digital world, the things a student needs to know are indeed changing—fundamental human needs sometimes drastically redressed for an alien modern world. Just as salt allowed for the keeping of meats, the advent of antibiotics made deadly viruses and diseases simply inconvenient, and electricity completely altered when and where we slept and work and played, technology is again changing the kind of “stuff” a student needs to know."
To Cheat or not to cheat- an age old question that has taken on new meaning with the inception of online college courses. The question we are facing today- are online courses really giving students the go ahead to cheat?
This is a fantastic little site that allows you to search for the right app recommendations for you - based on what activity you are doing in class, or what you want to achieve. Definitely worth checking out! Follow the questions through and it will them come up with a list!
Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, …
BUT, as WE are using "Technology", let us ALSO learn about the basics of "Cyber Security", a MUST in a connected technology driven world:
Suicides linked to websites add to concerns as experts warn NHS is ill-equipped to deal with fallout from 'toxic digital world' (Self-harm sites and cyberbullying: the threat to children from web's dark side - The Guardian
'Digital dementia' for our screen-addicted kids The Seattle Times AUSTIN, Texas — The national obsession with all things digital, from smartphones to online games, has some health experts worried about kids today — especially their brains.