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The Elements Of A Digital Classroom

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What are the components of a digital classroom? From eBooks to smartboards, iTunesU implementation to online learning, the classroom as we know it is changing.

It’s true that a digital classroom is a vague idea. And subjective–one educator’s cutting edge learning laboratory is the next educator’s been there, done that.

The infographic looks at some of the more common elements of a digital classroom, including:

eBooks Book rental via Kindle iPads Open Source software iTunesU Digital cameras, projectors, and headphones


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The Digital Transformation of Education: A 21st Century Imperative

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As we push forward with the digital transformation of education, it's worth taking a look at just how greatly technology can impact teaching and learning in this country.


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Life in a Inquiry Driven, Technology-Embedded, Connected Classroom: Science | Powerful Learning Practice

Life in a Inquiry Driven, Technology-Embedded, Connected Classroom: Science | Powerful Learning Practice | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

I teach in an inquiry, project-based, technology embedded classroom. A mouthful, I know. So what does that mean? It means I lecture less, and my students explore more. It means that I create a classroom where students encounter concepts, via labs and other methods, before they necessarily understand all the specifics of what is happening.


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13 ways Twitter can be used in the classroom by Jacqui Murray

13 ways Twitter can be used in the classroom by Jacqui Murray | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Jacqui Murray shares some ideas on how Twitter can be used in any classroom.


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Exploring Instructional Use of YouTube at #ISTE12

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TEDxBozeman - Paul Andersen - Classroom Game Design

Paul Andersen has been teaching science in Montana for the last eighteen years.  He explains how he is using elements of game design to improve learning in h...
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Best practices for using games and simulations in the classroom

Best practices for using games and simulations in the classroom | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

We then conducted an online focus group of classroom practitioners, and also interviewed executives from companies and organizations that develop educational games and simulations. We found that for implementation of EduGames to be successful, there are three sequential steps or phases that need effective deployment.


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Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills

Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

The first step we took in 1999 was to stop teaching isolated library skills classes. We began reinforcing information-literacy skills through class projects. At that time, we employed traditional strategies, including paper pathfinders and guided lab sessions.


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Integrating #informationliteracy in the curriculum. New? Find out by reading this case story by Mike Terry, Dallas-USA #IL

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, May 13, 2013 3:10 AM

An article well worth reading!! Information literacy curriculum to schools in cooperation with the school library.

Leslie Lilly's curator insight, May 13, 2013 8:52 AM

Literacy is the gateway to a life of opportunity. 

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:08 AM

How we teach may have changed, but what we teach has strong similarities - just repurposed and made more 21st C.