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Welsh Educators and Parents Urged To Support Digital Literacy For Kids - Misco (blog)

Welsh Educators and Parents Urged To Support Digital Literacy For Kids - Misco (blog) | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
Welsh educators and parents urged to support digital literacy for kids, find out more at Misco.co.uk
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Tech Literacy and the Modern Classroom

Tech Literacy and the Modern Classroom | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
Last week, we were very fortunate to have Jeff Utecht at Grant Wood AEA for three days. He spoke to teachers, administrators, and Grant Wood consultants on a variety of different topics relating to...
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The 8 Essential Tools That Keep a Social Media Agency Humming

The 8 Essential Tools That Keep a Social Media Agency Humming | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
You compete with millions of other blogs on creating and sharing craveable content.

You manage multiple social accounts, seeking that sweet spot of targeted, valuable, engaging updates.

You do this all day, day after day.

Imagine having some tools on hand that make these daily activities even easier.

Tony Restell understands these challenges of social media sharing like few others. As founder of Social-Hire.com, Tony works with multiple recruiting clients at a time on their social media strategy, and his Social-Hire content competes with the likes of LinkedIn, ERE, and other heavyweights for views and shares.

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What is digital literacy?

What is digital literacy? | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
Digital literacy is the topic that made the ETMOOC learning space so irresistible to me... I think as educators we spout off about wanting our students to be digitally literate, but not many of us ...
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Study Proves Why We Need Digital Literacy Education | DMLcentral

Study Proves Why We Need Digital Literacy Education | DMLcentral | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
A few months ago, the Internet buzzed with the results of a study comparing students' note-taking on computers versus note-taking with paper and pen. In the article, authors Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M.
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Temple University summer program teaches kids digital literacy skills

Temple University summer program teaches kids digital literacy skills | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
Above: Apps & Maps students working on Gotcha App development. Credit: Urban Apps & Maps Studios. Youngjin Yoo is director ...
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital D...

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital D... | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital Differentiation on 21st Century Literacy and Learning curated by Les Howard (Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital Differentiation | @scoopit via @LynnetteVanDyke
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10 Lessons Teachers Can Learn from YouTube’s Popularity

10 Lessons Teachers Can Learn from YouTube’s Popularity | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
By Terry Heick What might happen if educators experimented with some of the lessons YouTube’s staggering success has taught us? 1.
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Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation

Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
With the vast amount of content that is shared on the Internet, content curation is becoming an essential digital literacy skill for teachers and students.
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Digital literacy in the developing world: a gender gap

Digital literacy in the developing world: a gender gap | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
In the pervasively connected world of the 21st century, creating and sharing knowledge has never been easier. But the fact remains that many people still lack the skills required to access this information…
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Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education

Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education
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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Why Curation Matters

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Why Curation Matters | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
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Social media in education

Social media in education | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
Social media in education has the power to transform all manner of aspects of school life. How students learn, how parents interact with the school, how teachers can develop their CPD, can all be t...
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'New approach needed on digital divide'

'New approach needed on digital divide' | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
There are calls for a new approach to teaching digital literacy to stop welsh children falling behind.

That's according to a report by Wise Kids which found less that half of pupils thought their school's technology was sufficient.

It surveyed over 2000 Year 9 pupils (aged 13 and 14) across Wales looking at their online and digital media habits and says it reveals a disconnect between children's digital experiences at home and in school.

Wise Kids says there needs to be high qu
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Digital Literacy is Good, but Fluency is Better | The Atlantic

Digital Literacy is Good, but Fluency is Better | The Atlantic | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it

In their new book, Digital Fluency: Building Success in the Digital Age, Christian Briggs and Kevin Makice offer a roadmap to digital fluency for individuals and organizations.

So what's the difference between digital literacy and digital fluency? According to Briggs and Makice, literacy means you know what tools to use and how to use them, while fluency means you also know when and why to use them. They also offer this core definition: "Digital fluency is the ability to reliably achieve desired outcomes through use of digital technology." Under this definition, fluency also includes the ability to choose the right tools and use multiple tools in combination.

The distinction between literacy and fluency is a very useful framework for thinking about how to survive and thrive in the digital age, and the concept of digital fluency has also been explored by Mitchel Resnick, professor of learning research at the MIT Media Lab. In a 2002 report, Resnick offered the analogy to learning a foreign language:

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Lynnette Van Dyke, Juergen Wagner, Yashy Tohsaku
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Is Social Media A More Trustworthy Source?

Is Social Media A More Trustworthy Source? | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
Sky's Tom Cheshire examines why young people are more interested in topics on social media than in mainstream publications. (RT @SkyNews: Is Social Media A More Trustworthy Source?
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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
I have been writing my PhD so haven't updated this blog for a while. Thesis writing is taking up a lot of my mental space as I get the ideas, storyline and contentions to 'coalesce' and cohere in a...
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AUB - 2014 - AUB works to increase digital and media literacy across the Arab region

AUB - 2014 - AUB works to increase digital and media literacy across the Arab region | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
The American University of Beirut, AUB, is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, founded in 1866, which functions under a charter from the State of New York. It is administrated by a private, autonomous Board of Trustees.
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Transforming the Way We Learn: Why Digital Literacy is So Important - K12 - Learning Liftoff - Free Parenting, Education, and Homeschooling Resources

Transforming the Way We Learn: Why Digital Literacy is So Important - K12 - Learning Liftoff - Free Parenting, Education, and Homeschooling Resources | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
digital literacy is less about tools and more about thinking… When we talk about language literacy, we are discussing much more than the basic ability to recognize words on a page. True literacy extends beyond the ability to read and encompasses the skills needed to gain meaning and knowledge from the written word, to think …
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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills - InformED

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills - InformED | Social media in higher education | 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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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
I have been writing my PhD so haven't updated this blog for a while. Thesis writing is taking up a lot of my mental space as I get the ideas, storyline and contentions to 'coalesce' and cohere in a...
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Curation as a tool for teaching and learning (with images) · hbailie

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.
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As We May Think: A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science

As We May Think: A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
"There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of t
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Education Curation: Zoobean Builds Child Literacy With Handpicked Books, Learning Apps

Education Curation: Zoobean Builds Child Literacy With Handpicked Books, Learning Apps | Social media in higher education | Scoop.it
The story behind Zoobean, an edu-tech startup that curates personalized books, apps and literacy resources for children.
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