Twitter hosts a great population of passionate educators from all walks of life and from all reaches.
I’ve yet to plan a lesson without turning to my Professional Learning Network on Twitter for their input, resources, and advice.
With a decreasing budget and increasing demands on classroom teachers, having access to a tribe of educators on Twitter provides me tools, strategies, and a support system that I can rely on to continually help me to become a better instructional leader and classroom manager.
It’s not just about sharing. Twitter is a place where educators can actively reflect on successes and failures in the classroom while working together to extend what works and improve what doesn’t.
Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically. DIF involves knowing how digital information is different from print information; having the skills to use specialized tools for finding digital information; and developing the dispositions needed in the digital information environment. As teachers and librarians develop these skills and teach them to students, students will become better equipped to achieve their information needs.
A free book that looks at iOS6 for the iPad. Jac de Haan states that this is a "bare-bones intro to iPad & iOS 6 for my students – just enough to get comfortable with basic iPad use and get organized." The book is geared to middle and high school students, with a focus on iOS productivity apps and basic troubleshooting. It is available for free in the iTunes store. To go directly to the book in iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/student-guide-to-ipads-ios/id570579620?mt=11.
Twitter can be an incredible tool for both teachers and students when used correctly. As a teacher, your role in the process is to be professional, understanding, and as creative as possible. In regards to Twitter, the possibilities are as endless as you make them. At the Teachers Guide to Twitter you will find: How as a teacher can you effectively utilize Twitter, a creative writing lesson plan using Twitter, 15 creative ways to use Twitter in the classroom, and 17 videos on how as a teacher can you use Twitter in classroom!
Have you heard the terms digital native and digital immigrant, and placed yourself in one space or the other? Have you seen a generation divide in learning and teaching? The article ‘The Fallacy of Digital Natives’ explores these issues. One source quoted is the Berkman Center for Internet and Society (Harvard University) “Those who were not ‘born digital’ can be just as connected , if not more so, than their younger counterparts.” A follow-up to this article is ‘Introducing the Digital Learning Quadrants’ where Dan Pontefract introduces “a classification that encompasses all ages and takes into account the realities of access and participation levels…” (at http://www.danpontefract.com/?p=1309)
You've arrived at the tip of the iceberg. There's a tremendous amount of free content, helpful resources and ideas on this site for improving the array of 21st Century Skills we call information fluency (others call it information literacy). To help you find what you need, here are a few tips for effectively using this site.
A really interesting webinar on the impact that digital technology has on the evolving educational environments for todays learners, from curriculum design, formative and summative assessment, to feedback for all stakeholders involved.
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