Our Media Literacy Competency Assessment Rubric uses the students’ final projects as indicators for levels of competency of a variety of skills, and measures how well students can put their new media literacy skills into practice. Every program track has a set of central skills-based competencies that fall under the LAMP’s broader intended outcomes, and the rubric can be adapted to measure these competencies according to the program. In designing the rubric, we had to clarify these outcomes and came to the determination that activism is key to the LAMP learning experience. So instead of trying to measure attitudes, our assessment tool evaluates the active work created by the students, and how it enables the roles they play in a participatory digital culture. For many students, the very act of producing their own work and challenging the media is a form of activism, and our rubric takes this into account as a key goal. We seek to uplift their voices so they feel comfortable challenging the media, and the projects they create are where these newly learned media literacy concepts and active media-making skills can be seen. The final projects produced by students show us how well they understand the concepts being taught, but also if students feel empowered enough to make their own active media messages.
Every now and then I need to revisit the wisdom of my favorite entrepreneurs, artists, and thinkers so that I can continually improve my craft—both for my own creative soul and for the betterment of my career and company.
Here are seven ways you can nurture your creativity.
In today's complex world, children's futures are determined by their ability to master the basics of reading, science, math and computers. Yet costs, class sizes and other issues often prevent children access to quality online learning that can support and reinforce these essential skills.
Some of us learn best in the classroom, and some of us ... well, we don't. But we still love to learn -- we just need to find the way that works for us. In this charming, personal talk, author John Green shares the community of learning that he found in online video.
On Monday Google Forms received an update that allows you to create automatically graded multiple choice and true/false quizzes. To do this just go into your Form's settings menu and select "quizzes." You can then specify point values for each multiple choice question in your Form. In that same menu you can enter answer explanations. The quizzes setting also gives you the option of letting students see their scores immediately after completing a quiz. The quizzes setting is convenient, but it is not as feature-laden as the Google Sheets Add-on called Flubaroo.
"Standing in front of several hundred education leaders over coffee and croissants in the ballroom of Cambridge’s Royal Sonesta Hotel, Arthur Levine is gleefully taking apart the modern education system. “Imagine if your GPS worked like testing does today—it would give you a reading every hour,” quips Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, a Princeton, New Jersey–based nonprofit focused on education and leadership development. What’s more, “when you started you’d be 20 miles from where you are going; and now you are 50 miles from where you are going, and heading in the wrong direction....
"Just a few blocks away from where’s he giving the speech, he and his foundation are working with MIT to construct a new model for a graduate school of education to implement his vision. Over the next five years, MIT will serve as the incubator for the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, an independent teacher-education school that plans to offer a master’s in education as well as a license to teach a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subject in grades 5 to 12. (The degrees will be granted by the academy, not MIT.) When it opens its doors to teacher candidates in the fall of next year, the academy will use cutting-edge technology and the latest brain research on learning to dramatically transform the way teachers learn—and the way they teach middle school and high school students."
This is the British Council phonemic chart. Help your students hear the sounds of English by clicking on the symbols below. Click on the top right hand corner of each symbol to hear sample words including the sounds.
Boys who had all their books on a digital device didn’t mind carrying it back-and-forth between home and school, or home and anywhere. Many shared with me that when they had a spare moment with nothing to do, they read a book from their device.
This book explores the many pedagogical uses of Story in psychology instruction. Rich with teaching tips, examples, resources, and outcome data, the collected chapters serve as both a reference for developing creative uses of Story in the (real or virtual) classroom and as an example of evidence-based scholarship in the field. The volume is organized into sections focusing on the theoretical underpinnings of Story, the autobiographical use of Story, application of Story in different course contexts, and interdisciplinary perspectives on the pedagogical use of Story.
I believe the true beauty of a blog isn’t just that it provides students with an opportunity to write, but that it also provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate proficiency when it comes to a whole host of other 21st Century skills, including collaboration, creativity, tech and media, research, public speaking, and publishing, among others.
This is basically a library that embeds a wide collection of academic and cultural films collected from different sources ( e.g digital libraries, university websites, video hosting sites, educational platforms and many more). The library has over 30.000 movies and over 100 collections.You can use the search box on the lefthand of the page to conduct a quick search and locate movies you are interested in. You can also filter your search using criteria such as title, date archived, creator and views.
Digital portfolios are gaining ground. They can be edited continuously, they follow students from grade to grade, and they are easier than ever to create and maintain. Google Sites can get students started with building electronic portfolios. It’s free to anyone with a Google account, and the built-in tools make it easy for students to use content directly from their Google Drive with just a click of a button.
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