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10 Lessons in Digital Literacy

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This e-booklet contains a collection of ten lesson plans to help you develop students’ digital literacies and critical thinking skills.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 20, 1:19 AM

10 lesson plans to help develop students' critical thinking in the digital age.

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8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it

The way children use technology is very different from adults. This gap makes it difficult for parents and educators to fully understand the risks and threats that children could face online. As a result, adults may feel unable to advise children on the safe and responsible use of digital technologies. Likewise, this gap gives rise to different perspectives of what is considered acceptable behaviour.


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, June 26, 11:02 AM
Interesting schema for thinking about digital skills.
Francisco Restivo's curator insight, June 28, 7:46 AM
What all kids should be aware of. Interesting article.
EI Design's curator insight, July 6, 4:15 AM
8 digital skills we must teach our children
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A Taxonomy Tree: A Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Graphic

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A Taxonomy Tree: A Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Graphic by TeachThought Staff If you're a TeachThought reader, you know that thought is a
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Melinda Miller's curator insight, April 4, 7:45 AM

Check out the action verbs and weave them into student activities.

lfredric's curator insight, April 4, 4:08 PM

Check out the action verbs and weave them into student activities.

Judith Morais's curator insight, April 5, 7:42 AM

I just love this layout of the good ol' classic. Its inspired me to keep it on hand again as I plan for the terms Intensive Language unit. Check out the action verbs and weave them into student activities.


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A school library makerspace with Colleen Graves

A school library makerspace with Colleen Graves | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it
Today we have an interview with Colleen Graves, a 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and a school librarian/maker who has brought a makerspace into her school library. Enjoy!

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Online Labs: the time is now

Online Labs: the time is now | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it
Even as online courses proliferate on campus, those programs face a challenge: How do you give students access to high-octane software and big data sets they need for their classes when they can't simply walk into a computer lab on campus and log in?

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 10, 4:54 PM

Preparing your students for the real world actually means going beyond the conventional hands on lab. Using the current power tools in the cloud preps them for their future.  

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100 Engineering Projects For Kids - The Homeschool Scientist

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Here's 100 Engineering Projects For Kids to get that them excited about construction, design, electronics, and more.

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nihal abitiu's curator insight, September 22, 2015 6:20 AM

100 Engineering Projects for Kids

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 17, 9:33 PM

This is great and just in time to help parents help their kiddos with science fair type projects.

Chris Carter's curator insight, January 18, 2:47 AM

Wow! 100 great ideas!

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Photos: Century-old literary magazines are innovating storytelling on Instagram

Photos: Century-old literary magazines are innovating storytelling on Instagram | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it
This year, magazines are set to struggle. As readers increasingly move online, print publications far and wide should expect to lose readers. But if you can’t beat them, join them—and by the looks of decades-old magazines sharing their content on Instagram, that’s exactly what several historic publications intend to do. Virginia Quarterly Review, a 91-year-old literary magazine,...

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, January 12, 5:22 AM

The cross pollination of media platforms is spreading...

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Olivia Goldhill:  "This year, magazines are set to struggle. As readers increasingly move online, print publications far and wide should expect to lose readers. But if you can’t beat them, join them—and by the looks of decades-old magazines sharing their content on Instagram, that’s exactly what several historic publications intend to do."

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How the Star Wars BB-8 Sphero Droid works (spoiler: it's amazing) - Daily Genius

How the Star Wars BB-8 Sphero Droid works (spoiler: it's amazing) - Daily Genius | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it

"I’m about to say something totally unbelievable and completely ridiculous: I love Star Wars. There. It’s good to get that bombshell off my chest. I’m a huge fan of the series and eagerly await the upcoming film by J.J. Abrams and the new Disney ownership.

After going through all of the trailers, both foreign and domestic, it occurs to me that there is one thing in particular that is a true standout. Is it the 3-pronged lightsaber? No. Is it the lack of Jar-Jar Binks? Potentially, but not really.

It’s the BB-8 droid that is taking the world by storm. Better still, it’s actually something you can now purchase (if you’re lucky to find one) in real life. How cool is that?"


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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 21, 2015 5:00 PM

Una de las gratas novedades de la séptima entrega de la Saga de Star Wars  es el nuevo robot BB-8 que se ha convertido en el juguete más preciado de estas navidades. Sin embargo, más allá de su forma tan singular, la ingeniería que tiene incorporada la hace un objeto sumamente interesante para aprender jugando. 

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, December 22, 2015 8:00 AM

Here is what I love about this little guy. Robotics First , I was interested but lacking the community support and funding. This is my kind of robot.

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What is a Makerspace? Is it a Hackerspace or a Makerspace?

What is a Makerspace? Is it a Hackerspace or a Makerspace? | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it
A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.  These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines.  A makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a makerspace.  If you have cardboard, legos and art supplies you’re in business.  It’s more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a makerspace.  These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  They provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence.  Some of the skills that are learned in a makerspace pertain to electronics, 3d printing, 3D modeling, coding, robotics and even woodworking,   Makerspaces are also fostering entrepreneurship and are being utilized as incubators and accelerators for business startups.  There have already been some amazing success stories that have come out of makerspaces to date.

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Gayle Kakac's curator insight, January 13, 8:49 PM

great info

 

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Kirstin Beckett's curator insight, January 15, 10:32 PM

Makerspaces also figure in our list of  top 5 big trends in e-learning and education technology for 2016, including coding in classroom, internet of things connected classroon, OERs, Makerspaces and Microlearning. Read more on  http://www.assignmenthelp.net/blog/new-edtech-trends/ ;

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3 Key Factors for Creating a "Maker Culture" at Your School -- School Planning & Management

3 Key Factors for Creating a "Maker Culture" at Your School -- School Planning & Management | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it
As the way we learn and work has evolved, teaching styles, curriculum and classroom spaces must change as well. Our students need to think “like innovators” in order to solve increasingly complex, global and multi-disciplinary problems. These problems require skills like flexible thinking, resilience and curiosity — skills that are not nurtured in today’s traditional educational models. As architects, we know that design can profoundly affect and enhance teaching and learning. School design must not only accommodate 21st century learning methods, but also reinforce the skills students will need for an evolving society. Thoughtful, creative and flexible design of these spaces is critical in realizing the learning goals.

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NOTRE DAME SCHOOL's curator insight, October 20, 2015 10:02 AM

Interesting!

Norton Gusky's curator insight, October 20, 2015 11:34 AM

Good advice based on existing Maker Spaces at schools. 

Jamie Dammann's curator insight, October 25, 2015 9:58 PM

Student Choice

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10 Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom

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Below is an infographic I created with Piktochart. (Another fantastic tool for educators and students!) There are ten ideas for using Google Drawings in the classroom. Honestly, it was hard to stop at ten! This tool is so versatile. It is also worth menti

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What’s in a Makerspace? - Corwin Connect

What’s in a Makerspace? - Corwin Connect | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it

"One of the most amazing transformations that has taken place at NMHS is the creation of the Makerspace in what was our traditional library. A space that was once a barren wasteland is now a thriving learning metropolis where students flock to tinker, invent, create, collaborate, work, and most importantly, learn. When I hired Laura, I basically told her the budget, and she had complete control of how she wanted to use the money. I could never have imagined how quickly she could radically transform this outdated space, using money that previously had always been spent on books, magazines, and electronic databases. Some quick highlights include the following:"

 


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Barbara Goebel's curator insight, September 27, 2015 9:48 AM

Connecting content to the real world. Encouraging inventive thinking. Appealing to all learning modalities. What's not to like? One thing, maybe...the death of a "traditional" library. Based on the description of the "barren wasteland" that was the library in this school before it became a Makerspace, maybe that death had already happened.

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7 easy, powerful ways to use iPad cameras in the classroom - Let's Teach With Tech

7 easy, powerful ways to use iPad cameras in the classroom - Let's Teach With Tech | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it
Our school is a 1:1 iPad school. We made the decision to go with iPads knowing that there are relative strengths and weaknesses of the device. For our purposes, it was decided that the strengths outweighed the weaknesses.


One strength that factored heavily into the discussion was the camera, and putting the power to create multimedia work in the hands of every student.


Here are 7 ways the camera can be leveraged for deeper learning in your class."


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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, September 14, 2015 12:09 PM

some useful ideas. I am going to next try QR codes

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The Science of Happiness - Lessons in Digital Literacy

The Science of Happiness - Lessons in Digital Literacy | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it
This lesson is based on an infographic about happiness and the factors that effect our happiness.In the lesson students will explore their views of what makes them happy and discover some of the science behind what happiness is and the factors that creat

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 22, 8:43 AM

My lesson plan to help develop critical thinking and digital literacy skills.

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A Good Infographic Featuring 30 Web Tools for Teacher Librarians ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Good Infographic Featuring 30 Web Tools for Teacher Librarians ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it

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Defining Makerspaces: What the Research Says Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina

Defining Makerspaces: What the Research Says Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it
Recently, I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with criticism.  I was told (not to my face) by a visitor to our school that our library makerspace is not a “real makerspace”.  This same person stated that our woodshop is a “real makerspace” because it has power tools.  She even suggested that I “do some research” on what makerspaces actually are.

Feeling personally insulted aside, what bothers me most about this statement is the concept that some makerspaces are more valid than others and that a makerspace is solely defined by the tools it contains.  I do agree that our woodshop is a makerspace, even though we don’t call it that. Our woodshop is awesome, and I’m so glad that we have a space where students can learn how to use saws, drills and other tools to build awesome projects as part of their curriculum.  Yes, that is a makerspace.

But is my space any less of a makerspace simply because it doesn’t have power tools?  Because it doesn’t have a 3D printer?  Because my students build with LEGOs, K’nex and cardboard?

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Customize and Print 3D Picture Books for Visually Impaired Kids | Make:

Customize and Print 3D Picture Books for Visually Impaired Kids | Make: | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it
Most kids get their first intro to reading through picture books — now Tom Yeh wants to bring picture books to kids with visual impairments.

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Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership - TeachThought

Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership - TeachThought | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it

"Digital Citizenship: Using the internet and social media in a responsible and ethical way


Digital Leadership: Using the internet and social media to improve the lives, well-being, and circumstances of others.


The idea behind the shift? A kind of empathy–moving beyond see one’s self, and moving towards seeing one’s self in the physical and digital company of others. As digital technology and social media become more deeply embedded in our lives, and more nuanced in their function, this is a shift whose time has come. The question becomes, then, what’s the next evolution of this idea?"


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Editorial Pick 2015: What does collaboration really look like? - eCampus News

Editorial Pick 2015: What does collaboration really look like? - eCampus News | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: Our editorial picks include stories the editors believe either highlighted an important issue in 2015 and/or signaled the beginning of an escalating trend or issue for 2016.]

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 14, 12:36 PM

As an online instructor you must know how to quickly build a safe community of learners.  Collaboration and facilitated discussion are essential.


Graduates of UW-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program understand receive hands on practice in these skills.

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How to Download Music and Video Files to the iPad @JonathanWylie

How to Download Music and Video Files to the iPad @JonathanWylie | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it
Have you ever needed to download music or video files to your iPad or iPhone? The lack of a dedicated file structure on the iPad is an often maligned feature that leads some to turn against the iPad as a tool for the classroom, but it shouldn’t. At least not when there are free apps like Documents by Readdle, which have been created to help fill that void. It is one of the few genuine five star apps in the App Store, and here’s why.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, November 24, 2015 6:27 PM

If you have never tried to get media files into iMovie, then you just don't know what a pain it is. This will help.

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/12/4-great-ipad-apps-to-annotate-and-edit.html

 

 

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National Education Technology Plan | Office of Educational Technology

National Education Technology Plan | Office of Educational Technology | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it
"Today we set a new vision for technology to support learning and have assembled an unprecedented coalition of partners dedicated to making sure that vision becomes practice to transform the learning of all students." Richard Culatta, Director, Office of Educational Technology.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, December 11, 2015 1:05 PM
Very important document for the future of ed tech. Great information! Download the pdf.
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The History of Music Told in Seven Rapidly Illustrated Minutes - OPENCULTURE

The History of Music Told in Seven Rapidly Illustrated Minutes - OPENCULTURE | Web Tools for Education | Scoop.it
Your senses do deceive you, my friends. This is not the latest, greatest video from RSA Animate. No, this video comes to us via Pablo Morales de los Rios, a Spanish artist, who has artistically narrated the history of music — or the Historia de la Música — in a shade less than seven minutes. 6:59, to be precise. You don’t need much Spanish under your belt to realize that the story starts 50,000 years ago, then moves quickly from the Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, to the troubadours of the Middle Ages. The video gives disproportionate attention to classical music during the following periods — Renacimiento, Barroco, Classicismo and Romanticismo. But before wrapping up, we tack over to America and witness the birth of jazz and the blues, before heading back across the pond for the Invasión británica. Artistically speaking, it all culminates in a pretty interesting way. But we’ll let you see how things play out.

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The Surreal Reasons Girls Are Disappearing In El Salvador

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Refuse to share a pencil, reject a boy, say no to your imprisoned dad — all of these can get a teen girl killed in El Salvador's gang war.

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Patty B's curator insight, October 18, 2015 9:59 AM

Where poor economic conditions are present, crime is usually following close behind. People need money to eat, to survive. People who live in crime and gang infested areas must live their lives in a constant state of fear. Really, this article can be boiled down to economics. The conditions in El Salvador are vastly different than in the U.S. because there is more money in the U.S. As we have learned, economic disparities manifest themselves within cities, throughout regions, and across countries and the globe. Some have it better than others for a myriad of reasons. When facing serious economic challenges on a daily basis, one can't necessarily blame those who turn to crime as a last resort. I believe that if the economic gap throughout the entire world was shrunk just a bit, that crime would drastically fall (at least violent crimes). If people living in favelas, for example, did not have  to look at a booming metropolis (that they aren't a part of) right in their backyards, maybe those residing in the slums wouldn't feel the need to commit crimes, maybe they'd be more confident in who they are and what they are doing with their lives. Maybe the comforts of the 21st century need to be distributed just a bit more evenly in order to deter people from committing crimes. Maybe it would give those who turn to crime something legitimate to lose if they get caught by law enforcement. There wouldn't be a need for the creation of makeshift governments that we refer to as 'gangs.' These gangs do for its members what the government fails to. 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 20, 2015 3:40 PM

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Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, October 21, 2015 10:38 AM

This article was very stunning and graphical to read. The rate of murder and homicide is so abnormal that it makes one question who doesn't want to leave there. I can definitely see why girls are the main targets because they are stuck in between these so called gangs because a person they know is usually affiliated with one. Their hardship of escaping was very touching and getting to experience and seeing a first hand perspective of these young girls really opened my eyes. We should not see people seeking asylum in other countries as a bad thing ,but rather sympathize for their well being that they have escaped the horrible life they had back home.

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Four Visual Dictionaries and a Thesaurus for Kids

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The right visual aids can make all the difference between students understanding a term or walking away shaking their heads. This pattern is true when students are learning new vocabulary words and or seeing the connections between similar words.

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Maker Education: Reaching All Learners

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At Albemarle County Public Schools, maker education fosters student autonomy, ignites student interest, and empowers students to embrace their own learning.

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