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epubBooks - Download Free Kindle ePub Books

epubBooks - Download Free Kindle ePub Books | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
epubBooks has free ebooks to download for Kindle or EPUB readers like iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Nook and eReaders.
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Good source for classic books in epub format to download to your device.
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Timeline - ReadWriteThink

Timeline - ReadWriteThink | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.
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Piktochart's Infographic App - Education pricing plan

Piktochart's Infographic App - Education pricing plan | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
Piktochart's DIY Infographic App - Special Discount Pricing Plan for Education.
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My best citizenship lesson: using pens and paper to teach digital citizens

My best citizenship lesson: using pens and paper to teach digital citizens | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
Teacher Holly Fairbrother explains how she uses English lessons to prepare her students for the world of blogging, without letting them loose online
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Analogue lesson on online ethics.

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Want to know if you can legally use Google Images? | Social Media Slant

Want to know if you can legally use Google Images? | Social Media Slant | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
This feature has existed for a long time but used to be hidden.
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Streaming Videos For Teaching About Media Literacy

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Wow.  Tons of materials here for lessons on media literacy. 

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Interactive maps and visualizations | StatSilk

Interactive maps and visualizations | StatSilk | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
Create interactive maps using the award-winning free StatPlanet software. Explore thousands of world stats through interactive maps and data visualizations.
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Great demographics info.  Dead simple to use.

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6 iPad Apps for Better Classroom Management ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 iPad Apps for Better Classroom Management ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
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iPod apps to help keep notes, generate questions and more.

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Out of Sight, Out of Mind | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
Out of Sight, Out of Mind. A visualization of all documented drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004.
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Great data visualization.  Obvious glitch in the info (2015 has happened already?)  Great for discussing data collection, evaluation and presentation.

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100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars - OnlineUniversities.com

100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars - OnlineUniversities.com | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
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Search help for the serious academic.

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Media Education in British Columbia | MediaSmarts

Media Education in British Columbia | MediaSmarts | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
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Searchable database of CANADIAN digital literacy lessons.  Search by topic and/or grade.

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Courses | ERAC

Courses | ERAC | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
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Copyright law was rewritten in 2012.  Learn about the changes that effect you from this free course.

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William Shakespeare, 1564-1616

William Shakespeare, 1564-1616 | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
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So many classic books in very professional epub format.  Downloaded onto a Kobo, these books have all the functionality of your best ebooks.  Well done!

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10+ websites to find free images for your blog | Social Media Slant

10+ websites to find free images for your blog | Social Media Slant | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it

 "Now, how do I find great pictures without breaking my piggy bank," you ask. Do not worry, I have just what you need! Check out the list below. Free Pictures for Your Blog

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7 Video Tutorials to Help You Create Classroom Posters and Infographics Using Piktochart ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Video Tutorials to Help You Create Classroom Posters and Infographics Using Piktochart ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
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Viral Photo of a Giant Squid Found in California is Fake · Global Voices

Viral Photo of a Giant Squid Found in California is Fake · Global Voices | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
The doctored image accompanied a fake report from Lightly Braised Turnip, which appears to be a satire website. That didn't stop many Web users from circulating the news as real.
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Great for a lesson on media literacy.

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Free Technology for Educators

Free Technology for Educators | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
Find here some of the best free educational web tools that you can use both with your students in the classroom or for your professional development
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The Social Tech Guide - Nominet Trust

Celebrate & learn from the world's most inspiring social tech ventures. Featuring the 2013 Nominet Trust 100.
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Some inspiring technology.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Places to Find and Create Data Visualizations

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Places to Find and Create Data Visualizations | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
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A Great Guide on Teaching Students About Digital Footprints

A Great Guide on Teaching Students About Digital Footprints | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
  via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Have you ever Googled yourself ? Have you ever checked your virtual identity? Do you know that you leave a digital footprint every time you get...
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A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
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Useful links to get you or your students thinking about cyberbullying netiquette and internet safety.

 

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How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats

How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
Well, it's official, you can now officially cite social media sources in MLA and APA formats. Although this might not seem like a big deal, it is an important step in acknowledging social media as ...

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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:49 AM

A great quick reference chart!

Crystal Coleman's comment, April 16, 2013 4:45 PM
This is a huge deal... so excited to start using this citation.
Eric Rodriguez's curator insight, September 23, 2015 3:01 PM

Finally! An official method of citing our Tweets, Facebook and YouTube content in either MLA or APA format. Best of all the guide is quick and easy to follow.

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Connect!: CSS Podcasts: Assessing Website Credibility

Connect!: CSS Podcasts: Assessing Website Credibility | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
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Lesson from Calgary Science school on assessing website credibility.  Complete with video, rubric, worksheet and exemplars.  Completed in conjunction with the Critical Thinking Consortium.

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Tom Irons's curator insight, August 27, 2014 11:04 PM

Rank 14#

 

A Fairly basic video that shows a 3 step process for assessing the credibility of a website. By critically analysing the Reliability of Authorship, the documentation of sources, and overall appearance of a website one can further gauge whether the information on that website is useful unbiased information that can help them or whether there is a hidden agenda behind what is being said.

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How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC] | Digital Literacy Sites | Scoop.it
Among certain circles (my family, some of my coworkers, etc.) I'm known for my Googling skills. I can find anything, anywhere, in no time flat. My Google-fu is a helpful skill, ...
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Great infographic with tips to google better.

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