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The "Twitter" door

The "Twitter" door | Digital Media in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Via Evette Christofides
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Love this idea as it gives students an opportunity to reflect on their learning. Without actually physically using technology, this idea uses the excitement of a concept of digital media to motivate, and connect with students through a medium that they are increasingly becoming more familiar with, and are most likely more interested in. For students to understand what a twitter update is, and then use it to comment on their learning, demonstrates the modern day significance of digital literacy.

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Evette Christofides's curator insight, March 31, 2014 8:58 AM

Students can write up tweets about something they have learnt during the day, something they enjoyed or something they would like to ask or share. A great idea to not only connect everyday learning to social media, but also allows the teacher to have some sort of classroom management so that all students get an equal opportunity to post etc. Also the teaching and learning feedback opportunities are endless!! 

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Digital Pedagogy and Social Equity - How to close the gap

Digital Pedagogy and Social Equity - How to close the gap | Digital Media in the Classroom | Scoop.it

4 easy to use classroom strategies for ICT implementation.

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This is a useful resource for showing teachers how to implement digital media in the classroom, a move that is said to create more active and engaged citizens in students.

 

There are 4 strategies:

1. Align ICT with your pedagogy and assessment

2. Scaffold for students how to use certain tools, and remind them of ICT guidelines before each lesson.

3. Move students from lower order of thinking (Cutting and pasting) to a higher order of thinking activities (digital storytelling and publishing).

4. Ensure students feel a sense of ownership about the ICT in the classroom.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Flipped Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Flipped Classroom | Digital Media in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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This blog entry introduced me to the concept of a 'Flipped Classroom', a classroom in which digital media and technology is important for the access of information and learning. I was inspired by the idea that students would be assigned homework that was not necessarily reflective, but pre-emptive. Students in a flipped classroom would come to class prepared to learn and use what they have learnt. Instead of spending time learning new concepts, they are spending class time consolidating information. As a result the classroom can become more critical, analytical, and the teachers can spend this time assessing them.

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Digital Pedagogy in Lower Primary: iPad and Blooms

Digital Pedagogy in Lower Primary: iPad and Blooms | Digital Media in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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I love this image as it merges the well known taxonomy of learning by Bloom, with some modern day digital applications that students can use on their ipad. This image allows teachers to design projects that involve each stage of the taxonomy. If not all stages are completed using digital media, students could even just do one stage on the ipad. This resource is useful to me a there are so many apps and their uses that i was not aware of!

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9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use

9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use | Digital Media in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The 21st century is a time of rapid change, and while the brain may not be changing (much), the tools we use to feed it…
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The 21st century teacher needs to be constantly mastering new technologies and digital learning tools to both make sure that they are current, and to make sure that they are preparing their students for the future. As our future is becoming more and more digital, teachers need to ensure that they are using media that the students are familiar with, or need to eventually become familiar with. 

 

While some of these may be too advanced for the primary classroom, they can still all be used or introduced in some capacity to students. 

 

I, myself am not familiar with all 9 of these learning tools, and feel it necessary to change that. Of these 9 tools I would like to become more technologically literate in flipboard, google communities,  evernote, pocket and zotero. I find it necessary to familiarise myself with these applications, to not only keep up with my students, but to ensure that digital applications are utilised in my modern day classroom from day to day.

 

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A Digital Classroom - YouTube

A short documentary that explores the potential of using technology in education, emphasizing the use of Second Life
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This link effectively paints a picture of the modern day student, and the way they learn. It highlights the importance of incorporating digital media and technology into our teaching pedagogies, as the future involves new skills, and new tools that the student must learn to use.

 

This video showed how the use of a virtual world, such as 'Second Life' was beneficial to students, as it created another forum for student to student collaboration, and student to teacher communication. 

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