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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | edanne | Scoop.it
Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curric

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, August 4, 2014 11:15 AM

I really enjoyed this article on "do's" and "don'ts" for empowering students in digital literacy techniques.  I think we forget - this is where our students shine. The article points out that today's undergraduates have NEVER known life without the internet.  How do we use that to help our students learn more?

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 8, 2015 8:37 PM

Digital Literacy is becoming more important in learning. The curriculum today requires teachers to use digital tools. Please read this interesting take on digital literacies. 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 15, 2016 10:34 AM
Blogging has to have a purpose and it has to be done safely. The latter is a concern for some parents. The use of Power Point in teaching and learning is situational.
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6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment Of Learning

6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment Of Learning | edanne | Scoop.it

"Over the past two decades there has been a lot written, and much discussion, around the use effective use of assessment in the classroom.

Unfortunately many educators, particularly at the secondary school level, continue to cling tenaciously to “traditional” practices which are, at best ineffective and at worst, counterproductive to the goals of modern education.  Here are six common misconceptions about assessment and evaluation that we could stand to rethink."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 17, 2013 9:08 PM

Read the list below and see if you find yourself in one or more of these misunderstandings...and for more information on each click through to the post.

1. Assessment and evaluation are the same. 

2. Most assessment is summative. 

3. Assessment is one way communication, the teacher gives feedback on student work. 

4. Assessment is for grading purposes.

5. Student work should be given a grade or a mark. 

6. If assignments are late, a teacher should deduct points.