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How do You Choose Good Online Sources?

How do You Choose Good Online Sources? | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, "Well, what do you think?" Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:06 PM

Mia MacMeekin recently posted a new infographic that helps students learn how to determine if online resources are reliable. It is split into four sections, and each section has seven questions. The four sections are:

* Who wrote it?

* What is it for?

* Why was it written?

* When was it written?

With the additional questions students should be able to determine if the site is relevant to their research, and use critical thinking skills as they come to their decision.

This is an area where many students struggle, and this visual may help them become more comfortable in learning how to evaluate information.

Mel Riddile's curator insight, March 26, 2015 6:12 AM
Beth Dichter's insight:

Mia MacMeekin recently posted a new infographic that helps students learn how to determine if online resources are reliable. It is split into four sections, and each section has seven questions. The four sections are:

* Who wrote it?

* What is it for?

* Why was it written?

* When was it written?

With the additional questions students should be able to determine if the site is relevant to their research, and use critical thinking skills as they come to their decision.

This is an area where many students struggle, and this visual may help them become more comfortable in learning how to evaluate information.

Anita Vance's curator insight, March 28, 2015 11:11 AM

Helpful to encourage thinking and self-evaluating...

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Fantastic Chart On 21st Century Education Vs Traditional Education

Fantastic Chart On 21st Century Education Vs Traditional Education | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it

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Deb Haasch's curator insight, April 3, 2016 8:15 PM

This brief article shares a chart created by Dr Jackie Gerstein, which outlines some of the major differences between what education used to be and how it is now.  These differences are conspicuously noticed in 4 key areas : teacher and student roles, curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy.

Maggie Rouman's curator insight, April 10, 2016 1:49 PM

Great chart that provides a concise comparison of traditional vs. current and future leaning trends.  

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 1, 2016 7:44 AM
This helps define 21st Century vs. Traditional learning environments.
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The Benefits of Educational Blogging | Primary Tech

The Benefits of Educational Blogging | Primary Tech | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
This in an update of older posts about the benefits of educational blogging. 2013 is the sixth year that I have maintained a classroom blog. When I first began

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Jessica V Allen's curator insight, May 28, 2013 12:35 AM

When considering a student centered classroom for the PYP, it essential to think about the role that blogging plays in developing transdisciplinary as well as 21st century skills.  Blogging, as this post shows, has many educational values for our curious students!

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Why build a Personal Learning Network?

Why build a Personal Learning Network? | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
Blogging on a regular basis has helped me understand what I do as a teacher. It has expanded my understanding of learning, forced me to read more widely about education as I search for ideas that may evolve into posts and added a new dimension to my reflective practice. Regular writing with an audience in mind has provided insight to the process of writing that I have shared with my students and the blog has become a resource I call upon when sharing ideas and planning with colleagues.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 22, 2015 11:07 AM

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, September 25, 2015 4:46 AM

Bon article. Il est important que chaque enseignant ait aussi son propre réseau d'apprentissage. Aussi l'importance du blogging est mis en évidence. Cela permet de discuter au-delà de ses collègues directs.

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Social Learning In Instructional Design: Practical Tips To Design Effective Collaborative eLearning Activities - eLearning Industry

Social Learning In Instructional Design: Practical Tips To Design Effective Collaborative eLearning Activities - eLearning Industry | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
Wondering how to design effective Collaborative eLearning Activities? Check this article to learn about the types of Collaborative eLearning Activities.

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Making Learning Meaningful and Lasting

Making Learning Meaningful and Lasting | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
Some of the best ways to make learning "stick" include connecting content with meaning, encouraging self-testing instead of rote memorization, and giving frequent, low-stakes assessments.

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Women in eLearning: A Brave New Digital World

Women in eLearning: A Brave New Digital World | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
What defines a “woman in tech”? In this growing digital world, that’s a question that needs asking. Given the ways in which tech careers are constantly evolving and changing, the obvious answer that equates “tech” with “STEM” no longer suffices. Here’s an insightful essay on finding a better answer.

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10 Free High Quality Stock Photography Websites to Bookmark

10 Free High Quality Stock Photography Websites to Bookmark | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it

Having access to free high quality stock photography can mean the difference between a good project and an amazing one. Check out 10 of our favorite resources.

 

Today we are sharing with you 10 of our favorite websites that provide free high quality stock photography. Please keep in mind that many of the photographs from the websites below are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

 

However, some photos may require attribution so it’s best to do your own research and determine how these images can be used....


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Mark Cottee's curator insight, September 16, 2015 10:00 PM

Been using a lot of photos on adobe voice and similar applications when creating short videos to engage audiences and look forward to exploring the sites highlighted in this article.

Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, September 23, 2015 4:22 PM

tool: free stock photography websites

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Micro-Credentials: The Future of Professional Learning

Micro-Credentials: The Future of Professional Learning | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - A system of micro-credentials is how educators will be prepared and how they will be recognized for their professional learning.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 6, 2015 11:49 AM

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Cheryl Doig's curator insight, September 6, 2015 4:09 PM

Teachers will be more diverse learning agents in the future. Many will become more specialised and micro-credentials will increasingly show mastery. 

Christophe Chambet-Falquet's curator insight, September 7, 2015 6:02 AM

How to deal with people (like me) who develop their own skills ? Companies need to have bright vision of who knows what to organize work. As Intelligence (faculty of understanding) will become a precious asset, diplomas and certificates will no longer be as easy to value as they were... What about micro-credentials ?

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Is Creativity as important as literacy? | wonderteacher.com

Is Creativity as important as literacy? | wonderteacher.com | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
Teaching creativity is essential in order to prepare students for 21st century learning requirements.

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, June 16, 2015 8:49 AM

Creativity is as important as literacy because creativity is what is going to help us create solutions to future problems that we don;t even know exist yet. In many ways I feel like creativity picks up where literacy leaves off. Literacy informs and educates a person, but creativity is what will extend a person's thinking into unknown and unforeseen realms.

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The Adventures of Library Girl: #2jennsbookclub A Virtual Book Club For Teachers, Librarians or Anyone Who Loves YA Lit!

The Adventures of Library Girl: #2jennsbookclub A Virtual Book Club For Teachers, Librarians or Anyone Who Loves YA Lit! | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it

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How do You Choose Good Online Sources?

How do You Choose Good Online Sources? | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, "Well, what do you think?" Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:06 PM

Mia MacMeekin recently posted a new infographic that helps students learn how to determine if online resources are reliable. It is split into four sections, and each section has seven questions. The four sections are:

* Who wrote it?

* What is it for?

* Why was it written?

* When was it written?

With the additional questions students should be able to determine if the site is relevant to their research, and use critical thinking skills as they come to their decision.

This is an area where many students struggle, and this visual may help them become more comfortable in learning how to evaluate information.

Mel Riddile's curator insight, March 26, 2015 6:12 AM
Beth Dichter's insight:

Mia MacMeekin recently posted a new infographic that helps students learn how to determine if online resources are reliable. It is split into four sections, and each section has seven questions. The four sections are:

* Who wrote it?

* What is it for?

* Why was it written?

* When was it written?

With the additional questions students should be able to determine if the site is relevant to their research, and use critical thinking skills as they come to their decision.

This is an area where many students struggle, and this visual may help them become more comfortable in learning how to evaluate information.

Anita Vance's curator insight, March 28, 2015 11:11 AM

Helpful to encourage thinking and self-evaluating...

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How to Protect your Privacy and Security when Using Social Media - Reputation911

How to Protect your Privacy and Security when Using Social Media - Reputation911 | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
Use of Social Media has lead to a big decrease in Privacy. However, by using common sense and following simple rules, a decent level of privacy is possible.
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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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Kiddle - visual search engine for kids

Kiddle - visual search engine for kids | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
Kiddle - visual search engine for kids, powered by editors and Google safe search.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 29, 2016 1:55 AM

A very useful safe search engine for kids.

Janet Chenoweth's curator insight, March 2, 2016 6:51 PM

A very useful safe search engine for kids.

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15 Best Free Stock Photo Websites

15 Best Free Stock Photo Websites | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it

Recently I have seen more and more beautiful photos used on websites, themes, design mockups and shots on Dribbble. I don’t know who has started this out but I highly appreciate Unsplash initiative for providing beautiful free stock photos to do whatever you want. I have been inspired by this movement and started sharing some of my best mobile photos on Refe as well.

 

As a designer personally, I can’t stand ugly cliché stock photos, amateur level pictures and other low quality imagery used in any form of design. I am constantly in search of beautiful photos for my personal and client work and thought that you may find this collection useful....


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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, September 24, 2015 3:36 PM

Image resources are always worthwhile. Thanks Jeff.

Anthippi Harou's curator insight, September 26, 2015 12:11 AM

Very interesting resources for free photos.

Roger L. Gill's curator insight, September 26, 2015 7:59 AM

We all need great images and photos.   For some of the best resources on Local Online Marketing visit:  http://mybizonlineservices.com/local-online-marketing-blog/

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Hate Handwriting? Me Too. Here’s Why We Should Teach It Anyway.

Hate Handwriting? Me Too. Here’s Why We Should Teach It Anyway. | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
As you have probably noticed, people don't write in cursive as much as they used to. Your own handwriting has probably faltered over the years, and if not, you have surely noticed handwriting of others faltering around you. 41 out of 50 states don't require handwriting to be taught in schools as of 2014. Maybe you…

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 25, 2015 12:03 PM

Some interesting views on handwriting.

Bill Rounis's curator insight, September 26, 2015 8:17 PM

An interesting article and video.  I believe that I heard some time ago that the pen is still a very valuable form of technology.  Some elementary schools no longer teach cursive writing styles.  Maybe we should rethink that.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 27, 2015 9:26 AM

The benefits of handwriting have become clear after brain research and brain imaging has shown that handwriting is also brain training. -Lon

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Linking Literature to Makerspaces - Resource Link

Linking Literature to Makerspaces - Resource Link | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
The library is a place of engagement, learning, discovery, belonging, community, creativity and innovation.

A makerspace is a place of engagement, learning, discovery, belonging, community, creativity and innovation.

In schools, the library is the only learning space not limited by curriculum; it is an open learning space, which can be interpreted in many ways, and I suggest that this is why so often makerspaces find their place there. Outside of schools, public libraries are increasingly one of the only ‘3rd places‘ where people can feel free to meet, collaborate and learn, without the pressure to spend (even coffee shops move you along if you linger without a coffee in front of you).  Not to mention that library staff are often the most open to new, exciting and innovative ways of interacting and engaging with learning and technology!

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 28, 2015 7:40 AM

Libraries in the Pittsburgh area are becoming part of the Maker Movement. Here's a blog from Australia that shares books and other resources that make the connection. 

AMPARO PÉREZ BENAJAS's curator insight, October 23, 2015 8:00 AM

like it

 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, October 23, 2015 9:48 AM

A must read for any maker librarians or those considering adding makerspaces to their libraries.

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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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Liz Curtis's curator insight, September 22, 2015 4:57 AM

Love anything to do with engineering education - especially when it involves bringing together the core subjects. Click for more engineering and programming projects

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

100 Engineering Projects for Kids

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 17, 2016 9:33 PM

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

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8 Ways Digital Storytelling Transforms Learning in 21st Century Education: The Research Evidence

8 Ways Digital Storytelling Transforms Learning in 21st Century Education: The Research Evidence | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling is a trending educational tool. Know the 8 ways research indicate it transforms learning.

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Lianne Picot's curator insight, September 9, 2015 7:23 PM

Today's classrooms are experiencing a shift unlike any we have seen before. Tech savvy kids are often having to use outdated equipment and some have skills well beyond those of their teachers. I love this idea of enabling students to utilise digital storytelling as a way to show and share their learning! Developing subject matter expertise as well as storytelling , project planning and collaboration skills is beneficial not only to their immediate learning needs but are key skills for their futures. Putting the learning into the hands of the students through technology AND storytelling?  Seems like a marvellous idea to me!


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Patricia Stitson's curator insight, September 10, 2015 9:43 AM

In the last few years, I have so often found myself in groups of 'like-minded' people, whether that be a small local group of social entrepreneurial women or the famed TEDx community.

The harsh reality that we so often overlook is that the future success of humanity lays in the ways that we learn to collaborate and, yes cooperate with 'not-like-minded' individuals AND groups.

Storytelling, and listening to stories, is a crucial component of the growth of collaboration. We need to re-integrate the importance of storytelling into the fabric of our schools, organizations, and communities. Through coaching some kids to give TEDx talks, I learned a wonderful lesson. The act of storytelling empowers a youth to believe in their ability not only to tell their story but to create the story of their lives.

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, September 16, 2015 12:38 PM

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Open Access Publishing - American Libraries

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Open access publishing—in which academic journal content is free for anyone to read online—has moved from a fringe populist movement into the mainstream.

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Why is LEGO’s social media strategy so outstanding?

Why is LEGO’s social media strategy so outstanding? | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
LEGO is one of the most beloved brands on the planet.

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20 ideas-for-using-mobile-phones-in-language-classroom-

Hay o Re i n d e rs. Twenty Ideas for Using Mobile Phones in the Language Classroom. T …

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Mei Lin Fung's curator insight, August 29, 2015 1:06 PM

20 ideas - that apply well beyond the language classroom - especially useful for learning how to bridge the culture divides in the global marketplace of commerce and ideas

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 31, 2015 1:53 AM

Ideas... always welcome!

Sofia Alana's curator insight, November 24, 2015 6:39 PM

Probé iPadio en mi clase. Los estudiantes tenían que llamar a mi canal y dejar un mensaje en que dijeron sus planes para las vacaciones de Thanksgiving. La actividad funcionó muy bien, creo que fue una manera chévere de practicar la competencia oral. Algo muy bueno es que pueden grabarse y dejar comentarios en otras grabaciones sin abrir una cuenta. El único problema es que no hay una manera de ver quién llamó - los estudiantes tienen que introducirse cada vez. Muchos de los estudiantes se olvidaron decir su nombre, y por eso fue difícil calificar. 

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Science Curation Topic: Animal Cells using Livebinders. Access key: animalcells

Science Curation Topic: Animal Cells using Livebinders.  Access key: animalcells | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
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Included:  CCSS, lesson plans, handouts/worksheets, web resources, You Tube videos, project ideas, such as minecraft, legos, edible, Thinglink, Instagrok, Pinterest and cell building games. 

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The Essential Cheat Sheet of Cover Photo Dimensions for Facebook, Twitter & More [+ Pre-Sized Templates]

The Essential Cheat Sheet of Cover Photo Dimensions for Facebook, Twitter & More [+ Pre-Sized Templates] | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it
Handy cheat sheet and templates that provide dimensions/sizes for designing optimized cover photos for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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10 Best Places to Find Free Icons and Image Assets Online

10 Best Places to Find Free Icons and Image Assets Online | Digital Literacy Matters | Scoop.it

Like many creative types, I tend to get a bit giddy when I find art that inspires and captivates.Thankfully, the web is not short on free image assets for people to find and use in their designs and many of those free options are just as amazing at the premium ones out there.In this post, we have rounded up some of the best sites where you can go to find those free image assets and stock up on your design arsenal for those times when you just can’t create it from scratch....


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Hyunghwan Shin's curator insight, March 17, 2015 10:43 PM

Design

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Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, March 19, 2015 7:10 AM

Cool icons for your PPT presentations...