Making Media Literacy Central to Digital Citizenship

MindShift

This emergence of video as a high-stakes media form requires a rethinking of what we mean by digital citizenship. We need to move from a conflation of digital citizenship with internet safety and protectionism to a view of digital citizenship that’s pro-active and prioritizes media literacy and savvy. Digital citizenship should be participatory, meaning students need to be actively contributing to culture.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

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Educational Leadership for Social Good

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam is a California Benefit Corporation , dedicated to effecting positive change in schools, and currently supporting a number of advocacy programs including the Our Voice Academy and the nonprofit Student Voice Foundation. You might also pre-order a copy of Jennifer’s upcoming book, Teach Boldly, Using EdTech for Social Good. Leadership Digital Citizenship Social Emotional Learning

A letter of support

NeverEndingSearch

An antidote to the frequently narrowed curricula we see in modern school culture, school librarians introduce young people to a rich world of books and literature, options they can select themselves. These new collections support new literacies and leverage the new bounty of open educational resources (OER) supported by the White House’s #GoOpen initiative, as well as streamed media, and software for creating and sharing powerful, effectively, ethically produced digital stories.

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Acceptable Risk

Reading By Example

During some of my classroom-school visits last week, I noticed the following: A teacher was reading aloud an everybody book to her students, specifically a biography about a key historical figure from the Civil Rights era. Blogging, social media, and other forms of digital communications are becoming a necessary part of an educator’s life. As you make plans for the next school year, put “digital presence” on the top of your list of goals.

Acceptable Risk

Reading By Example

During some of my classroom-school visits last week, I noticed the following: A teacher was reading aloud an everybody book to her students, specifically a biography about a key historical figure from the Civil Rights era. Blogging, social media, and other forms of digital communications are becoming a necessary part of an educator’s life. As you make plans for the next school year, put “digital presence” on the top of your list of goals.

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

NeverEndingSearch

The re-imagined ESIFC includes increased or new attention to pre-kindergarten, multiple literacies, digital citizenship and civic responsibility, multiple perspectives, personalization of learning, design thinking, student voice and agency, and social and emotional growth. She shared: Initially I created the templates because I was frustrated with the existing plan books.

Buncee is headed to FETC19

Buncee

Learn how Buncee allows teachers to create and customize lessons focused on historical primary sources for their classroom allowing students to work at their own pace through carefully crafted, interactive digital lessons that support natural differentiation, collaboration, and the ultimate student-centered classroom. By adding in a variety of content and multimedia, Buncees can be used to foster creativity, develop critical thinking and digital citizenship skills, and engage students.

Critical Thinking Skills to Help Students Better Evaluate Scientific Claims

MindShift

He and a global team of researchers at Informed Health Choices developed a study of some 10,000 Ugandan fifth-graders to see if a simple comic book on evaluating health claims could provide students with the skills to make better choices about their health. The comic book begins by describing how one child — who has burned his finger — sticks his wound into dung to heal it. The study was financed by an environmental advocacy group, not an unbiased source.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

I recently revisited the central prediction of the influential 2008 book, Disrupting Class – that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet – in two blog posts ( here and here ). There is more to be said and written about this book and related topics. Tagged on: August 22, 2017 A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper? |

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

I recently revisited the central prediction of the influential 2008 book, Disrupting Class – that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet – in two blog posts ( here and here ). There is more to be said and written about this book and related topics. Tagged on: August 22, 2017 A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper? |

EdTech 150

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Digital Citizenship ? Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below. Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. EDMODO AND CLEVER ( www.edmodo.com/integrations ) & ( www.clever.com ) Edmodo announced a new partnership with Clever to give teachers, students and parents immediate access to fully rostered digital classrooms. Original reporting features (time spent reading, books read, etc.)

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Digital Civics Toolki t (by the Civic Engagement Research Group): Created by the same researchers behind Deep Dive: Educating for Democracy, this toolkit offers easy-to-implement conversation starters (among other resources) for activating students' passion for civics and democracy. Inclusive Communities To be good citizens -- and digital citizens -- we must actively work against toxic ideas and communities rife with conspiratorial thinking, cynicism, and hate.

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools essential for success. Friday, May 2nd in Boston, MA The Path to Digital Citizenship - Tech Forum Boston , In this session, panelists will describe the concepts and skill sets necessary to prepare students for a digital and information-driven education, and the strategies they use for teaching these concepts. How does your library manage digital collections?

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Events + News - The Emerging Future on Thursday - Educational Podcasting - Global Education Day - Less is More Lesson from Finland

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Monday, April 27th at 10pm WLMA: Google+ Hangout + #WLMAchat , Topics to be discussed include our recent WSSLIT school library impact report, legislative successes and advocacy, the teaming up of Washington state's school and public library associations, school and public library collaborations and other topics of interest to the K12 teacher-librarians. For additional information, take a look at our digital flyer.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

It was a nod, in part, to Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking , a book that I’ve found useful in understanding how grief clouds our thinking, how grief makes use want to believe the unbelievable, how it “ruptures the rational,” as I wrote then. It’s also an opportunity – surprise, surprise – for lots of folks to try sell us some sort of “digital literacy” product.).