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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

New Posted Resources 01/13/2012

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Open Education Resources tags: OER ebooks opensource digitaltextbooks favorite Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: 3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader tags: leadership favorite Analyzing Primary Sources tags: primarysources favorite Mobile Learning infokit tags: mlearning mobile favorite Technology Integration Matrix | Arizona K12 Center tags: technology integration tpack favorite Edmodo: Social Networking Reinvented!

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. OER – Open Educational Resource (this can be any online materials that are free to use). The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. In fact, this list will be up to date for a few hours and then more acronyms and terms will come along!

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6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom

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OER Commons provides a database of free learning materials commonly used by teachers nationwide. Many school systems – especially those who allow students to bring their own device (BYOD) – create a contract and have consequences based on a 3-offense system that covers device loss, Appropriate Use Policy (AUP), cyberbullying, etc. Check out this BYOD guide that a Washington Public School system provides its teachers for device management in the classroom. .

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?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

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After three years of utilizing a BYOD (bring your own device) policy with my classes at Nassau Community College, I have seen how tools like tablets and laptops can lead to better academic engagement. Access to connectivity is vital to a successful classroom BYOD policy, so these issues are largely taken care of by an institution. In order for a mobile app to be adopted into BYOD curriculum, it has to also have a web app component.

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Your midsummer ed-tech check-in

eSchool News

OER meets iPads in this district. Top BYOD tools for the Common Core classroom. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week. Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week. I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit eSchoolNews.com and read up on other news you may have missed.

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A letter of support

NeverEndingSearch

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. When schools introduce their 1:1, BYOD, Chromebook or iPad roll-outs, it is the librarian who is best positioned to ensure that quality resources and apps are curated on those screens.

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