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

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However, at each level—middle school, high school, and college—these variations paled in comparison to a stunning and dismaying consistency. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

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Learning with 'e's

It fascinated social psychologist Stanley Milgram. So Milgram''s notion of six degrees is not so much a theory of learning, more a social contact theory, but it has significant implications for learning in the social media age. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

News literacy tools: Advice, four sites and a new app (Swiipe)

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Among the ten key trends Pew researchers gathered from among their research reports on social and news media were: Use of mobile devices for news continues to grow. Two-thirds of Americans (67%) get at least some news on social media. .

Tools Harvard Computer Science Students Use to Collaborate, Stay Organized

MindShift

Malan has been pleased at how these meetups have gradually begun happening in social spaces, becoming a connection point between digital and analog support. He attributes some of his success with students new to computer science to the intentionally social aspects of the class.

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

Image and data credits are listed at the bottom of this post. But the data is flawed. Martin Cooper, a Motorola exec, made the first mobile telephone call in 1973, not 1983. This data is big data. It’s not really clear how we should count all this data.

Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age in Oakland

Educator Innovator

Their effort, called Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age (EDDA), is focused on designing and researching new approaches that take up the expanded civic opportunity structures that digital media afford and doing so while still maintaining a focus that builds on the basics to support youth to develop strong academic skills. They are also tied to digital or new media platforms that facilitate and amplify young people’s actions.