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Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

EdTechTeam

The importance of media literacy cannot be understated. Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. So, my students must have guided practice analyzing and using social media if they are to use it purposefully, productively, and safely.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Kecia: So, the first thing that make a teacher a superhero is the way they use data to improve learning and mastery for their students. And teachers who use technology can use technology in such a way where they’re collecting formative data every day , every single moment of the day.

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. 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.

How to Grow Global Digital Citizens

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In fact, despite that the UN considers access to the Internet a human right, many adults and even more kids don’t know how to act as good digital citizens when visiting this sparkly and exciting world. In fact, over half of parents say it’s essential especially when looking at data showing kids don’t know how to stay safe or why they should (from Smart Social ): 92% of teens post their real name on their online profiles. Digital Citizenship webinar.

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Facebook pushes digital literacy with new lesson library for teachers

FETC Converge

In the wake of an international scandal over Facebook’s opaque data practices and allegations that interest groups and foreign nations have exploited the platform to influence elections, the social-media giant has decided to enter the digital literacy education space. Uncategorized digital citizenship digital literacy Facebook

Digital Literacy–What is it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Digital literacy’ is one of those buzz words floated by experts as being granular to 21st century students. ‘Literacy’ is simple: the ability to read and write– so ‘digital literacy’ should be achieving those goals digitally. “the ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information” –Digital Strategy Glossary of Key Terms. Social media.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom. Teaching in a rural area opened my eyes to the students who don’t participate in the digital world when they are outside of school. In an increasingly digitized classroom, it’s important to consider these tech-less students. Do they have tablets or cell phones with data plans? She had high speed internet, but it came with a data cap.

How Data Privacy Lessons in Alternative Reality Games Can Help Kids In Real Life

MindShift

Ubiquitous social media platforms—including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—have created a venue for people to share and connect with others. We use these services by clicking “I Agree” on Terms of Service screens, trading off some of our private and personal data for seemingly free services. While these services say data collection helps create a better user experience, that data is also potentially exploitable. .

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

It also provides immediate feedback—someone is definitely going to read and respond to the tweet, and teachers feel like they are part of something—a dialog that is much bigger and more powerful than a meeting in the school library. If you are managing the chat or behind the scenes–you could use Tweet Binder to get data on the statistics of the chat. Digital Literacy. Digital Citizenship. A Lesson Using Twitter must Have a Social Component.

Edtech’s Blurred Lines Between Security, Surveillance and Privacy

Edsurge

With safeguarding students’ online and physical safety as a top priority, schools are leaning on a variety of digital services. Yet as schools adopt technologies that can collect and monitor data in unprecedented ways, questions have emerged over how far surveillance should go—and whether educators, parents and students are aware of the implications and possible consequences. We have to protect them from themselves, but there’s also the issue of protecting their data.

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What to Consider When Assigning Homework

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Homework has come under fire the last few years as data surfaced that seemed to support the conclusion that homework is a waste of time. When homework becomes an extension of that passion, it is a favorite choice instead of TV, video games, or social media. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

On INFOhio’s light

NeverEndingSearch

INFOhio , Ohio’s PreK-12 Digital Library, knows how important it is to spread light–in knowledge and in leadership–by reaching out to the education community. In addition, school librarians have been, and continue to be, the best way to share information about the high-quality text and media and instructional tools that INFOhio delivers to all Ohio schools. The MakerSpace movement is steadily growing within Ohio’s school libraries.

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Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

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And then, not two days later, I heard Twitter has reclassified their app as a news purveyor rather than a social media device. One more stat — which may explain the whole social-media-as-news-trend — and then I’ll connect these dots: 60% of people don’t trust traditional news sources. That’s newspapers, evening news, and anything considered ‘mainstream media’ They prefer blogs, Twitter, and Facebook. Library Spot.

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Insta-Fame, Sell-Outs, and Selfies: New Digital Bytes Topics for Teens

Graphite Blog

How do you make something like digital tracking, product placement, or consumerism fun and compelling to learn about? Better yet, how does can you get a teen to think deeply about how gender roles in the mass media influence their relationships and self esteem? Common Sense's Digital Bytes , a teen facing program, does just that. Teens learn from the experiences of their peers, then create collaborative projects with a library of new tools.

Are Deepfake Videos a Threat to Democracy?

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Every day, teens engage with countless images and videos that have been edited or digitally altered. From simple Snapchat filters to short, lighthearted, or ironic TikTok videos, it's clear that young people are pretty savvy when it comes to consuming -- and creating -- manipulated media. And in a lot of ways, seeing altered media is just part of being online today. "Deepfakes are really the latest incarnation of manipulated media.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

Students can play games, watch stupid videos, browse inappropriate websites, spend time on social media, or catch up on the latest episodes of their favorite series. If students bring their own devices to class, schools can’t possibly hold control over things like data security, software licences, malware and viruses, and safe browsing. Read more: DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship. Myths No 3: BYOD will deepen the digital divide.

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5 Image Apps for your Classroom

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In seconds, our brain grasps a wide selection of data from the picture’s color, layout, design and draws conclusions. Pictures can be imported from your photo library, Instagram, Facebook or the web. Using the frame layout option, students can create a collage of photos for sequencing activities or digital portfolios. For youngers, PicCollage has a setting to disable social media, website images, and ads.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

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The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

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What’s more, they have curated the best lessons into a comprehensive library of lessons that are free for teachers to use as well! The interface isn’t as intuitive as the Desmos activity builder, but the good news is that they have a library of 400k+ lessons that you can search from and so I didn’t really have much of a problem finding a lesson someone else had programmed and found a way to fit it into my lesson. Math teachers: This is for you.

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A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

NeverEndingSearch

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) designated the Wednesday of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Banned Books Week as Banned Websites Awareness Day (BWAD, pronounced bee-wad ). Its purpose is to raise awareness of how overly restrictive Internet filtering can impede student learning by blocking access to legitimate educational websites and participatory learning tools (including social media). Digital Citizenship Curriculum by Common Sense Education.

13 Ways to Use Canva in Your Classroom

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You can create professional presentations, posters, multi-page documents, marketing materials, social media graphics, and more (see the list below for education) using Canva’s more than 1 million photos, icons, and layouts, each with colors and fonts coordinated into attractive schema easily accessed by both beginners and reluctant designers. There’s no cost when using the thousands of free illustrations and images in the Canva library or uploading your own.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education.

Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Media literacy is a way for us to better understand our world and have our say in it. It involves understanding how -- and why -- a media message is constructed as well as its impact on the world. Jump down to a section Media Literacy Courses and Curricula. Media Manipulation.

Final Schedule for Tomorrow's "Digital Literacy & Fake News" Mini-Conference - Plus Bonus

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 1st) is our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," being held online ( and for free ) from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Then we will have 14 practitioner-led sessions that look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. Please also join the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

Learning Revolution Conference Schedule - Online and Free NEXT WEEK

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The LearningRevolution.com project has over 200 partner organizations and bridges schools, libraries, museums, and the work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Online Faculty- Educational Technology Revolutionize Data Reporting to Revolutionize Data Use - Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D. Burton, English Language Arts Teacher 4:00pm Digital Citizenship: A Whole-Community Approach - Kelly Mendoza, Sr.

News Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

News literacy is a subset of media literacy focused on helping people process and understand news media messages, to locate more factual and credible information, and to think critically about what counts as news. Breaking News, Media Manipulation, and Mis- and Disinformation.

We All Teach SEL: Curiosity Activities and Tools for Students

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Building SEL (social and emotional learning) skills such as curiosity requires face-to-face interaction, meaningful discussion, and reflection. Using our Digital Citizenship Curriculum? Think about the digital tools you're already using in the classroom. With a digital library of hundreds of books, this app focuses on learning about real life and nurturing imagination. For social studies classrooms Minecraft: Education Edition.

We All Teach SEL: Curiosity Activities and Tools for Students

Graphite Blog

Building SEL (social and emotional learning) skills such as curiosity requires face-to-face interaction, meaningful discussion, and reflection. Using our Digital Citizenship Curriculum? Think about the digital tools you're already using in the classroom. With a digital library of hundreds of books, this app focuses on learning about real life and nurturing imagination. For social studies classrooms Minecraft: Education Edition.

The School Leadership Summit Is March 28th - All Welcome! Plus, Call for Volunteers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Conference strands are aligned to the internationally-recognized ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Administrators and include the leadership topics of: Vision in a Changing World, Teaching and Learning in a Changing World, Professional Learning in a Changing World, Data-driven Reform in a Changing World, and Ethical and Responsible Use in a Changing World. Docente The Social Media Dilemma in Education: Policy Design, Implementation and Effects - Dr. Devery J.

Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Partner Announcements Amazing People Institute : Amazing People Library launch a digital story collection unlike any other. FREE 30 day trial for #Libraries & #Schools. See graphics for social media and follow the event to join the campaign!

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Connect With the Learning Revolution Project on Social Media. The Learning Revolution, as a new project, could use some help building our social media presence and credibility. How can we help kids make a better digital world?

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Please spread the word and tell people about the Summit forward this email , or post on social media Hashtag: #homelearningsummit Twitter: @homelearnsummit Facebook: @homelearningsummit Instagram: homelearningsummit HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOPICS WE ARE WORKING TO COVER IN THE SUMMIT TALKS, INTERVIEWS, AND OPEN-CHAT TIMES : ADHD and Learning ? Digital Citizenship ?

We All Teach SEL: Curiosity Activities and Tools for Students

Graphite Blog

Building SEL (social and emotional learning) skills such as curiosity requires face-to-face interactions, meaningful discussion, and reflection. Using our Digital Citizenship Curriculum? Think about the digital tools you're already using in the classroom. With a digital library of hundreds of books, this app focuses on learning about real life and nurturing imagination. Social Studies Activities and Tools Minecraft.

We All Teach SEL: Curiosity

Graphite Blog

Building SEL (social and emotional learning) skills such as curiosity requires face-to-face interactions, meaningful discussion, and reflection. Using our Digital Citizenship Curriculum? Think about the digital tools you're already using in the classroom. With a digital library of hundreds of books, this app focuses on learning about real life and nurturing imagination. Social Studies Minecraft.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Learn about addressing student privacy and up-to-date acceptable use policies that include social media. Monday, May 5th at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe - Show Me The Data! Learn how to collect and share data that connects your library to student learning.

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