On information privilege and information equity

NeverEndingSearch

Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. The absence of access is one symptom of information poverty. Adaptable resources for the Information Privilege lesson are available in this folder.

Cultivating Informed Citizens with Listenwise

Catlin Tucker

The more informed our students are about the world around them, the less likely they’ll be duped by fake news stories. The audio recordings effectively weave the information into a story that is both interesting and informative.

John Green launches Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information

NeverEndingSearch

In the introduction, John discusses the importance of how the quality of the information we meet online shapes our understanding of the universe and our place in that universe. He suggests three questions: Who is behind the information? Why are they sharing the information?

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How Liberty 53 Integrates Trauma-Informed Practices

Digital Promise

To support these students, education professionals are turning to trauma-informed practices. One district thoughtfully embedding trauma-informed practices into their everyday work is Liberty 53 School District in Missouri. Bring a Trauma-Informed Approach to Your District.

3 Websites Where You Can Find Complex Informational Texts

Catlin Tucker

As many teachers shift to the Common Core Standards, they are attempting to incorporate more complex texts and more informational/nonfiction texts into their curriculum. If you have additional online resources you use to find complex informational texts, please post a comment and share them!

Communicating in the Information Age

A Principal's Reflections

Now don''t get me wrong, this service is great, but like anything in life it is not full-proof or the preferred way to receive the information. To some this might seem a bit redundant, but in reality I am covering all of my bases to ensure that my stakeholders get the information.

How User Experience Research Informs Edtech Design

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

3 ways to help give all students “information privilege”

eSchool News

“Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. The absence of access is one symptom of information poverty.”— Joyce Valenza, On information privilege and infomation equity , December 9, 2018.

Project Information Literacy News Study: A new study on new adults and news

NeverEndingSearch

Dr. Alison Head and her Project Information Literacy (PIL) research team recently released the findings of a new national study on college students and how they consume and interact with a vast and deeply polarized news ecosystem. For this generation, news is social, visual, and fast.

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Article for the online journal, Globally Informed

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for a journal. It was entitled: BRINGING GLOBAL STUDENTS TOGETHER THROUGH VIDEO-CONFERENCING. In it, I talk about my use of ‘Mystery Skype’ in lessons, which allows my class to collaborate with other learners in different countries.

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Powerful Productivity App Evernote Helps Teachers & Students Organize Information

techlearning

Students can create notes, snap images, make checklists, or record audio on a mobile device or computer and make the information available on any other device or computer

What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning. And what could we as public educators borrow from these homeschool classrooms–or any non-traditional or informal learning environment–that would be of benefit in our own? by Derek Spanfelner , learnivore.com.

Teaching Digital Literacy: Resources to Help Students Validate Online Information

Class Tech Integrate

Also known as Information Literacy, Digital Literacy is an important component of what is known as Digital Citizenship. I often hear teachers say, "kids are so lucky now, they can just search for the information they need on the internet.

The Experience Gap and Informal Learning

MIND Research Institute

In our latest episode, MIND’s Lead Mathematician Brandon Smith joins Brian once again, this time for a discussion on informal learning.

How Data Can Help Inform K–12 Decisions

EdTech Magazine

By Elizabeth Combs Use research tools to determine the next course of action in schools. Business Intelligence Data Analytics

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#79: Excel Turns Data Into Information

Ask a Tech Teacher

Sometimes, it takes a picture to really show what you’re trying to say. It doesn’t have to be drawn with pencils or paint brushes. Sometimes, it’s a graph or a chart, formatted to clarify important points. That’s called Excel. Words and numbers are always black and white and the same size.

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How Districts Can Inform EdTech Companies to Make Better Products

Education Elements

Innovation often requires leading, not following, in technology advancement. I was involved in two important decisions in 2007 while serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Maine Township High School District 20 in Illinois. First, needing a new Director of Technology to help us advance technology into an essential role to improve learning, I hired a talented young man named Dr. Hank Thiele. Leaders

5 Handy Tools that Combat Fake News and Create Informed Citizens

techlearning

But for many of you, prepping kids to be engaged, informed, and knowledgeable citizens has always been job one. Civic engagement is one of the latest education buzzwords. So it’s good to see the rest of the Ed world climbing on board

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What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are details you’ll like: All relevant teacher information is included on the teacher dashboard with links to dig deeper into standards, students, assessments, assignments, and more. The popularity of standards-based grading and instruction is growing.

Information Underload and OER Leverage

iterating toward openness

I started to post this as a comment on Mike’s amazing essay Information Underload , but I’m going to put it here instead. I suppose you could think about it from an information foraging perspective as well. Read Mike’s whole piece – it’s worth it.

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Informal Education & 21st Century Learning – A “Montana to Rice” Combination

Battelle for Kids

At the San Francisco 49ers, we strongly believe 21st Century learning skills and informal education are a natural and perfect pairing.

Bartleby - free books, lit and reference information

Educational Technology Guy

The materials, both books and reference information, are categorized by reference, verse, fiction, and nonfiction. Bartleby is a site that contains a huge amount of literature and reference books online, for free.

How Can a Pineapple Help with Easy Informal Professional Development?

Where Learning Clicks

Set your teachers and students up for success with a mix of easy informal professional development and more formal PD and training. The post How Can a Pineapple Help with Easy Informal Professional Development?

Innovating Pedagogy Report released - some great information included

Educational Technology Guy

It has some interesting information and insight into some technology trends, including Flipped Classrooms, BYOD, storytelling and more. The Open University''s annual ''Innovating Pedagogy'' report has just been published.

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Let @MindMaple help you share information using beautiful, colorful, & organized diagrams

Kleinspiration

In the beginning, I use them a lot to model different ways to organize and track thoughts and information. create diagrams graphic organizers mind map Mind Maple MindMaple online graphic organizers organize information planning

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Collaborative Digital Information Projects

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In the Spring, we will be working on Homer''s The Odyssey and Shakespeare''s Romeo and Juliet, both of which are heavy with historical information. In the past, I''ve divided students into groups and they would research a topic and then later jig-saw to share the information.

StudySync, The News Literacy Project Partner to Promote Information Literacy

techlearning

NLP will provide resources from multiple perspectives for cross-curricular, inquiry-based literacy assignments focused on social studies and science

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Five Dangers of Data-Informed Student Nudging

Edsurge

Lead by vice president of student affairs Michael Chavez, the college was using a predictive analytics platform from Civitas Learning to inform a. These examples are two sides of the same coin: two institutions employing the use of data-informed nudging—the behavioral economics practice of implementing minor design changes that affect individual behavior—to address retention and student success. In 2016, leaked email exchanges from Mount St.

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Learning is an experience. Everything else is just information.

TeachThought - Learn better.

Everything else is just information.” Everything else is just information. “Learning is an experience. ” by Terry Heick There is an essential–and essentially human–movement in learning–a point where something transitions from other to self. It starts with recognition–an awareness of that thing. A formula, process, skill, or idea. Then there’s analysis. What is this thing? And evaluation? What is its worth? […].

Keeping Actively Bilingual Makes Our Brains More Efficient at Relaying Information

Digital Promise

The neurons in our brain have two distinct anatomical features: their cell bodies, where all the processing of information, thinking and planning happens, and their axons, which are the main avenues that connect brain areas and transfer information between them.

3 Research Findings to Inform K-12 Technology Investments

EmergingEdTech

Using Evidence-Based Strategies to Drive the Deployment of Next Generation Learning Techniques Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

‘Faculty Information System’ Developer, Interfolio Acquired for $110M+

Edsurge

based Interfolio aims to help simplify the workflow for faculty with software it dubs “faculty information systems.” In December 2016, Tufts launched a project to centralize that information, and now offers faculty and staff free Interfolio accounts. Being a faculty member requires a lot more than just teaching and research.

Let kids make informed decisions about real things in the real world

Dangerously Irrelevant

Give kids the freedom to make “informed decisions” about things they care about, real things in the real world, things that probably aren’t in the standards or on the test, and we’ll get a lot farther down the road to preserving what’s left of this experiment in democracy.

Hurricane Information Index: 50 Resources To Stay Safe During Hurricanes

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Hurricane Information Index: 50 Resources To Stay Safe During Hurricanes appeared first on TeachThought.

Build a Head-of-the-Class Information Security Team

EdTech Magazine

Build a Head-of-the-Class Information Security Team. Information security (InfoSec) team members must balance the competing priorities of teachers, administrators, parents and students. Most of these stakeholders have little knowledge of information security, and therefore, little willingness to embrace InfoSec efforts. Do you sit in your office waiting for information to come to you, or do you get out among the people in your community to extract the data?