Posted on November 28, 2013 by Rhondda
Posted on November 25, 2013 by Rhondda
Teachable Moments for Digital Citizenship is a really useful infographic from a post by Nancy White - @NancyW.
She created it when she was looking for a resource about the importance of modeling good digital literacy skills for students. She explains that teaching digital citizenship as a separate curriculum is ok but finding the moments when they need the skill as part of undertaking a task, where the principles of digital citizenship can be applied, is the best way for them to learn and understand.
Allied to this infographic is a presentation (at the bottom of the post) where Nancy explained different aspects of digital citizenship called “9 Elements or themes of Digital Citizenship”. This presentation was created to explain digital literacy to parents but is a useful way to explain the concepts to fellow educators. These elements were:
- Digital Access
- Digital Commerce
- Digital Communication
- Digital Literacy
- Digital Etiquette
- Digital Law
- Digital Rights and Responsibilities
- Digital Health and Wellness
- Digital Security
The infographic uses the above themes and then puts them into a classroom context. It offers some direction for teachers who are working with students on particular tasks. It helps to map out what areas will be covered when students are asked to undertake each digital activity. It really goes without saying really that teachers must also show their students what’s expected of them. The themes need to be discussed with students when needed, allowing them to ask questions and explore ideas in a real situation. The final point that teachers, and all responsible adults really, need to model good digital citizenship themselves if they want young people to take these ideas on board I can’t agree with more completely. I have found with all things that if you say one thing but do another, you students will not take you or your message seriously.
Whilst many of the themes can recur in more than one context, Nancy has matched the most likely themes with the appropriate context:
- Read: digital literacy and digital access
- Watch: digital health and wellness and digital literacy
- Find: digital access and digital literacy
- Record: digital etiquette, digital rights and responsibilities also leading on to discussions about digital footprints and cyberbullying
- Curate: digital law and digital literacy
- Connect: digital communication and digital safety and security
- Collaborate: digital etiquette and digital communication
- Create: digital rights and responsibilities and digital commerce
- Write: digital communication and digital law
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Posted on November 20, 2013 by Rhondda
Creative Book Builder – All about apps in YOUR classroom! Creative book builder is also available as an Android app (Google Play Store). Not all the features in iOS version are available on Android version but more features are being developed.
SAMR Model Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning ”Post about how the SAMR model can be applied as a blueprint scaffolding your technology integration into education in the classroom. It offers a framework through which you can assess and evaluate the technology you use in your classroom. This framework is made up of 4 levels: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition”
Free Technology for Teachers: Video – How to Create Tours With Google Earth Tour Builder Another great post from Richard Byrne. “Tour Builder makes it easier than ever to create Google Earth tours in your browser. ” Tour Builder could prove to be a great tool for students to use to create geo-located book reviews, to tell stories from their own lives, or to develop geo-located research projects. One of the US History projects that I’ve done with Google Earth is to have students create a series of placemarks about battles of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.”
Curiyo This is a browser extension, available for Firefox and Chrome. It makes it easy to find definitions, videos, pictures, and related reference materials for any word you select in your browser. When you’re reading an article online and come across a word that you don’t recognize (or a word that you’re just curious about) long-click on it and a pop-up box containing definitions, pictures, videos, and more will appear.
Reading makes tough life more manageable | The News Desk One person’s example of why reading is important. There a few great quotes here.
7 Effective Ways To Engage On Twitter Infographic The Teacher’s Guide To Twitter | e-Learning Infographics
Speed Reader Lite for Android
Speed Reading Trainer – Android Apps on Google Play Speed Reading Trainer offers a diagnostic tool for to check progress and comes with reading materials to practice with so you can improve your comprehension levels while speeding up your reading.
Speed Reading app for Windows in the Windows Store Speed Reading is available for all Windows 8 devices (desktop, tablet, or smartphone) for free. It offers exercises to improve your word speed. The app also keeps track of your progress with improving your speed as you go along.
Speed Reader – Android Apps on Google Play This app supports most file formats including .txt, .pdf, .html and others. You can learn to speed read all sorts of things news, your documents or manuals, etc. It encourages you to view the center of the screen without saying the words in your head.
Free online speed reading software | Spreeder.com ”Spreeder is a free service” It is designed to allow you to copy and paste any text into your browser. Keyboard commands allow you to speed up and slow down the pace as it presents one word at a time. A popular method of speed reading that help the brain minimize distractions. (more…)
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Posted on November 15, 2013 by Rhondda
I have seen many lists of popular books but below is a new infographic explaining a few different things on their infographic.
And just because I like the sketch (and it is Friday) a short video – Mr Bean in the library
This is a visualisation of data on the most popular books every written. It includes number of editions, number of translations and units sold. Sourced from http://www.lovereading.co.uk/
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