Teacher Created Transmedia Experiences

When creating transmedia experiences of their own, teachers should think about the platforms available to their students as well as which platform would best suit the narrative extension. The platform should never determine the direction the story development takes. Many free digital storytelling resources lend themselves directly to supporting a transmedia experience in the classroom. […]

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A Principal’s Reflections: Leading the Maker Movement

Source: esheninger.blogspot.ca For a maker culture to succeed and thrive in a school, leadership matters. I learned some of these lessons unbeknownst to me as they were only brought to my attention after making to learn became an embedded component of our school culture. Selecting the right person to lead the initiative is pivotal.  Once […]

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Build an Online Community to Complement Your in Class Community

More and more teachers are venturing online with their students to enhance and extend the work done in the classroom. There are myriad benefits to engaging students online and replacing classic pen and paper assignments with more dynamic online lessons, asynchronous conversations and collaborative Source: catlintucker.com See on Scoop.it – Blended Learning Lab

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Do “Digital Natives” Exist?

Is there such a thing as a “DIGITAL NATIVE”? Some experts have suggested a clear divide between “digital native” (the Millennial tech experts) and “digital i… Source: www.youtube.com See on Scoop.it – Digital Literacies

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The 6 Major Skills for 21st Century Students

Here is a short two pages PDF document from ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) which features the six major fluencies (standards) students need to develop in the 21st century classroom. Each of these fluencies is broken down into various skills all of which work in unison to cultivate the target fluency. From all […]

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