3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student

Thinking in the 21st century is just different. That doesn’t mean we’re all suddenly omnipotent cyborgs, nor does it mean we’ve all become mindless social media addicts that spend our cognitive might tapping, swiping, and drooling on our smartphone and tablet screens.   But just as the 19th century presented unique challenges to information processing than […]

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Understand Creative Commons Licensing With This Chart

Creative Commons is an ideal way to share your creations with others and find art for personal projects. Some of us, though, don’t always understand the rules. This chart helps you understand the key differences among licenses. Source: lifehacker.com See on Scoop.it – Blended Learning Lab

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Even Our Youngest Students Need Digital Citizenship Skills

As the Internet becomes an increasingly important part of all of our lives, children are spending more time online as well. And they are doing this largely without any guidance about what is responsible or appropriate online. While my six- and seven-year old students don’t yet even understand the words “digital” or “citizenship,” they also […]

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Is coding the new literacy?

There’s a whole host of complicated reasons why, from boring curricula to a lack of qualified teachers to the fact that in most states computer science doesn’t count toward graduation requirements. But should we worry? After all, anyone can learn to code after taking a few fun, interactive lessons at sites like Codecademy, as a flurry of articles in everything from TechCrunch to Slatehave claimed. (Michael Bloomberg pledged to enroll at Codecademy in 2012.) Twelve million people have watched a video from Code.org in which celebrities like NBA All-Star Chris Bosh and will.i.am pledged to spend an hour learning code, a notion endorsed by President Obama, who urged the nation: “Don’t just play on your phone—program it.”

Source: www.motherjones.com

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