Digital game-based learning levels up digital literacies

Digital literacies and digital game-based learning (DGBL) are both concepts that have emerged in the educational arena since digital technologies have become all pervasive in every aspect of society. With mobile technologies continuing to develop, games are being used more and more by people of all generations and schools are realising that there is some […]

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Digital literacy is about asking the right questions

Being digitally literate is not just about knowing how to use programs or being aware of copyright law. It’s also about being able to ask the right questions. This is another reason to have a news section in your Computing lessons, in addition to the 5 reasons to have a Computing news section of your […]

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Empowering Student Relationships With Media

Debates over children and media use are nothing new, but the technologies by which children primarily interact with media have changed significantly. Most guidelines related to “screen time” were developed when television was the dominant media, but new technologies are making us question the value of older research. In its most recent report on the […]

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Digital literacy: the perks and pitfalls of plugged-in students

The increasing number of digitally literate students, with constant access to the internet via their own handheld devices, can cause problems for lecturers – but they also offer scholars the opportunity to undertake new and exciting research methods. This is according to Christopher Jones, professor of research in educational technology at Liverpool John Moores University, […]

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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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How to Help Your Students Develop Data Literacy

Can we really measure happiness? How does educational attainment vary across ZIP codes? What does math have to do with charity? Which team has the better athletes, Yankees or Red Sox? These are just a few of the wide-ranging questions that students are asking — and attempting to answer — by ana…

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