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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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six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults

Children, growing up with YouTube, Netflix and Spotify, learning to use smartphones or tablets before they are able to talk Source: www.theguardian.com See on Scoop.it – Digital Literacies

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Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form

These standards are broken down into 5 categories for students, teachers, administrators, coaches, and computer science educators. According to wikipedia (don’t judge us), this process started in earnest in the late 1990s, and the result today is comprehensive–which leads us to the above graphic from the simplycurious wiki.

Source: www.teachthought.com

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Considerations For Teaching Students About Browsers And The Web

Teaching students about the internet can be bit confusing. Teachers often shy away from teaching core technology concepts because of this perceived complexity. Without a game plan and the proper visuals it can be very tricky to explain an abstract system like a computer network. The word “inter…

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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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Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation

See on Scoop.it – Digital Literacies With the vast amount of content that is shared on the Internet, content curation is becoming an essential digital literacy skill for teachers and students. See on www.fractuslearning.com

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Visual Communication is a Tech Literacy

See on Scoop.it – Digital Literacies There are a lot of different kinds of literacy that are important, that we actually teach or talk about teaching in school. Today I’m advocating for a kind of literacy that I don’t hear discussed a lot: Visual Communication.   Really, we could broaden this to digital communication, because […]

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future – Edudemic

See on Scoop.it – Digital Fluency This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post). What I find even more interesting is the focus on what skills […]

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