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January 2015: Literacies for the digital age: Numeracy

January 2015: Literacies for the digital age: Numeracy

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts highlighting the digital literacies our students will need to succeed. The first four posts covered financial literacy, visual literacy, media literacy and historical literacy. This post will provide you with some ideas on how to infuse numeracy, one of the traditional literacies along with reading and writing, into the

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December 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Historical literacy

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts highlighting the digital literacies our students will need to succeed. The first three posts covered financial literacy, visual literacy, and media literacy. This post will provide you with some ideas on how to infuse historical literacy into the curriculum. The thirteen literacies I feel need to be explored, practiced and mastered by

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November 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Media literacy

This is the third in a series of blog posts highlighting the digital literacies our students will need to succeed. The first post dealt with financial literacy, the second with visual literacy, and this one will provide you with some ideas on how to infuse media literacy into the curriculum. The literacies I feel need

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October 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Visual literacy

I have identified thirteen literacies important for students to master, which you can see below. This is the second in a series. Last month I discussed financial literacy. The topic for this month is visual literacy. Visual literacy, as defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries, “is a set of abilities that enables

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September 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Financial literacy

I have identified thirteen literacies important for students to master, which you can see below.  Lisa Nielsen, in her blog post “Should the new math be financial literacy?” states “we have lost focus on preparing young people for what will matter in their real lives. If the education system were to provide some financial literacy

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July 2014: Activators and summarizers with mobile devices

Activators and summarizers have been used in classrooms for a long time. We all have our favorites and students know what to expect when we begin to use them. Since many classrooms now have at least part time access to 1:1 mobile devices, whether on a cart, a BYOD environment, or a true 1:1 program,

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June 2014: The importance of now

The Importance of Now: How digital learning can help schools implement the Common Core State Standards and other standards-based curriculums (Parts of this post are part of a white paper written for TechSmith and used with permission.) INTRODUCTION Your curriculum has been mapped to the Common Core State Standards or other standards-based curriculum. Now what? How

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May 2014: Personalizing content for an audience

Technology allows educators to easily personalize content for a specific audience, whether it be colleagues, students, parents, or the community. By simply changing the context of a piece of work, it can be meaningful to a different audience. Consider a how-to tutorial for students. Most likely, you are teaching them face-to-face, and the how-to is

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