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Resources - Digital Literacy

15 Amazing Web Tools Facilitating Pre-Search Strategies... Digital Literacy Series Part 2

Welcome to a series that examines the process of research. These first two posts include information and resources on that important pre-search process. In this series you are sure to find something that will fit any classroom First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital...

10 Steps For Pre-Search Strategies... Digital Literacy Series Part 1

Welcome to a series that examines the process of research. The first few posts will include that important pre-search process. In this series you are sure to find something that will fit any classroom First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0,...

What's Not to 'Like'? Rethinking Restrictive Social Media Policies

"Swimming pools can be dangerous for children. To protect them, one can install locks, put up fences, and deploy pool alarms. All these measures are helpful, but by far the most important thing that one can do for one's children is to teach them to swim."

4 Speed-Reading Apps To Give You Lightning Fast Eyes

Reading the entire Harry Potter series in a week-could it be possible?! Spritz, a new app that debuted at last month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, wants to reinvent how you read and get you bolting through books while you do it.

Facilitate Close Reading with the iPad

Close Reading Meets Technology Putting high quality, authentic text into the hands of students and providing them with opportunities to engage in a close reading of the text is a challenge now presented to educators. Close reading is the process of reading whereby the students are not simply consuming the text, but rather, re-reading and evaluating the text.

Zap Reader

ZAP Reader is a web based speed reading program that will change the way you read on your computer. Current beta testers report reading twice as much in half the time-that's a 300% increase in reading speed, without any loss in comprehension! There is nothing to install, it works with most popular browsers, and it's totally free!

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy

Many teachers have added 'digital literacy' as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, ...

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills - InformED

Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe.

Study Proves Why We Need Digital Literacy Education

A few months ago, the Internet buzzed with the results of a study comparing students' note-taking on computers versus note-taking with paper and pen. In the article, authors Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer shared the results of three experiments comparing these two note-taking conditions, and their conclusion was signaled in the title: " The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard."