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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Digital literacy in the classroom

  • Many schools are eager to jump at the idea of digital literacy - but are not quite sure what that means.  Here is a blog post- courtesy of ASCD - exploring the tools available.
    Technology should be part of the daily routine in schools, writes ASCD EDge user Celina Brennan. "Students should have frequent access in an authentic manner," says Brennan, adding that tools such as blogs and digital cameras can help students share their thoughts and foster collaboration. In her recent blog post, Brennan explains what digital literacy is, how to incorporate it into the classroom and professional development, and more. Read on. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Monday, December 26, 2011

How digital content helps teachers customize textbooks

Here is a great article addressing the textbook problem so many of us see at the high school level!  Enjoy:)

  • Teachers can customize textbooks using available digital and open educational resources, writes journalist Audrey Watters. Having teachers help build digital textbooks allows them to deliver relevant instruction and align textbooks with lesson plans, Watters writes. She suggests resources to help teachers create their own texts. Watters' blog (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story