Category Archives: Digital literacies

Digital Habitats – Stewarding Technology for Communities

Technology has changed what it means for communities to “be together.” Digital tools are now part of most communities’ habitats. This book develops a new literacy and language to describe the practice of stewarding technology for communities. Whether you want … Continue reading

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Broadband, Social Networks, and Mobility Have Spawned a New Kind of Learner

Students are different today because of technology. Every educator knows this, of course, but this change is about much more than agile thumbs, shriveling attention spans, and OMG’d vocabularies. According the Pew Research Center, the combination of widespread access to … Continue reading

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Reading a book versus a screen: Different reading devices, different modes of reading?

A book or a screen – which of these two offers more reading comfort? There are no disadvantages to reading from electronic reading devices compared with reading printed texts. “E-books and e-readers are playing an increasingly important role on the … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be e-literate?

Teachers need to meet students half way and embrace the changing literacies of a digital age. To get pupils motivated to learn about ICT and computers – and they should, because we live in a world where almost every type … Continue reading

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Education for a Digital World – Advice, Guidelines, and Effective Practice from Around the Globe

Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary guidance to support e-learning decision-making, instructional choices, as … Continue reading

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Kids Closer Up: Playing, Learning, and Growing with Digital Media

While large-scale surveys have documented the types of media to which 5–9-year-olds are devoting increasing amounts of time, we know less about how and why they are using these media and what they might be learning as a result. This … Continue reading

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UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers

The ICT Competency Framework for Teachers aims at helping countries to develop comprehensive national teacher ICT competency policies and standards, and should be seen as an important component of an overall ICT in Education Master Plan. UNESCO’s framework emphasizes that … Continue reading

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CyberWise – Helping Parents, Educators, (and Kids!) Understand and Use New Media Tools to Invigorate Education!

New technologies are causing seismic shifts in how we learn, play and share information. While kids seem right at home in this new digital world, many grownups (parents and teachers alike) are struggling to keep up and make sense of … Continue reading

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Distance students’ readiness for social media and collaboration

In recent years, there has been a rapid growth in the use of social networking tools and social media in general, mainly for social, recreational, and entertainment purposes. Many educators believe that these tools offer new educational affordances and avenues … Continue reading

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Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America

The digital revolution has hit education, with more and more classrooms plugged into the whole wired world. But are schools making the most of new technologies? Are they tapping into the learning potential of today’s Firefox/Facebook/cell phone generation? Have schools … Continue reading

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