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  1. Jul 2019
    1. Because blog entries are published on websites, they can easily incorporate photography, infographics, and embedded video. This is a great way to scaffold all elements of digital literacy, as student assignments become increasingly complex and build digital literacy skills over the course of the school year.

      this is good for students to use because it allows them to create things that they have fun doing while learning still

    1. Construction is the building or assembling of an infrastructure.

      building blocks to creating the end product

    2. Construction is equal parts inspiration and perspiration. Construction calls on creativity as well as persistence, flexibility, and revision. Construction asks our students and teachers to focus on the power and patience employed during work process…and not just the final resultant work product.

      content construction

    3. Creation can be viewed simply as the act of producing, or causing to exist.

      content creation

    1. Quickly skimming the headings of a book gives students a high-level overview of what they are reading.

      this is a good tip especially because students will do this on standardized tests to help them understand the readings better

    2. 41% of parents say that their children do not enjoy reading.

      this is a great statistic because students should enjoy reading more

    1. This is where digital tools can provide security and opportunities for students to express themselves. Technology has a true purpose. Students still need to develop the ability–and confidence–to speak in class, but these tools can help by providing a comfortable way for students to develop their voice and express themselves.

      this is good for the teacher and student because a lot of these apps allow for anonymous feedback so a student does not feel targeted

    1. Second, the ability to read and use online information effectively to solve problems defines success in both life and work

      this relates back to my other post about how they can use these skills forever

    2. First, they focus directly on information use and learning, so these skills are central to education at all levels.

      this is a really good thing for students to learn at a young age because they will use it in many different ways for life

    3. At least five processing practices occur during online research and comprehension, each requiring additional new skills and strategies when they take place online: (1) reading to identify important questions, (2) reading to locate information, (3) reading to evaluate information criti-cally, (4) reading to synthesize information, and (5) reading and writing to communicate information.

      MAIN PART OF READING COMPREHENSION, these are 5 practices that are definitely used during online research and comprehension

    1. Group size: It’s a simple fix, but the size of the groups can help establish the right dynamics. Generally, smaller groups are better because students can’t get away with hiding while the work is completed by others.

      groups need to be the appropriate size so that students are not over or under worked

    2. Making Sure Everyone Participates “How many times have we put students in groups only to watch them interact with their laptops instead of each other? Or complain about a lazy teammate?”

      this is important that everyone participates so that there is not one person doing all of the work. also it mentions that everyone has experienced a slack group member. I definitely have had group members who did not do their work and it tampers with the overall groups success.

    1. In this conversation, we're going to have-- I'm going to have you guys write down the questions, and then talk to each other about the conversation, about the book, and I'm going to sort of step back and take notes. And I'll do a little bit of guiding, but you guys are going to talk to each other. And there's three particular roles that students will fill. One is the scribe role, where one student is taking notes on the conversation, so that all the other students can be fully engaged in the conversation that's happening. Another role is a little map where one student is monitoring who's speaking when and they draw these sort of diagrams so that there's a visual map of how the conversation is going. The other thing I just want to point out since I'm showing these to you is, would you say this is a good conversation? Yes.

      This is a good point to highlight! I like how this teacher allows the class to discuss the topic at hand amongst themselves. This teacher is there to guide the students if they need help staying on track. This is good for students to practice group discussions led by themselves!

    1. They surpassed their more wealthier peers, growing up in Silicon Valley, in 21st-century competencies and digital media engagement.

      this company was able to give these lower income students the same opportunities that the wealthier students had.

    1. connected learning -- learning that is socially connected, interest-driven, and oriented towards educational opportunity. 

      definition of what connected learning is

    1. Stage 3—Plan Learning Experiences and Instruction

      stage three deals with planning appropriate lessons so that they can effectively understand the lessons

    2. Stage 2—Determine Assessment Evidence

      figure out a way to find out if the students have reached the set goal

    3. Stage 1—Identify Desired Results

      figure out what the students should know and be able to understand in the end

    1. As you work through the information literacy skills with your students, remember that these skills are not the types of skills you can teach once and assume students will learn. They require very advanced thinking and organizing skills and therefore need multiple lessons and practice sessions. In my opinion, students are always on a scale of improvement with these skills; it is not a situation in which students either have them or don't. There are several skills on the list that I need to improve upon myself!

      it is important for students to practice these situations many times so that they are able to do their own research outside of the classroom

    2. 6. Communicate information and evaluate results (Application and Evaluation):

      the information should be conveyed effectively so that the questions, problems or ideas were answered with the appropriate information and sources

    3. 5. Use information effectively to address the problem or task (Synthesis):

      take the information found and apply it usefully to answer the questions or problems at hand

    4. 4. Organize the information (Application):

      organize the information so that it can easily be accessed for later use

    5. 3. Analyze the information found (Analysis and Evaluation):

      look at the information found and see how it can answer your questions

    6. 2. Find and identify information needed (Comprehension/Analysis):

      create questions, eventually in the end should be able to use their information to answer their questions or problems

    7. 1. Know when there is a need for information (Comprehension):

      set the basis for why you need to search for information

    1. Using and revising keywords to make web searches to find information more efficiently

      very helpful in finding the exact information you are looking for

    2. To help people become good citizens of the web, Mozilla focuses on the following goals: 1) develop more educators, advocates, and community leaders who can leverage and advance the web as an open and public resource, and 2) impact policies and practices to ensure the web remains a healthy open and public resource for all.

      Mozilla wants to create good educators and keep the internet safe so that it can be used as an educational experience.