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  1. Aug 2019
    1. This new media allows for the students to really bring their projects and presentations to live to really match their personalities

  2. Jul 2019
    1. the TPACK framework offers several possibilities for promoting research in teacher education, teacher professional development, and teachers’ use of technology.

      This framework encourages educators to remain students themselves

    2. teaching is a complicated practice that requires an interweaving of many kinds of specialized knowledge.

      Content knowledge is on the beginning we have to find new and exciting ways to make learning meaningful for our students along with findng ways to connect across disciplines.

    1. Success beyond the classroom requires tangible connections to real-world career and civic opportunities.

      These real world experiences will and can motivate our students in ways you could never imagine.

    2. Learners need support from peers and mentors to persist through setbacks and challenges. A survey of 30,000 college graduates found that a strong connection to a faculty member doubled the positive life outcomes of graduates.

      Again, the importance of Student Teacher Relationships. Our students need to feel like they can depend and trust us. We also need to be that support system because we can never truly know what kind of support system they may have at home.

    3. Learning is motivating when it grows out of personal interest. A growing body of research indicates that interest helps us pay attention, make connections, persist and engage in deeper learning. For example, when reading about games they enjoy playing, teenage boys read at a much higher level than their reading level in school.

      This is why Teacher Student Relationships are so important. We need to learn all we can about our students so that we can relate lessons we are teaching to them so that can connect and learn as much as possible.

    1. Simply stated, students are often not provided with opportunities in school to practice the web literacies necessary to read, write, and participate on the web

      We have to give our students time to become not only familar but comfortable with digital literacy so that means using and applying this multiple times throughout the year and or semester.The first couple of times using it, take your time and guide them every step of the way.

    1. Critical connections

      Having students thinking about these situations by using hypothetical situations could benefit the students more than just telling or lecturing to them about all the harmful situatuations they could be putting themselves in later down the road this will allow for them to reach this realization on their own

    2. Instead of teaching how to use a hashtag and how to tweet and retweet, I give my students meaningful tasks to help their learning. (Twitter plays a large role in my teaching, but the essential elements can be applied in many technological contexts.)

      Students love to know that their assignments are meaningful and using a platform such as Twitter is something that relates to them so it will keep them ENGAGED!!!!

    3. Teaching digital literacy does not mean teaching digital skills in a vacuum, but doing so in an authentic context that makes sense to students.

      How will our students be able to understand the importance of digital literacy if the way we have presented the information does not make sense to them???

    4. For example, teaching digital skills would include showing students how to download images from the Internet and insert them into PowerPoint slides or webpages. Digital literacy would focus on helping students choose appropriate images, recognize copyright licensing, and cite or get permissions, in addition to reminding students to use alternative text for images to support those with visual disabilities.

      This is so true, our students are so tech savy that we may overlook the fact that we (Educators) need to take our time and show them how to properly find appropriate material.