Published on June 13, 2016
1. [email protected])les.nyc @LiveTilesUI www.live)les.nyc MIGUEL MACHADO 10 Simple Ways to Teach Digital Literacy
2. 2 In almost every way, our lives have been digitized. Technology is the new life blood. We no longer hail cabs, but order them in an instant. Food is delivered to us and paid for electronically. Most of the services we want or need are available immediately. WITH ALL THIS CONVENIENCE, The foundations of personalized learning, or adaptive learning to some, are Learner Profiles and PLPs (Personalized Learning Plans). [email protected])les.nyc @LiveTilesUI www.live)les.nyc
3. 3 10 Ways to Teach Digital Literacy: 1. Make the Switch: Today’s educators have a plethora of digital resources at their fingertips. This makes it simple to swap out traditional classroom tools for their digital counterparts. While there may be no sentimental substitute for holding a book in your hand and flipping its pages, e-books and digital notetak- ing apps are cheaper and more convenient. Making the switch to digital allows students to familiarize themselves with the tools that are fast becoming the norm, not only in the digital classroom, but in the workplace as well. [email protected])les.nyc @LiveTilesUI www.live)les.nyc
4. [email protected])les.nyc @LiveTilesUI www.live)les.nyc 2. Refine Search Engine Skills: Most people know how to search the internet, but very few understand how to streamline the results. With so much informa- tion available within an instant, it can sometimes be hard to find exactly what you’re looking for. Teaching students how to find information on the internet is an invaluable skill, and it relates to our next point. 3. Evaluate Digital Resources: With all the information out there, there are bound to be those sources which, at best, are less than credible, if not down- right dubious. Teaching students how to evaluate the credibility of the informa- tion they consume is a must. 4. Implement Modular Content: Modular content is a collection of learning objects like videos, pictures and audio files built around a core curriculum. The separate aspects can all be swapped out to create a more tailored and person- alized learning experience. This approach to teaching allows students to famil- iarize themselves with multimedia.
5. [email protected])les.nyc @LiveTilesUI www.live)les.nyc 5. Incorporate Everyday Apps: Students have a lot of apps to keep them en- tertained, but teachers shouldn’t overlook the educational apps. Apps such as Periscope and Instagram can be implemented in innovative ways. Using ev- eryday apps in the classroom enhances creativity and encourages students to consume their media responsibly. 6. Take Advantage of the Cloud: Cloud-based solutions allow for unprecedent- ed connectivity. Utilizing the cloud in classrooms means that students have constant access to their assignments and can work on them anytime with any mobile device. With the amount of businesses operating in the cloud, familiar- izing students with Cloud technology prepares them for a future in the digital workplace. 7. Create New Content: Collaboration between teachers and students is a must in the digital classroom. Classroom collaboration involves students deeper in the learning process. Instead of having them partake in rote memorization of content, they can create long-lasting content of their own.
6. [email protected])les.nyc @LiveTilesUI www.live)les.nyc 8. Implement Coding Classes: Knowing how to manipulate the digital aspects of our lives is incredibly important. There is a current debate about whether or not the government should fund computer science courses that teach kids how to code, and we believe that a basic knowledge of coding is one of the keys to digital literacy. 9. Integrate 3-D Printing Capacity: A major undercurrent of digital literacy is in- novation. At its core, it’s about giving students the tools and skills they need to innovate and impact their environments. 3-D printers do just this and they are making their way into the digital classroom. 3-D printers provide students and educators an outlet for their imaginations. 10. Switch Up the Curriculum: A digital curriculum allows for educators to make modifications in real-time. This makes it possible for teachers to tailor the cur- riculum, switching between state or nationwide standards, as well as standard and formative assessment of student work.
7. 7 In order to facilitate digital literacy, teachers should attempt to make the transition to a digital curriculum as seamless as possible. Teachers can use the LiveTiles Mosaic UI design solution to create a digital classroom within seconds. As the screen shot illustrates, by simply dragging and dropping tiles, educa- tors can create fully-functional digital classrooms that allow students to access video lectures, grades, assignments and social media tools. Mosaic runs off of Microsoft SharePoint and is free for any K-12 class with an Office 365 tenant. Quite simply, Mosaic compiles all the student resources within a single portal so that students can get the most out of their digital education. [email protected])les.nyc @LiveTilesUI www.live)les.nyc
8. [email protected])les.nyc @LiveTilesUI www.live)les.nyc Since many of the future jobs have yet to be created, it is essential that a digital curriculum is not only implemented in the classroom, but that it engages students and helps them cultivate their minds. Digital literacy is important because we live in a digital world, but perhaps more consequential, it provides a foundation for adaptation–a foundation upon which tomorrow’s workforce will depend.
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