Saturday, 30 January 2016

Developing Digital Literacies for the Classroom

1.2 Explain how the needs and preferences of all digital literacy learners can be met by using learning technologies, tools and techniques 

Digital literacies are those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society. Some educators are now referring to these skills as "life literacy". 
Digital literacy looks beyond functional IT skills to describe a richer set of digital behaviours, practices and identities.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Digital Literacy Level 3 Practitioners Qualification Assignment 4 & 5

I am going to share my last two assignments: 4 and 5 - these are both PowerPoints; but the notes on individual slides did not save to the format. There was quite a bit of information on the notes which may have been useful.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Digital Tool: Using Augmented Reality; Aurasma

Reflecting on another digital tool for educational use: augmented reality tool; Aurasma.  
It's a bit like using a QR code, but a lot more exciting. 

Collaborative Digital Tools

Let's look at a couple collaborative digital tools that we can use in our classroom.  Learners like working together for the most part; certainly as an adult learner, I do. Here are two techniques and tools to use with your learners.  

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Are Learners disengaged with technology in the classroom??

I came across this website that reported some research which had recently been gathered regarding high school students (USA) and the use of technology in the classroom. What it found was that most students didn't feel so "connected" with the technological dance that educators are now implementing in the classroom.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Digital Literacy – Reflecting on My Own Learning Thus Far

Digital Literacy – Reflecting on My Own Learning Thus Far 

The possibilities of digital literacy in the teaching environment are well documented and becoming more so. It’s still a subject that is relatively new. Just Google it; the information changes from day to day as the subject continues to grow. Even so, the benefits it brings to learners is another subject that continues to develop. 

**However, there is no long-term study as to whether or not “digital learning” will have a positive impact on academic and social development (see update below).

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Using A Digital Literacy Tool

 Generating a QR Code:
QR Code Generator 
It is as simple as copy, paste and there ya are; a QR Code.  Are we digitally connected, or what? I have been working on this Emmett Till poster for when Devery Anderson comes to speak at Coleg Llandrillo.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

What's been on my Facebook mind of late...

Ah, the safety of Facebook and the wonderful ability of Skype - now infiltrated with scammers and men (or women) looking for love.  You can't trust anyone. Really. You. Can't.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Questions for Reflective Teaching in Digital Literacy

I was recently asked about reflective practice when teaching digital literacy.  Here are some questions I would reflectively use - this is a slide from a presentation I compiled for reflective practice.

Application of Knowledge: Digital Literacy Skills Checklist

Knowledge is really about the accumulation of facts and ideas that we acquire through study, research, investigation, observation, or exp...