Saturday, 30 April 2016

Writing Matters: Using Digital Tools

“Innovative language arts teachers find that adapting writing instruction to technology can enhance engagement without sacrificing the fundamentals.” (Liana Heitin)

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Using a Social Media Tool in Education

I would like to focus on one tool of social media which can easily be used with learners in the educational system and one that I recently experienced

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Digital Spin

In the aftermath of having the flu I was suddenly under siege by an inner ear infection. I had vertigo attacks whenever I tried to lie down. It not only scared me (the first time it happened, I thought I was having a stroke), but when the vertigo finally settled, I had to deal with extreme nausea. The room would spin and I couldn’t focus my eyes. It was overwhelming and debilitating and keeping my eyes closed until the room settled down didn’t make it go away.  I had to deal with it and just let the moment pass because no matter what I did, that moment would surely come around again.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Digital Social Skills

When I first moved to the UK in 1999, I thought it was odd seeing so many people with mobile phones. It just wasn’t something that was very prevalent where we had moved from in the US. This kind of technology was just on the brink of being widely used; and by the time we moved to the UK, it had already established itself ahead of where we came from. Phones were everywhere.

Friday, 15 April 2016, A Brilliant Website

I was doing some research on digital literacy for the qualification course I am currently taking and I came across this US website called Read Theory.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Be Safe, Be Smart

One of my older learners was recently scammed by Microsoft – well, a person claiming to be from Microsoft.  Here is how it worked:

“Victims are cold called, usually by phone and told that there is a problem with their computer and for a nominal fee the suspect can fix it.

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...