Thursday, 29 September 2016

I Am Really, Really Rude

This entry has nothing to do with digital literacy but everything to do with my own personal development.

I am really, really rude.

I have recently learned this about myself based on three separate incidents in the past few days. It all started when I stopped at our local grocery store to pick up a few items before coming home after work.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Teaching Essential Skills Task & Test

Is teaching to the test bad? If teaching information that must be covered in a short amount of time is considered teaching to the test, it may not be such a bad thing – especially if the students don’t have all academic year but only have a few weeks to learn what they need to learn in order to complete a qualification and take an online test.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Identifying & Overcoming Barriers to Digital Literacy

The Importance of our ability to connect...

Helping more people to go online can also help tackle wider social issues, support economic growth and close equality gaps.” UK Government Digital Inclusion Strategy

But, what about barriers to being digitally literate?

The Nature and Scope of Digital Literacy

Tackling the digital divide, and ensuring equality of digital participation opportunities for all people, requires not only access to technology but also the digital literacy skills and knowledge which will allow people to read, write, create and communicate using such technology.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Embedding Digital Literacy

Incorporating digital literacy and technology into lessons and activities is a sure way for teachers to facilitate their learner's construction of knowledge and meaning; it certainly is a great way to promote higher level thinking.

Is embedding digital literacy in your curriculum working for you?

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...