What is it and how can it be taught

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What a quality digital education looks like

A quality digital citizenship education must include opportunities for assessment and feedback. The assessment tools should be comprehensive as well as adaptive in order to evaluate not only hard but also soft DQ skills. Ultimately, such assessments should serve as a means of providing feedback that gives children a better understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses, so that they may find their own paths to success.

Link to publication: https://amp-weforum-org.cdn.ampproject.org/c/amp.weforum.org/agenda/2016/09/8-digital-life-skills-all-children-need-and-a-plan-for-teaching-them

 

 

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Critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity—these are the “Four Cs” that P21has identified as critical skills for 21st century learning. As educators rethink their lesson plans to cater to these skills, one focus area that could help is AV and media skills.

In addition to facilitating learning in multiple subjects, media projects, presentations and online communications advance the uptake of all Four Cs of 21st century learning. Without a crystal ball that tells us exactly what skills our students will need in the future job market, AV projects are a great place to begin preparing students.

Teachers can leverage classroom technology such as projectors, headsets, audio systems and more to prepare students. Here are a handful of ways teachers can make the most out of AV tools for 21st century learning.

Read more at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/09/22/use-av-prepare-students-jobs/?ps=cbroady0%40georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

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There must be more of a concerted focus on learning outcomes, construction of new knowledge leading to authentic application, and the development/enhancement of essential skills (creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, digital citizenship, entrepreneurship, media literacy, technological proficiency, communication, collaboration). The assessment and feedback pieces are also critical. Mobile learning represents a huge investment in time, money, and other resources. With so much at stake the goal should be placing a powerful learning tool in the hands of our students — not a digital pacifier. Find more in Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future at https://edtechmagazine-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2016/04/why-pedagogy-first-tech-second-stance-key-future?amp

What is it?  Can you do it?  Read more at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/09/20/4-considerations-makerspaces/?ps=cbroady0%40georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

Useful for all educators:  https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/09/18/app-week-helping-students-autism/?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

Interesting reading in Think 21st-century learning is digital-only? Think again at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/09/20/learning-digital-print/?ps=cbroady0%40georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

George Orwell could not even imagine this one  disussed at https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/12/artificial-intelligence-face-recognition-michal-kosinski.

However, small children have an ability to “read” adults pretty well. We just seem to lose this skill as we age.