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Multiple Literacies & Web 2.0
ShaZam! Multiple Literacies in the 21st Century School Library
"Standards don't lessen the responsibility of educators to evaluate the performance of students and to report the results. Nevertheless, the focus on standards poses unique challenges in grading and reporting. What are those challenges, and how can educators develop standards-based grading and reports that are accurate, honest, and fair?" Additional books by Guskey available via the Professional Library.
Digital media content and tools provide educators and students with tremendous opportunities to be media creators as well as media consumers. How do you help your students understand the ethics and etiquette of this landscape? How savvy are you about integrating media production projects into your work with students? We've gathered a range of resources and references on these topics and more to help you foster digital media literacy in your classroom.
The film, targeted at parents, teachers, and anyone concerned about education in America, explores how exceptional educators are increasingly using digital media and interactive practices to ignite their students' curiosity and ingenuity, help them become civically engaged, allow them to collaborate with peers worldwide, and empower them to direct their own learning.
The "Top 25" Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, & collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly & encourage a community of learners to explore and discover (subcategories include media sharing, digital storytelling, manage & organize, social networking, collaboration, curriculum sharing & content resources)
"The Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content." Content areas include American History, Economics, Fine Arts, Geography, Global History, Language Arts, Mathematics, Media Studies, Science, Social Studies and Technology.
Students of all levels need some scaffolding; they need a plan and some knowledge in order to build a foundation for deeper understanding. There are many ways to approach the task of scaffolding depending upon the age group of the students and the text’s level of difficulty. The following 12 ideas can be modified to meet the needs of any grade or ability level.
The Common Core State Standards highlight five shifts that should be happening in every classroom. Teachers should: • Lead High-Level, Text-Based Discussions • Focus on Process, Not Just Content • Create Assignments for Real Audiences and with Real Purpose • Teach Argument, Not Persuasion