Video Feature: Protecting Students’ Privacy on Social Media

Video Feature: Protecting Students’ Privacy on Social Media

In my search for digital literacy resources to share, I came across a great resources. One of them was a video from a well known digital literacy advocacy group on methods teachers can assit in protecting students’ privacy on social media. The video is by Common Sense Education who describe their mission as: Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization […]

Manners on the Internet?!

Manners on the Internet?!

After sharing about digital literacy I felt it was important to touch on another topic I feel is important about using social media in education, internet manners.  I know it might not seem like many people have those, especially in communities where they can remain anonymous! I believe that following guidelines for behavior in online social areas can help reduce incidents […]

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy

With this the focus this week being social media and privacy in education I felt it would be appropriate to share two resources focused on teachers digital literacy to students. The first is from Google, and is centered on educating teachers on the hows and whys of digital literacy, and how important it is to teach students. It then goes […]

Video Feature: Henry Timms on Boaty McBoatface & Crowdsourcing

Video Feature: Henry Timms on Boaty McBoatface & Crowdsourcing

What brands can learn from the failure of Boaty McBoatface | Henry Timms In my research into methods of crowdsourcing, successful crowdsourcing, and how to build crowdsourcing campaigns I came across a video from Henry Timms. This video discussed what others can learn from the British Natural Environment Research Council’s failed crowdsourcing campaign to name their new arctic explorer vessel […]

Web Tool Feature: LessonPaths

Web Tool Feature: LessonPaths

LessonPaths describes itself as using “The Problem & The Solution”: The Problem Online learning has made it easier than ever to become an expert at what you love.But tracking down free, accurate resources that make learning feel like carving a double black diamond can be a real pain. Even with the world at our fingertips, it’s easy to get bogged […]

Web Tool Feature: GeoGebra

Web Tool Feature: GeoGebra

GeoGebra Description GeoGebra is a free mathematics software. It is an amazing tool for allowing teachers and students to create, share, and learn from dynamic mathematics software and materials. It offers the ability for users to create their own resources which or uses resources created by GeoGebra or other users. GeoGebra describes itself as: GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for […]

Web Tool Feature: Open Explorer

Web Tool Feature: Open Explorer

Open Explorer Description Open Explorer is a free digital field journal through National Geographic. It is an amazing tool for allowing students to explore the world, and see different content areas in a real-world setting. It also offers the ability for users to create their own expeditions to tell their story. This would be a great project for schools, classes, […]