Learning and the Brain Conference Resources
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Many of our learners become citizens of the digital world as toddlers. They create digital avatars and profiles as part of their membership to online games or online communities. These profiles and memberships come with responsibilities. Our learners need to realize their digital acts (vote, share, post, image, comment, etc.) impact the online communities they take part in. We need to help parents discuss citizenship regularly with their children and we also need to help our learners reflect on the significance of citizenship. In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions, each mission gets students to take ownership of their citizenship and strive to make meaningful digital foot trails. These are the ideas presented in my presentations, Byte-sized Potential in a Digital World of Possibilities, and Mission Possible: Getting Students to Use Technology Purposefully. Find copies of these presentations below you can download as a PDF and the resources.
- Familiarize yourself with the pedagogy and skills needed.
- You’ll find resources on Connectivism, SAMR, and Peeragogy in the bookmarks below. Download the free peeragogy ebook at Peeragogy.org.
- Choose the right tool for the job! Edshelf and Graphite are tool and app search engines for teachers and parents. They also include reviews by teachers.
- Be a connected educator. Check out my Survival Tips for Building a PLN!
- Hashtags help students and you find the most relevant and updated resources in any field and build a Professional/Passionate Learning Network. Check out my clickable Edhashtags page!
- Pair or group students for projects so they learn the value of teamwork and collaboration. In Learning to Go find handouts for designating roles and permissions.
- Get students to use digital tools to create interactive mindmaps, multimedia presentations, digital stories, comics, games, blogs, scavenger hunts, videos, podcasts, digital fliers, posters, infographics, and more!
- Let a VLE/LMS do the work for you (Edmodo, Google Classroom, Moodle, Edublogs, Kid blog, Engrade, ClassDojo, RemindHQ, Haiku Learning, Schoology, Wiki, Educlipper, Nearpod, or Google Apps for Education).
- Create a community with digital icebreakers. Find a list of digital icebreakers I’ve created and a presentation!
- Get students to social bookmark and curate with free tools, like Diigo, Pearltrees, Storify, Pinterest, Livebinders, and Educlipper. Find more resources here!
- Have students learn the tools, then train others.
- Find an awesome digital citizenship poster for young children at Thebookfairygoddess.blogspot.ca/2012/09/digital- citizenship.html
- Follow the #DigCit hashtag and website to find a community of educators who will support you in teaching your students citizenship
- Students can create eportfolios with social bookmarking tools and as a final project create eportfolio presentations in which they reflect on the learning for each module/unit. Check out my students’ reflective eportfolio presentations here!
- Get parents on board with these parent resources.