The educational thoughts of Jason Epstein
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So what is a teacher’s role in keeping students safe online? Teachers and schools can actively block websites on desktops, laptops, and iPads but when it comes to a student’s personal phone… that’s a tricky area.
Comparison study of 26 services: Five systems -- TurnItIn, PlagAware, Ephorus, PlagScan and Urkund -- detected about 70% to 63% of the plagiarism in five test papers uniformly submitted, a "C-" grade in the German University system, Weber-Wulff says, awarding them a "partially useful" score, top honors among the services. Others did even worse, including at least one system that may be a front for helping cheaters evade the popular TurnItIn system.
"This event revolves around a carousel of 'how can I?' activities, in which delegates work in groups, engaging in six workshops, each demonstrating the simplicity for anyone to transform existing learning materials into dynamic resources or how to use everyday technology to enhance their teaching practice. This is your chance to ask the question............'How can I?'"
Instead of looking at a youth-centric, age-based exclusive definition of a digital native, it is more fruitful to say that people who natively interact with digital technologies – people who are able to inhabit the remix, reuse, share cultures that digitality produces, might be marked as digital AlterNatives.
Los lectores empiezan a tener cada vez más presencia en las redes sociales especializadas para la lectura. Ya existen multitud de plataformas en todo el mundo como Library Thing, Goodreads, Spinebreakers o aquí la recién llegada Entrelectores. Se está demostrando cómo este tipo de redes pueden ayudar a incrementar la visibilidad de un libro.
This site is wonderful for teacher librarians to find out more about integrating information literacy skills into the curriculum and thus facilitate and encourage the development of information literate students.
While there is increased awareness of the dangers of bullying and rightful concern over suicide, the percentage of youth who report being physically bullied actually decreased between 2003 and 2008 from 22% to 15%, according to a peer reviewed study published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.
Simply put participatory librarianship recasts library and library practice using the fundamental concept that knowledge is created through conversation. Libraries are in the knowledge business, therefore libraries are in the conversation business. Participatory librarians approach their work as facilitators of conversation. Be it in practice, policies, programs and/or tools, participatory librarians seek to enrich, capture, store and disseminate the conversations of their communities. Explore the information below, and throughout this site to learn more.
Google has teamed up with the Citizens Advice Bureau in the UK to launch a new initiative that will see the search giant and the independent charity launch a adverts in newspapers, on public transport and online to promote safer Internet use and help users adopt safer practices when online
Michael Stephens sums up the switch to digital resources beautifully. "I may have a bit of a bias, but I would much rather my students make the short trip to their desks and computers instead of commuting across town or farther. Time saved on travel could roll over into time spent on coursework or finding balance among school, work, and life. " Check out his post for the full article.
Macbeth - The Interactive Graphic Novel breathes new life into Classical Comics' award-winning Shakespeare play. Unlike no motion comic before, this animated graphic novel boasts a choice of three text versions and a full audio soundtrack.
Featuring professional voice actors, including the talents of the eminent Sir Derek Jacobi and the fabulous Juliet Stevenson in the title roles. Other actors are: Sean Barratt, Glen McCready, Allison Petitt, John Foley and Ian Masters.
Sit back and watch Shakespeare's most dramatic tragedy unfold, or take control and switch between Original, Plain and Quick Text versions at the click of a button. See it, hear it and fully experience the tragedy that is so feared, no actor will ever say its name ... Macbeth.
Students quoted as using this to create flashcards to review on phone in University of Washington report: http://www.washington.edu/news/articles/college-students-limit-technology-use-during-crunch-time
The number of U.S. school librarians has greatly diminished despite advocacy efforts on the local and national level. This case study investigated the factors that led governing board members in a mid-size urban high school district to retain certified school librarian positions despite a major economic crisis.
Public libraries have long lived by the "Blockbuster model": require people to drive to a physical location, pick up a physical book, then drive home, only to repeat the driving a few weeks later when the book is due. And how well did that approach work out for Blockbuster as iTunes and Netflix made digital delivery a reality?
But books haven't gone digital as quickly as music and then movies did. Early attempts at e-book lending were execeptionally clunky affairs involving special OverDrive software, few choices, and a poor browsing interface. Getting books onto devices involved downloads and USB cables.
Enter the Kindle. Amazon's hugely popular e-reader hardware and apps recently opened access to public libraries in the US, which can use the Amazon account and distribution infrastructure to control and distribute time-limited e-books to library patrons. Will we ever drive to physical libraries again? After testing the new system, it's safe to say: yes. Yes we will. But Kindle library lending provides a glimpse of the future rushing so quickly at us.
Making your own comic at the website is a simple matter of first choosing a layout. On the next screen, you are shown your layout and must add characters, objects, settings and bubbles to each frame. There are menu controls: flip, delete, make bigger/smaller, bring forward/back and rotate to help customise the pictures. The speech bubbles are easily edited for text. Kids can also see sample pages for inspiration. Once done, a child's creation can be printed out, or he can take a screen grab to save a digital copy.
"SnackTools is a suite of web applications designed to simplify the way you create and publish rich media widgets. Our goal is to enable you to easily create your own blog and website widgets, in a fun and effortless way."