A practical guide to creating blended learning, with lots of videos to illustrate steps and concepts. Written for higher ed, but definitely usable for anyone.
Common Sense Education provides users with a great amount of resources for students, teachers and parents on a wide range of topics related to safe and responsible use of the Internet. The topics include digital citizenship, educational technology reviews and strategies, and professional development for educators.
This site also has a great number of videos, guides and activities that help explain difficult topics in a simple and accessible way.
Earth Day is a time for raising awareness and appreciation for our environment. Children will learn the importance of their home planet and about the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
This dictionary allows the user to look up words either in Arabic, in English, or via an Arabic stem. For instance, if you type in ___ it will give you six different words that have the same stem (or root). The dictionary includes less than 4,000 words, and there is no space to type in Arabic; one must use the online keyboard provided. It is available both online and for PC download.
This annotated list is intended to provide teachers links to resources that can be used to teach digital citizenship and other technology related concepts and skills. The resources listed are considered free to use but are not necessarily openly licensed materials unless otherwise noted. Feel free to remix this document to delete any links that are not useful to you and add any resources you find worthwhile.
The 11th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.Throughout the 11th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Students move from learning the class rituals and routines and genre features of argument writing in Unit 11.1 to learning about narrative and informational genres in Unit 11.2: The American Short Story. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.
In this unit, students will produce two major pieces of work. The first piece is an argument essay that grapples with one of the core questions of the unit: who are we, and who have we become because of the ways we connect? Students will read, annotate, and discuss several texts together as they consider the issues surrounding this question, and they will also research and annotate independently as they search for more evidence and perspectives to help deepen their ideas. They will also create a museum exhibit as part of a team. The exhibit project will help students identify what's worth preserving about their unique place in history.
This project unit continues to meet the English Language Arts standards as it also utilizes the learning principles established by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. It is designed to support deep content knowledge and perseverance through long-term project planning and implementation. In addition, it will help students to recognize, develop, and apply the planning, teamwork, communication, and presentation skills they will use while presenting a final product to their class and/or the greater community. This real-world project-based activity will give students an opportunity to apply the skills they have been learning all year and will guide them to develop the motivation, knowledge, and skills they need in order to be college and career ready.
Students write an argument paper where they develop a claim about current culture as it has been influenced by digital connectivity.
Students participate in a group project to create a museum exhibit that captures a unique place, time, and relationship to technology. Students acknowledge the differing perspectives of each group member and use those perspectives to synthesize one cohesive visual argument together.
These questions are a guide to stimulate thinking, discussion, and writing on the themes and ideas in the unit. For complete and thoughtful answers and for meaningful discussions, students must use evidence based on careful reading of the texts.
What does it mean to be digitally connected?
What are the implications of living in a world where everyone is digitally connected?
How does the availability of instant connectivity shape our relationships?
What does our Internet use reveal about people's needs as humans?
BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT: Cold Read
During this unit, on a day of your choosing, we recommend you administer a Cold Read to assess students’ reading comprehension. For this assessment, students read a text they have never seen before and then respond to multiple-choice and constructed-response questions. The assessment is not included in this course materials.
In this lesson, you'll continue to question the role that digital devices play in shaping your identity. You'll also workshop a body paragraph from your essay.In this lesson, students will continue to question the role that digital devices play in shaping their identity. They'll also workshop a body paragraph from the argument essay.
Facilitating Online is a course intended for training educators as online facilitators of fully online and mixed mode courses. The Centre for Educational Technology (CET) produced a Course Leader’s Guide as an Open Educational Resource to assist educators and trainers who wish to implement a course on online facilitation within their institution or across several institutions. The guide contains the course model, week-by-week learning activities, general guidance to the course leader on how to implement and customise the course and specific guidelines on each learning activity.
University of Cape Town, UCT
A list of online videos and video clips related to the field of psychology. These can be used for online classes, hybrids, in class, or for outside assignments.
This website is a comprehensive look at digital citizenship for K-12 students, parents and teachers. It covers a wide variety of topics including: online security, online relationships and cyberbullying, digital footprint, digital citizenship, the use of copyrighted information and much more.
This website is a comprehensive set of resources for students K-12, parents and teachers. The topics include online security, digital relationships and cyberbullying, digital footprint, digital citizenship, student data, copyright and maintaining a healthy balance of digital exposure.
Ms. Lilian S. Reventar from ADEC Knowledge Management lectures on 'ICT Tools for Collaboration and Online Teaching', and covers a number of tools that can be used to encourage collaboration in your lessons such as learning management systems, massive open online courses, social networking platforms, and web based collaboration productivity tools.
This workshop is focused on developing several different Ideation approaches for problem investigating and concept creation:Why-why diagramsBrainstormingMash-upsAffinity diagramsIncluded are two introduction videos for review by students online in advance, a pre-workshop exercise and a slide deck with facilitator notes for running a face-to-face workshop.
This article describes what an online social networks is, provides examples of education-focused social networks, and how anyone can use NING to build an online social network.
- Environmental Science
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
- Provider Set:
- Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
- Kimberly Lightle
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The International Children's Library contains over 30 children's books in Arabic, suitable for ages 3-13. Some have solely Arabic text, and others are bilingual with English alongside the Arabic. All books include color illustrations. Texts can only be read online. The site is designed to be appealing to children, and offers users a way to search for books by age, topic, whether the characters are animals or people, and numerous other features, such as the color of the book's cover. Select Arabic in the Audience/Language section of the Advanced Search in order to locate the Arabic works.