Teaching about cybersafety is the responsibility of every teacher.
We all need to take this information on-board for personal and professional purposes.
Wow, found this missive has been sitting in the ‘Drafts’ section for some time and thought I should get it out there!
The process of creating a pathfinder was challenging yet satisfying. The task really brought relevancy to the kinds of collaborative teaching and planning that a TL can do with classroom teachers. Ideally, the TL and the teacher together would identify the inquiry topic and assessment tasks, then research the types of resources that would be needed for these specific tasks and the level of language literacy ability within the student group. Agreement will have been reached about the content of the site and which pages might be interactive for the students. The ‘editing’ ability for the T and TL would need to be agreed too. The focused selection of appropriate resources and task-specific information saves countless fruitless hours of ‘Google’ searching. More time will be spent assessing and using the resources that have been evaluated by a TL as being uselful, relevant and authoritative. Access to a pathfinder or learning website would be a great reference for students and staff as they progress through the unit and whole research process. The interactive features allow ‘feedback’ information the be considered for evaluation of the learning and effectiveness of the tool.
Although on this occassion, I didn’t produce this pathfinder in collaboration with a colleague, the process of planning and creating the site was a valuable learning experience for future use. Creating a template for the pathfinder has now given me a format to use as an example for future reference.
“For the last couple of years Vimeo has offered free music to download and re-use in your video projects. Now YouTube is offering the same thing through the YouTube Audio Library. This library is slightly different than the free music available when you use the YouTube slideshow creation tool. The music in the YouTube Audio Library is music that you can download to use in projects online and offline. You can search the library of music according to genre, mood, instrument, or duration. You can listen to the tracks before downloading them as MP3 files.”
See on www.freetech4teachers.com
Designing assignments to develop information literacy skills via #Drew http://t.co/LGb562TIRi
The essential steps inthe research process with the ‘digital citizenship’ factor added in too. Then suggestions for assignment styles that could support the development of the IL skills.
See on users.drew.edu