digital literacy

MEDEAnet webinar “Conversation with Prof Renee Hobbs”

Prof Renee Hobbs is an internationally recognized authority on digital and media literacy education and Founding Director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, USA. During this webinar, Prof Hobbs will introduce some of her work and research in the area of media literacy.

This webinar was held on Thursday 5 December, 4pm CET and attended by 26 particpants from 9 countries.

To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/conversation-with-prof-renee-ho...

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Guide for teens: Think Before You Share

Tips from Facebook and Mediasmarts about sharing and making decisions online. Dedicated to teens

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Think before you share
Tips from facebook and mediasmarts
Your own stuff
Next, ask yourself
Passwords are not social
An image lasts forever
Gone in seconds, but maybe not gone forever
Think before you share.
Facebooktips
Other people’s stuff
Fixing things if they go wrong
How to use thesocial reporting toolnote

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Net Children Go Mobile- Research

Mobile internet access and use among European children. Initial findings of the Net Children Go Mobile project.

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Contents
1. Introduction
1.1 Context
1.2 The policy agenda
1.3 The project
1.4 Framework and methodology
1.5 This report

2. Access and use
2.1 Where children use the internet
2.2 How children access the internet
2.3 Ownership
2.4 Age of first use
2.5 Parental uses of the internet smartphones and tablets

3. Online activities
3.1 Types of online activities
3.2 Smartphone users
3.3 Tablet users
3.4 Social networking and media sharing platforms

4. Summary of findings and preliminary observations
5. References
6. The network

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Giovanna Mascheroni – Kjartan Ólafsson Milano: Educatt.

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2013

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26 pages

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1jour1actu - Des outils pour mieux comprendre l'info

The French website 1jour1actu - Des outils pour mieux comprendre l'info contains hundreds of contents (articles, videos, activities, dossiers, games, interactive sheets) on many different topics, ranging from Art, Literature, History, Biology, Science, to media literacy, sport, actualities.
The contents are aimed at the use in primary education classrooms. Each content is composed by attractive images, clear and short texts and a list of related contents for further deepening.
The teacher section provides them with “The highlights of the week”, files to download for the use in the classroom and an overview of the news and activities of the week.

Free auto-training module on plagiarism and the right to quote

Ce module comporte cinq parties:
- une première définit la notion de plagiat et livre quelques exemples, c'est-à-dire sept pratiques qui peuvent être qualifiées de plagiaires; cette première partie livre aussi des chiffres sur le plagiat et propose les moyens de l'éviter;
- la deuxième partie titrée "Citer correctement ses sources" n'est qu'une suite logique de la première; y sont présentées les règles de la citation et de la paraphrase;
- les trois dernières parties proposent des conseils, un quiz et un résumé à l'utilisateur.

Ce module est offert sous une licence Creative Commons. Il sera utile aussi bien aux étudiants qu'aux formateurs qui pourront s'en servir dans le cadre de l'apprentissage de la culture informationnelle.

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This is an online free module of auto-training about plagiarism and the right to quote. It consists of five parts:
- the first part defines plagiarism and gives some examples, that is to say, seven practices that can be described as plagiarists; this first part gives also some figures on plagiarism and suggests ways to avoid it;
- the second part titled "Quoting your sources correctly" is a logical continuation of the first and contains an overview of the rules of citation and paraphrase;
- the last three sections provide tips, a quiz and a summary to the user.

This module is available under a Creative Commons license. It will be useful to both students and instructors that can use it in learning about information literacy.

aPLaNet Teacher Guide

aPLaNet (Personal Learning Networks for Language Teachers) project is a European Union funded project that aims to help educators to understand benefits of shared knowledge based on social networks, and to learn how to build their own professional personal learning networks using social media.
The Teacher Guide is conceived as a theoretical and practical introduction to the project, providing background to the project and explaining its rationale and goals. It reflects on the terms connected with social media environments, positives and use of the networks, presents educational resources suitable both for teachers development and suggestions for usage within a classroom.
This document acts as a guide for educational institutions, teachers and educators to help them understand:
• What social networks and PLNs exist for language educators
• Why language educators should use them
• How teachers can get involved

The Teacher Guide is intended to be as comprehensive as possible so as to provide a wide range of options for growing as a professional and engaging with educators all over the world. It was developed to facilitate and support teachers´ orientation in the world of social media and ICT-based approaches to teaching/learning.
It also provides highly practical suggestions and hints for teachers. It presents a large number of ICT resources divided for better orientation into several categories. All of them are described both in terms of general characteristics, technical and other requirements, steps to be takes for successful set-up and configuration, navigation and operational rules.

Table of contents: 

BEFOREHAND
PART I
1. GET FAMILIAR WITH THE APL ANET PROJECT´S BASIC TERMS
1.2 WHY DO WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY WE ROFESSIONALLY DEVELOP: RELEVANCE OFPLNS FOR LANGUAGE EDUCATORS
1. 3. ADVANTAGES OF BECOMING AEUROPEAN TEACHER
1. 4. HOW PLNS CONTRIBUTE TO ‘DIGITAL LITERACY ’
1.5. THIRTEEN GOOD REASONS WHY EDUCATORS SHOULD NETWORK
1. 6. DO YOU SOCIAL NETWORK ? AS AN EDUCATOR,YOU PROBABLY SHOULD
1. 7 WHAT APL ANET PROJECT OFFERS TO DUCATORS

PART II
2. 1.ABOUT THE APL ANET PROJECT
2. 2. INCREASING DIGITAL LITERACY WITHICTTOOLS ANDSOCIAL ETWORKS
2. 3. INTERNET TOOLS AND HOW TO USE THEM IN LANGUAGE TEACHING
2.4. SOCIAL NETWORKS
2.5. WEB RESOURCES
2.6. GET INVOLVED IN PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
2.7. REFERENCES
2.8. GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Connecting digital literacy between home and school

This report is the result of a seven-month research project into the connections and discontinuities between children’s digital literacy practices at home and in school. It formed one strand of a larger project exploring children’s digital participation.

This report provides a brief introduction to the research project, setting out the key ideas underpinning the research, and describes the research project and methods used. It then presents and explores findings from the research, drawing out some common themes and discussing challenges and opportunities for connecting children’s digital literacy between home and school.

This report aims to provide evidence of children’s current digital literacy practices, where there are opportunities for connections to be developed or established between home and school, and where there are disconnections that may need to be addressed. This report is likely to be of interest to researchers and primary and secondary teachers interested in the field of digital literacy.

Table of contents: 

About this report
Introduction
The study
Findings
Discussion and conclusions
References
Acknowledgements

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Lyndsay Grant, Futurelab

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2010

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20 pages

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