Web Literacy Learning Pathways

A couple of months ago my extraordinarily productive and talented colleague, Laura Hilliger, created something epic: a huge spreadsheet of dependencies and next steps for the Web Literacy Map. https://dajbelshaw.makes.org/thimble/LTc3NjY2NzEzNg==/web-literacy-learning-pathw

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How I Ditched My Laptop for an iPad with a Few Apps and Accessories

Tablet computers have become so powerful and practical that you can almost ditch your desktop and go iPad-only for day-to-day tasks, and with a few useful apps and accessories, you probably won’t miss lugging that computer around. Here’s how I made my tablet into a productivity workhorse. http://lifehacker.com/how-i-ditched-my-laptop-for-an-ipad-with-a-few-apps-and-1560205540  

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5 Apps To Supercharge Your Classroom Productivity

These 5 apps all perform a slightly different functions, and when you combine them together they can supercharge your classroom productivity. They keep you updated on your to-dos and keep all of your ‘stuff’ in one place. You’ll waste less time and worry less, have less of a mess, and be more organized! http://www.edudemic.com/5-apps-to-supercharge-your-study-productivity/  

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The Augmented Web: Simplifying Augmented Reality In Education

The ability to overlay digital content and information onto the real world, using triggers like images and locations opens up a world of rich learning opportunities. Students are using Augmented Reality to make their artworks interactive, solve complex mathematical problems, interact with planets in the solar system by scanning an image, make their textbooks come [...]

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What Teachers Need to Know About ‘Networked’ Teens

The new book “It’s Complicated: the Social Lives of Networked Teens” takes a straightforward and evidence-based look at how kids “these days” communicate with each other and the world around them. And the book is structured to address the most serious gripes and misperceptions of adults. http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2014/04/01/fp_passani_networkedteens.html

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