Guiding students through the journey of digital curation

A key role for teachers is providing opportunities for students to reflect on their learning process in order to improve learning outcomes (ISTE standard for students 1a). With this in mind, I investigated the criteria that should be included in the creation of a rubric that will help students evaluate their skills and progress related […]

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Navigating Daily Tasks and the Information Stream

Captains of our Mental Ships I’m rounding the corner on my third year of full-time teaching, as well as my third quarter of doctoral studies. One of the most surprising things to me about both pursuits is the copious amount of information I’m consistently exposed to. There’s a constant stream of information about advances in…

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Locate, Evaluate and Curate Information

This post addresses ISTE student Standard 3 Knowledge Constructor which requires students to critically curate a variety of resources using…

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Internet Inquiry in 3rd Grade

My journey to find strategies could be used to teach students how to effectively find and evaluate resources found online to aid their research and scaffold(s) to help students organize their research (as inspired by ISTE student standard 3). Let me start by first painting a scenario of a PBL project that I led my […]

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Student-Created Digital Dictionaries

A “real” dictionary is not something today’s students rely on heavily when writing papers and studying.  Our students get most of their information online and their world is rooted in digital information and experiences.   “Twenty-first century students are no longer thumbing through printed encyclopedia sets to locate information, but rather are relying on Internet-based text.” […]

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Module 2: Supporting ELLs as Knowledge Constructors

The internet can be overwhelming for adults to search, let alone asking 7-11 year olds to do their own online research.  Add in barriers such as limited English, unfamiliarity with using a keyboard, first time using the internet, language proficiency, first year of formal education and still learning what it means to participate in a … Continue reading “Module 2: Supporting ELLs as Knowledge Constructors”

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