Lara Jensen - Issue #2

As with the first issue, I have used phrases from our ICT Philosophy as headings in this newsletter.
Prep Tech Update

Prep Tech Update

April 7 · Issue #2 · View online
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As with the first issue, I have used phrases from our ICT Philosophy as headings in this newsletter. In this issue, you will find links I have recently come across to:
  • determine the reliability of websites - in a “post-truth” era, this can’t be the domain of just ICT and the library
  • use technology as a tool to create something that can be shared with others
  • explore approaches to teaching that are not necessarily tech-related
  • learn to do and create all kinds of tech-related “things” thinking carefully about sources of information
In some ways, this era of fake news makes teaching how to find reliable websites much more interesting!
News and Kids- An Infographic by Common Sense Media
How to Spot Fake News (and Teach Kids to Be Media Savvy) by Common Sense Media
How To Spot Fake News by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) producing vs. consuming media
According to the American Association of Pediatricians, “The effects of media use on children are multifactorial and depend on the type of media, the type of use, the amount and extent of use, and the characteristics of the individual child.” These authors below explore the types of use that might be more positive.
How Much Screen Time? That’s the Wrong Question by Beth Holland for Edutopia
Raising Producer Kids by Philip Guo
Producer Mindset by Sonya ter Borg teaching and learning through inquiry
In What Is An IB Education, it states that “Sustained inquiry forms the centrepiece of the written, taught and assessed curriculum in IB programmes. IB programmes feature structured inquiry both into established bodies of knowledge and into complex problems. In this approach, prior knowledge and experience establish the basis for new learning, and students’ own curiosity provides the most effective provocation for learning that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant.”
Inquiry-Based Learning: The Power of Asking the Right Questions by Georgia K Mathis for Edutopia
Why we shouldn’t hide decision-making from our students by Time Space Education
The 5 Biggest Mistakes I Made with Genius Hour (and How I Fixed Them) by John Spencer
Design Thinking in Schools: Building a Generation of Innovators by Rafiq Elmansy for Designorate
Are you looking to learn about tech-related tools that you can use as teaching strategies or have your students use to share their learning? All of these can be learned on your own but feel free to let me or Sarah know if you want any help with any of these (or anything else).
Cool Tools for School
23 Things
10 Google Apps Tricks to Learn for 2017 by Alice Keeler
Google’s Buried Treasure: 18 Hidden Tricks and Tools by Matt Miller
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