As the new BC curriculum promotes a more inquiry-based approach to learning, the need to develop diverse digital literacies becomes even more crucial. But how can we keep up when new apps and programs keep popping up? In this PowerPoint used as part of his 2017 PSA Superconference keynote presentation, Ron Darvin talks about getting past an app-centred paradigm and to go back to what is at the core of digital literacy so that we can teach our students to be truly literate in the 21st century.
In this age of “post-truth”, how can we provide our students with a more critical lens to navigate the digital world and find legitimate information? In this PowerPoint used as part of his 2017 PSA Superconference keynote presentation, Ron Darvin discusses the mechanisms and motivations behind fake news and shares online tools and strategies to help students distinguish fake from the real, and lies from the truth.
Ever wonder why Google returns the results that it does? Ever feel frustrated in the types of results that you get back? In this Prezi presentation, Darren Yung will demonstrate effective Google search techniques, and some features about which you may not be aware.
Resources shared are from the PSA Super Conference 2017 - Makerspace in the classroom workshop. Provides a big picture perspective of how MakerED connects to the new curriculum and ADST.
Participants in this workshop will learn how the MakerEd movement with a STEAM focus is an effective way to integrate the Applied Design, Skills and Technology (ADST) curriculum into their classroom or school. We will explore the various buzzwords, resources, tools, technologies and potential assessment strategies found in classroom based makerspaces. Participants will have a hands on opportunity to explore littleBits (http://littlebits.cc/), Makey Makey (https://makeymakey.com/) and Micro:Bit tech (http://microbit.org/) and discuss strategies on how to connect ADST to a language arts/aboriginal unit.
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