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.
The core competencies along with literacy and numeracy foundations and essential content and concepts are at the centre of the redesign of curriculum and assessment. Core competencies are sets of intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies that all students need to develop in order to engage in deep learning and life-long learning. Through provincial consultation, three core competencies were identified. Posters created by the BC Ministry of Education.
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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.