Description of Topic


Standard tag: digital_literacy
  • Digital basics: browsers, search engines, e-mail
  • Evaluating online resources; accuracy, security, etc.
  • Exploring and developing online learning modes and distance education


Not only must students be literate, but schools must be literate in how to effectively USE technology to teach. In this example, recorded by Mike Wesh, Kansas State University, Anthropology Professor, was created in a Google Doc and then filmed by the entire class. While some use it to say, "look at the mistakes we are making with technology," others point out the irelevance of an outdated educational model.

We must all become digitally literate and committed to excellence.

I would like to nominate this video: A Vision of K-12 Students Today as more appropriate for the K-12 level. It draws on the work of Wesch (based on the one above), Draper and Fisch. Created by B Nesbitt.

Resources for Advocates


Include links to documents, websites. NO generic blog links -- only individual permalinks.


Action Projects In process for this topic


Note: We are aggregating projects IN PROCESS in the edublogosphere related to this topic. We are an aggregation point and CANNOT take "credit" for these things. This is a grassroots effort and we're promoting people joining in the activities.
  • Open PD is by Darren Draper and Robin Ellis and allows teachers around the world to connect together and learn about using social software using social software. It is free and open.


Advocates who are resources for this topic:


name blog twitter ID
Thomas Ho http://xri.net/=thomas.ho/+blog @drthomasho