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11 Underlying Assumptions Of Digital Literacy

11 Underlying Assumptions Of Digital Literacy by Terry Heick In understanding the shift from literacy to digital literacy–or rather to understand them both in their own native contexts–it may help to take a look at the underlying assumptions of digital literacy. This means looking at what’s changing, why it’s changing, and what that means for […]

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Cultural Exchange Program Seeks Young Adults In 2016

Cultural Exchange Program Seeks Young Adults In 2016 by TeachThought Staff Experiential learning. Cultural competency. The transformative power of travel. These are probably concepts you’re familiar with, but for 18-23 year olds from Egypt, France, Germany, Lebanon, Tunisia, and the United States, these ideals will take on a whole new meaning this summer. Through a […]

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New App Helps Students Learn To Avoid Non-Consensual Sex

New App Helps Students Learn To Avoid Non-consensual Sex by TeachThought Staff From a press release. Summary: App Enables Clear Sexual Consent Conversations Among Users, Including Protection Choices, to Determine Willingness To Verbally Consent or Not for User Safety Ed note: (Obviously) download and experiment with the app to determine appropriateness before suggesting students download the […]

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11 Activities Using Infographics And Data To Teach The Election

11 Activities Using Infographics And Data To Teach The Election by Dawn Casey-Rowe Are you using infographics to explain or teach the election? If not, you might want to consider giving it a shot. The election is a treasure trove for infographics and data representation. There are so many things to analyze during election season–candidates, issues, […]

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Recommended Reading: Do I Really Have To Teach Reading?

Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12 by TeachThought Staff Title: Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12 Author: Cris Tovani Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers; 1 edition (January 1, 2004) Print Length: 144 pages Big Idea: Literacy instruction is accessible to all content area teachers Audience: All teachers in grades 6-12 […]

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STEAM App: Forces & Motion Simulation

STEAM App: Forces & Motion Simulation by TeachThought Staff STEAM App Features (Forces and Motion: Basics from PhET Interactive Simulations at the University of Colorado Boulder) HTML5 simulation, runs on most web browsers (the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari). Generally operating system agnostic. Tablet compatible with a size of 1.64 MB. Research-based […]

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50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students by Terry Heick Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.” Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners. The impact of this […]

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25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning

25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning by TeachThought Staff Critical thinking apps aren’t the sweet spot of mobile app design. Most of the more popular apps are focused on social media, productivity, or what always seem to be mindless games (we’re looking at you Kim Kardashian and Candy Crush). The fact that most […]

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