Digital Literacy

Children should learn 'digital literacy' alongside the Rs, peers say

Teaching children about the internet should be as important as the three Rs, with youngsters given the skills to keep safe online, a committee of peers has recommended.<p>The House of Lords Communications Committee also warned that self-regulation online was failing and suggested the Government should …

Parenting

​Australian government to spend AU$4m on children's STEM 'spaces'

The federal government will be handing out AU$4 million worth of grants for the creation of entrepreneurial workspaces for children across the …

Education

What does it mean to be 'digitally employable'? • Literacies

People ask me to go back to the slide ‘so they can take a photo of it’. Our co-op knows the team behind this project, as we helped with the kick-off …

Our Customers Are A Core Obsession For Us

BankBazaar.com, established in 2008 and headquartered in Chennai, is India's first neutral online marketplace that gives you instant customised rate …

FinTech

Students Today Will Live In The Matrix

How do we prepare students for a world we cannot yet imagine?<p>In case anyone hasn’t noticed, amidst self-driving cars and planned vacations to the moon: the future is here. The fast-paced onset of the space age, with all its promise and discontent, is causing many of us to catch our breath. For …

Education

How to properly invest in Bitcoin, Blockchain and other cryptocurrencies in 2017

Guide for beginners<p>People keep asking how to invest in crypto-economy step by step. What I need to know? How not to lose money? How to choose right …

Bitcoin

The Biggest Gripes That New Teachers Have With Twitter | Center for Effective School Practices

Digital literacy is a critical soft skill that students need in the 21st Century. Fostering digital literacy in schools can help students become …

Education

Cool Tool | QwertyTown 2.0

<b>In an age</b> of students thumbing away on their smartphones, there are still plenty of desktop computers, laptops, and tablets—and thus there remains a …

Education Technology

PLA releases digital literacy tutorials in Spanish

CHICAGO — Spanish speakers will now have access to digital literacy training resources thanks to recent efforts by the Public Library Association …

Libraries

Editing Wikipedia Teaches Kids Digital Literacy

By Anya Kamenetz at <i>KQED's Mind/Shift</i><p>By benjamin bannister in <i>Free Code Camp</i><p>By Sammi Taylor in <i>Broadly</i><p>By Amelia Urry in <i>Grist</i><p>By Hugh Son in <i>Bloomberg</i><p><i>The</i> …

Education

New eCourse: Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users. Paul Signorelli …

Instructional Design

Facebook and The Economist to launch "The Inclusive Internet Index." What does that mean?

The 2017 Mobile World Congress, which is from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, is a major tech conference focusing on mobile connectivity; it’s …

Facebook

5 Tips to Help Kids Build Online Digital Literacy Skills

Today’s students are surrounded by technology; an ever-evolving new frontier that is part of their daily lives now and will continue to be during …

Education Technology

Here are 5 places in Philly to donate your old electronics

When <b>Nonprofit Technology Resources</b> closed up shop in 2015 it left a void in Philly.<p>The Spring Garden-based nonprofit, which had been taking in …

Laptops

American Library Association and Cox Communications partner to narrow digital divide for low-income families

<i>Collaboration expands reach of libraries’ resources and services, empowering more families to compete in knowledge economy</i><p>Tucson, AZ – Low-income …

Net Neutrality

5 Advantages of eLearning You'll Find Nowhere Else

I went to middle and high school entirely online.<p>For six years, grades 6-12, my education was entirely digital. I’ve been through a slew of different …

Instructional Design

New Teaching Resource for Digital Literacy

I’ve already shared the work Mike Caulfield is doing with the Digital Polarization Initiative, as well as the analysis he has done (and continues to …

Education Technology

KQED

Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately. But for the world’s largest crowdsourced encyclopedia, it’s nothing new.<p>“Wikipedia has been …

Education

Digital Literacy Alliance is the next chapter in Philly's rocky digital divide narrative

If you were going to rally together a band of digital literacy advocates, you could do a lot worse than the lineup the <b>City of Philadelphia</b> just put …

Innovation

Tomorrow morning I lead a video panel on digital literacy

More digital literacy! Tomorrow I’m leading a videoconference discussion on the subject. That’s February 22nd, running from 8-9 am US Central …

Education

Digital literacy and democracy

In some ways this is a continuation of a previous post on Digital Citizenship, written in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and in some ways it’s a …

Democracy

The Collaboration Comfort Zone

Home <b>›</b> Blog Topics <b>›</b> <b>The Collaboration Comfort Zone</b><p><i>on</i> 02/22/2017 • ( 0 )<p>This month I have several professional development opportunities for you to …

Professional Development

College Leaders Show Growing Interest In Teaching Information Literacy

Interest in teaching digital and information literacy at colleges seems to have spiked since the political rise of Donald Trump, according to a new …

Education

What Is A Brochure???? Make Relevant Assignments. - Teacher Tech

Is That Assignment Still Relevant?<p>I asked my 9 year old what she thought of brochures. Her response… “What’s a brochure?” I highly doubt when she …

Education Technology

IBM's Watson and Bluemix step up: Free cloud-based push to boost tech skills

Using its Watson AI platform and Bluemix cloud, IBM is aiming to develop the tech skills of millions of young Africans for free.<p>It's won Jeopardy, …

IBM

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Tech Giant IBM to spend close to R1 billion in Africa to Build new Skills for “New Collar” Careers

<b>by Staff Writer</b><p>IBM, global tech giant, is investing about R945 million ($70 million) in building much-needed digital, cloud, and cognitive IT skills …

IBM

Librarians Lead the Way to Digital Literacy

Unfettered access to information and news is essential for learning—but it can also be a hazard when learners lack the right tools for parsing that …

Education

The Great Decentralization in Finance

February 2, 2017  By : Mark Lowenstein<p>We’ve grown up with this belief we need a bank account to store our capital. At the same time, modern …

FinTech

Focus on inclusion for digital revolution

The Union Budget 2017-18 focuses on "TEC - transforming, energising and cleaning India". But the key to this is inclusion both, geographical and …

Innovation