Sunday, 7 February 2016

Digital Fluency Badges

Just added more badges to Saskatchewan School Library Association (SSLA)’s Digital Fluency Badges.70 different badges are available! In other words, 70 digital tools are awaiting for you to add to your repertoire.

I created this professional learning opportunity to allow busy educators to receive professional development when it is needed. Not only is the professional learning opportunity available anytime, anywhere - but it is customized to the learner. The learners chooses the digital tools and applications of interest or student need.

Each digital tool or application is described through text and supplemented with a video. Educational uses are detailed to help the learner visualized the digital tool's or application's possibilities. The digital tools and applications are categorized into broad categories so learners can search for what they want the technology to do, rather than search through an endless list.

The Saskatchewan School Library Association (SSLA)’s Digital Fluency Badges provide a professional learning opportunity in which learners earn digital badges through learning about technology tools and applications, and then apply the learnings purposefully to teaching practices.

Digital badges offer learners the opportunity to pave their personal learning pathways and leverage the potential for mastering digital age skills embodied in the ISTE Standards.

The current list of tools and apps have been detailed on EduClipper - a great curation tool featured as one of the Saskatchewan School Library Association (SSLA)’s Digital Fluency Badges.







 

Friday, 14 August 2015

School Libraries in Today's Digital Word Curated on Educlipper

EduClipper is my favourite curation tool. Users can add slide presentations, PDFs, video files, Google Drive files, and images to boards.

The eduClipper bookmarklet lets users add "clips"  or bookmark to boards without having to leave the web site.

Educators can create class boards to share with  students and vice versa . Simply create a class with your eduClipper account. A provided access code lets students join the class. Alternatively, educators can  add students to the class boards through their eduClipper account. Educators control the content that is shared and the comments written on each board.  

This week, I facilitated School Libraries In Today's Digital World. The resources were curated using eduClipper.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

School Libraries In Today's Digital World

School libraries have always been my favourite places. As a teacher-librarian for more than a decade, I loved sharing stories and tools to help foster literacy and deep learning. This week, I facilitated School Libraries In Today's Digital World.



Makerspaces Curated on Educlipper

In an effort to help educators plan and create a Makerspace, Jana Scott Lindsay and I facilitated a summer short course entitled Tinker, Make, and Learn. We believe that deep learning happens on the way to creating something purposeful and of personal interest.