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Digital Literacy 2010: Networked Learning

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Note:  This post is part of a series chronicling my 7th Grade Digital Literacy course. As I noted at the beginning of the school year, the focus of Digital Literacy 2010 is Passion-Based Learning.  Although I have selected the technology skills that comprise the curriculum, the course content is specific to each student’s passion.  As [...]

Digital Literacy 2010: Website Evaluation

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Information shapes our understanding of the world, and there is no shortage of digital information.  According to an EMC Corporation report released earlier this year, the amount of digital information created in 2010 is estimated to reach 1.2 Zettabytes.  In practical terms, 1.2ZB can be thought of as a full-length episode of FOX TV’s hit [...]

Turning the Digital Page

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

It was in Romeo and Juliet that William Shakespeare had his leading lady claim, “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” She was declaring her unconditional love for Romeo by making the broader point that it’s what something is, not what it’s called, that determines its worth. That’s [...]