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Reading Levels, Timestamps, and the Color Wizard

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

I don’t often write about web-based tools, but I recently discovered updates to three familiar applications that should prove very helpful for students and teachers.  If you’ve not tried these before, they are definitely worth a few minutes of your time. Google Reading Levels Google offers far more search features than most users realize, and [...]

Digital Literacy 101: Social Bookmarking

Friday, September 19th, 2008

The third topic in our Digital Literacy course, social bookmarking, is one that I touched on earlier this year when I wrote about social networking.  All Middle School teachers use Delicious, and the seventh grade students now have individual accounts as well.  To fully utilize a tool like Delicious, however, requires understanding the concept of [...]

Digital Literacy 101: OneNote

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

As I noted in a recent post outlining our 1:1 initiative, all 7th grade students and teachers are participating in a trimester-long Digital Literacy course based on these four themes: Information Management and Research Digital Citizenship Communication and Collaboration in a Global World Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Design To begin the course, the first of [...]