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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 [...]

Literacy in the Humanities Classroom

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

The third day of our Summer Teacher Institute focused on Literacy in the Humanities Classroom.  Using the framework of the TPCK Model (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge), we explored how traditional skills such as reading, writing, and research could be merged with emerging literacies and addressed by new tools to create a contemporary classroom: Literacy In [...]

Literacy in the Foreign Language Classroom

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Today marked the beginning of our 2009 Summer Teacher Institute for Technology and Curriculum Innovation, a series of 22 full-day workshops led by distinguished educators from MICDS and around the world.  For our first session, Literacy in the Foreign Language Classroom, Elizabeth Helfant, Brigette Leschhorn, and I guided 20 language teachers from five local schools [...]