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Digital Literacy 09: OneNote

Monday, August 31st, 2009

The start of school ushered in the second year of our 1:1 Tablet PC initiative, and consequently I am once again teaching 7th grade “Digital Literacy”.  Last fall, this eight session course included a variety of topics related to contemporary literacy: OneNote: An Electronic Notebook Website Evaluation: Be a Critical Consumer Delicious: Social Bookmarking Effective [...]

Digital Literacy 101: Class Dismissed But Not Over

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

The first trimester has ended and our 7th grade Digital Literacy course has come to an end.  For those who attended in person or followed along online, here’s a hyper-linked list of the topics we explored: OneNote: An Electronic Notebook Website Evaluation: Be a Critical Consumer Delicious: Social Bookmarking Effective Search Strategies: Keywords are Key [...]

Study Aids for Today’s Students

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

In preparation for last week’s trimester exams, Ashley O’Toole, our Middle School Learning Specialist, reviewed some study and test-taking strategies with the seventh grade.  Her presentation, which she graciously agreed to share with a wider audience, can benefit students of all ages: Many of the techniques Ashley suggested can be supported by technology, and the [...]