What’s the Difference: Information Literacy, Digital Literacy, Web Literacy?

What is the difference between the terms information, digital, and Web literacy? If one peruses the literature, it’s easy to see that these terms are often used interchangeably, but I found it helpful to make some distinctions, so teachers can zero in on the specific skills and strategies students need to know. According to the … More What’s the Difference: Information Literacy, Digital Literacy, Web Literacy?

The Brain Power for Reading Digital Text

The SAMR model, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, sets the goal of transforming learning experiences, through technology, thus leading to higher achievement for students. As a teacher, myself, I have found the model to be useful in conceptualizing ways of integrating technology into my teaching that doesn’t just replicate what we could be doing with … More The Brain Power for Reading Digital Text

What Does It Mean to be a Digital Citizen?

Parents worry about Internet safety. School districts put up firewalls, fearing students will access unsafe websites. Students are warned against giving out personal information online. Some teachers shy away from having students do open searches on the Internet for fear chaos will break out. With all of this protection going on (and I don’t mean … More What Does It Mean to be a Digital Citizen?