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Digital Literacy

Applying and using technology  effectively as a research, organization, and evaluation tool; using digital technologies and social networks to access, manage, create, and evaluate information successfully.

Augmented Reality App

Feb 15, 2019

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Augmented Reality Portals to Places Around the World

Teliport Me’s iOS app Portals: Learning with AR uses augmented reality to enable anyone to walk into a 360-degree image or video. Looking through their mobile device, students will see a circular design “floating” in the classroom that remains in place as they walk around it.

Captioned Media Improves Literacy

Feb 15, 2019

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SPOTLIGHT! On Using Captioned Media to Improve Literacy

Described and Captioned Media Program’s (DCMP) Read Captions Across America (RCAA) is the first national reading event to put emphasis on the importance of captioned media as a reading tool for all children, not just those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Thousands of students have participated in this event since its inauguration in 2006. Teachers can order a free RCAA kit, learn more about how captioning improves literacy, and find great ideas from teachers and parents on the RCAA website.

Educators can also use these captioned media resources from DCMP to celebrate Black History Month (February) and Presidents Day (February 18)—and throughout the year.

Digital and Media Literacy Fake News

Feb 01, 2019

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Video Series for Evaluating Digital Information

Crash Course is an educational YouTube channel started by the Green brothers, Hank Green and John Green, who are notable for their VlogBrothers channel. Crash Course has been working with MediaWise, a project from the nonprofit Poynter Institute for Media Studies, to help students evaluate the accuracy of digital information.

Best of 2018

Dec 28, 2018

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Top 18 in 2018

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in 2018.

Top 5 Resources in November

Dec 21, 2018

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Our Top 5 Resources in November 2018

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in November.

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