Archive – Digital literacy

What Your Students need to Know about Google Search
With Karen Bonanno
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

How many times have you heard, ‘Just Google it!’ Google holds a large share of the search engine market. The word “Google” and the word “research” are often interchangeable in a students’ world.

In this webinar we will explore why Google is the dominant search engine, how Google works, where a search fits within the inquiry process & the essential skills that scaffold a search. I will share search secrets that allow students to be more specific with their search and the results this produces. If privacy issues are of concern, I will also address the need for having reliable alternative sites for your students.

This webinar will help you to:

  • initiate inquiry through effective search questions,
  • identify search tips that are relevant and helpful,
  • access resources to support ‘search’ at different age levels.

Karen Bonanno has over 35 years’ experience working in government and non-government schools as a secondary teacher, teacher librarian, head of department, acting deputy principal, regional advisor, education officer and education consultant.
Karen is also an accredited Flow Consultant in Talent Dynamics, a Performance Consultant in Talent Dynamics for Young People, and an accredited Ignition! Trainer.
Learning how to learn at your best is a focus for these programs, which provide tweens, teens and young adults with the skills to survive and thrive with confidence at school and beyond.

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

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Teaching Strategies for Digital Literacy
With June Wall, June Wall Consultancy
Webinar replay – 55 minutes

Using a core set of digital literacies (linked to the general capabilities of the Australian Curriculum), this session will take you step by step through some teaching strategies to use for how digital skills can be taught or integrated.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify digital literacies from the general capabilities of the Australian Curriculum and map them to sample curriculum outcomes
  • Identify teaching strategies to use for digital literacy instruction
  • Identify digital tools for use with instructional strategies

June Wall is an independent Consultant, eLearning and Libraries and an Adjunct Lecturer, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University. She was previously a Teacher Quality Consultant for the Association of Independent Schools, NSW. She has been a teacher at primary and secondary levels, a lecturer, a professional development and education consultant, Head of Department, special librarian, teacher librarian and computer coordinator in the government and non-government sectors for over 35 years.

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources.

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Media Literacy and Fake News
With Karen Bonanno, National Director, Eduwebinar
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

Young people tend to be fooled by “fake” news and, for most, they get their news from social media platforms rather than traditional news sources.

Recent studies reveal that students struggle to clearly identify what are “real” news stories, with a percentage of students indicating they had shared news stories online that they later found were wrong or inaccurate.

This session will share some of the research findings and then explore the following:

  • what is media literacy and why we need to teach it to our students;
  • what is fake news and the importance of lateral reading;
  • teaching strategies to identify and analyse fake news;
  • classroom activities with simple rubrics; and
  • digital resources to support classroom programs.

What previous attendees had to say about this digital broadcast:
“The content was relevant and easy to follow.”
“Very useful information, particularly the examples shown and the links provided. The statistics at the beginning provided a great framework for why this is so important.”
“Looking forward to exploreing the resources shared and how I might use these with my students & share with staff at my school.”
“Great webinar – timely topic and well presented.”

Karen Bonanno has over 35 years experience working across difference education sectors and with professional associations. As the National Director for Eduwebinar she is involved in planning and hosting webinars that cover primary and secondary education with specific focus on innovative teaching and learning strategies and resourcing as it applies to curriculum design and delivery. Her work at Eduwebinar helps teachers attain their hours of professional learning in a virtual, stress-free environment in the comfort of their home.

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
3.3.2 – Using teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources.

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Keys to Success: Transforming Information and Digital Literacy for Students
With Holly Godfree and Lori Korodaj, Teacher librarians, Lake Tuggeranong College
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

The world of employment is changing and employers are looking for employees with more “generic, 21st Century Skills”.  Declining numbers of teacher librarians in P-10 schools mean that many students are not mastering these skills before they come to Year 11. Teacher Librarians at Lake Tuggeranong College created the Keys to Success program to fill these gaps.

Now in its second year, Keys to Success is delivered with a mixture of face to face and independent work via Google Classroom. This allows 24/7 access to work for those students unable to attend and blends ‘traditional’ teaching with online delivery.

Aspects of the program are not “perfect” – our primary challenge is getting students to attend! Unfortunately, often they “don’t know what they don’t know” . . . But with a very supportive principal and our creative problem solving caps firmly in place, we are hoping to gain momentum over the coming years.

This session will be useful to secondary school practitioners looking to fill the gaps for their students and for primary school practitioners with an eye on transitions who want their students to avoid those gaps in the first place.

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Identify the skills and concepts that need to be targeted to fill common gaps in students’ knowledge
  • Use the Keys to Success model of delivery as a springboard for generating a program to suit your school community.
  • Use the Keys to Success content as a “To Do List” for targeting skills and generating lessons to suit your school community.

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Learning Course

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Digital Literacy, Skills Development and Curriculum Connections
With Anne Mirtschin, ICT Teacher
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

This session discusses what is digital literacy and why it is an essential skill in the age in which we live. It also looks at skills required for digital literacy and the connections that Digital Literacy has to the AusVels curriculum and ISTE learning standards.

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Understand what digital literacy involves
  • Become aware of some of the skills involved in building digital literacy
  • Be able to map it to the Australian curriculum
  • Access to online resources

This webinar may address the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
3.3.2 – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources

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Defining and Developing Digital Literacy
With Kay Oddone, Education Consultant
Webinar replay ~ 60 minutes

While students today spend more time than ever in front of a screen, and data reveals that almost all young people access the internet daily, digital literacy remains a difficult concept to pin down. What is evident is that mere exposure to technology does not develop digital literacy, any more than exposure to written text alone can create readers.

Recent government initiatives, such as the National Innovation and Science Agenda, identify the need for ‘introducing innovative methods of driving enhanced digital literacy across the curriculum.’ This acknowledges the importance of preparing students to operate in a ‘perpetually in beta’ technological environment, where flexibility, critical thinking, confidence and competence enable agility and the ability to transfer learning across contexts.

But what exactly is digital literacy, what does it look like to be digitally literate, and how do we develop these skills in ourselves, as well as our students – especially when it seems that the landscape is constantly changing?

This webinar explores models of digital literacy, investigates practical ways to embed its development across the curriculum, and provides access to a range of resources which will support your understanding of what it means to be digitally literate in the 21st century.

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Explore and become familiar with models of digital literacy
  • Identify practical ways to develop digital literacy across the P-10 curriculum
  • Access a range of resources to support digital literacy development

This webinar addresses the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
3.3.2 – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources

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Navigating the Digital Landscape: a digital badge passport model for assessing digital literacy competencies in the middle school setting
With Leonie McIlvenny, Head of iCentre
Webinar replay – 70 minutes

“Navigating the Digital Landscape” describes how the badge program that was first presented in ‘Badge your way to ICT Competency’ (Eduwebinar 2014) has evolved into a comprehensive research-based online program. Digital badges are currently infiltrating educational arenas in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors which are, in turn, generating robust discussion and debate as to their perceived value in capturing ‘rich data’ that can be used for accreditation and assessment purposes.

While the webinar will briefly describe the original project it will focus most specifically on how a digital badge system can be used to monitor and report student progress against the ICT General Capabilities. It will describe the process of creating the online content, designing the badges, implementing the program and assessing the achievement of the ICT outcomes. Findings of the research to date will also be described.

At the completion of the webinar participants will:

  • Understand how digital badges can be used as a motivation and assessment tool;
  • Be familiar with a range of digital badge tools and their educational applications;
  • Have access to the My Digital Badge web platform or closer interrogation; and
  • Be informed about interim research findings around the Digital Badge research project.

This webinar addresses the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
3.3.2 – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources

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Remix, Reuse and Re-energise: Why teachers need to know about Creative Commons and Open Education Resources
With Kay Oddone, Librarian
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

Increasingly, teachers and students are moving from being consumers of information and content to becoming creators and publishers of information and content, due to the possibilities new technologies provide. There is also an increase in the publication of student work in the public domain. Whereas once student work was only displayed and shared in the classroom, nowadays work can be published online where the entire world may view it.Traditional copyright can put limits on students’ and teachers’ creativity, however, an understanding of the potential of Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources opens up a whole new world of content to remix, reuse and re-energise the possibilities when it comes to both developing resources, and encouraging students to design new ways to demonstrate their learning.

At the end of the webinar, participants will:

  • Know what Creative Commons and Open Education are, and why they are important in a contemporary educational context
  • Know where to find these resources and how to share their students and their own content using these frameworks
  • Understand how this frees contemporary educators and learners to create, publish and share without being worried about Copyright issues.

This webinar addresses the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
3.3.2 – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources

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Developing Info-Savvy Students: Building Critical Literacy
With Kay Oddone, Librarian
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

Students today conduct most of their research online, and use the internet as their number one source of communication and connection in their daily lives. Despite this reliance, many students do not have the critical literacy skills necessary to use the internet effectively. Participants in this webinar will explore a range of strategies used to critically evaluate web resources, and will be given an overview of how to teach students this vital aspect of digital citizenship. The webinar will also provide an overview of tools to manage information overload and search more effectively.

As a result of this webinar participants will:

  • Become familiar with a range of strategies and tools to evaluate online resources.
  • Understand the language of urls and the information they provide about a website
  • Access a range of quality resources to teach the concepts of website evaluation and critical online literacy to students

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources

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Becoming Digital Citizens
With Chris Skrzeczynski, primary school teacher librarian
Webinar replay – 58 minutes

This webinar explores the evolving process of the way one school is working to meld ICT capabilities of the Australian Curriculum with the components of digital literacy. The presentation includes practical activities and approaches to learning that embed ICTs in the primary years.

As a result of this webinar participants will:

  • be aware of what the ICT capabilities can ‘look like’ in practical terms
  • have access to a growing collection of practical learning tasks which embed ICTs across the curriculum, and
  • be able to capture ideas to mix, match, adapt and trigger further inspiration when planning to embed ICTs.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
4.5 – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

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Designing a Digital Citizenship Program
With June Wall, June Wall Consultancy
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

This webinar focuses on the core components for designing a digital citizenship program. The presenter also shares several ways to implement the program at your school.

As a result of this webinar participants will be able to develop a digital citizenship program for your school.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources

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Tools, strategies and resources for digital citizenship
With June Wall, June Wall Consultancy
Webinar replay – 53 minutes

This webinar focuses on keeping up to date and teaching digital citizenship in an engaging way, including teacher resources and strategies. A range of strategies are outlined, including the key issue of a digital citizenship program – safe and ethical use of technologies.

As a result of this webinar participants will be able to identify and develop tools and strategies for digital citizenship .

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
4.5 – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

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Digital citizenship @ your school
With June Wall, June Wall Consultancy
Webinar replay – 57 minutes

What is the purpose of Digital Citizenship? To embed or not to embed or is it both? Who is the Digital Citizenship for – students, staff, parents or everyone? Some core essential strategies and resources are presented in this webinar.

As a result of this webinar participants will be able to identify and understand the common elements for digital citizenship .

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
4.5 – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

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Digital learning strategies to embed in the curriculum
With June Wall, June Wall Consultancy
Webinar replay – 56 minutes

Using a digital literacy continuum, an existing unit of work is mapped to identify learning skills and teaching strategies for students. Backward design is explained in the context of embedding digital literacy in a unit of work.

As a result of this webinar participants will be able to develop an embedded unit of work.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources

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Core digital tools for the classroom
With June Wall, June Wall Consultancy
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

This webinar examines a selection of resources and tools to support a holistic implementation of digital literacy in your classroom.

As a result of this webinar participants will be able to identify and use digital tools for learning.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources

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Starting at the beginning: digital literacy for your school
With June Wall, June Wall Consultancy
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

This webinar examined the Australian Curriculum general capabilities as a part of digital literacy. It shared a digital literacy continuum developed by the presenter which could be a basis for your own school continuum. Safe and ethical use of digital tools and teaching strategies was discussed.

As a result of this webinar participants will be able to further develop and complete a digital literacy continuum for your school

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources

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Mapping curriculum inquiry skills to a pedagogical framework
With Karen Bonanno, Managing Director, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
Webinar replay – Approximately 54 minutes

Inquiry skills are strongly evident across the Australian Curriculum.

In late 2012, Karen Bonanno was given permission by the authors of Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School, Carol Kuhlthau, Leslie Maniotes and Ann Caspari, to develop an open collaborative project with Australian teacher librarians to develop a scope and sequence tying the five kinds of learning to the inquiry skills and capabilities in the Australian Curriculum.

This webinar builds on the preliminary work that has already been undertaken over the last 10 months for the 4 core subjects (English, History, Maths, Science) and adds in the core essential skills students will need and web tools to support the learning.

The focus for the webinar is on:

  • creating a skills scope and sequence within an inquiry learning framework
  • identifying core essential inquiry skills across the curriculum that support sequential skill development,and
  • web tools & apps to help develop the skills with the students.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources

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Badge Your Way to ICT Competency
With Leonie McIlvenny, Head of iCentre
Webinar replay – Approximately 60 minutes

The ICT general capabilities from the Australian Curriculum outline key skills and competencies students require to become digital citizens. These capabilities have been designed to ensure students can confidently, competently and safely navigate an ever-increasing digital landscape for both educational and social needs.

Iona Presentation College has developed an ICT Passport that maps and strategically teaches these skills within the curriculum.This system is being trialled in 2014 using a digital badging system. Badge systems are increasingly being used as a monitoring and assessment tool to demonstrate competency across a range of skills.

This webinar describes how the passport system will be implemented and will show examples of products that can be used to create the badges.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
4.5 – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

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A point of view … What are we teaching in schools to keep our kids safe online?
Guest panel: Kate Reid and Tania Sheko
Webinar replay – Approximately 57 mintes

In 2009 an estimated 841,000 children (31%) aged 5 to 14 years had access to
their own mobile phones.

Mobile subscription numbers continue to increase and by late 2012 there were
more than seven million more mobile phones in use than there are people in
Australia.

The majority (90%) of children aged 5 to 14 years accessed the Internet in
the 12 months to April 2012. This proportion has steadily increased from
65% in 2006 and 79% in 2009.

What things do kids need to keep in mind when using their mobile phones safely?

What should they do when they suspect cyberbullying is happening?

How do we get kids to manage their digital footprint?

What steps should they take when they find inappropriate content?

What online netiquette rules need to apply for kids?

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 — Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 — Use teaching strategies
4.5 — Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
6.2 — Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 — Apply professional learning and improve student learning

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A point of view … Should schools block web sites?
Guest panel: Dr Mandy Lupton, June Wall and Dr Jennie Bales
Webinar replay – Approximately 57 mintes

Our guest panel present their point of view on the following questions and answer questions posted by attendees during the webinar.

Why do you think education systems (schools) block some web sites?

What are the issues you’ve found with blocking of sites at school?

What strategies have you used to accommodate the blocking of sites when it comes to planning classroom programs?

What do you think are the risks associated with students using the internet freely?

What do you believe should be the educational policy on filtering?

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 — Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 — Use teaching strategies
4.5 — Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
6.2 — Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 — Apply professional learning and improve student learning

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A point of view on digital citizenship essentials
Karen Bonanno, Director, KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd
Webinar replay — Approximately 50 minutes

Karen presents 5 digital citizenship essentials.

1. Functional skills
2. Communication skills
3. Being safe
4. Digital literacy
5. Collaborative skills

These essentials are then explored in the context of the general capabilities of ICT competence and critical & creative thinking within the curriculum, with a specific focus on the History curriculum.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 — Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 — Use teaching strategies
4.5 — Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
6.2 — Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 — Apply professional learning and improve student learning

 

A Point of View on Digital Literacy
June Wall
Webinar replay — Approximately 40 minutes

In this webinar June will cover the following:

  • What is so good about digital literacy
  • 3 top things you should know
  • 3 things that can go wrong
  • How to get started
  • Who should be involved
  • Common problems encountered
  • One hot tip
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Developing a framework for digital literacy in your school
June Wall
Webinar replay — Approximately 47 minutes

In this webinar June will cover the following:

  • How to identify the most important elements of a digital literacy framework.
  • A process to determine the ICT model that will fit your school.
  • The “short, sharp and shiny” ideas to capture the attention of teachers so they will fully engage.
  • How to encourage teachers to use digital formats in their teaching and learning programs.
  • A way to bring the school community on board so this is a whole school project.
  • The background to successful projects undertaken with teachers at her school.
  • Discover how the personal learning network connects with this framework.
  • The major challenges confronted during the development phase.
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