Monthly Archives: November 2015

Worth a read (weekly)

  • “There’s no denying the influence of digital media in our daily lives. Media consumption is everywhere, and it’s got us plugged in pretty much constantly. Our passions are shared with, our opinions are shaped with it, and our emotions are fed by it. Sometimes we control it, and sometimes—well, it kind of controls us.
    Does this mean we’re in danger of our brains melting? No, of course not. Nevertheless, we as digital citizens must take steps to educate ourselves on media’s power and influence in our lives.”

    tags: KDSBytes media literacy crap detection videos

  • “These questions are more about the student than you, your classroom, or education.

    What every student should know starts with themselves and moves outwards to your content area: self knowledge–> content knowledge.

    As an educator, your job is lead students to understanding, but student self-awareness and self-knowledge should precede that. These questions hit at a range of topics, but all revolve around that idea of a learner’s identity.”

    tags: KDSBytes questions classroom activities writing prompts

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Worth a read (weekly)

  • The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The EoE is a free, expert-reviewed collection of content contributed by scholars, professionals, educators, practitioners and other experts who collaborate and review each other’s work. The content is presented in a style intended to be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public.

    tags: encyclopedia environment creative commons science KDSBytes

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.