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Digital Technologies and Generational Identity

Title: Digital Technologies and Generational Identity

Editor: Sakari Taipale (Editor),‎ Terhi-Anna Wilska (Editor),‎ Chris Gilleard (Editor)
Digital Technologies and Generational Identity
Routledge | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1138225975 | 224 pages


The short lifetime of digital technologies means that generational identities are difficult to establish around any particular technologies let alone around more far-reaching socio-technological ‘revolutions’. Examining the consumption and use of digital technologies throughout the stages of human development, this book provides a valuable overview of ICT usage and generational differences. It focuses on the fields of home, family and consumption as key arenas where these processes are being enacted, sometimes strengthening old distinctions, sometimes creating new ones, always embodying an inherent restlessness that affects all aspects and all stages of life.

Combining a collection of international perspectives from a range of fields, including social gerontology, social policy, sociology, anthropology and gender studies, weaves empirical evidence with theoretical insights on the role of digital technologies across the life course. It takes a unique post-Mannheimian standpoint, arguing that each life stage can be defined by attitudes towards, and experiences of, digital technologies as these act as markers of generational differences and identity.

It will be of particular value to academics of social policy and sociology with interests in the life course and human development as well as those studying media and communication, youth and childhood studies, and gerontology.

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Science Technology and Innovation

The Canadian science technology and innovation council produces biennial reports on ICT.

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State of the Nation Reports

The State of the Nation 2008, provided the baseline from which Canada’s STI performance. Subsequent State of the Nation reports build on that foundation by tracking Canada’s performance over the intervening years. Understanding Canada’s performance contributes to advancing the national dialogue on STI, identifying avenues for action, and generating the will to work together towards common goals.

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Teaching Teenagers

Title: Teaching Teenagers: A Toolbox for Engaging and Motivating Learners

Authors: Warren Kidd, Gerry Czerniawski
 
2011 | ISBN-10: 0857023853, 0857023845 | 200 pages

For successful classroom teaching, your students need to be engaged and active learners. In this book, there is practical advice that is grounded in the realities of teaching in today’s classrooms on how to be an inspirational teacher and produce highly motivated students. This book contains 220 positive, practical teaching ideas that are relevant to both new and experienced classroom teachers.

Contents cover:

  • – teaching tools to inspire and captivate
  • – motivation for learning
  • – engaging learners
  • – how to create a learning atmosphere
  • – classroom management
  • – cooperative learning
  • – learning outside of the classroom
  • – moving learners around the room
  • – assessment for motivation and engagement
  • – feedback and praise
  • – using emerging technologies to engage
  • – using homework
  • – supporting learners in learning how to learn
  • – challenging learners of all abilities

With reference to reflective practice, best practice and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), this book provides essential support for trainee teachers, new teachers and experienced teachers looking to extend their repertoire.

Warren Kidd is Senior Lecturer in Post Compulsory Education and Training at The Cass School of Education, University of East London.

Gerry Czerniawski is Senior Lecturer in Secondary Social Science and Humanities Education at the Cass School of Education, University of East London.

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The Art of Learning

Title: The Art of Learning: A Simple Handbook to Improve your Learning TechniquesThe Art of Learning: A Simple Handbook to Improve your Learning Techniques

Author: Laeticia L.

2015 | 90 pages | ISBN: 1508467307 | English

The Art of Learning: A Simple Handbook to Improve Your Learning Techniques (3rd Edition!)

How would you like to master the study techniques needed for you to learn the new information and skills that you need for school, work, or life in general?

Learning is inevitable and is an inescapable part of life. Even if you have already acquired all of your academic degrees, your quest for further intellectual, psychological, and even spiritual growth is a never-ending one.

As you navigate through life, you will certainly encounter more opportunities to learn and to aug

ment your knowledge of life. This book is not intended merely for students, but also for professionals and anyone who is learning a new skill, a foreign language, or any pertinent information that will make him or her a better, fuller person.

In The Art of Learning: A Simple Handbook to Improve Your Learning Techniques, you will learn:

  • The basic preparation needed to succeed in any kind of learning project
  • How to understand and take advantage of your personal learning style
  • The necessary techniques for learning a new language
  • Some tips and techniques for improving your math learning abilities
  • A strategy for learning more effectively in the area of science
  • Techniques for learning and recalling what you’ve learned in history
  • Get better with your English literature
  • Tips and tricks to overcome Procrastination
  • Grow a new Mindset to support your learning

As you’ve seen above this book contains many helpful insights and useful tips and tactics on how to learn things more efficiently and effectively. Of course, that includes helping you improve your memory, levels of concentration, and mental agility. The most important takeaway from this book is the comfort in knowing that learning is as an evolving process ” one that makes you grow not just mentally, but also emotionally and psychologically. Take heart in the fact that every person has a unique approach when it comes to learning, and I hope this book was able to empower you with easy and simple strategies to enhance your learning style.

With a positive attitude and a huge dose of determination, you can reach your goals and get that life of learning you’ve always wanted.

Learning: Exact Blueprint on How to Learn Faster and Remember Anything - Memory, Study Skills & How to Learn
Title: Learning: Exact Blueprint on How to Learn Faster and Remember Anything – Memory, Study Skills & How to Learn

Author: Angel Greene
English | 2015 | ASIN: B014ZB1U7G | 157 pages

See improvement in days!

One of the most important parts of being a human is our ability to learn. Since you were a child, learning is the first thing that you unconsciously do. What you know today is because of what your mind has been doing all along and that is learning.

However, sometimes, our mind or our memory fails us. Our brain is like a piece of diamond, the more we furnish it the more it becomes glorious. Our mind, when not being subjected to exercise, will eventually lose its strength.

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Innovate my School

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There is an amazing site in the UK exploring educational technology. It is called Innovate My School.innovatemyschool_logo.png

Innovate My School inspires the education sector by showcasing, through a range of platforms, the best in education innovation by teachers and industry experts from around the world.

Founded in January 2010, the Innovate My School community reaches more than 49,000 friends and followers through our unique events, partners, community update, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Email hello@innovatemyschool.com to learn more about how you can get involved with our passionate community.

IMS_Guide_Front-cover_400px_newWelcome to the 2015/16 edition of our annual IMS Guide.

This unique publication explores the potential benefits, pitfalls, future trends and learning outcomes for 10 hot topics in education, providing you with a warts-and-all view of how they can impact a school and, ultimately, the learning experience of the pupil.

They also have a ton of ICT guides on a vareity of topics. Join the community or just learn from their best practices

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Kahoot! Hands-on Quiz Website

kahootKahoot! is a fun website for students to create games, flashcards and quizzes to aid their learning. It is free to sign up and use as a teacher or student. Click on the image above or go to Kahoot.it and type in 246166 which is a game pin for a little quiz I made.

Bringing home Europe’s award for most innovative edtech company!

Kahoot! is always playful and innovating,. They won the European EdTech2o award and said this. “From awesome teachers to smart and collaborative peers, we’re really lucky – especially so when we have the honor of being congratulated for our efforts!”

While that’s not exactly Oscars speech material – we are very pleased to announce that Kahoot! are the winners of the EdTech20 this year.

Here are some neat things to do at this site.

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Layered Literacies in the classroom

Title: Integrating Virtual and Traditional Learning in 6-12 Classrooms

Author: Sandra Shamroth Abrams

integ_cov.jpgEnglish | 2014 | ISBN: 0415656583, 0415656591 | pages: 160
Integrating Virtual and Traditional Learning in 6-12 Classrooms introduces a model of “layered literacies” as a framework for describing and illustrating how students’ digital experiences can inform educational methods. Through the lens of layered literacies, educators can envision opportunities to draw upon adolescents’ out-of-school interests and activities to meaningfully integrate digital practices within academic contexts. Such an approach facilitates innovative teaching, inspired learning, and successful pedagogy, and it thoughtfully highlights the role of technology within mandated standards-based instruction in public schools. Combining foundational and contemporary theories, supported by data from multiple studies of adolescent learning, and honoring teachers’ and students’ experiences and resources, this text helps educators reconceptualize the ways students learn through and with digital texts and negotiate the connection between online and offline spaces. A companion website extends the discussion onto the screen, engaging readers in an intertextual approach to learning that complements the concept of layering literacies across disciplines. With a foreword by Jennifer Rowsell and an afterword by Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis, it will be of interest to experienced educators and administrators, as well as postgraduate, graduate, and undergraduate students of education.

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Cultural Literacy

Cultural literacy is a term coined by E. D. Hirsch , referring to the ability to understand and participate fluently in a given culture. Cultural literacy is an analogy to literacy proper (the ability to read and write letters). A literate reader knows the object-language’s alphabet, grammar, and a sufficient set of vocabulary; a culturally literate person knows a given culture’s sicultural literacy_covgns and symbols, including its language, particular dialectic, stories,[1] entertainment, idioms, idiosyncrasies, and so on.

The culturally literate person is able to talk to and understand others of that culture with fluency, while the culturally illiterate person fails to understand culturally-conditioned allusions, references to past events, idiomatic expressions, jokes, names, places, etc.

 

Hirsch came out with a series of subsequent books for Kindergarten up to Grade 6, in 1994, on what kids should know in particular grades. This series was revised and update in 2007 and then in 2014. Here are two examples from the recent updated series.

What Your First Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated): Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade EducationTitle: What Your First Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated): Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education

Author: E.D. Hirsch Jr.
ISBN: 0553392387 | 2014 | 512 pages


Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated
What Your First Grader Needs to Know

What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American first graders. Featuring a new Introduction, filled with opportunities for reading aloud and fostering discussion, this first-grade volume of the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series presents the sort of knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging first-grade education. Inside you’ll discover

• Favorite poems—old and new, such as “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod,” and “Thirty Days Hath September”
• Beloved stories—from many times and lands, including a selection of Aesop’s fables, “Hansel and Gretel,” “All Stories Are Anansi’s,” “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” and more
• Familiar sayings and phrases—such as “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and “Practice makes perfect”
• World and American history and geography—take a trip down the Nile with King Tut and learn about the early days of our country, including the story of Jamestown, the Pilgrims, and the American Revolution
• Visual arts—fun activities plus full-color reproductions of masterworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others
• Music—engaging introductions to great composers and music, including classical music, opera, and jazz, as well as a selection of favorite children’s songs
• Math—a variety of activities to help your child learn to count, add and subtract, solve problems, recognize geometrical shapes and patterns, and learn about telling time
• Science—interesting discussions of living things and their habitats, the human body, the states of matter, electricity, our solar system, and what’s inside the earth, plus stories of famous scientists such as Thomas Edison and Louis Pasteur

Title: What Your Second Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated): Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education

Author: E.D. Hirsch Jr.
ISBN: 0553392409 | 2014 | 528 pages


whatyour2nd_covGive your child a smart start with the revised and updated
What Your Second Grader Needs to Know

What will your child be expected to learn in the second grade? How can you help him or her at home? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American second graders. Designed for parents and teachers to enjoy with children, featuring a new Introduction, this second-grade volume of the Core Knowledge Series presents the knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging second-grade education, including

• Favorite poems—old and new, from “Caterpillars” to Gwendolyn Brooks’s prizewinning “Rudolph Is Tired of the City”
• Literature—from around the world, with African folktales, American tall tales, European fairy tales, and classic myths from ancient Greece
• Learning about language—the basic building blocks of written English, all explained with a touch of humor and common sense
• World and American history and geography—visit Japan, explore ancient Greece, travel the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman
• Visual arts—with activities and full-color illustrations of masterworks by El Greco, Van Gogh, Matisse, and others
• Music—basic theory, great composers, instruments, and fun-to-sing songs such as “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” and “Do-Re-Mi”
• Math—challenging lessons ranging from telling time to doing fractions, numbers to 100, and a first look at geometry
• Science—the cycle of life and the seasons, levers and magnets, the wonder of the human body, and more, with lots of hands-on activities and stories about famous scientists

The question that interests me is what is the technology portion of Cultural literacy and how has it changed in the year 3 decades since Hirsch coined the phrase.

There is a fabulous article in the online NewYork Times. by May 24, 2014) called “Faking Cultural Literacy” . It talks about changes in our behaviours around “knowing things”, based on access to an increasingly Google-available global literacy. What i am more interested in is the actual digital cultural literacy that is required of us by the society we live in. Even more than this, I want to know how we are teaching this literacy in our schools and at home.

Eric Liu (Jul 3, 2015) wrote an article called “What Every American Should Know: Defining common cultural literacy for an increasingly diverse nation” in The Atlantic. He reopens the discussion about what Hirsch has said and restates the compelling need to know and teach Cultural Literacy.

 

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Book Reviews – Research Resources

Title: Inclusion Strategies That Work!: Research-Based Methods for the Classroom

Author: Toby J. Karten
English | Jan 6, 2015 | ISBN: 1483319903 | 448 Pages

Inclusion Strategies That Work!: Research-Based Methods for the Classroom
The go-to book for including ALL learners in educational success! Teaching students with diverse needs require educators to employ empathy, responsiveness, and patience. This book has long been the indispensible resource for K-12 teachers as they confidently form lesson plans and strategies for inclusion.

In this new edition, Toby J. Karten’s data-driven methods are updated with the latest research and policy developments. The book’s content includes:

Updated information on ADA, IDEA, writing IEPs, transitional services, classifications, RTI, metacognitive strategies, and links to the Common Core
Tips for working with families and making them an integral part of the inclusive team
An overview of special education legislative terminology
Interactive online forms for planning, documentation, and collaboration

Title: Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog (5th ed) 

Author: William Badke
2014 | 268 Pages | ISBN: 1491722339

Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog (5th edition)

Online resources have given us access to more knowledge than ever before. We’re buried in data, and defining what is and what is not genuine information becomes more of a challenge all the time. In this fifth edition of Research Strategies, author William Badke helps you make sense of all of the available information, shows you how to navigate and discern it, and details how to use it to your advantage to become a better researcher. Badke focuses on informational research and provides a host of tips and advice not only for conducting research, but also for everything from finding a topic to writing an outline to documenting resources and polishing the final draft. Study guides, practice exercises, and assignments at the end of each chapter help reinforce each lesson. An experienced research instructor who has led thousands of students to become better researchers, Badke uses humor to help you gain a better understanding of today’s complex, technological world. Research Strategies provides the skills and strategies to efficiently and effectively complete a research project from topic to finished product. It shows how research can be exciting and even fun.

Title: Research Data Management: Practical Strategies for Information Professionals

Author: Joyce M. Ray
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1557536643 | 300 pages

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It has become increasingly accepted that important digital data must be retained and shared in order to preserve and promote knowledge, advance research in and across all disciplines of scholarly endeavor, and maximize the return on investment of public funds. To meet this challenge, colleges and universities are adding data services to existing infrastructures by drawing on the expertise of information professionals who are already involved in the acquisition, management and preservation of data in their daily jobs. Data services include planning and implementing good data management practices, thereby increasing researchers’ ability to compete for grant funding and ensuring that data collections with continuing value are preserved for reuse. This volume provides a framework to guide information professionals in academic libraries, presses, and data centers through the process of managing research data from the planning stages through the life of a grant project and beyond. It illustrates principles of good practice with use-case examples and illuminates promising data service models through case studies of innovative, successful projects and collaborations.

Charleston Insights in Library, Information, and Archival Sciences is a new series produced as a collaboration between the organizers of the Charleston Library Conference and Purdue University Press. Volumes in the series focus on important topics in library and information science, presenting the issues in a relatively jargon-free way that is accessible to all types of information professionals.

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