EDU 934 Digital Information and Media Fluency
Understanding how to manage digital information is a requisite skill for educators of all kinds. Recognizing information needs, locating and evaluating appropriate resources and using digital resources ethically and effectively ensures that teachers can, in turn, nurture these critical skills in their learners.
Information fluency (locating, accessing, evaluating, curating, sharing and ethically using digital media) is a critical skill set needed in both students and teachers working in digital learning environments. This course fosters the development and refinement of these skills with practical and relevant activities for discovery and evaluation of digital resources (both traditional and user-generated), including essential resources and tools for judging the reliability of information, leveraging social media, and digital curation for professional workflow and sharing of resources.
*Participants in this course will have a mandatory, synchronous, video conference session. The date and time are listed on each course registration page.
Course formerly titled "Digital Information Fluency"
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I plan on using the curation tool (Pearltrees) in my instruction starting next year and using it to assist my students and colleagues in quickly finding the online resources that they needM.S., Librarian
It will have a huge impact. I’m already using content to teach.K.F., Librarian
I learned a ton that I can directly apply to my teaching.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
Learning about creative commons, google advanced features & creating an instructional video for my students.G.D., Tech Specialist
This will help me to start flipping my second grade classroom in math.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
While I felt confident I knew a great deal going into the course, there were still a solid number of useful tools and websites that I learned about that I can easily incorporate into my teaching.R.S., Language Arts Teacher
Wonderful experience!C.B., Librarian
I have curataed over 50 sources I've discovered and I now know about many new ways to use google and so forthJ.Z.
Very timely information that teachers need to stay ahead of what our students need.L.J., Reading Specialist
I already have so many resources I've shared (or plan to share) with my students.C.S.
The part of the course that was most valuable was the peer review and reflection. I really liked that we had peer reviews built into the requirements.R.L.
This course made me think of things in a different way.A.C., Reading Specialist
The course was well organized and the objectives were clearM.Z., Social Studies Teacher
I learned so much that I can directly use in my classroom.N.C.
I thought this course had a great variety of assignments and was paced out very well! I felt that I gained value from the class, but didn't get too overwhelmed with the onslaught of information.J.F., Music Teacher