The requirement to be digitally fluent is growing, and teachers play an important role of ensuring their students have the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to succeed in a digital world (White, 2013). A digitally fluent individual is one who is competent across a wide spectrum of technology, and who has the ability to understand… Continue reading Digital Fluency
Fun English, is an app developed by Study Cat Limited, and is available on both iOS and Android devices. A free download of 1 lesson and 6 learning games is available and additional lessons can be purchased. Name of teaching resource Fun English, is an app developed by Study Cat Limited https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fun-english-language-learning/id428920239?mt=8 Weblink (if web… Continue reading Using app Fun English as a Teaching Resource
Educators can use Padlet (www.padlet.com) as a resource in the classroom. Name of teaching resource Padlet, previously known as Wallwisher, is a collaborative website that allows multiple users through open editing, to post comments and questions, or images on a “wall”. (Granata, 2014). Weblink (if web based) http://www.padlet.com and see my example at http://padlet.com/melkatn/melanie_denford Who should this… Continue reading Using Padlet in the Classroom as a Teaching Resource
We all need to be mindful of our digital presence and identity we project in the cyber-world. Once internet content is posted it remains in the public domain and can have a significant impact on how others perceive us (Freedman, 2013). It is extremely difficult to completely remove your digital identity from the internet, however research shows that the… Continue reading Digital Identities and Digital Security
Howell states that 86% of Australian households have internet access, but this can vary geographically, with as little as 49% of Tasmanian and South Australian homes having internet access (2014). Whilst government funded programs such as Networking the Nation have aimed to improve the access and usage of telecommunications infrastructure, and improve services for regional… Continue reading Participation and the Digital Divide
Developing countries are acting to bridge the digital divide by educating IT graduates to bring back skills to their own country – great to see!