• Participating educators will:
  • Explore and learn about "Digital Literacy"
  • Incorporate tools for collaboration into professional practices
  • Expand the use of multiple forms of student assessment
  • Participate in social bookmarking, blogging and Yarmouth Google tools
Course Introduction:
1. (8:00-8:45 am) Participant introductions: Icebreaker, Nuts & Bolts (Bathrooms, Breaks, Lunch, Assistants, Printing), Course Syllabus, Theme & Focus - Digital Literacy

"Teachers must move beyond the role of facilitators and become collaborators in learning, seeking new knowledge alongside students and modeling positive habits of work and mind." - Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow

2. (8:45- 9:30 am) Did You Know?
Original Version

    Version 4, Fall 2009 
Question: Are we ready?? -  Turn & Talk 

(9:15-9:30) BREAK

3. (9:30 - 10:15 am) "Digital Citizenship" presentation


4. (10:30 - 11:45 noon) Revisit Jason Ohler's article 
    • Pick one of their two selected guidelines and get into groups
    • Read each other's blog reflections on the article
    • What will that literacy focus look like in the classroom? - Talk about that. Share ideas. 
    • Assignment: Write in your blog a response to what this might look like in the classroom. 
    • Either when you are creating your blog post or after you have written your post ask one of the student assistants to review it with you.
    • Comment on other group members posts. If you don't finish this you can finish it overnight.
(11:45-12:30) LUNCH

5. (12:30 -3:00) Diigo
  • Why use it? 
    • Setup or revisit Diigo accounts, toolbar setup
    • Using Diigo - A "folksonomy"
    • Tags
  • Guided process for going to a few pages and putting in tags we suggest - article: 100 Helpful Web Tools or FreeTech4TEachers
  • Introduce the tags for each of the 8 guidelines
  • Work in groups of 4.
  • Learn to bookmark: add tag for a set of 10-15 websites related to the guidelines. (Tip: Edit the name of the bookmark to tell enough about what the site is.)
  • Diigo Help Vidoes: