digital skills

Life Literacy Radio – Episode 2: Literacy in the Digital Age – Interview with Michael Coteau, AlphaPlus and Susan Gillespie, adult learner [Audio 12:47] (2010)

Life Literacy Radio is an audio podcast launched by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 2010, and dedicated to literacy, education and lifelong learning.

This episode begins with a discussion of whether social media is good or bad for individual writing skills.

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2013-10-07

Backyard Bird Feeding In Newfoundland: Using Peer and Cross-Tutoring to Help Primary Students Acquire Information and Communications Technology Skills (1991)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

Backyard Bird Feeding in Newfoundland used peer and cross-tutoring to help schoolchildren acquire information and communications technology (ICT) skills through learning about the habits and habitats of local birds.

Completed in April 2000, the Internet-based learning project was supported by Industry Canada’s GrassRoots program.

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2013-09-20

How to Make a Digital Video: Tips for the classroom (2012)

This document, part of a series on video in the classroom, provides tips for teaching learners how to make a digital video.

The authors present a series of steps, including showing examples of videos from various sources; researching and gathering information; writing a script; creating a storyboard; gathering photos and video; editing the footage; and sharing the completed video.

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2013-08-07

Getting Started: Choosing Your Video Recording Equipment (2012)

In this guide, part of a series on video in the classroom, the authors offer advice on selecting video recording equipment.

Specifically, they look at the pros and cons of using cellphones; digital cameras; mini camcorders; the iPad 2; the iPod Touch; webcams; and camcorders.

For each device, they discuss price range; picture quality; and memory capacity.

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2013-07-30

Using E-Learning to Build Governance Capacity in the Yekooche First Nation: A Case Study of the Yekooche Learning Centre (2010)

In 1995, the Yekooche First Nation, a small and remote community in British Columbia, began treaty negotiations leading to self-government. This document describes a research project undertaken to help the Yekooche First Nation develop an approach to community-based training that would enable members to assume self-government responsibilities once their treaty was ratified.

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2013-07-29

Video Projects Across the Curriculum (2012)

This document is part of a series on video in the classroom.

Here, the authors discuss ways that video projects can be used in language arts, math, science, social studies, and health. For instance, in language arts, students could create a short video newscast of school or community events, or write a critique of a video production.

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2013-07-23

Computer Use: An Essential Skill [Video – 1:54] (2013)

This brief animated video uses a lighthearted approach to illustrate both the importance of computer skills and the fact that no-one is ever too old to learn.

The viewer sees a hand using a felt-tipped marker to produce sketches that appear on a white screen. They show an older man reading the job ads in a newspaper, then looking rather nervously at an elaborate computer.

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2013-07-23

Learning the 21st Century Way: Making Sense of How to use Social Media for Learning – Webinar presenter, Dr. Sarah Eaton [Video – 1:04:23] (2012)

In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Eaton of the University of Calgary shares her experience of incorporating social media, specifically Twitter, into one of her courses. Aimed at students who were on academic probation, the course was about becoming an effective learner.

She begins with a discussion of the growing role of social media in education and shows how it can add value to the learning process.

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2013-07-22

Ideas for Video Projects (2012)

In this document, part of a series on video in the classroom, the authors offer suggestions for different kinds of video projects.

They set out the steps for making a video, from planning it, through the filming of material, and onto the post-production editing.

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2013-07-18

Community-Based Learning Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, Winner, 2005: The Canadian Helen Keller Centre's Computer Essentials and Technical Devices Program (2005)

The Canadian Helen Keller Centre (CHKC) is a not-for-profit organization in Toronto, Ontario, that offers training and skills development for individuals with the dual disability of deafness and blindness.

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2013-07-12

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