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Plain Language Summaries: Literacy and Digital Technologies - Linkages and Outcomes (2007)

This paper is one in a series of documents that offer plain-language summaries of a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-10-18

Twitter Assignment - Engaging in an online discussion (2012)

This assignment was used in a university course on becoming an effective learner. It is part of a lesson plan that provides instructional strategies and planning notes.

Students engage in an online discussion about what constitutes an effective learner and, in the process, discover how the informal environment of social media can also be used for learning.

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2012-10-17

Lesson Plan for a Twitter Assignment (2012)

This lesson plan has been developed as part of a university course on becoming an effective learner. It can be adapted for various grade levels and subject areas.

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2012-10-10

Twitter for Teachers: How to Use Twitter to Grow Personally and Professionally (2012)

This manual accompanies a workshop or online webinar aimed at professional educators who want to learn how to use Twitter for professional development and personal growth. Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that allows users to send and read brief text-based messages.

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2012-10-03

Learning the 21st Century Way: Making Sense of How to Use Social Media for Learning (2012)

This is a bibliography prepared by the author in conjunction with an online professional development seminar presented in April 2012.

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2012-09-25

Using Facebook - Workbook (2012)

Published by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL), this workbook accompanies a lesson plan of the same name.

The authors begin by outlining the history of the social network Facebook. From there, they go on to discuss how to sign up for Facebook; finding and adding friends; how to share photos; protecting privacy on Facebook; and where to get help on Facebook.

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2012-09-11

Media literacy for children in the internet age (2008)

Lessons in Learning – January 10, 2008

While new media can promote learning, it can also expose children to danger, including inappropriate sexual content and online bullying. Media literacy, for both parents and children, is vital for understanding new media and for ensuring that children’s exposure to the digital world is safe and enjoyable.

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2012-09-04

Using Facebook - Lesson Plan (2012)

This document offers an outline for a three-hour lesson about using the social networking site Facebook. Learning objectives include defining social networking; creating a Facebook account; using Facebook; and protecting privacy on Facebook.

The authors have included a detailed description of specific learning goals; an estimate of the time required for each goal; and page references for the workbook that accompanies the lesson.

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2012-09-04

Shopping and Banking Safely Online (2012)

This workshop presentation, updated in 2012, has been designed to help participants learn about online shopping; practise their shopping skills; and discover safe online practices.

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2012-08-27

Shopping Safely Online - Workbook (2012)

This workbook is published by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) and accompanies the lesson plan of the same name.

Updated in 2013, the workbook covers such topics as browsing online flyers for national chain stores; searching online classified ads and auction sites; checking travel information online; and buying an item online.

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2012-08-20

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