Participate 4- Digital Rights and Responsibilities

Citizens of Digital Learning Communities, DLCs, need to agree to Acceptable Use Policies, AUP, in order to become responsible citizens. Students should be taught appropriate behavior and informed of consequences before agreeing to an Acceptable Use Policy. While filtering and blocking can be used to help protect students, ultimately students need to learn of the …

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Participate 3- Accessing Digital Learning Communities

My Deaf and hard of hearing students have limited access to digital learning because so many videos are not closed caption. While youtube offers automated closed captioning, the feature lacks accuracy and leads to confusion and wrong information. To eliminate this barrier and provide access, creators should include transcripts of videos or manually add captions …

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Participate 2- Collecting Reputable Digital Resources

During the web walkabout I explored the resources that were shared. Some resources, such as Edmodo, I had heard about since teachers at my school currently use it. I was familiar with Discovery Education because I have used the streaming feature for educational videos. I've also used Khan Academy when tutoring students with math. Students …

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Participate 1- Ideal Digital Learning Communities

Consider what would be needed to create an ideal digital learning community. What would be needed to bring such a vision to fruition? What can one do to make an existing DLC more attractive to and welcoming for students and teachers? An Ideal Digital Learning Community should allow a place for resource sharing and tutoring …

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