WEEK FIVE: Digital Information

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What is Pinterest?

Digital information is collected and stored throughout the Internet. Pinterest is a virtual vision board for those who are enthusiastic about collecting digital information. Users who come across information that they would like to use or share can pin it to their board to be accessed later.

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My Pinterest page, Encounters of the Digital Information Kind.

Pinterest in the classroom

Having used Pinterest this week, I now realise that it is a great educational tool for students and teachers. For example, students can collect articles and keep them for referencing, and teachers can create boards that categorise lesson ideas.

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What is digital information fluency?

Digital information fluency is the ability to search, locate, evaluate and ethically use digital information to answer information enquiries (Definition of Digital Fluency, n.d., para 1). Having learned about digital information this week, I now realise that students need to learn how to determine credibility of sources (Howell, 2012, p. 205). Students who do not have the skills will become increasingly disadvantaged at school and in their personal lives (Howell, 2012, p. 13). Teachers need to facilitate students in developing skills that help them to evaluate and use sources, locate the author, publisher, and ethically use information.

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Reference List:

Abraham Lincoln Fake Internet Quote [image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://quotespictures.com/the-trouble-with-quotes-on-the-internet-is-that-its-difficult-to-determine-whether-or-not-they-are-genuine-internet-quote/

Definition of Digital Fluency. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://at.boisestate.edu/home/definition-of-digital-fluency/

Howell, J. (2012). Teaching With ICT. South Melbourne, Vic: Oxford University Press.

Pinterest [image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.iconfinder.com/icons/71634/logo_pinterest_icon

Pinterest Teachers [image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.prekinders.com/pinterest-for-teachers/

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