Digital Information

Digital Information we get from the internet. This can be in the form of text, videos, images and audio or a combination of all. There’s a lot of information available so it’s important to find reputable sites. You do this by looking at things like the web address itself, sites such as Pandora have .gov and the Education Department has .edu these show that they are connected to the government websites and only have reliable true information on them. When online shopping seeing the security padlock says the site has security in place and is safe to use.
We can use all types of digital information in our classrooms ie. Infographs, Pinterest, online dictionaries, blogs and skyping people of interest. Making it a habit of only accessing reliable sites will ensure students are well informed. Teaching students to look for these things when researching will help them find reliable answers and skills of knowing what type of sites they should use.

 

The amount of information on the internet can seem overwhelming. Don’t be afraid to research, research, research. By Sticking to the topic and accessing reliable sites you will succeed at your task

Websites we looked at this week:

Pandora

This informative site Archives Significant Selective Australian publications with Long term research value. Established in 1996 by The National Library. With online publication growing and needing preserving Pandora was created.

This information page tells you how to get more pins on Pinterest. Pen and Paper has turned into Pin and PostPinterest 

A fun website that has visual information linked to relevant pages.

   http://www.pinterest.com/margaret1527/digital-information/ my Pinterest

 

Wikipedia: Hypertext

I LOVE HYPERTEXT!!! This is text/pictures that are linked to other websites with relevant information.

 

Reference:

Saikat Basu (2011) Disadvantages of Information (Overload) http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/managing-digital-information-overload-technology-cure-opinion/ image Digital Information

National Library of Australia (2011) The Purpose of the PANDORA Archive http://pandora.nla.gov.au/overview.html

Partners (????) National Library of Australia http://www.nla.gov.au/australian-newspaper-plan/partners Image National Library of Australia

Margaret O’Loughlin (2014) Digital Information http://www.pinterest.com/pin/487092515920298759/Image Pinterest

Mie’rcoles (2013) The Decline of Wikipedia http://www.foroconsultivo.org.mx/home_ing/index.php/news-and-media/instant-sti/1192-the-decline-of-wikipedia image Wikipedia

The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide is the gap between the people who have access to digital devices and the internet and the ones that don’t. There are a number of Countries that do not have internet access at all.

The importance of bridging this gap is so that everyone has the same level of chances educationally, socially, and work. 

Mobile Technology is making the gap smaller in areas that have internet whether by satellite or fiber optics. Being able to learn, research and socialise anywhere and at anytime is great.

I have included the logo for the One Laptop Per Child organisation on my  Infograph. They are a non-profit organisation that are bridging the gap by making low-cost laptops available to children in schools of poor countries.

The Digital Divide(2)

 

The groovy bunch of words in the top right corner of the Infograph is a Wordle. group of words that relate to a particular topic, another fun way of adding information.

Digital Posters would be a great thing to have in a classroom. Students could make them and either display them on an interactive white board or have them printed and laminated up on the walls. Pride in their work and learning

 References

TED 2008 Nicholas Negroponte: One Laptop per Child two years on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_TKjfgjiQs

Margaret O’Loughlin 2014 Digital Divide https://magic.piktochart.com/infographics image