Today there are a multitude of wonderful (and free!) learning tools available online! But understanding why they’re wonderful and then learning how to use them can be both time-consuming and confusing. So we’ve done it for you. Watch a short video that shows you why, download an easy-to-follow guide that tells you how and you’ll be CyberWise in no time. Start with our Introductory Guides to get a broad understanding of the digital landscape and then move on to the CyberTools. If you enjoy our Guides, please JOIN OUR COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER so we can let you know when new resources become available!
If you haven’t gotten to know Twitter, then these guides are for you! By delivering a customized stream of news, ideas, and connections directly to you whenever, however, and wherever you are- Twitter might just be the best kept secret in learning! Don’t be intimidated by its strange name and unique features, we make it simple and easy for you to start tweeting today!
Our introductory video and its companion guide help grownups understand new media by demystifying terms such as: Web 2.0, participatory culture, social media networks, and more. They also explain how new platforms, devices and behaviors have the potential to transform how we learn in the digital age.
New technologies have transformed the media landscape, expanding the definition of media literacy. Today knowing how to interpret and tell stories across all mediums is an essential skill for the 21st century. These guide explain how we can help young people develop the media literacy skills they need to be competent producers and consumers of new media.
Just because "digital natives" are adept at using technology doesn't mean they've mastered the social and behavioral skills required to be good digital citizens. These easy-to-comprehend guides are designed to help parents and educators understand why "digital citizenship" is the essential first step to media literacy in the 21st century.
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Using digital tools to tell stories should be creative and fun. Well it can be if you use Prezi, an easy and exciting alternative to the use of PowerPoint for education! This simple video and its companion guide introduce parents and educators to an intuitive, non-linear presentation tool and graphic organizer that works how kids think!
Glogster is a great way for students to display knowledge. A 'glog' is an online poster where students can combine text, pictures, graphics, video, and audio to create an interactive online poster. “The CyberWise Guide to Glogster” previews this dynamic teaching tool and shows you how Integrating multimedia posters into lesson plans has never been easier!