THE D.O.T.- Zone 4

FWISD INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER

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Help Students Fact-Check the Web.

Our students use the web every day -- shouldn't we expect them to do better at interpreting what they read there? Perhaps … but not necessarily. Often, stereotypes about kids and technology can get in the way of what's at stake in today's complex media landscape. Sure, our students probably joined Snap chat faster than we could say "Face Swap," but that doesn't mean they're any better off at interpreting what they see in the news and on the web.


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THE 4 C'S -- COMMUNICATION

We often take communication for granted. How do you and your students define it? What does effective communication look like? The NEA addresses the 4 C's in their Educator's Guide to the "Four C's." Communication skills are defined as:




  • Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts
  • Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions
  • Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade)
  • Utilize multiple media and technologies and know how to judge their effectiveness and assess their impact
  • Communicate effectively in diverse environments (including multi-lingual)



For more information about the 4C's, you can download the entire publication here.