Digital Literacy: Rethinking Education

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This presentation demonstrates how educators can use Google Earth and Augmented Reality to restore fascination within education. Links to each project are also provided.

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Digital Literacy: Rethinking Education

  1. 1. Photo by Lendel Marshall
  2. 2. If we aren’t awestruck with learning, we get bored and distracted. Photo by JetBoy2006 Presentation Design by Camaalmoten.com
  3. 3. Restoring Fascination • Use digital media to plant seeds of learning • Use augmented reality to engage visual and kinesthetic learners • Google Earth can transform the typical geography and history lessons into an interactive experience • Mobile devices to create learning Photo by JetBoy2006 Presentation Design by Camaalmoten.com
  4. 4. PROJECTS Georgia Historic Site Investigation (GHSI) My thesis project at Full Sail University using augmented reality to transform the tradition textbook into an interactive learning experience. Storymaps Promote children’s literacy and mapping skills by connecting children’s books to countries within the continent of Africa. Historic Site Exploration (HSE) HSE combines student-directed text, drawings, images, video, and audio, HSE encourages participants to connect their neighborhoods to layers of history and to re-imagine familiar environments.  Presentation Design by Camaalmoten.com
  5. 5. PROJECTS Georgia Historic Site Investigation (GHSI) My thesis project at Full Sail University using augmented reality to transform the tradition textbook into an interactive learning experience. Storymaps Promote children’s literacy and mapping skills by connecting children’s books to countries within the continent of Africa. Historic Site Exploration (HSE) HSE combines student-directed text, drawings, images, video, and audio, HSE encourages participants to connect their neighborhoods to layers of history and to re-imagine familiar environments.  Presentation Design by Camaalmoten.com
  6. 6. PROJECTS Georgia Historic Site Investigation (GHSI) My thesis project at Full Sail University using augmented reality to transform the tradition textbook into an interactive learning experience. Storymaps Promote children’s literacy and mapping skills by connecting children’s books to countries within the continent of Africa. Historic Site Exploration (HSE) HSE combines student-directed text, drawings, images, video, and audio, HSE encourages participants to connect their neighborhoods to layers of history and to re-imagine familiar environments.  Presentation Design by Camaalmoten.com
  7. 7. PROJECTS Georgia Historic Site Investigation (GHSI) My thesis project at Full Sail University using augmented reality to transform the tradition textbook into an interactive learning experience. Storymaps Promote children’s literacy and mapping skills by connecting children’s books to countries within the continent of Africa. Historic Site Exploration (HSE) HSE combines student-directed text, drawings, images, video, and audio, HSE encourages participants to connect their neighborhoods to layers of history and to re-imagine familiar environments.  Presentation Design by Camaalmoten.com
  8. 8. Digital Literacy • The functional skills of operating and communicating with technology and media • Knowing how technology and media affect how we find and interact with information • Knowing when to use technology to advance meaningful learning rather than using technology for the sake of Photo by JetBoy2006 Presentation Design by Camaalmoten.com
  9. 9. Augmented Reality • The computer-aided process of superimposing virtual information within the context of a real-world environment • Global Positioning Systems (GPS) • Image Recognition • Mobile and desktop devices with webcam and GPS/Wifi tracking Photo by JetBoy2006 Presentation Design by Camaalmoten.com
  10. 10. Geotagging • Connecting text, pictures, video to a specific location using longitude and latitude coordinates • Geobrowsers (e.g. Google Earth) • GPS technology • Good for filtering information by the context in which you are standing Photo by JetBoy2006 Presentation Design by Camaalmoten.com
  11. 11. Making an Impact • Provide learners with engaging and empowering learning experiences both in and outside of school that prepare them to be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical participants in our globally networked society. • Support teachers with technology that connects them to data, content, resources, expertise, and learning experiences that enable and inspire more effective teaching for all learners. • Provide students and teachers with a platform for learning when and where they need it. Photo by JetBoy2006 • Create a personal learning experience Presentation Design by Camaalmoten.com
  12. 12. Photo by JetBoy2006 Presentation Design by Camaalmoten.com

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