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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Digital literacy across the curriculum

Cassie Hague, Sarah Payton

Technology is playing an increasing role in culture generally and particularly in the lives of young people. To negotiate this environment effectively, young people need digital literacy, which consists of the skills, knowledge and understanding that enable critical, creative, discerning and safe practices with digital technologies. This article summarises Digital Literacy Across The Curriculum, a handbook prepared by Britain’s Futurelab organisation. The handbook addresses a range of issues faced by school leaders and teachers, in both primary and secondary schools, who are interested in creative and critical uses of technology in the classroom. It is a result of a project in which Futurelab researchers worked with eight primary school and six secondary school teachers to co-develop ways to foster digital literacy in the classroom.

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The interactive whiteboard

Pauline Jones, Lisa Kervin, Sophie McIntosh

The IWB offers a powerful way to engage students, but its use needs to be aligned carefully with learning goals – Australian Journal of Language and Literacy.

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Why bother blogging?

Georgia Constanti

Blogging gives students a platform at home and internationally, generating a strong incentive to develop their writing skills – e:update.

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Supporting young children's vocabulary growth

Mary Renck Jalongo, Michelle J Sobolak

A range of strategies can improve young children's vocabulary, feeding into their reading comprehension and addressing a disturbing socio-economic gap in learning opportunities – Early Childhood Education Journal.

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Grading the teacher

Margaret Clark

Experts comment on value-added measures as a means to evaluate teacher performance – Professional Educator.

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