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PLACE English: Communicating with Technology - Chapter Summary
These comprehensive video lessons help you study for the PLACE English exam. Lessons in this chapter on communicating with technology cover topics like Internet collaboration and communication, the use of social media in the classroom and the privacy issues related to technology. Lesson topics also include:
- Strategies for instructing students in digital literacy
- Ethics for using technology in the classroom
- Web presence
- Internet security
- Technology that can be used for group communication
- Collaborative wikis
- Online communities
- Using communication technology wisely
The chapter is made up of brief video lessons that clearly illustrate the concepts you're likely to see on the PLACE English exam. Use the interactive timeline to skip topics you're already well versed in or to return to concepts you need to re-watch.
PLACE English: Communicating with Technology Chapter Objectives
The PLACE English exam is part of the certification process for those who wish to teach English in Colorado. The exam measures your understanding of reading instruction, literature and communications. Questions related to technological communication will be found in the visual communication and information processing portion of the test. This test section focuses on the changing nature of technology resources and asks you to evaluate the impact of technology used for personal and mass media communication.
The PLACE English exam lasts four and a half hours and consists of about 100 multiple-choice questions. Use practice quizzes and chapter exam in this study guide to give you an idea of the types of questions you can expect.
1. Teaching Digital Literacy in the Classroom
Digital literacy is an important skill for your students to learn. This lesson will provide strategies and tips for teaching digital literacy in your classroom.
2. Understanding and Teaching the Digital Generation
Teaching in the 21st century means that your students belong to the digital generation. These students learn in different ways and this lesson will help you teach and understand them better.
3. Technology Ethics in the Classroom
The accessibility of information through technology is endless. In the classroom, students and teachers must follow ethical guidelines for appropriate use. In this lesson, you'll learn what some of the expectations are and how to use them.
4. Web Presence: Definition & Importance
In this lesson, we'll find out what it means to have an effective web presence, as well as the different tools we can use to establish ourselves and our businesses online. We'll explore the use of websites, blogs, email, and social media, including the three key pages found on most websites.
5. What is Internet Security? - Privacy, Protection & Essentials
The Internet provides a wealth of information and services, but also presents certain risks. Learn about the various security threats and way to make your online activities more secure and enjoyable.
6. Technologies for Group Communication and Collaboration: Groupware, Teleconferencing & Virtual Worlds
Technologies for group communication and collaboration allow intricate business relationships to exist and deliver productivity no matter where the employee is located. Groupware, teleconferencing and virtual worlds are three ways that technology is changing the face of the workplace.
7. Internet Collaboration: Second Life, VOIP, Video Conferencing, Virtual Reality & Telepresence
Today, individuals and businesses are collaborating and interacting online from dispersed locations. Many technologies make it possible to communicate, learn, conduct business, and socialize with people from anywhere in the world. This lesson will discuss various Internet collaboration tools and virtual reality concepts.
8. Collaborative Wikis: Use, Advantages and Challenges
Collaborative work is an essential part of the business working environment. In this lesson, you will learn the uses, advantages and challenges of wikis in the workplace.
9. Internet Communication: Social Media, Email, Blog, & Chat
This lesson talks about how social media adds business value by building networks that enhance competitive advantage, enable the exchange of information, foster strong relationships and serve as a foundation of building professional and personal relationships irrespective of different geographical spaces and time zones.
10. Social Media and Online Communities: Popularity, Use & Purpose
In this lesson, we explore the new and ever-changing environment of social media platforms, as well as detailing some of its uses and some of its purported dangers.
11. Using Social Media in the Classroom
Social media has become second nature to today's learners, so why not use it in the classroom? This lesson provides an overview of social media and explains how it can be used to enhance student learning.
12. Impact of Technology on Privacy
Technology has a number of social and ethical implications that cause debate and concern. One specific issue is privacy. Information technology has opened up society and decreased privacy. This lesson will explore a number of privacy issues that are of concern, including electronic surveillance, availability of personal information, cookies and spyware, and workplace monitoring.
13. The Importance of Using Communication Technology Wisely
It is very important for businesses to use communication technology wisely. This lesson explores why companies need guidelines or a code of conduct for employees to understand the limits of cell phones, emails, texting, and social media.
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- PLACE English: Source Citations & References
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- PLACE English: Effective Communication & Types of Speech
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- PLACE English: Evaluating Media
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