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The Digital Diet

The Digital Diet
Today’s Digital Tools in Small Bytes

April 2010 | 196 pages | Corwin


Enjoy exploring today's new digital tools with this no-fuss guide!

Presented in a user-friendly format, this concise diet of digital tools allows beginning and experienced users to investigate a variety of tools in any order and at an individual pace. The book covers the principles of digital citizenship, provides email basics, and presents step-by-step guidance for:

  • Completing searches and using to bookmark favorite sites
  • Preparing documents anytime and anywhere
  • Communicating with friends and colleagues around the world through Skype
  • Developing networks and providing updates through Facebook, Twitter, and blogs
  • Sharing and discussing pictures, presentations, or videos through VoiceThread and Flickr
1. The Digital Citizen
2. Searching
3. Social Bookmarking
4. Buzzword: Collaborative Word Processing
5. VVOIP (Video and Voice Over IP)
6. Twitter
7. Blogging With Blogger
8. Social Networking
9. Voice Thread: Bringing Together Voice and Images
10. Media Sharing

"Valuable in its exploration of pedagogical usage of technologies. Recommended."

Sara Rofofsky Marcus
Library Media Connection magazine, October 2010 (Vol. 29, No. 2)

We address Digital Citizenship, searching, and VOIP in a different class (one I do not teach) - Chapters 1 and 5. Many of our students in this course are in mainland China, where Twitter and Facebook are blocked, while Blogger is not available there - chapters 6-8. Overall, I was looking for a book that offered a broader array of Web 2.0 services and did not feel this text met that description.

Dr Tony Krug
Teacher Education, Johnson University
January 21, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1: The Digital Citizen

Andrew Churches

Andrew Churches is a teacher and ICT enthusiast. He teaches at Kristin School on Auckland’s North Shore, a school with a mobile computing program that sees students with personal mobile devices and laptops. He is an edublogger, wiki author, and innovator. In 2008, Andrew’s wiki, Educational Origami, was nominated for the Edublogs Best Wiki awards. He contributes to a number of web sites and blogs including Techlearning, Spectrum Education magazine, and the Committed Sardine Blog. Andrew believes that to prepare our students for the future we must prepare them for change and teach them to question, think, adapt, and modify. More About Author

Lee Watanabe-Crockett

Lee Crockett is a national award-winning designer, marketing consultant, entrepreneur, artist, author, and international keynote speaker. He is the director of media for the InfoSavvy Group and the managing partner of the 21st Century Fluency Project. Lee is a "just in time learner" who is constantly adapting to the new programs, languages, and technologies associated with today’s communications and marketing media. Understanding the need for balance in our increasingly digital lives, Lee has lived in Kyoto, Japan, where he studied Aikido and the tea ceremony, as well as Florence, Italy, where he studied painting at the Accademia D'Arte. More About Author

Ian Jukes

Ian Jukes has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, consultant, university instructor, and keynote speaker. He is the director of the InfoSavvy Group, an international consulting group that provides leadership and program development in the areas of assessment and evaluation, strategic alignment, curriculum design and publication, professional development, planning, change management, hardware and software acquisition, information services, customized research, media services, and online training as well as conference keynotes and workshop presentations. Over the past 10 years, Jukes has worked with clients in more than 40 countries... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412982368
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