Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators


While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use. Read on to discover the impact of technology in education and how to get the most from its unique benefits.

Understanding, Teaching, and Reaching Digital Native Students—and Digital Native Caregivers


Over the past couple of decades, teachers have seen a new generation of students: those who have never known a world without the Internet. It’s just up to educators to help them succeed in finding answers while staying safe in a digital environment.


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Essential Guide to Digital Citizenship for CIPA and E-Rate

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But complying with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) -- a requirement of E-rate -- doesn't have to be. What are the educational requirements for compliance? Category One: Data Transmission Services and/or Internet Access. E-rate is complicated.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

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Turning A Viral Hoax Into A Lesson on Internet Safety Over the last week, you have probably seen some reference to the “Momo Challenge,” hidden messages in Youtube videos, and calls for technology companies to police their systems to protect kids. As educators, we spend a great deal of time trying to figure out the best way to prepare our students for the challenges they will face, both in the real and the digital worlds. There is an internet phenomenon called the Rick Roll.

5 Great Resources to Teach Digital Citizenship

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Educator resources are available so the content can quickly and easily be presented in class. Common Sense Education (grades K-12) Common Sense Education has long been a big name in digital citizenship. What makes Common Sense Education amazing is that they have full units that are specifically targeted toward different grades and include lesson plans for teachers, interactive simulations for students, assessments, and communications and activities for families.