New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users

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A strong understanding of digital citizenship is essential for students of all ages to be able to make smart choices online and in life. The new, free K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Education has lessons for all ages to address the current technology landscape.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.

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Indiana Digital Citizenship

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Digital Learning Professional LearningGuest Post from Michelle Green, eLearning Development Specialist for the Office of eLearning at the Indiana Department of Education As districts across Indiana prepare to. read more.

ISTE 2018: New Standards for Leaders Focus on Equity, Digital Citizenship

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ISTE 2018: New Standards for Leaders Focus on Equity, Digital Citizenship. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has released new standards for education leaders , which focus on equity, digital citizenship, team and systems building, continuous improvement and professional growth, the organization announced. That is not digital citizenship,” Culatta said. ISTE U Promises Unique Learning Opportunities.

In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

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Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

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Since our students are using technology to play, learn, and communicate while at home and at school, they should be learning how to use that technology responsibly. Full integration of digital citizenship (or DigCit) curriculum into every class and every content area—at every grade level—should be the goal to meet this need. Keep in mind that most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship alongside the other elements of teacher education.

5 Tips to Get the Most out of ISTE

Indiana Jen

This summer, thousands of teachers will be descending on Denver to attend the 2016 ISTE Conference. I have been a regular attender of ISTE for many years and have learned a few things about how to get the most out of the conference. Build a robust Digital Citizenship program?

5 Tips to Get the Most out of ISTE

Indiana Jen

This summer, thousands of teachers will be descending on Denver to attend the 2016 ISTE Conference. I have been a regular attender of ISTE for many years and have learned a few things about how to get the most out of the conference. Build a robust Digital Citizenship program?

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

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However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. Enhance student learning: Social media is ubiquitous.

7 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Development

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: With the 2016 New Year, you resolved to build your Professional Learning Network –finally, to stop living in the 20th century where your world revolved around a sticks-and-bricks building, a landline phone, and the mailbox.

What BloomBoard is and How it Energizes Professional Development

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BloomBoard is a professional development website for teachers and administrators. On the teacher side , educators learn, share, and discuss teaching ideas. On the administrator side , BloomBoard offers the ability to look at reports and recommend resources for professional development.

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

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The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 11-July 31) is a follow-on to the introductory class, Tech-infused Teacher , digging into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Technology Resources For Early Childhood Learning

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As a Dad and an educator I am constantly looking for the best resources to provide for them at home to supplement the learning they are doing in their schools. I want Chesney to love learning, be an explorer and tinker with things but also be a fluent user of technology.

Must Read Educational Sites for Summer

Indiana Jen

Edutopia – Edutopia was founded by the George Lucas Education Foundation to provide a place to share evidence-based practices and programs that help students learn. They cover topics from professional development to digital citizenship initiatives. They may cover school policies, digital equity, or teacher pay disparities. MindShift KQED – MindShift focuses on innovative practices in teaching and learning.

Must Read Educational Sites for Summer

Indiana Jen

Edutopia – Edutopia was founded by the George Lucas Education Foundation to provide a place to share evidence-based practices and programs that help students learn. They cover topics from professional development to digital citizenship initiatives. They may cover school policies, digital equity, or teacher pay disparities. MindShift KQED – MindShift focuses on innovative practices in teaching and learning.

The Light of Learning – Why Leaders Need to Light the Path

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What I find over and over again is the best educational leaders share the desire to learn and a mentality of communicating their expectations through personal modeling. Last week, I was introducing digital formative assessment tools to a group of seventh-grade teachers.

Change Your Leadership: Introducing One-One Devices into Our School

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As well as being an English teacher and a member of the professional development team, I was also integral in developing pedagogical outcomes and disseminating information through weekly professional development sessions. Learning that is continuous, relevant and adaptive.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

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All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

"I Used to be Sitting in Seat 17D" - How I Rejuvenated My Teaching Career

Fractus Learning

They asked me what changed, I simply replied “I started learning again.” It just so happened that the next week I went to a conference (last minute decision, by the way) in Syracuse that featured @E_Sheninger and his book Digital Leadership.

Five Tips to Get the Most out of ISTE – From Jennifer Carey

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This summer, thousands of teachers will be descending on Denver to attend the 2016 ISTE Conference. I have been a regular attender of ISTE for many years and have learned a few things about how to get the most out of the conference. Build a robust Digital Citizenship program?

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

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The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning. In June 2016, the Alliance, in partnership with the U.S.

ISTE, Microsoft to partner on standards and new PD courses

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At the ISTE 2016 opening general session, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Microsoft Corp. The first course will be available for enrollment on edx.org starting in September 2016 and is scheduled to begin in December 2016.

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

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After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Personalized Learning Through Gaming. Digital Citizenship.

Checklist or Art Form?

The Principal of Change

As I was watching a video on “professional learning” this morning, the speaker was discussing the importance of our time to increase results, and something kind of dawned upon me. When we focus on empowering their learning, they will thrive after us as learners.

Favorite Portals for Pedagogical Planning (and a new curation tool)

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Check out her descriptions of a few strategies: think-pair-share , chat Stations , reciprocal Learning , and crumple and shoot. The Center’s goal is to promote innovative learning through school-university-community collaboration. Set Up Your Digital Classroom for Success.

What if Chattanooga's Connected Educators Were Even More Connected?

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I've been wondering who in my area is leveraging the learning ability of social media for their school practices? We could connect and share triumphs, dissect failures and learn from each other more. In the last 3 days I have posted 3 tweets that look a lot like the one below.

Do-It-Yourself Professional Development

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During the school year, the professional learning we receive can be very district- or campus-centered. According to Malcolm Knowles' theories in adult learning, we should: Be task-oriented -- not only focused on memorization.

Do-It-Yourself Professional Development

Graphite Blog

During the school year, the professional learning we receive can be very district- or campus-centered. Although these learning paths are important to the implementation and attainment of district goals and initiatives, the beauty of summer learning (and summer vacation) is that you can turn your attention toward your own professional learning and growth. If you are a classroom teacher, the following learning paths or opportunities may be ideal for you.

Early Literacy in the U.S.: Building a Pathway to Opportunity for All

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This piece was co-authored by Lisa Guernsey , director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project in the Education Policy Program at New America and Michael H. You can join us for a conversation with Lisa and Michael in our next edWeb webinar on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 1-2 p.m. Learn more. Recent research is fueling debate about the role that digital media may play in strengthening educational opportunities for all students.

Early Literacy in the U.S.: Building a Pathway to Opportunity for All

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This piece was co-authored by Lisa Guernsey , director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project in the Education Policy Program at New America and Michael H. You can join us for a conversation with Lisa and Michael in our next edWeb webinar on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 1-2 p.m. Learn more. Recent research is fueling debate about the role that digital media may play in strengthening educational opportunities for all students.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

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” Instead, librarians can help families learn how to maintain a healthy balance and become good digital citizens. Key topics include cyberbullying, information literacy, digital footprints, and overall Internet safety.

Summer Reads for Teachers

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It's when many of you have the breathing room to reflect on your teaching practice, gain new skills and approaches to your work, and connect with peers to learn from them and share your expertise. " As you start to plan your professional learning for the summer, take a look at this recommended reading list from the Common Sense Education team. As you think about how to continue helping students navigate their digital lives, these resources can enrich that work.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me. Building the Digital Dream.

Summer Reads for Teachers

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It's when many of you have the breathing room to reflect on your teaching practice, gain new skills and approaches to your work, and connect with peers to learn from them and share your expertise. " As you start to plan your professional learning for the summer, take a look at this recommended reading list from the Common Sense Education team. As you think about how to continue helping students navigate their digital lives, these resources can enrich that work.