College Credit Class in Digital Citizenship

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This one starts next week: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities. digital search/research. Be comfortable in your knowledge of all facets of digital citizenship.

2019, I Resolve…

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A time to assess life. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. New Years–a time for rest, rejuvenation and repair. Do we settle into our routine, enjoy where it’s headed, or is it time to grab our purse, iPhone, car keys, and get out of there? As a teacher-author, New Year’s Resolutions are more of a To Do list.

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Vet What You Buy

A Principal's Reflections

I am all for teachers selling lesson plans, assessments, support materials, and other resources to their peers. Let’s take a minute to process what a rubric really is and the role that it plays in assessment: Rubrics are explicit schemes for classifying products or behaviors into categories that vary along a continuum. Judgments can be self-assessments by students, or judgments can be made by others, such as faculty, other students, or field-work supervisors.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class (557)

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MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens. Starts Monday, June 3, 2019! If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities. digital search/research. Be comfortable in your knowledge of all facets of digital citizenship.

CoSN 2019: How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education

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CoSN 2019: How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education. Today when we talk about education, we only talk about three things: the curriculum, the teacher and the assessments,” Zhao told attendees at the Consortium for School Networking’s 2019 annual conference keynote session, Envisioning the Skills Students Need: 2030. JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued COSN 2019 coverage!

Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

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I can include quick formative assessment tools, drawing or brainstorming contributions from everyone and even 3d and virtual field trips. Here are some digital citizenship hyperdocs you can use of mine. I’ve blogged before about 10 Ways to Use Screencasts for Formative Assessment. This is something you should assess and make sure they can do.

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Binge Watch the Top 25 edWebinars of 2019!

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” If you get some down time over the holidays, it’s a great time to catch up on some of the most popular edWebinars of 2019! In 2019, our edWebinars had 475,000 views from educators all around the world, in 185 countries. Here is our Top 25 List for 2019 based on those that had the most views. 10 All-New Digital Citizenship Curriculum. # 13 Autism and Anxiety: Assessment and Intervention. # The post Binge Watch the Top 25 edWebinars of 2019!

How to Do Student-led Conferences

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Students should become comfortable using a digital portfolio such as Google Classroom, DropBox, OneNote, the school’s LMS, or another option as a convenient way to curate their work for easy access during the conference. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Education reform Parents Teaching Strategies assessments

Online Class Starts Aug. 12th–Tech-infused Teacher

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Starts Monday, August 12, 2019! . In MTI 562 The Tech-infused Teacher, you will use a suite of digital tools to make your lesson plans pop while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs.

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

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These nicely replace the quick formative assessments that are currently so popular (and time-consuming) in classes. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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3 Favorite Webtools for students (and teachers)

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There are many truths about teaching but two stand out when it comes to assessing knowledge: 1) feedback is one of the greatest predictors of success in student work, and 2) teachers don’t have enough time to provide feedback on student work as thoroughly as they’d like. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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Here’s a Preview of August

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How to Assess Digital Literacy. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in July: Back-to-School Tips: A radio show. Subscriber Special. Online Class Starting–the Tech-infused Teacher. Tech Tips. Behaviorism–How it can Turn Your Classroom Around.

What’s Changed in Lesson Planning

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Students are digital natives, in the habit of learning via technology. Assessments aren’t about finding perfect. Digital citizenship is taught, modeled and enforced in every lesson, every day, and every class. Just as students learned to survive a physical community of strangers, they must do so in a digital neighborhood.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

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Students can share these slides to create a digital word wall.” The platform gives teachers and administrators the flexibility to mix and match content from a growing number of open educational resources (OER), to digitize existing content, or to build their own. Assess class performance. 19, 2019 , and will close on Dec. 3, 2019. (It Completely updated and redesigned for 2019! Shake Up Learning 2019.

Trailblazing the Path to Media Literacy Certification with Micro-credentials

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As co-directors of the Elk Grove Unified School District’s digital citizenship program , Kathleen Watt and I are excited to spread the word about the PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED. To achieve certification, educators demonstrate their competency by earning eight micro-credentials from the KQED and PBS Media Literacy stack on the Digital Promise Micro-credentials Platform. The micro-credential that posed the biggest challenge was Assessing Student Media.

Starting This Week: MTI 562

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MTI 562 starts Monday, January 7, 2019! . In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs. Digital Citizenship.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

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Students can track correct responses allowing it to be used as an assessment if desired. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Math used to be a tedious memorization of facts and formulas. That changed somewhat when online worksheets allowed students to practice until they got it but it didn’t make it any more fun.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

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K-5 (237 pages) and Middle School (80 pages), 100 images, 7 assessments. K-5–print/digital; Middle School–digital delivery only. 120 pages, dozens of images, 6 assessments. Delivered print or digital. Delivered digitally so students self-pace their year-long keyboarding journey from wherever they are.

Smartphones in the classroom

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In my summer digital citizenship classes, the biggest question I get is how to control student cell phone usage. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools. In a time where digital devices are ever-present, it is difficult for kids to not be influenced by them. Using a digital device for educational purposes should be encouraged. To do so, there are monitoring apps for digital devices.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class

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Starts Monday, July 8, 2019! Educators participate in this three-week hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop as they learn to use widely-available digital tools to help their students develop their inner writer. Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. Assess student writing without discouraging creativity via easy-to-use tech tools. MTI 558: Teach Writing With Tech. This is the last chance to sign up.

20 Back-to-School Articles

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What Digital Device Should My School Buy? Dear Otto: I need year-long assessments. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. On everything from get-to-know-you activities to getting yourself ready: 11+ Back-to-School Night Tips. 11 Back-to-school Activities for the First Month of School. Great Back to School Classroom Activities.

Tech Ed Resources–K-8 Tech Curriculum

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Each book is between 212 and 252 pages and includes lesson plans, assessments, domain-specific vocabulary, problem-solving tips, Big Idea, Essential Question, options if primary tech tools not available, posters, reproducibles, samples, tips, enrichments, entry and exit tickets, and teacher preparation. grade levels include base topics of keyboarding, digital citizenship, problem solving, digital tools for the classroom, and coding.

Best-in-Category Winners for 2018

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Assessment. Digital Notetaking. Digital Storytelling Tool. Teachers and students couldn’t do better than using either of these for digital storytelling. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. During the last month, Ask a Tech Teacher readers voted on which tech tools had the greatest impact on their teaching.

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Here’s a Preview of July

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Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in July: Curriculum-based Assessments–a Powerful Diagnostic Tool. Assessing Student Work with Student-led Conferences. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

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He is the author of several books on effectively using digital technologies to communicate and assess learning. His “ Mapping Media to the Curriculum ” book series and digital literacy framework focuses on helping students “show what they know” with media and create digital portfolios. He leads 3 day iPad Media Camps, STEM camps for teachers and students, and digital oral history workshops with Storychasers.

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How teachers address cell phones in class

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Now, in 2019, that’s dropped to about a third. Too often, school digital devices can’t connect, or can’t connect in the volume required to run a class. The most visible example of this was the Parkland School Shooting in February, 2019. Fifth, students want to use digital tools. How do you handle these children if the lesson plan requires a cell as a backchannel or quick assessment tool? Classroom management Digital Devices

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Here’s a Preview of June

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Curriculum-based Assessments. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in July: the June Subscriber Special. World Environment Day. Online College Class Starting. 10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer. 5 Favorite Apps for Summer Learning.

Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

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Instead of relying on textbooks and teacher direction, these students had to think critically about unfolding events, collaborate with peers and adults, and make creative use of digital tools to communicate their ideas. In some communities, global citizenship rises to the top of the wish list of desired outcomes. ISTE Standards for Students highlight digital citizenship and computational thinking as key skills that will enable students to thrive as empowered learners.

Integrate OUR Curricula into Your Kiddom Digital Platform

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I’m a big believer in online web-based curricula that can be accessed from any browser, any digital device, any location. They are available digitally (printable if that is your preference), allowing districts to move away from costly often-outdated textbooks that must be renewed constantly at great expense. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

2 Free Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans

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assessment strategies. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Subscriber Special. Until January 18th: Free Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans.

9 Ways to Teach Tolerance

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In reviewing your school tolerance climate, start by establishing an accepted definition of the terms “school climate” and “tolerance” That done, assess school climate in the cold eye of reality using one of the many procedures available (like this one from the National Center for Community Schools ). She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Subscriber Special: April

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A School License is a multi-user PDF of most books (or videos where available) we offer–textbooks, curricula, lesson plans, student workbooks, and more–that can be used on every digital device in your school–iPads, Macs, PCs, Chromebooks, laptops, netbooks, smartphones, iPods. provide access to full text PDF (or videos where relevant) from every digital device in your school, 24 hours a day. provide multiple authentic and organic formative and summative assessment.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

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Results can be then assessed and graded accordingly, which facilitates the overall learning experience immensely. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. When I started teaching, syncing work between school and home was impossible. Completing homework required either printing it and bringing it in as paper or–well, nothing.

How to Help Students Find Their Passion

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Step 7: Assessment. Assessment will vary and be dependent upon the student group. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Of all the gifts students receive from education, passion is the greatest.

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Peer Feedback That Works

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Assessing student learning traditionally is accomplished with tests. And unless assessments are frequent, it’s easy to miss the student who is lost or just doesn’t get it. When used as an assessment strategy, peer feedback is much more than casual comments shared between classmates. Create a rubric that students will use to assess classmates. The problem teachers have with this approach is managing them.