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The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom. In an increasingly digitized classroom, it’s important to consider these tech-less students.

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

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While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections. How to use the library. Kiddom connects directly with curriculum and content providers to offer educators a curated library of standards-aligned resources. Why the content library is perfect for lesson planning.

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How to Grow Global Digital Citizens

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With the rise of online games, web-based education, and smartphones that access everything from house lights to security systems, it’s not surprising to read these statistics: In 2013, 71 percent of the U.S. 94% of youth ages 12-17 who have Internet access say they use the Internet for school research and 78% say they believe the Internet helps them with schoolwork. These are the global demands of digital citizenship. Digital Citizenship webinar.

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5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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If you’re looking for meaningful lessons to wrap up your school year, here are my top picks: Digital Passport. Applied Digital Skills. Digital Passport. Common Sense Media’s award-winning Digital Passport is the gold-standard in teaching digital citizenship to grades 3-5 (or Middle School). Share the Digital Passport leaderboard to show student progress on the class screen. Preview all materials before giving students access.

Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts

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On my blog, in educator forums, and in the virtual meetings I moderate, there’s lots of confusion about what can be grabbed for free from online sites and what must be cited with a linkback, credit, author’s name, public domain reference, or even as little as an email from the creator giving you permission. There are five topics to be reviewed when exploring the use of online images: digital privacy. digital law and plagiarism. Digital privacy.

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The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. All sessions are recorded so you can access later. They felt like they had a front-row audience with experts that they would not normally have access to, So it’s going to give you… It’s free, first of all. You can take them and travel digitally to other places. Blog: [link].

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

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. And they look at that data, every single moment of the day, and they analyze it, and they decide what needs to be done to redirect construction, to regroup, to reteach, to enrich, to enhance – all on the spur of the moment, because they have ready access to the data. And you can move so much faster through mastery when you have access to that.

Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities

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That, of course, usually ends up not in a library but on the Internet. The Internet’s Wild West days are fast disappearing, replaced with the security offered by abiding to a discrete set of what’s commonly referred to as “ digital rights and responsibilities “ It boils down to a simple maxim: With the right to discover knowledge comes the responsibility to behave well while doing so. Digital Rights. Digital Responsibilities.

Opportunities prisoners have to study

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She’s written a thoughtful article about the availability of education, books, and learning even for those without access to where you and I typically fulfill our need for knowledge: What opportunities do prisoners have to study? Education is a passion, both teaching and learning.

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Random Acts of Kindness Day. How Will You Celebrate?

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You don’t even need to create an account to access them. Find a Little Free Library and donate some books. 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.

Project:Connect empowers young web makers to make the web a better place

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By idecoursy; Cross-posted from The Webmaker Blog —. The Project:Connect hackathon — hosted by the MacArthur Foundation, Facebook, the Family Online Safety Institute and Mozilla — kicked-off this year’s Digital Media and Learning Competition. Participants advocate for the innovative use of new media in support of connected learning, using the web for everything from building community support frameworks to gaining better information access in schools.

Why Game Based Learning Is the Right Choice for Remote Teaching

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Here’s how a game-based approach solves many of the issues they brought up: Start organized –map out daily or weekly learning with a digital gameboard (big thanks to Deb Norton at SimpleK12 and Slidesmania for this idea).

6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments

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Throughout the school year, we have many opportunities to engage students in digital storytelling. 6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments. The post 6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments appeared first on NEO BLOG.

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New from Origo Stepping Stones for This Summer

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ORIGO Stepping Stones (see my review here ), a comprehensive print and digital math program, has a variety of free math resources available for summer learning. Check these out: Access a library of over thirty ORIGO 1 videos (and growing) through YouTube (search ORIGO Education ) and on their Vimeo Channel www.vimeo.com/channels/ORIGO1 with strategies and models to build fluency and understanding.

100th Day of School — Make it about Learning

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Then, have everyone copy their information to a digital magazine (like you can create in Canva or Adobe) and share it with everyone. This might become the core of an end-of-school (or back-to-school) Wish List for your class library.

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Events + News - K12 Online Call for Proposals - Library 2.0 Spring Summit Recordings - Starting to Homeschool Webinar Today

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

May 29th - June 8th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight | Daily Education Quotes and Commentary To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. Library 2.015 Spring Summit Recap On April 30th we held the first ever Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , a half-day conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services.

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

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It provides reading resources either uploaded by the teacher or selected from the platform’s library of thousands of fiction and nonfiction books (some free; some through Prime plans), Common Core-aligned lesson plans, videos, or simulations. Students, too, have their own dashboard where they access teacher-assigned materials and more. in the library as a research tool .

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169 Tech Tip #80–17 Ways to Add Tech without Adding Time

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Let’s start with seven ways to blend technology into your everyday teaching: Include digital ebooks in your class library. Include online libraries with student resources. Expect digital class presentations to include video, audio, music, or a mixture of digital tools. Make research tools like dictionaries and thesauri accessible from all digital devices. Use a digital timer for quizzes or other events.

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Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Library 2.014 Call for Proposals Now Open. The call for proposals for the fourth annual Library 2.0

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Teaching Online During COVID-19

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In fact, the biggest question I get from teachers in my online classes and on my blog is: “How do I do it?” How to I provide equity for those without computers or internet access at home is challenging? Access the required site through mobile devices. Access community hotspots and open WiFi, often made available by local businesses who are eager to assist. When you have internet access, download work from Google Classroom to work offline.

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. All of them, no matter whether they’re in a classroom, the library, one of the tech labs. provide access to full text PDF (or videos where relevant) from every digital device in your school, 24 hours a day.

Storyboard That–Digital Storyteller, Graphic Oranizer, and more

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Storyboard That is a leader among online digital storytelling tools thanks to its comic-based themes, clean layout, vast collection of story pieces, varied strip options, and intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Students can map out ideas, write stories, or relay events in a comic format using Storyboard That’s huge library of backgrounds, characters, text boxes, shapes, and images. I love using Storyboard That to create avatars as part of a discussion on digital citizenship.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

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Online libraries and collections of free didactic documents were a reality as early as 1997 , through the Cisco Networking Academy. Although many professors still favor hard copies, online libraries have also made their way into the course plan in some places across the globe. Implementing a cloud storage platform at a school is a great way to gather all this knowledge into one unified place that can be accessed by students. Extended Access to Education.

Why College Matters for a Successful Career in Tech

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Libraries, laboratories, expensive software licenses, access to reputable academic journals and career assistance – all these represent only a part of the wide range of resources that a good university provides to students so they can excel in their field. Meanwhile, having access to valuable resources allows you to keep in touch with the latest developments in the sector and make sure you stay on track.

Subscriber Special: June

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A School License is a PDF of one grade level tech curriculum or keyboarding curriculum that can be installed on any digital device in your school–iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, library computers, classroom computers, 1:1, Google Classroom–you name it. provide access to full text PDF from every digital device in your school, 24 hours a day. provide PDF access that isn’t limited by the availability of the Internet or Wifi. June 5th-10th: BOGO.

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How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

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Losing access to social media might be all it takes for students to follow the rules. In an age where many parents are not available to drive their children to a friend’s house or the library to work collaboratively on schoolwork, these virtual meeting options are quickly being accepted as part of the learning culture. Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem.

Photos For Class–Robust, Student-safe with built in citations

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Photos for Class , brought to you by the folks at Storyboard That (a premier digital storytelling site that quickly and easily enables students to mix avatars, backgrounds, and talk bubbles to tell a story) does all of these. It uses proprietary filters to search millions of Creative Commons -licensed photos from the Library of Congress, the British Royal Archives, and Flikr’s safe-search setting to curate a classroom-safe collection of topical photos in seconds.

Tech Ed Resources for Your Classroom: Survival Kits

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The specific resources depend upon your need: K-5 tech teacher –what tech skills to teach when so students can use digital devices to granularly in their learning. K-6 tech teacher- -what tech skills to teach when so students can use digital devices to granularly in their learning. Includes 9 books/ebooks (on digital citizenship, keyboarding, tech problem solving), 23 webinars (on Common Core and tech, pedagogy, more), 1:1 coaching via Skype/email/GHO, Q&A.

Kiddom Helps Administrators Manage Change

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Increase accessibility. access to Kiddom Academy for administrators. early access to new products and influence over future ones. Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever. 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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How to Assess Digital Literacy

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On my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher , I run a column called Dear Otto where I answer teacher questions about how to integrate technology into their classes. Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” But before I tell you how, let’s step back and talk about the meaning of “digital literacy” What is digital literacy?

Tech Ed Resources for Your Classroom: Survival Kits

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The specific resources depend upon your need: K-5 tech teacher – -what tech skills to teach when so students can use digital devices granularly in their learning. K-6 tech teacher- -what tech skills to teach when so students can use digital devices granularly in their learning. Includes 9 books/ebooks (on digital citizenship, keyboarding, tech problem solving), 23 webinars (on Common Core and tech, pedagogy, more), 1:1 coaching via Skype/email/GHO, Q&A.

A letter of support

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It’s hard to make sense of the current climate for school libraries. In other areas, library programs are being cut because some tight budgets favor more pressing priorities. As this year’s School Library Month draws to an end, I thought it might help similar efforts if I shared this recent letter. We provide access. Without this access, students ignore thousands of dollars of content their parents’ tax dollars support.

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5 Resources to Gamify Student Writing

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You’ll get access to 30+ games that teach skills in English language acquisition, science, and math. As a bonus, there’s an integrated digital library of 600+ books. Still, going to the library is not their favorite activity. You can make your students fall in love with the library thanks to this game. Librarygame links to the library management system and collects the user’s activity.

100th Day of School — Make it about Learning

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Then, have everyone copy their information to a digital magazine (like you can create in Canva or Adobe) and share it with everyone. This might become the core of an end-of-school (or back-to-school) Wish List for your class library. A fun option is to create a Flipgrid where students enter their recorded response in the visual grids and then all responses are shared with classmates, parents, or anyone with access to the Flipgrid.

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