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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. These are the global demands of digital citizenship.

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Digital Literacy–What is it?

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Digital literacy’ is one of those buzz words floated by experts as being granular to 21st century students. ‘Literacy’ is simple: the ability to read and write– so ‘digital literacy’ should be achieving those goals digitally.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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.

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. Writing comics digital storytelling visual organizers

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

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Websites like Code.org have a great approach to making coding accessible to all kids but still, too few students think they are smart enough to do these jobs. Wouldn’t you love to experiment with 5G on your smartphone or play with Samsung’s foldable phone?

Tech That Won’t Survive 2018

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Today, smartphones and tablets are cheaper than ever; moreover, their prices are going to decrease which means that desktop computers, as well as computer labs, are about to become extinct in schools. Here’s an interesting article on what tech may go away by 2019.

Print or Digital Textbooks? What’s the Low-down?

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Today’s focus is to give every student a digital device, much as kids used to be provided tablets and pencils. The next game changer, according to education experts, will be digital textbooks. It’s no wonder proponents of digital books are pushing for change.

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19 Ways Students Keep Learning Fresh Over the Summer

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Share it in a teacher-provided summer activity folder (this should be quick to use, maybe through Google Drive if students have access to that). Kids will love having a valid reason to use Mom’s smartphone camera. This doesn’t require a library.

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Google Hangouts–Are You Using Them Yet?

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When her professor accessed an internet program, I brought it up on my computer and worked along with him. The library of videos becomes a great way to review for quizzes and tests. Classtime traditionally is a static point in time. Students show up in your room.

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How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

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To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation. Take a few weekends this summer to set up a class blog and class website and get comfortable with the digital side of your school. The other feels like the catalog room of the Library of Congress.

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How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

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A note: some must be downloaded and a few purchased, so the link provided might take you to a website that provides access rather than play. A great collection of free, ready-made digital breakouts can be found over at Tom’s Digital Breakouts.

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

At the same time, smartphones, tablets and laptops can be used to access the school LMS , with the corresponding courses and learning materials, conduct research online for a school paper, check facts fast, make use of productivity tools, and even access educational apps.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. While one-to-one device programs are ramping up, thanks to affordable technologies such as Chromebooks, and shared classroom AR/VR experiences are becoming more common, schools can’t ignore the rising tide of student-owned smartphones. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. While one-to-one device programs are ramping up, thanks to affordable technologies such as Chromebooks, and shared classroom AR/VR experiences are becoming more common, schools can’t ignore the rising tide of student-owned smartphones. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. While one-to-one device programs are ramping up, thanks to affordable technologies such as Chromebooks, and shared classroom AR/VR experiences are becoming more common, schools can’t ignore the rising tide of student-owned smartphones. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. While one-to-one device programs are ramping up, thanks to affordable technologies such as Chromebooks, and shared classroom AR/VR experiences are becoming more common, schools can’t ignore the rising tide of student-owned smartphones. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. While one-to-one device programs are ramping up, thanks to affordable technologies such as Chromebooks, and shared classroom AR/VR experiences are becoming more common, schools can’t ignore the rising tide of student-owned smartphones. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. While one-to-one device programs are ramping up, thanks to affordable technologies such as Chromebooks, and shared classroom AR/VR experiences are becoming more common, schools can’t ignore the rising tide of student-owned smartphones. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. While one-to-one device programs are ramping up, thanks to affordable technologies such as Chromebooks, and shared classroom AR/VR experiences are becoming more common, schools can’t ignore the rising tide of student-owned smartphones. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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Go Paperless for Earth Day

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To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation. Take a few weekends this summer to set up a class blog and class website and get comfortable with the digital side of your school. The other feels like the catalog room of the Library of Congress.

3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools

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Mixed in with the scores of digital tools I see every week, I’ve found three that stand above the rest and will quickly become staples in your teaching toolkit: Sonocent–for note-taking and study skills. Audio Notetaker is a robust digital note-taking and study tool.

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Nearpodize Your Classroom with Your iPhone – From Sabba Quidwai

EdTechTeacher

At a time where the idea of a “phone” being used for teaching and learning still makes many uneasy, Nearpod created yet another avenue to show the value of using smartphones in the classroom as a means to enhance the learning experience for both teachers and students.

BEST OF SHOW AT TCEA 2018

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CLASSLINK ONECLICK ClassLink OneClick technology enables access to Web-based, Windows, and Google applications, and instant access to files at school and in the cloud. This allows them to address issues of concern, promote good digital citizenship and create counter-narratives.

How Common Sense Is Helping NYC Welcome Cell Phones into Schools

Graphite Blog

Peter Kornicker, dean of development and library media specialist at Don Pedro Albizu Campos, PSMS 161, a NYC K-8 public school in Harlem, believes lifting the ban on cell phones in schools provides “an opportunity for both growth and education in our entire community.”. Kornicker goes on to explain, “Despite being a 98% Title 1 school, PSMS 161 has noted that a very large percentage of our students have smartphones, tablets, laptops, and a wide array of connected devices.

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OneNote–the all-in-one digital notetaking, classroom app for educators

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Many schools still do this, but there’s a better way: Digital notetaking. Students can use whatever computing device they have — including a smartphone — to record notes that can then be filed, shared, multimedia’d, and collaborated on.

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