How LA Unified Cultivates Districtwide Digital Citizenship

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Not long ago, the term "digital citizenship" connoted cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and security. Much like the term has continued to evolve, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LA Unified) efforts, known as #DigCitLA , have expanded with the growth of digital citizenship awareness. As the nation’s second-largest school district -- with 1,000 schools and more than 550,000 students -- that is no easy task.

New Digital Citizenship Starter Kit for Remind

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We were thrilled to hear about the added functionality, which would continue to encourage teachers to capitalize on seamless communication with students and family members. century student. Remind asked if we could partner with them to reinforce safe and responsible behaviors needed for digital communication, which is just one aspect of our free K-12 Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum. Developing Digital Citizenship through Mobile Communication.". “In

Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement


For anyone involved in education, the importance of engagement is clear. And the need for both student engagement and buy-in cannot be overstated when it comes to device rollout. Engagement in the classroom matters. Focus on the students.

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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The end of the school year is a time when both students and teachers alike are distracted by thoughts of vacation, sleeping in, and no deadlines. If you’re looking for meaningful lessons to wrap up your school year, here are my top picks: Digital Passport. Applied Digital Skills.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

At CORE we believe that new technologies are the most exciting way to engage 21st century learners across all education and training sectors. Students engage in content creation , with the mantra "Earning your learning", by a variety of iPad apps and accessibility features.

Fake News and Visual Literacy #CUE18


As students engage with texts, they learn to consider the following: Who is privileged? Spotting fake news and inquiring about alternate points of view, increases access to knowledge and democratic ideals to act as informed citizens. Digital Citizenship Literacy

In the Hands of the Students: The Classroom Computer

Inquire and Inspire

In further developing 21st Century classrooms and learners , it''s vital that we move beyond using technology to enhance teacher-led instruction, but rather as tools to assist student-led discovery. Ideally, students should be free to use the computer for research purposes as needs arise.

The Nuts and Bolts of Digital Civic Imagination

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There was no technology connecting me to other young people and communities experiencing the same kinds of abuse, no digital tools enabling the community to document the story of that abuse. In response to a prompt about how he might use digital media he responded, “I can’t think of any way.

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. Its pages are visual and easy-to-understand, enabling teachers to quickly create lesson plans, find targeted resources, and determine how students are doing.

Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning


Let’s start with a proven practice in civic education: student participation in simulations of democratic process and procedures. Providing students with opportunities to participate in civic practices is a powerful way to spark student engagement and deepen civic understanding.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

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There was no way to get it into a student school drive from home. 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.

11+ Back-to-School Night Tips

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The days of standing in front of a room filled with silent, staring students are gone. Use the productivity tool students will use in the class (like Google Docs or Microsoft Excel) to share all answers with parents. Have digital sign-ups ready for events that need parent volunteers.

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Answering the President’s Call for #CSforAll

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In response to the President’s call for commitments to computer science education for all , 37 school district across the country — from Vermont to Alaska — ­have committed to offering high­ quality computer science (CS) and computational thinking curriculum to over one million students. Throughout the League of Innovative Schools , districts are taking a range of steps to demonstrate this commitment and improve student learning.

Connected Classrooms. Engaged Students. Personalized Learning.


How do you implement 22,000 Chromebooks in a district with 93,000 students—while giving teachers an easy way to manage the devices in their classrooms? Or allow students to access resources like YouTube safely and productively during the school day?

Online & Virtual Whiteboards - Thoughts from 3 Bett Speakers

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Over the past few decades, the average classroom has seen a shift from analog to digital technologies. What’s more is that not only do these technologies keep students to par, but they also have the potential offer more opportunities than were ever possible previously.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

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Today’s students have access to far more knowledge than their parents once found in encyclopedias and on maps. With the click of a mouse and without leaving the classroom, they can access the collective knowledge of all mankind via the Internet. Joins Google for Education Technology Partner Program


PORTLAND, Oregon – (September 21, 2018), a leader in providing digital literacy solutions for grades K-8, announced today that it joined the Google for Education Technology Partner Program. school districts and serves more than 4 million students each year.

Why a Web Filter Isn’t Enough To Keep Your Students Safe

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A web filter is software designed to restrict or control the online content that a user is allowed to access. We’re more concerned with how students engage online content than what they engage. By combining machine learning technology with trained Safety Representatives, we analyze and review what students say and send to one another, as well as their communication with individuals outside the school or district. Student Safety

Kiddom Planner: A Highly-effective Tool for your Classes

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Most don’t survive the first five minutes in front of my students but still I go through this preparatory exercise. Scholastic has eight questions to help teachers plan their lessons : Students: What are the academic, social, physical, personal, and emotional needs of students?

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6 Stand-alone Lesson Plans for Subs

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As a tech educator, it’s difficult to find a substitute teacher who is comfortable delivering my tech-infused lesson plans to students. Nor does she know my organic expectations of students such as the level of independence and self-direction I expect during class.

The 4 essential elements of any successful one-to-one program

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My district, Santa Ana Unified (SAUSD), is increasing access to students through a program called “Access for All,” a well-received iPad and Chromebook initiative. Provide opportunities for stakeholder engagement. Digital citizenship for students.



Here at Dalat International School, we believe that online learning is a vital component of a student’s education—so much so that, before our students can graduate, they must take at least one of their high-school courses online. Invest in increasing the options for your students.

Back to School with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This powerful Research Tool provides students with convenient access to information in manageable chunks that are ready for use. Students can narrow search results to find images, quotations, definitions, and more.

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What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One?


These days many schools tout blended learning programs when marketing their school to potential students. Whether creating digital resources and activities or planning a large purchase of student devices, the technology should support the learning, not the other way around. Mindful pairing of digital resources to learning outcomes is an excellent way to ensure that any blended learning program will produce the desired learning outcomes.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight.

Moving Forward

A Principal's Reflections

With this being said, quality leadership becomes even more essential in order to cultivate a school culture whose primary focus is on the learning and achievement of each and every student. The consensus has to be that every student can and should learn. Cross-posted at Edutopia.

Messaging - Tool of Engagement or Weapon of Mass Distraction?

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Innovative educators know that students own the learning, but at the same time, the educators are responsible for the success of their students. However, it can also be a distraction resulting in students being less focused and productive if they are not guided in responsible use.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

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Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. Although there is reluctance, opportunities exist for teachers to harness social media’s benefits to help students understand how to use digital platforms to promote learning.

Six Steps to Project Based Learning


In 2015, the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act signaled the end of one-size-fits-all instruction. Student projects should be framed by an essential question that asks students to respond to a difficult or complex question relevant to their interests or community.

Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

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I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Part 4: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement. In this post, I wish to extend DI and writing in the area of student engagement.


techlearning ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

How Data Privacy Lessons in Alternative Reality Games Can Help Kids In Real Life


Educating youth about data security can fall under the larger umbrella of digital citizenship , such as social media uses and misuses and learning how not to embarrass or endanger oneself while using the internet. We tell the students we know a little more than you do.

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Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

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Fewer than half of teachers surveyed (44 percent) said they believe social media can enhance a student’s educational experiences. “We We are living in a rapidly evolving world of digital and social media, and many students are totally immersed and well-versed in these platforms,” said Kathy Cook, dean of educational technology for University of Phoenix College of Education and former K-12 educator.

Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team


You’ve probably heard of the student-led “Genius Bar”, which is generally a team of student leaders that provide technical support for the technology devices and programs in their schools. What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? Busch's student tech teams have four sub-committees: the “Newcast Directors," the “iPad Consultants," the “Makerspace Mentors," and the “Cyber Squad." The Various Student Tech Team Sub-Committees.

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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

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This online opportunity is open to anyone interested in learning how to use Twitter and other media sharing applications to promote social and civic discourse with students and will take place this summer from July 7 – August 17. Weekly activities will center around KQED’s Do Now, a program that allows students to engage and respond to current issues in science, news and the arts. Week 3: July 21 — What media making and social learning tools are best at engaging learners?