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Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations


Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.”

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

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10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before unpacking Twitter in your classroom, here are a few guidelines: Clear its use with your administration. Be prepared to educate them on why what seems to be social media is actually educational. How Do Students Access Twitter in the Classroom.

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. So why are only one in 10 teachers using social media professionally ? DON'T: Start using social media in your classroom if there are no guidelines or consent forms.

Stop Fighting Social Media. Start Working with Students + Teachers to Integrate It Into Learning!

The Innovative Educator

Many students and teachers are in districts like Wake County where they are subjected to policies, guidelines, and mandates that they rarely have any say in. These guidelines serve as a companion to the 13 and older guidelines and have been positively received by stakeholders.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying. Here are nine great resources to start or continue your discussions.

Resources For Teaching and Learning During This Period of Social Distancing


The rapid imposition of social distancing took many by surprise, and each school and individual teacher must contend with unique challenges as they grapple with the crisis. Educational communities are also circulating shared documents that offer an array of resources to help teach online.

Free Lesson Plans and Other Resources to Prevent Cyberbullying and Promote Online Safety


While has long contributed resources—such as videos, trainings, lesson plans, and webinars—promoting digital citizenship and online safety, we are taking bolder steps to show our personal commitment to raising awareness and helping educators take preventative action to stem this epidemic. Safe use of social networks — focusing on how to stay safe on social media platforms, how to create and store passwords, and how to identify and how to avoid computer viruses.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances. In this collection, you'll find hand-picked, regularly updated resources to help you better understand and practice these important social and cultural literacies.

5 Parent Resources to Support Children in Being Safe & Responsible Digital Citizens


Below are the resources they suggested schools can share to support parents in keeping their children safe online. 5 Digital Citizenship Resources for Parents 1) Common Sense Widget for Families Want live, updated information regarding digital citizenship on your website? Kids today!

Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! SAMR and Digital Blooms resources by Kathy Schrock. Design Thinking resources from David Kelly, IDEO Founder. Hybrid Pedagogy is an open-access journal of learning, teaching, and technology.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. But what tools do we use to enable us to connect with these communities, resources, audiences around the globe? education social media learning

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying. You think they’re OK because you disabled the online access — think again.

5 Edtech tools to try out this year


Here are five tools that offer a lot of possibilities for students to create, to explore, to develop digital citizenship skills, and which promote social-emotional learning (SEL) skills as well. Read more: Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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Fake Instagram Template with Google Slides (FREE)

Shake Up Learning

Leveraging social media to teach students has been a huge win for me in the classroom. I’m forever grateful that Tara Martin taught us all how to annotate text through social media. . I had been hesitant to join social media beyond Facebook at the time.

5 Parent Resources to Support Children in Being Safe & Responsible Digital Citizens

The Innovative Educator

Below are the resources they suggested schools can share to support parents in keeping their children safe online. 5 Digital Citizenship Resources for Parents 1) Common Sense Widget for Families Want live, updated information regarding digital citizenship on your website? Kids today!

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

This asset was handed to [school districts and educational nonprofits] with the expectation that they deliver educational and social value in return. Bush called for universal broadband access in America by 2007. K-12 News achievement gap Investigations Rural schools Technology access

5 new developments in physical and network safety

eSchool News

Balancing access to educational resources with security needs remains a top challenge for school district IT leaders, according to new findings from the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators


By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access. While technology can be an excellent resource in a classroom, it’s important to set limitations.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

Lead Learner Process Facilitator Safe Environment Manager Normalizer of Ambiguous Problem Finding and Solving • Resource Provider Technology Tutor Relationship Enabler and Builder Feedback Facilitator. What resources can I use to help me with my project? Resource Provider.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

Some makerspace activities may be focusing on how to use the resources available and may not be connecting the activities to the curriculum or around a real world problem. This is typically done by sharing documentation of learning and final reflections through social media.

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Help Your Kids Spend Screen Time Wisely


The assessment redefined “screen time” as the use of digital media exclusively for entertainment. In contrast, students who use social media more frequently performed lower on standardized tests. The new guidelines are as follows: 18 months and younger : no screen time.

How Technology Can Improve Physical Safety in Schools

EdTech Magazine

In the most recent edition of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) security guidelines for K–12 schools , authors identify key technologies that enable security teams to communicate with school communities , and vice versa. Use of mobile applications and social media.

How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

It includes not only websites, but cell phones, Nintendo, and Wii, as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Cyberbullying— from BrainPop; a good overview; also included is a quiz and extended resources.

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Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. Research and resources : This includes videos, readings, and other resources as fit the topic.

Parenting in the Screen Time Era


Traditionally, multiple health and child development establishments have been advising parents to avoid exposing their children to screens and media tools such as TV, video games, computer, video, smartphones and touchscreen tablets to name a few.

Most Popular Posts of 2014 and All Time

The Innovative Educator

May 10, 2010, 24876 Cure ADHD without Drugs with These Resources. In 2014 The Innovative Educator blog shared 166 posts with its readers. It is quite a rewarding feeling to be able to share and learn with others. I t hank those who stopped by to learn with me. A special thanks to those who took the time to comment and help me and others deepen my thinking on important topics. Below are the posts that were viewed or commented on the most.


Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby


Teachers get easy access to try stuff without any centralized budgetary or IT approval required. If they want to add student and parent access, they just create additional accounts, also for free.

TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age


This can be done digitally with an accessible slideshow or clear instructions for students to begin working straight away. My current school has the sign out system, and it is at times a burden on human resources. Resources are abundant. for “Guidelines for Online Sharing”.

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech


And with one click, teachers can also conveniently make those resources available to students. Often, the most popular apps “are what teachers are discovering at conferences, reading online, and across social media,” according to Dan Carroll, chief product officer of Clever. So far, the library has since been accessed by around 250,000 teachers, who have made more than 9 million student accounts for the apps, according to the company.

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7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware of more organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. Upon moving to my role in Washington, DC, and working on a national level, I was quickly in awe at the sheer number of organizations that were working to support schools, K-12, and the many dynamic resources that they offered free to schools, many of which I had no idea were available when I needed them most.

Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

If you want to dig deeper, check out the additional links and resources provided, as well as the Shake Up Learning book! Give them guidelines, show them proper use, then trust them. Read reviews, talk to friends, get ideas from blogs and social media.

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Lingering Fears from Outdated Screen Time Recommendations Stunt Parent Buy-In


Most of my colleagues agree that not all screen time is created equal—but with all of the hype in media and the gray area that leaves some screen time recommendations open to interpretation—convincing families has been harder than we anticipated. In the past, screen time has been linked to obesity , depression and lack of social skills. For too many years, the AAP, CDC, and the news media failed to differentiate between screen time for entertainment and screen time for learning.

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

TeachThought - Learn better.

In the age of blogging and social media, is there still room for books? While digital content is handy and accessible, many of the issues we face as educators are deeper than any single post–or series of posts–can adequately address.

New York City Schools Reduce The Filter Divide

The Innovative Educator

Children's Internet Protection Act Because the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires filtering for schools receiving funding for low-income students to access the internet, many districts have simply gone too far.