Class Tech Tips: Teaching Digital Citizenship with Adobe Spark

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Digital citizenship is an essential topic for students to understand. Many schools have adopted digital citizenship curriculums to help introduce students to these concepts. Adobe Spark is a popular suite of creativity tools for students.

Common Sense Announces Free Digital Citizenship Week Resources

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During Digital Citizenship Week , Common Sense is partnering with the California Department of Education and the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) to share free tools, tips, and resources for teaching digital citizenship in the classroom.

Sharing Adobe Spark Creations with Google Slides

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The first is Adobe Spark , a set of three powerful creation tools for students and users of any age. Here is a quick overview of Adobe Spark with links to several use cases: Post – a graphic design tool perfect for capturing book quotes and creating classroom posters.

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Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

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Adobe Spark is a free graphic design app that allows students and teachers with no design experience to create impactful graphics, web stories, and animated videos. Set up an Adobe account. Adobe accounts cannot be created by children under the age of 13. More on Adobe Spark.

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Class Tech Tips: Sharing Adobe Spark Creations with Google Slides

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The first is Adobe Spark , a set of three powerful creation tools for students and users of any age. For more information on using Spark to practice digital citizenship skills with students, check out this blog post.

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

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Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information?

17 Websites to Manage Your Classroom

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Forms—Adobe interactive pdf, collect results. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and dozens of books on how to integrate technology into education.

Best Software Programs for Desktop Publishing

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Printing digital files can be performed in a short period of time, with the finished product being bound with the help of a strong type of glue or screw posts , which securely holds the pages together. For a decade, when I thought of desktop publishing, I turned to Microsoft Publisher.

Best-in-Category Winners for 2017

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Digital Notetaking. Digital Storytelling Tool. Honorable Mention: Adobe Spark. Honorable Mention: Adobe Education. Ask a Tech Teacher routinely shares favorite websites and apps that make a difference in the classroom.

Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

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Training: How to Set up the Digital Classroom. She is an Adobe Education Leader Emeritus, a Google Certified Innovator, an Amazon Teacher Innovator, an Apple Teacher 2016, an Alpha Squirrel, a ThingLink Certified Educator, a MakerBot Curriculum Creator, and a Discovery Education Guru.

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Best-in-Category Winners for 2018

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Digital Notetaking. Digital Storytelling Tool. Teachers and students couldn’t do better than using either of these for digital storytelling. Winner: Adobe Spark.

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Subscriber Special: September

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workbooks include embedded links to websites and digital tools making it easy for students to access them. iAnnotate or Adobe) to mark up rubrics and examples, then erase at the end of the year. 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. Every month, subscribers to Ask a Tech Teacher get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching.

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Great News: JotForm now offers a PDF Editor

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PDF Readers are common (like Adobe Reader) but editing one is trickier. 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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#ETTchat: Craig Badura

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Craig Badura , the Integration Specialist for Aurora Public Schools Schools in Nebraska, has presented on the importance of digital citizenship and mobile devices at conferences across the country. A: I am really enjoying working with some of the Adobe apps right now.

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The Case for PDFs in Class

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PDFs work on all digital devices, all platforms. With a free PDF reader (like Adobe or hundreds of others), students can open and get started right away. Many PDF tools (like Adobe Acrobat) allow users to group related PDFs into a bundle that is transferred as one file.

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Class Tech Tips: Spark Video Activities for Google Classroom

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Spark Video is a powerful, easy-to-use video creation tool from Adobe. I shared this announcement from Adobe Spark earlier this year which describes how to access the free features at your school. You might also ask students to incorporate these videos into a digital portfolio.

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3 Favorite Webtools for students (and teachers)

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Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom. 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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The Wild and Amazing World of Augmented Reality

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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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9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

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A digital story is a series of images connected with text and/or a narrated soundtrack — captured by a digital device such as an iPad or smartphone — that tell a story. Writing a digital story includes five basic steps: Research the topic so you are clear on presentation.

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End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

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I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader for example). 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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End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

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I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader for example). 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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Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

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A Gallery module to visually collect projects or information for digital storytelling, videos, art class, or any other purpose that suits a ‘gallery’ approach. Adobe Connect to provide online meetings within Moodle for teachers, administrators, and even students.

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10 Great PowerPoint Changes You Probably Don’t Know About

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PowerPoint is the iconic leader in slideshow-type digital tools. This includes DropBox, Google Drive, Poll Everywhere, Camtasia, and Adobe Stock. This free add-in gives you all the tools you need to create interactive videos, including: voice, video, screencasting, and digital ink.

Grammar Check Websites and Apps That Save Your Writing

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Read out Loud is Adobe’s text-to-speech tool built into all of their PDF programs (Reader, Acrobat, and Pro). Simply open the PDF in Adobe and go to View>Read Out Loud. I confess, I cringe when I come across spelling and grammar errors on websites or blogs.

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5 Great Websites to Make Spring Sparkle

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There are many digital metronomes but Pro Metronome stands out. They’re downloadable, easily accessed from almost any digital platform, lightweight to carry, not dependent upon a working Internet connection, and can be annotated without destroying the book.

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How To Use Chromebooks For Powerful Creation in School

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Avrith recently used Book Creator for a digital citizenship lesson she taught to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. I want to shift the conversation with my students to being digital leaders,” Avrith said. ADOBE SPARK.

End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

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I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader for example). 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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End-of-Year Tips: 22 Steps To A Speedier Computer

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I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader and Windows, for example). 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 Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

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Somehow, as lives for both the adults and children have gotten busier, as digital devices have taken over, as parents turned to TVs or iPads to babysit kids while they do something else, we’ve gotten away from this most companionable of activities. On Feb.

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End-of-Year Tips: 18 Steps To A Speedier Computer

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I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader and Windows, for example). 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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Class Tech Tips: Movie-Making in the STEM Classroom with Spark Video

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Class Tech Tips: Teaching Digital Citizenship with Adobe Spark ] Spark Video in STEM You may have heard the news this month on the new resources from Adobe Spark.

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Class Tech Tips: How-To Find Success in Your Co-Teaching Partnership

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Class Tech Tips: Teaching Digital Citizenship with Adobe Spark Online Course for Co-Teachers Carving out time for professional development during the school day can be a challenge. Professional development can take many forms.

3 Digital Tools to Encourage Close Reading

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In our rapidly changing digital world, I see no need for schools to be constantly consuming ream after ream of paper. Its reading material, digital elements, and assessment tools are well-constructed and responsive to specific student needs.

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Beyond the Play: Code Career Day

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Fact: Children love toys. Who am I kidding? Everyone loves toys. So when “toys” are brought into the classroom, students think it is one of the greatest things to have happened since fidget spinners and slime. Teaching coding with robotics allows for that perception; toys in the classroom.

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AIR works with local communities to address this detriment through an integrated development programs that provide low-cost refurbished computers with relevant open source educational software, support and teacher training directed at schools and community centers especially in less privileged areas where the digital divide is at its greatest. This virtual conference will be hosted in Adobe Connect and registration is free for librarians and leaders of libraries.

7 Shifts to Closing the Digital Divide

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How can we close this digital divide? According to the US Department of Education , there are seven ways to help close the digital divide. Using apps like Buncee , Adobe Spark , Aurasma, and Pic Collage make it so easy for students to use their digital skills in creative ways. Schuylerville uses the Units of Study Writer’s Workshop program and our students creating digital storybooks based on their narrative writing.

Refreshing your on- and offline spaces with a bit of library eye candy

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In addition to its wealth of instruction, professional development, interactives, video, toolkits and so much more, CommonSenseMedia offers Classroom Posters relating to digital citizenship, care and maintenance and more as download options. Digital Citizens Poster.