What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship

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Jivani had jump started a career in self-care advocacy. Jivani, the founder and CEO of the Love Your Natural Self Foundation, addressed a room of K-12 students and educators from across the country as part of a two-day event on digital citizenship—the idea of applying civility and civic engagement online. Educators and executives in education technology organizations also spoke on fostering digital citizenship at school.

Stand with Common Sense: Take the Digital Citizenship for All Pledge

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Take the Digital Citizenship for All Pledge to join Common Sense Education and thousands of educators across the world addressing internet safety issues this year. As a bonus for taking the pledge, you will receive our Back-to-School Guide, which provides tips and tools on everything from engaging students to bridging the home-school connection, all while empowering students to be good digital citizens.

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Educational Leadership for Social Good

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Our teammate and Events Director, Al Thomas , a former principal himself, ran the Education Leaders Network Playground, which featured 28 sessions for leaders by leaders, and one session in particular stood out when we talked about it… a session called Leading EdTech Initiatives for Social Good by Jennifer Williams , author of Teach Boldly. But the planet will need all hands on deck, especially in countries where educators have the resources that allow them to be reading this post.

Making Digital Citizenship a Key Component of Back-to-School Time

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That's why we've worked with California Assemblymember Ed Chau to introduce a resolution, ACR 203, to declare October 16–22 Digital Citizenship Week. The goal of Digital Citizenship Week is to raise awareness about the importance of digital citizenship as a set of defined, teachable skills for kids in the 21st century. It’s a way to give students and educators important tools required to succeed in the 21st-century school environment.

Making Media Literacy Central to Digital Citizenship

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This emergence of video as a high-stakes media form requires a rethinking of what we mean by digital citizenship. We need to move from a conflation of digital citizenship with internet safety and protectionism to a view of digital citizenship that’s pro-active and prioritizes media literacy and savvy. But what about video that’s not necessarily explicitly educational, like more commercial, popular or social media?

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

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A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. CETPA Board Treasurer Peter Skibitzki and Ruthmary Cradler of Educational Support Systems further enhanced California’s representation. . Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. 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?

A helpline for schools tackling cyberbullying

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This concern is warranted according to the advocacy site NoBullying.com , which reports that just one of out of every six parents are even aware of the scope and intensity involved with cyber bullying and that the victims are more likely to suffer from low self-esteem and to consider suicide as a result. The pilot’s largest chunk of financial support was provided by the Digital Trust Foundation , which funds projects that promote online privacy, safety, and security.

Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning

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We are experiencing a rising tide of advocacy for high quality civic education across the nation. Therefore, how might we leverage the power of gamification and game-based learning to enhance civic education? Let’s start with a proven practice in civic education: student participation in simulations of democratic process and procedures. The result is an expansive collection of engaging civic education experiences for students.

The Importance of SEL to Education Success

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Students are telling us there’s a big missing piece in their education” –John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic. Today’s educators realize learning has as much to do with academics as how students get along with themselves and others. And with home advocacy, SEL will work better, faster, and more effectively. Beyond Digital Literacy: How EdTech Fosters Children’s Social-Emotional Development. Education reform SEL

Museums, libraries win grants for youth to enhance online learning, community

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included libraries, community organizations, advocacy groups, museums, non-profits, cultural organizations, youth-serving institutions, and arts organizations. The competition this year is designed to engage young people in solving a real-world challenge – making the Internet a safer and more powerful place to advance learning,” said Connie Yowell, Director of Education at the MacArthur Foundation.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product ? Impero Education Pro ? at ISTE 2018

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Chicago, June 24, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools today announced the latest version of its award-winning product, Impero Education Pro V7. We are always looking for ways to improve upon Impero Education Pro’s functionality so that teachers, IT departments and administrators have an even better experience when using technology in their classrooms and buildings” said Richard Fuller, Impero CEO. “We

Impero Education Pro v6.3 wins Tech & Learning TCEA Best of Show Award

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28, 2018 – Impero Software’s flagship product , Impero Education Pro, has won a TCEA Best of Show Award from Tech & Learning magazine. Impero, a leading provider of classroom management, network management and online safety software to schools, showcased the newest version of Education Pro (v6.3) Impero Education Pro v6.3 Impero Education Pro does both of these. New features of Impero Education Pro (v6.3) Austin, TX, Feb.

How our district uses tech to fight cyberbullying

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It is the primary job of the education system to teach our children. It involves creating positive school climates, adopting rigorous reporting systems, and educating students and parents about digital citizenship and how to use social media responsibly. We use Impero Education Pro because it includes monitoring software as well as classroom/IT management software. Bullying is a real danger for students today. More than 28 percent of U.S.

A letter of support

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These new collections support new literacies and leverage the new bounty of open educational resources (OER) supported by the White House’s #GoOpen initiative, as well as streamed media, and software for creating and sharing powerful, effectively, ethically produced digital stories. We curate new forms of digital texts. As it continues to shift, school librarians teach and model strategies for digital workflow. advocacy school librarians school libraries

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Acceptable Risk

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Blogging, social media, and other forms of digital communications are becoming a necessary part of an educator’s life. Pundits criticize schools as failing, knowing that the educators in those schools will most likely not respond. And if all our families have as artifacts of their child’s learning consists of a few conference nights and what’s in their backpacks, are we to blame society’s sometimes negative views about public education?

Acceptable Risk

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Blogging, social media, and other forms of digital communications are becoming a necessary part of an educator’s life. Pundits criticize schools as failing, knowing that the educators in those schools will most likely not respond. And if all our families have as artifacts of their child’s learning consists of a few conference nights and what’s in their backpacks, are we to blame society’s sometimes negative views about public education?

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

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” Instead, librarians can help families learn how to maintain a healthy balance and become good digital citizens. Step 1 – Student Outreach: Develop and implement a digital citizenship plan that spans grades K-12; as students move up, the plan should reflect the changing needs at each level. Key topics include cyberbullying, information literacy, digital footprints, and overall Internet safety.

Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

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Walters, of London, brings the wealth of knowledge and expertise he has acquired during his more than 40 years in the global education marketplace to Impero as it enters into a new phase of growth. Walters is also chairman of EdComs, the UK’s largest communications and marketing agency specializing in education, and CABI, a UK-based intergovernmental organization that supports subsistence and small-holding farmers around the world.

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

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Her blog post shares: In 2019, SLSA approved re-imagining the ESIFC to adapt to the changing information, education, and technology environments, as well as the increasing diversity in our student populations. The re-imagined ESIFC includes increased or new attention to pre-kindergarten, multiple literacies, digital citizenship and civic responsibility, multiple perspectives, personalization of learning, design thinking, student voice and agency, and social and emotional growth.

Impero Software Names Richard Fuller as New CEO and Announces its New Austin, TX Headquarters in the U.S.

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and is the home of the Texas Computer Education Association. In addition to providing safeguarding software to schools, Impero also promotes good digital citizenship. The company has partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits. It also released an Online Safety Handbook in 2017 which provides resources and best practices for schools that are using Impero Education Pro.

Technology Resources For Early Childhood Learning

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As a Dad and an educator I am constantly looking for the best resources to provide for them at home to supplement the learning they are doing in their schools. She will sit with her letters making words and then, the best part, she can create a digital story using the words she learned. ( ) Now, my background isn’t in Early Childhood. So I would never claim to know all that there is to know about Early Childhood education, especially when it comes to the infusion of technology.

Buncee is headed to FETC19

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The Buncee Bus is on the way to the 39th Annual Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, Florida. Learn how Buncee allows teachers to create and customize lessons focused on historical primary sources for their classroom allowing students to work at their own pace through carefully crafted, interactive digital lessons that support natural differentiation, collaboration, and the ultimate student-centered classroom.

Events + News - The Emerging Future on Thursday - Educational Podcasting - Global Education Day - Less is More Lesson from Finland

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Monday, April 27th at 10pm WLMA: Google+ Hangout + #WLMAchat , Topics to be discussed include our recent WSSLIT school library impact report, legislative successes and advocacy, the teaming up of Washington state's school and public library associations, school and public library collaborations and other topics of interest to the K12 teacher-librarians. These interactive sessions on future technology trends will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators.

Critical Thinking Skills to Help Students Better Evaluate Scientific Claims

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In one recent study by the Stanford History Education Group, 170 high school students were shown a photo of flowers growing fused together and asked if that provided strong evidence on the conditions outside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Joyce uses resources from a variety of places including Common Sense Education*, a nonprofit that provides free curriculum in media literacy for grades K-12. They also offer digital citizenship and information literacy curriculum.

Impero Software Partners with Mental Health America to Help Identify Mental Health Concerns in Schools

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Schools use Impero’s Education Pro software to monitor students’ activity while they are using devices on the school network. The software uses algorithms to alert educators if a student types or searches for certain keywords or phrases relating to issues such as bullying, violence or suicide and more. Educators are able to view the students’ comments or internet searches in context to determine the appropriate next steps.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

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I recently revisited the central prediction of the influential 2008 book, Disrupting Class – that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet – in two blog posts ( here and here ). In the mean time, my “take home” point is that skepticism of claims about the future of technology in education deserve a greater voice.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

I recently revisited the central prediction of the influential 2008 book, Disrupting Class – that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet – in two blog posts ( here and here ). In the mean time, my “take home” point is that skepticism of claims about the future of technology in education deserve a greater voice.

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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. But I wanted to consider too why the stories we repeatedly tell about education and education technology were so fanciful – stories about impending disruptions and revolutions and robot teachers and brain zappers and so on. Educators.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools. ClassPad.net helps kids brush up on their math skills all year-round by offering digital scratch paper students can use to help them solve problems.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Alternative Education ? Digital Citizenship ? Educational Technology ? Hacking Your Education ? Higher Education ? Math Education ? Music Education ? Positive Education ? Strengths-based Education ? Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. CENTRALREACH PK-12 ( www.centralreach.com/industry/pk-12-education ) CentralReach launches CentralReach PK-12, a collaborative and data-driven software for special education. The software helps schools foster communication and coordination of instruction and care for students in special education programs.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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To do so, we need to build a set of social and cultural literacies via multicultural education, social justice education, and culturally responsive pedagogy that help us navigate difficult conversations, acknowledge and challenge bias and prejudice, create inclusive classroom spaces, and fight for social justice. Best Student Collaboration Tools (by Common Sense Education) Writing, Journaling, and Blogging Website for Students (by Common Sense Education).

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. Global Education Conference Call For Proposals Opens May 1st! We''re excited to announce that the fifth annual Global Education Conference call for proposals is now open! Don''t forget that we''ll be at ISTE in Atlanta on June 28th hosting Global Education Day !

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