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

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It's the time of year to think about school supplies, getting class schedules, and learning about the new teacher. 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.

Making Media Literacy Central to Digital Citizenship

MindShift

In fact, 68 percent of teachers are using video in their classrooms, and 74 percent of middle schoolers are watching videos for learning. 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.

Educational Leadership for Social Good

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EdTechTeam is a California Benefit Corporation , dedicated to effecting positive change in schools, and currently supporting a number of advocacy programs including the Our Voice Academy and the nonprofit Student Voice Foundation. I wanted to learn more about Jennifer’s perspective on edtech for social good, and after an introduction from Al, she was kind enough to meet with me via Hangout to share more of her work. Leadership Digital Citizenship Social Emotional Learning

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

NeverEndingSearch

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? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

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

EdTechTeacher

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? Fortunately, online game-based learning can provide students with greater access to these experiences while also taking more traditional class simulations to the next level. Examples of Game-Based Learning for Civics. Learn More This Summer!

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

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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. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

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.

Technology Resources For Early Childhood Learning

The Web20Classroom

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. Every parent wants their child to have a jump start on learning and ensure they are prepared for a world of learning, especially with technology. I want Chesney to love learning, be an explorer and tinker with things but also be a fluent user of technology. I am the father of 2 daughters.

A letter of support

NeverEndingSearch

Our mission is to transform teaching and learning. School librarians scout and evaluate emerging technologies and introduce them to the entire learning culture, often leading a school’s professional development efforts. School librarians build collections to support formal and informal learning across grade levels and disciplines, curating tools for information discovery, organization, synthesis and creative communication. We curate new forms of digital texts.

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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. will be featured in the March issue of Tech & Learning. Tech & Learning’s TCEA Best of Show recognizes the products and services from TCEA exhibitors that show the greatest promise for educators. A panel of Tech & Learning advisors reviews and rates the products at the show to determine the winners. Austin, TX, Feb.

Acceptable Risk

Reading By Example

That no one beyond our school walls was aware of these learning experiences until someone shared some form of media about them online. Blogging, social media, and other forms of digital communications are becoming a necessary part of an educator’s life. 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

Reading By Example

That no one beyond our school walls was aware of these learning experiences until someone shared some form of media about them online. Blogging, social media, and other forms of digital communications are becoming a necessary part of an educator’s life. 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?

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. Understanding when, where, and how learning takes place has never been more important. Blended Learning ? Brain-based Learning ?

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.

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

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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. The Inquiry standard is framed by Dr. Stripling’s Cycle of Inquiry and Learning that engenders active learning and the formation of new understandings.

Buncee is headed to FETC19

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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. See how students can use Buncees to represent their Project Based Learning in a more authentic and meaningful way. Join me to learn about these powerful tools.

The Importance of SEL to Education Success

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s educators realize learning has as much to do with academics as how students get along with themselves and others. This is called “Social Emotional Learning” or SEL. It’s akin to the importance of play in teaching preschool kids to socialize with others, develop tenacity, and learn respect for those around them. These capabilities are critical foundations for academic learning and for a person’s long-term personal and professional success.”

Critical Thinking Skills to Help Students Better Evaluate Scientific Claims

MindShift

Students go beyond just learning about legitimate sources of information on the internet and delve into just how the information is put together in the first place. Students learned they can sabotage randomization in picking teams by setting up a line so they are one student away from their friend. “In The finger gets infected and he visits Professors “Fair” and “Compare” and begins to learn about how to question and evaluate the health advice he receives.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 29th Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" 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. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

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

Doug Levin

New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice.

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

Doug Levin

New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice.

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What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online ACHIEVE3000 & ICIVIC ( www.achieve3000.com ) & ( www.icivics.org ) Achieve3000 and iCivics are partnering to offer middle and high school students government and civics lessons designed so that students can learn the fundamentals of American democracy at their own individual reading levels. TabPilot ( www.techpilotlabs.com ) Learning Systems has changed its company name to TechPilot Labs.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) 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. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances. We must learn to negotiate those differences to better understand each other and our worlds, and to advocate for a better, more equitable future. KQED Learn (by KQED): Get students to discuss high-interest issues in media, culture, politics, and more with other students around the country. As much as we want to deny it, we all have biases based on our life experiences.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

April 27th - May 11th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. Two Week Calendar Monday, April 27th at 5pm edWeb Webinar: Getting Started with Game-Based Learning , Are you curious about game-based learning, but don’t know where to begin? Friday, May 1st at 3pm Starting to Homeschool: What Will We Do Now That We’re Learning at Home? ,

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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It’s also an opportunity – surprise, surprise – for lots of folks to try sell us some sort of “digital literacy” product.). See, what might be even more significant than how frequently (or infrequently) Americans learn about science news (or how well that science is explained) is how their personal beliefs influence whether or not they believe that science to be valid. ” Sites of indoctrination , not learning.