5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

It installs on apps (or on phones and devices across the board, so Windows, Macs, Android, all of that). So as we’re responsible adults, raising children in a digital age — particularly with things like the dark web out there, from my perspective there are just a lot of things that kids are not ready for yet. 5 Idea Friday All Grades Chromebooks Digital Citizenship Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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5 Ways to Become a Better Writer Using Android Apps and Tools

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Luckily for us due to the evolution of technology, everyone with an Android device or access to the internet can get the help needed to write and polish a paper. Evernote is one of the most downloaded apps on the Android market. Evernote allows you capturing, organizing, and storing almost any type of digital note with your phone. It offers Android users a special feature: combined handwriting and keyboard. Android apps are easy-to-use and save time on editing.

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An Easy, Reliable Way to Check for Plagiarism

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That means you can use it on desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, iOS, and Android devices. K-8 Digital Citizenship Curriculum (including plagiarism). Building Digital Citizens (an online class). 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. Digital Citizenship Writing

Selfie Activities to Inspire Reflection on Digital Identity

Teacher Reboot Camp

This is why one of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom , is for learners to go on a selfie adventure. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Improving Self Concept & Digital Identity with Selfie Activities from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Create a selfie comic video with Lomics iOS/Android app.

Make a Difference in the World as a Citizen Scientist

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students achieve reading, writing, and digital research standards and see their learning make a real impact on the world. I’m so excited about the rich learning experience citizen science offers our students that I’ve dedicated one of the missions in my newest book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom, to facilitating students in their role as “citizen scientists” who share their field research with the world.

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty is helping connect the parents at his school to the digital lives of students. Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives. So the goal of Help at Home was to help connect parents to their students’ digital lives. Mike: We’ve started a weekly email to about 400 parents so far, where we’re covering topics like digital citizenship, security, filtering, social media — everything that really relates to how students should use technology today.

Students Learning by Creating Digital Gifts

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can make digital slideshows with Photopeach. Students can make a digital book with web tools, like Storybird, Little Bird Tales, and ToonDoo. Students can send digital greetings with these web tools and apps- Yakit for Kids , EduBuncee , Animoto, Fotobabble , Red Stamp , and Sincerely Ink. Challenge: Get students to create one of these digital gifts.

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PlayMessenger: Supervising Children on the Digital Playground – From Sabba Quidwai

EdTechTeacher

As adults, we can try to shelter students from these growing forms of communication or we can give them the digital citizenship skills they need to successfully navigate their digital world. To assist parents and adults in this process, welcome to the Digital Playground, where your children can learn how to use social media tools to communicate and collaborate in a safe environment with the supervision they need to guide their experience with a new app called PLAYMessenger.

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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.

uKnow.com: Keep your Kids Safe Online

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uKnowKids is your digital dashboard to what your kids are doing and where they are. Check out these great features: • Identification of your child’s social network profiles, even if they are hidden; • Comprehensive social monitoring of Facebook, MySpace and Twitter; • Android and Blackberry call history and text message monitoring • Location monitoring; and • Detailed daily activity reports and much more. What you do online will live with your forever with your digital footprint.

Animoby: Animated Learning for Anybody

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Android App Apple App Similar to other whiteboard screencast tools, Animoby lets users create multipaged screencasted videos. BYOD digital citizenship education flipped flipping teaching technology whiteboards For those of you looking for a whiteboard video creation tool to use on any tablet, check out Animoby.

Navigating Social Media as a Parent

Tech Helpful

In March of 2017 android users had the opportunity to choose from 2.8 The truth of the matter is, teens want a virtual place they can be themselves but they know about the long reaching impact of their digital footprint. Empower your children to be good digital citizens like you empower them to be good citizens. app rating apps danger digital citizenship resources smart phones social media teen usageE-parenting is not an easy task.

Idioms, Not Idiots, for Promoting Speaking Skills

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In some cases, I even let a few groups use my Android phone to record. assignments BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass flipping speaking Students often view presenting in front of the whole class with the same disdain as facing a firing squad or are so self-conscience that they act like idiots. Additionally, finding precious time for whole class presentations can eat into high-paced curricular calendars.

Kudos Wall: for building that first portfolio

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When it comes time to examine a student’s academic digital footprint before they apply for college, the search often unveils an unbalanced profile of party pictures. We’ve done a fine job obscuring stunning works of art, powerful digital stories and the science fair triumphs. Available for Android and iOS , KudosWal l allows kids to build portfolios, to share across devices, at first with the help of a parent. digital citizenship portfolios student work technology

Capturing Classroom Videos

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Smartphone And while this isn''t a screencast, I used my android cellphone to record a quick video of students reviewing the site No Red Ink. BYOD BYOT connecting with students cross-curricular digital citizenship discussions edmodo education flipclass flipped flipping literature narrative terms paperless speaking teaching writing

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Websites and Apps to Support Hour of Code

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App Inventor –build Android apps on a smartphones; from MIT. 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.

#EdTechTidBits of the Week (April 27, 2015)

EdTechnocation.com

A new programming app for the iPad, an educational game to teach Digital Citizenship, a Google Glass update, a lesson in reading the fine print, and a new Chrome extension. Digital Compass by Common Sense Media Digital Compass is Common Sense Media's second educational game (it's first was Digital Passport ). The goal of Digital Compass is to teach students about the consequences of their online decisions.

25 Websites for Poetry Month

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Students drag-and-drop from a collection of words to a canvas, name their poem, then publish to Facebook or saved to student’s digital portfolio. Acrostic Poems ( iPad , Android – Free). POETRY From The Poetry Foundation ( iPad , Android – Free). Haiku Poem ( iPad , Android – Free). Theme Poems (Free – iPad , Android ). April is National Poetry Month. For thirty days, we celebrate the value and joy that poetry brings to our world.

#EdTechTidBits of the Week (April 27, 2015)

EdTechnocation.com

A new programming app for the iPad, an educational game to teach Digital Citizenship, a Google Glass update, a lesson in reading the fine print, and a new Chrome extension. Digital Compass by Common Sense Media Digital Compass is Common Sense Media's second educational game (it's first was Digital Passport ). The goal of Digital Compass is to teach students about the consequences of their online decisions.

Google Updates and Improves its Learning Center for Teacher Training

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The site has some great resources and training for: Android Tablets for Education Calendar Chrome Chromebooks Classroom Digital Citizenship Docs Suite Docs Drawings Drive Forms Gmail Google Maps Google Play for Education Implementing Google Apps Search Sheets Sites Slides YouTube Each topic has an introduction, basics, and advanced sections depending on your level of experience with that app.

New Ways to Gamify Learning

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In simple terms, Augmented Reality is “an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (such as a smartphone camera)” ( Merriam Webster ).

Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

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This is perfect for the many different ways students learn math, the wide variety of digital devices being used, and gives a nod toward the lifelong learner who is as likely to play math games because they love learning as that it’s part of teacher-directed activities. That means whatever digital devices students use — be they desktop, laptop, iPad, or Chromebook, they can access Zapzapmath. Download Zapzapmath for Android devices: [link].

7 Tech Tools for PE Teachers

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In that class, we think of physical stuff — not digital — like running and exercising. iOS, Android. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Technology is a natural education fit in everything from math to Spanish to literacy. The one corner of K-12 learning that is not so obvious is PE — Physical Education.

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TeacherKit Saves You Time by Managing Class Tasks

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TeacherKit , a useful classroom management app for iOS or Android, provides teachers with one location to log student attendance, take note of student behavior, record grades, create student-level reporting, and other tedious tasks that traditionally take time away from teaching.

Metaverse–Education Game-changer

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The app, available for Android and iOS, lets you find and play augmented reality games including a large selection of educational games. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are buzzwords that every educator wants to know more about. They are two distinct functions.

27 Websites for Poetry Month

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Students drag-and-drop from a collection of words to a canvas, name their poem, then publish to Facebook or saved to student’s digital portfolio. Acrostic Poems ( iPad , Android ). Poetry From The Poetry Foundation ( iPad , Android ). Haiku Poem ( iPad , Android ). Theme Poems (Free – iPad , Android ). April is National Poetry Month. For thirty days, we celebrate the value and joy that poetry brings to our world.

31Websites for Poetry Month

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Students drag-and-drop from a collection of words to a canvas, name their poem, then publish to Facebook or saved to student’s digital portfolio. Acrostic Poems ( iPad , Android ). Poetry From The Poetry Foundation ( iPad , Android ). Haiku Poem ( iPad , Android ). Theme Poems (Free – iPad , Android ). April is National Poetry Month. For thirty days, we celebrate the value and joy that poetry brings to our world.

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Kid-created Games That Teach

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It runs on Windows and Mac as well as Ubuntu, Linux, Android, iOS, UWP, HTML5, XBox One, and PlayStation 4. Using award-winning TinyTap, students can play, create, and share interactive games and lessons on iPads, iPhones, and Android. The app can either be downloaded to an iPad or Android tablet or used on a computer desktop. It’s discouraging to all stakeholders that annually, about 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

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IXL can be used on the web, as an app (iOS or Android), or on Chromebooks though there are differences in how each operates and what is offered. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Math used to be a tedious memorization of facts and formulas.

The Wild and Amazing World of Augmented Reality

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Using an Android or iOS AR app, students aim it at an image (called a “trigger”) and reveal deeper content layered on top of the physical world be it a student’s discussion of a book they read or the inspiration behind their artwork. 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 Case for Positive Reinforcement in Classrooms

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The app works on iOS, Android, desktops, and Kindle Fire and is easy to set up. Hero K12 is a cloud-based iOS and Android app that helps districts and schools manage student behavior in areas such as reduced classroom disruption, office referrals, and tardiness.

Using Technology To Teach Kids About Troubleshooting Vehicle Problems

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adults consistently perform worse in digital problem solving compared to their counterparts in other nations, according to a report from the National Center for Education Statistics. You can demonstrate how to link the scanner with an Android or iOS devices and then, together with the children, find out the particular cause of any dashboard warning light. This is not a topic I’ve thought much about.

Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash

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He is charged via USB and programmed via an app (iOS or Android) to move, spin circles, dance, sing, draw, or any number of other actions. After I played around a bit–watching him roll in circles, turn his head, and chatter–I went to the App store (also available for Android) and downloaded the free apps that go with the robot. Plus, it includes a one-year subscription to Wonder’s Digital Activities Library for more project ideas.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. You can also visit PASCO website’s Digital Library for hundreds of free labs and experiments that can be sorted by age group (elementary, MS, HS, AP, or University) or subject. Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math.

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What is Google Keep and Why Use it in Your Classroom?

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It works on iOS, the web, Chrome (with an add-on), and Android. For Android users: You can add a drawing to your note and/or draw on an image that you took or is shared with you. While Android users can annotate images, no versions at present allow for PDF annotation. More on digital notetaking: Lesson plan in digital notetaking. 5 Programs That Make Digital Notetaking Easy.

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