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Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e314. We were just talking about how we’re pretty sure we met just about ten years ago to the day that we are recording this, in Princeton way back in 2008. So today we’re going to talk about, “What should we be teaching kids about digital citizenship?”. And finally, how to truly put your best self out if you’re doing that on the internet. They want it to be sticky.

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

The CoolCatTeacher

What are the essential things we need to teach students about digital citizenship? How can we simply help them understand using examples and research (because we know lecture doesn’t work so well on this topic.) All of the nine topics that I like to teach begin with P: passwords, property, photographs, permissions, privacy, professionalism, permanence, and protection. I wrote about these in Reinventing Writing and in other articles.

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How to help students tackle technology overload (and other useful skills)

eSchool News

Casa Todd, a teacher-librarian, in Ontario, Canada, is a great resource for all educators due to her work supporting K-12 teachers in her district. She shared that she had seen several on Amazon, and she narrowed down her search to a couple with “excellent reviews.”.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. You’ll find the same content in slightly different form so you can read or listen to this content. Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! We have to think differently about summer.

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5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Cognitive overload happens to students and teachers. Often looking like ADHD, cognitive overload can happen for a variety of reasons including challenges to your working memory. Todd Finley some ways to help your students and yourself when you struggle with cognitive overload. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. 5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload.

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How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

If they aren’t going to college, they’re job hunting. Sara Stringer, Ask a Tech Teacher guest blogger, has several ideas on how to make that more efficient: As a teacher, you’re fully aware of how much the world is advancing through technology. Undoubtedly, innovation has touched many aspects of how you teach. The Internet has made it easier to gather, evaluate, summarize and disseminate information. Best places to network for jobs online.

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5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Here are five things to consider as you plan your summer. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to this blog post. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. First of all, I think one of the most important things that we can do is to rest up. Did you know that lack of sleep can reduce your pain tolerance and causes to perceive events as more stressful than we would otherwise?

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Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Parent parties are fun, exciting ways to help parents and improve relationships. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e299. Vicki: Today we’re talking to Dr. Tisha Shipley from Ashford University about building family relationships and having parent parties. So I liked to send out a postcard. I like to stop.

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Tips for Using Social Media with Educators

edWeb.net

Social media is an essential marketing tool for educational publishers. But the changing algorithms, rise and fall of new platforms, and overall nature of social media make some developers hesitant. In their presentation, “ Social Media Marketing 2.0: Educators Love Social Media,” several education marketing insiders offered their perspectives on how to take advantage of this unique marketing tool.

How to Decode a Tweet

EdTechSandyK

When you first start using Twitter, one of the things you have to figure out is how to decode Tweets. If you are using an app or third-party service like Hootsuite or TweetDeck to read your Tweets, they might look slightly different, but the parts will still be there somewhere. Scroll on down under the sample Tweet to see brief explanations of the parts! Avatar - A photo or graphic which represents the person or company sending the Tweet.

Lies, damn lies and social media

Learning with 'e's

Bad content arrives because it has been promoted through social media company commercial algorithms, or it is made visible on our personal timelines by well-meaning (but incredibly naive) friends and family members (see above). Either way, the irritating regularity with with we are exposed to this turgid tide of trash has driven many people away from social media use. What is their track record with other articles?

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

Edsurge

Over the past weeks, readers have asked us many questions about the impact of the coronavirus on education in many different areas, from admissions to advice for young children, from salaries to student privacy and whether school closures actually work. The EdSurge newsroom is working to answer these questions and direct readers to appropriate resources, where they exist. Instructors who have questions or concerns should feel free to contact such offices themselves.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year. In Google Chrome, Momentum and Limitless have some cool features to help you focus. Some people like speed dial but most web browsers pull in links to pages people go to often.

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Four Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

EdTechTeacher

We live in a very social world, so why not use social media in the classroom? Social media is a part of daily life for millions of people on our planet and it’s not going away any time soon. Using it in my classroom allows me to model appropriate use and teaches my students necessary skills they will need for their lives beyond our classroom. To connect with parents: Using social media in a classroom gives parents a window into their child’s day.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

edWeb.net

Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. Overall, the goal is to educate students and parents about privacy and technology overuse. Parents need to learn what privacy really means in the digital world.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

When the MOMO Challenge reared its ugly head last week, I reached out on Twitter to other technologists to find out what they were hearing and what their thoughts were. Turning A Viral Hoax Into A Lesson on Internet Safety Over the last week, you have probably seen some reference to the “Momo Challenge,” hidden messages in Youtube videos, and calls for technology companies to police their systems to protect kids. Do I really need to share?

How to Use the Vaping and Juuling Trend to Teach Media Literacy

Graphite Blog

It's estimated that 3 million students vape , a shocking stat to many but not to teachers, who have seen it take over school campuses firsthand. Juul, like other vaping products, has been marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco, lacking smoke and tar. So how did Juul and other e-cig products get to the point where 20.9% Some point to the clever, social media-friendly ad campaigns and marketing efforts of Juul in the early 2010s.

How to transition out of teaching and into your next career

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Daphne Williams is a former teacher who became a consultant working for a large educational company and currently works full time as an Instructional Designer. During her speaking engagements for the company at educational conferences, teachers often asked her how she got out of teaching. Listen to the interview in the podcast player or read the abbreviated transcript below. No time to read now? You do not have to sacrifice everything to be a good person.

Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, infographic pro, Eileen Lennon, shares how she uses infographics, creates them, and why they’re such a powerful tool. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon. Visit www.coolcatteacher.com/econ for more information and remember to tweet out your pics about how you teach your students using #PowerofEcon. They wanted to look at things.

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Britannica LaunchdPacks free of charge to US Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

T here are lots of companies stepping up to help the need to move learning online. The latest is Britannica: Britannica’s LaunchPacks ® offered free of charge to all US schools. As schools across the United States close or prepare to close to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Encyclopaedia Britannica is offering all schools’ and students free access to its popular LaunchPacks ® Science and Social Studies learning content.

Britannica LaunchPacks free of charge to US Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

T here are lots of companies stepping up to help the need to move learning online. The latest is Britannica: Britannica’s LaunchPacks ® offered free of charge to all US schools. As schools across the United States close or prepare to close to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Encyclopaedia Britannica is offering all schools’ and students free access to its popular LaunchPacks ® Science and Social Studies learning content.

Slaying giants

Learning with 'e's

Futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at Learning Technologies 2013 Listening to media futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at the recent Learning Technologies Conference in London was both engaging and thought provoking. Leonhard is not a crystal ball gazer, nor is he a modern day prophet, but what he does manage to do quite successfully is gauge the technological trends and contextualise them in real situations. Leonhard believes the major social media platforms have it right.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll share three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer. A note: The links won’t work until the articles publish! There are few breaks to update/fix/maintain the tech tools that allow us to pursue our trade. But, that must happen or they deteriorate and no longer accomplish what we need them to do. I need to do this more often.

With JotForm, Summer Camp Registration Couldn’t Be Easier

Ask a Tech Teacher

Sometimes, these are for just their students but often, the community is invited in an effort to provide a safe, fun summer learning environment for all kids. The biggest problem with summer camp has nothing to do with picking interesting subjects or lining up teachers. For your summer camp, it can be used to sign up volunteers, get feedback on events, enroll people into classes, collect payments, and more. How to use JotForm for Summer Camp Registration.

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

The media loves sensational tech stories. This is just one example of the many articles that warn us of the latest shocking discoveries about the dangers of technology. According to the Pew Research Center , “Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online ‘almost constantly’”. Nevertheless, if there is a potential negative impact of excessive screen time, educators can find ways to manage it.

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. How can schools connect with parents to relate better to students? We learn how today. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e281. Mike: Help at Home came out of our one-to-one initiative. Parents were feeling less connected since we went one-to-one.

Cyberpatriot - national youth cyber education program

Educational Technology Guy

? CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ?At the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. More importantly, CyberGenerations offers resources to victims of cyber scams.

The Work You Do Has Power

Tom Murray

Take a moment to consider the digital disruption that has already occurred in the following industries (Goodwin, 2015). The largest taxi company owns no (human driven) taxis (Uber) The largest accommodations provider owns no real estate. Alibaba) The most popular media platform creates no content. Netflix) The largest phone companies own no telecommunications infrastructure. Yet, how we teach, and what we focus on, is vital to consider. Blockbuster.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Here are five things to consider as you plan your summer. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology. It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom. Listen to this blog post Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Now, there are not a lot of studies on how often teachers sleep because I’ve looked.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

Two news stories this week have turned my attention (again) to the issue of conflict of interest in education, technology, and public policy. No need to dig far to discern what I think about it as I am quoted in the article. Google – which maintains close ties to the think tank – was alleged to pressure New America to push out a scholar and his team after they made a series of sharp statements about the behavior of the company.

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Friday 5 — 7.24.2015

Perry Hewitt

Social media success is about much more than mastering the platforms and tools. Quartz reports how NASA developed a smart social media strategy that fueled its global reach. It’s another sign that the social network is moving beyond its savvy, mobile-only origins. Strategy, not technology, drives business transformation, according to this recent report from MIT Sloan. It’s way better than the social media scrolling alternative.

How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

EdNews Daily

This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. In June 2016, it became a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (COE). 51Talk’s mission is to make quality education accessible and affordable, and to enable students to talk to the world. If you are thinking about teaching online, or would like to learn from your education colleagues, you will find a great resource here.

Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age

EdNews Daily

When it comes to literacy, for example, Maryanne Wolfe, in a recent article in The Guardian , explained that “skim reading” is replacing deep, analytical, reflective reading. Skim reading means that our brains scan for words and we don’t take the time to return to an earlier part of the text to refresh our recollection or rethink and reevaluate our take on the subject. There seems to be evidence that reading on a screen promotes this “light” version of reading.

Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

edWeb.net

24/7 access to technology has brought many benefits, from online collaboration to improved parent-teacher communication. But that 24/7 environment has also brought increased stress to students’ lives as issues they encounter at school, especially on social media, follow them home.

Digital Media Has a Misinformation Problem—but It's an Opportunity for Teaching.

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. Jennifer Sparrow was nominated to share her thoughts by futurist Bryan Alexander, who wrote for the project in 2017. Research has shown that 50 percent of college students spend a minimum of five hours each week on social media.