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Effective Digital Citizenship Education

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Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Dr. Kristen Mattson, author of Digital Citizenship in Action talks about how they’ve integrated digital citizenship into all of their courses at her school and how you can too. Learn more at coolcatteacher.com/guide. Digital Citizenship that Works. Get into digital communities with your students. We started talking about privacy and security in digital spaces.

Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

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Teaching digital citizenship as a “one-off event” doesn’t lead to changes in behavior, experts say. Findings like these suggest the need for schools to start teaching good digital citizenship to students at a very young age—and Ribble and many others believe that students should learn these skills throughout the K-12 curriculum. We feel that digital citizenship is something that all students should learn.”.

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Quick Digital Citizenship Activities for K–5 Distance Learning

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Digital citizenship will be more important than ever this fall as most students will return to school virtually, in one form or another. But with the pressures of distance learning, we know that educators and students may have limited instructional time together.

Curriculum-based Assessments–A Powerful Diagnostic Tool

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Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBA), often equated with Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), is any form of assessment that measures progress toward fulfillment of a stated curriculum. CBAs are useful not only to measure student learning within a unit but over time toward larger goals.

7 Authentic Assessment Tools

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Assessments have become a critical piece to education reform. To prepare students well for college and career means they must deeply learn the material and its application to their lives and future learning.That means assessing student knowledge authentically and accountably. Those approaches may be prescriptive, but they don’t measure results in a way that leverages learning. that students have connected lessons to other learning and applied it to their lives.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

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Assessing student learning used to be as simple as giving a test that consisted of multiple choice, True/False, short answer, and/or essay. Habits, templates, and routines are much easier than reinventing the assessment wheel but a tool that results in passionate students committed to lifelong learning gets my attention. The uniting characteristics are that all assess: what’s been learned. Discussion boards are a familiar learning tool in education.

10 More Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 4

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This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. In this post I would like to introduce 10 more resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Check out my Booking Page.

20 Sites for Authentic Assessments

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Here’s a good collection for both summative and formative assessments: Class badges. No Red Ink –track student learning, create quizzes, CC-based–free sign-up. Rubrics/Assessments—create–KSchrock. More assessment tools: How to Prepare Students for PARCC Tests. 7 Authentic Assessment Tools. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Teacher resources Websites assessments

5 Tips to Avoid Plagiarism

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Elaborate reading of reference books is a good idea. In this way, the intermingling of outside ideas with one’s assessment is prevented. This issue cannot be wholly regarded as intentional because the continuous reading of reference books and the long time spent on gathering research material, at times, impairs the memory temporarily. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Digital Citizenship plagiarism

5 Great Resources to Teach Digital Citizenship

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Just as we teach our students how to do algebra, analyze historical documents, and write persuasive essays, we must also teach them how to be good digital citizens. Oftentimes, we assume that digital natives will already understand many of these concepts, when in reality, our students need guidance on leaving positive digital footprints that will not hinder them later in life. Check out these five resources to kick-start digital citizenship in your classroom!

169 Tech Tips #160–14 Assessment Strategies

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to so many daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: #160–14 Assessment Strategies. Category: ASSESSMENTS. Does student show evidence of learning by transferring tech knowledge to class or home?

Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

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Liz Kolb reflects upon how far cell phones have come since she wrote one of the first books on cell phones in the classroom. She authored Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education (published by ISTE in 2008), Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for the K-12 Educator (published by ISTE in 2011), Help Your Child Learn With Their Cell Phone and Web 2.0 published by ISTE in 2013), Learning First, Technology Second (published by ISTE in 2017).

169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to so many daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: #151–8 Popular Year-long Assessments. Category: ASSESSMENTS. Assess them anecdotally regularly to track progress.

10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer

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My Twitter friends, folks like @mrhowardedu and @Coachadamspe , gave me great suggestions on books to read that I want to share with you but first: A comment on the selections : I did get more suggestions than I could possibly list so I focused on books that were positive and uplifting rather than dark and foreboding. Having said that, here’s a granular list of teacher-approved books to keep you busy this summer: Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Kecia: So, the first thing that make a teacher a superhero is the way they use data to improve learning and mastery for their students. Learn about AR and VR.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Blended learning is not new.

#110: Publisher Skills Assessment for Grades 3-8

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This assessment is comprehensive, designed not to test students. but assess their knowledge as an aid to you in determining where to begin. Use it when you start a new class or to determine where are the holes in their learning. Use the assessment either as an indicator of skill level or to follow-up on learning, after teaching the following projects: Publisher magazine: the American Revolution. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

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You rarely see a lesson that doesn’t ask for online this or digital that. Students are expected to collaborate and share online as young as kindergarten when they read digital books or draw pictures using iPad apps. As soon as students start using digital devices to record and share their thoughts, they need to be able to type without losing their chain of thought. By 3rd grade, play music while students type so they learn to type in a paced rhythm.

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

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Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. You can even transfer grades into any digital grade book with the touch of a button. Heather: Well, Vicki, I have a passion for digital citizenship and student voice integrated in there. This tool empowers students to be digital leaders, but it also makes the social media easy for schools.

Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

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The Unified Classroom brings together the teacher’s grade book, learning management system, student information system, and assessment in one powerful platform with just one log in. Learn about the Unified Classroom. Social LEADia Book Contest with Jennifer Casa-Todd. *. Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd. VICKI: Today we are thinking about digital leadership. What is digital leadershp?

#109: MS Word Skills Assessment for Grades 3-8

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This assessment is comprehensive, designed not to test students. but assess their knowledge as an aid to you in determining where to begin. Use it when you start a new class or to determine where are the holes in their learning. If your classes don’t cover all of these skills, adapt the assessment to your needs. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Incorporating Social Media and Digital Citizenship in the First-Year Experience Course

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Given the constraints within which we are working, we constructed two student learning outcomes: Describe principles and specific examples of ways the Internet and social media can be used to both help and harm others. One of the most common resources that was recommended to us is a well-known book that is aimed at (traditional) college students with many examples of social media use and misuse and lots of advice for students. I steered my colleagues away from that book.

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? 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.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

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Learn about global Kahoots, how she tweets with her class and more global collaborative techniques in this show. Quickly create assessments for any grade or subject without special forms or equipment. Automatically transfer grades into any digital grade book. I think we’ve learned how to use social media in just a really positive way, and learned to communicate and build a global audience, and shared our learning, and learned with others.

2 Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans and a Book

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7-page booklet includes a sample, step-by-step projects, a rubric for assessment, and additional resources to enrich teaching. 7-page booklet includes a sample, step-by-step projects, a rubric for assessment, and additional resources to enrich teaching. Interactive book for young readers. The graphics are clean, colorful, and highly visual, and the length is short making this a perfect book for reading to students during a unit on civil rights or as a nightly bedtime story.

Digital Literacy–What is it?

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Digital literacy’ is one of those buzz words floated by experts as being granular to 21st century students. ‘Literacy’ is simple: the ability to read and write– so ‘digital literacy’ should be achieving those goals digitally. “the ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information” –Digital Strategy Glossary of Key Terms.

Subscriber Special: July

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Building Digital Citizens. delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 3rd, 2014 Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgi The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 14th, 2014 In some cases we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. Lloyd Alexander The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. Digital Citizenship Week.

Why Game Based Learning Is the Right Choice for Remote Teaching

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Today, because of the changes in education, the use of games to reinforce learning, to teach, and to engage students in their own education has become one of the most effective tools to bridge the gap between school-based and remote learning. It’s called Game Based Learning (GBL).

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

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The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here’s how Google describes it : “ The Chromebook App Hub , an online resource to help educators, administrators and developers work together to learn about Chromebook apps and activity ideas for schools. Idea Sparks are designed to help teachers create meaningful learning experiences for their students with Chromebooks. Assess class performance.

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

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That means new teachers must learn how to teach science, technology, engineering and math on-the-job. Knowing that, there are six Best Practices teachers in the trenches suggest for integrating technology into classroom instruction: Digital Citizenship. Many schools now provide digital devices for students, often a Chromebook or an iPad. Can you point to the person responsible for turning your students into good digital citizens?

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

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Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.” If you think it sounds like differentiated instruction, it does with this caveat: Personalized learning is student-directed, student-paced, and designed for each learner.

Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

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I hope you are enjoying this series on formative assessment, and I am sure you will find these tools most valuable. as you continue to amplify formative learning with digital technology. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Check out my Booking Page. Back Channel for Formative Assessment.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

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At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. As digital equity discussions matured and hyperbole became reality, educators found that those loudly-touted digital devices often became paperweights. Turns out — and not really a surprise — the cost of the digital devices was minor compared to the cost of the websites and webtools required to meet goals.