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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. Digital Citizenship that Works. She is a high school library media center director in Illinois and author of the book Digital Citizenship in Action published through ISTE.

How to Assess Digital Literacy

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Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” But before I tell you how, let’s step back and talk about the meaning of “digital literacy” What is digital literacy? ” –from the American Library Association. Why assess it? What to look for in assessment tools.

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10 Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 3

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In this post I would like to explore resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. 10 Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 3 ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/ ). It is important that educators teach and model proper digital citizenship.

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

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Today’s tip: #151–8 Popular Year-long Assessments. Category: ASSESSMENTS. Share this with other grade-level teachers, parents, even the library media specialist. Assess them anecdotally regularly to track progress. Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product. Quizzes/tests taken in tech class—occasionally, quiz students on their knowledge through rubrics or summative assessments. Tech tips 169 tech tips assessments

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

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. 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.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. Learn more about formative assessment. If you want to listen – Monica Burns did a fantastic podcast episode about her Favorite Formative Assessment Tools. If you prefer reading, see Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools (a post I wrote on Edutopia). Google Cardboard costs like, what — $12 – and every kid has a smartphone. We need to use our data to improve learning, with formative assessment.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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“More tech-based monitoring and assessment tools will be incorporated into to the instructional mix.” CIPA requires schools and libraries to install measures to protect children from obscene or harmful content in exchange for discounts offered by the E-rate program. Along with Chromebooks came Google Apps for Education – a suite of free, cloud-based productivity tools that allow for easy collaboration and engagement on any device.

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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. This year''s Library 2.014 Conference confirmations include Susan Hildreth, Peter Morville, Helen Partridge, Michael Stephens, Barbara Stripling, Roy Tennant, Joyce Valenza, and David Weinberger. Join Jason on June 9th for a big-picture view of digital citizenship.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

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This includes typical LMS (Learning Management Systems) functions like homework, classwork, schedules, quizzes, resources, and gradebooks so stakeholders–teachers and students–can access them from any location and any digital device. The first ‘lite’ option that most educators think of is Google Classroom. If you have an LMS you love, Google Classroom often won’t work well with it because it isn’t well-aligned with industry standards.

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The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom.

Why Game Based Learning Is the Right Choice for Remote Teaching

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Here’s how a game-based approach solves many of the issues they brought up: Start organized –map out daily or weekly learning with a digital gameboard (big thanks to Deb Norton at SimpleK12 and Slidesmania for this idea).

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-12 Tech Curriculum

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Each book is between 212 and 252 pages and includes lesson plans, assessments, domain-specific vocabulary, problem-solving tips, Big Idea, Essential Question, options if primary tech tools not available, posters, reproducibles, samples, tips, enrichments, entry and exit tickets, and teacher preparation. grade levels include base topics of keyboarding, digital citizenship, problem solving, digital tools for the classroom, and coding. TeachersPayTeachers (digital only).

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

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It provides reading resources either uploaded by the teacher or selected from the platform’s library of thousands of fiction and nonfiction books (some free; some through Prime plans), Common Core-aligned lesson plans, videos, or simulations. Once teachers create an account, they set up their classrooms either by importing student lists from Google Classroom, Microsoft, Clever, or Edmodo, or by providing the class join code to students. in the library as a research tool .

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169 Tech Tip #80–17 Ways to Add Tech without Adding Time

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Let’s start with seven ways to blend technology into your everyday teaching: Include digital ebooks in your class library. Include online libraries with student resources. Expect digital class presentations to include video, audio, music, or a mixture of digital tools. Allow students to join the class virtually–through Skype or Google Hangouts–in emergencies. Make research tools like dictionaries and thesauri accessible from all digital devices.

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35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

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A couple dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, and lab teachers–gathered virtually for three-five-week-classes that included: The Tech-infused Teacher. We experimented with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom such as Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, digital citizenship, and formative assessment options.

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

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BTW, because students in online classes are from all over the country — or the world — getting together must be via some sort of virtual meeting platform like the popular Skype and Google Hangouts. In an age where many parents are not available to drive their children to a friend’s house or the library to work collaboratively on schoolwork, these virtual meeting options are quickly being accepted as part of the learning culture.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

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Online libraries and collections of free didactic documents were a reality as early as 1997 , through the Cisco Networking Academy. Although many professors still favor hard copies, online libraries have also made their way into the course plan in some places across the globe. Many renowned names in the game, such as Blackboard and Google, are now offering their own cloud-based virtual classroom suites.

Kiddom Helps Administrators Manage Change

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Kiddom is an easy-to-use learning management system that provides educators with an effective alternative to Google Classroom. Collect and assess data easily and quickly. Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever. 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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17 Take-aways from Summer PD

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A couple dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, lab teachers–gathered virtually for three weeks to experiment with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom–Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, backchannels, digital citizenship, assessment, and more (12 topics in all). Summer PD 2015 just ended.

The Blended and eLearning PBL Classroom… A Journey from Analog to Digital Project Based Learning

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I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. The Blended and eLearning PBL Classroom… A Journey from Analog to Digital Project Based Learning. Students are great at digital collaboration!

15 Take-aways from Online Grad School Classes

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More than a dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, lab teachers–gathered virtually for five weeks to experiment with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom–Google Apps, differentiation options, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, backchannels, digital citizenship, assessment, and more. How to embed materials into digital portfolios.

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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. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Updates Announcing the first-ever CUE + Learning Revolution Online Summit Featuring Google for Education. Is your library mobile friendly?

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

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And Google Hangouts. Summer PD: The Tech-infused Teacher is for credentialed and non-credentialed K-12 teachers, tech teachers/integration specialists, library media specialists, and pre-service professionals. Topics attendees may learn by doing include (this depends upon the class taken): Blogging—to reflect, collaborate with classmates, share perspectives during class, complete assessments in some cases. Digital portfolios—via wikis.

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Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

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And Google Hangouts. Summer PD is for credentialed and non-credentialed K-8 teachers, tech teachers/integration specialists, library media specialists, and pre-service professionals. The intent of the class is to use these tech tools to infuse learning so teachers come away with not just a theoretical understanding of, say, digital note-taking, but the practical application of these tools for three weeks in class. Digital portfolios—via wikis.

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How and Why to Use Podcasts in Your Classes

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A podcast is a topic-specific digital stream of audio files (in some cases, video or PDF also) that can be downloaded to a computer or a wide variety of media devices. If you’re creating your own podcast, all you need is a digital device, a microphone, an Internet connection, and a topic you’re passionate about. This can be stored in the Podcast Library (mentioned below). Digital Devices Multimedia

eSpark–Self-paced Learning for Math and Reading

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eSpark works on all devices–desktops, Chromebooks, iPads (with the free app)–pretty much whatever digital device you use in your classroom. This can be incorporated into Google Classroom or another LMS that you use. Create assignments from scratch or from an on-demand library where teachers select skills, grade level, and students to be targeted. It works with Google Classroom–now that’s exciting.

Top Research Websites, Search Engines, and a Research Choice Menu for K-12 Students

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To learn more about a topic or find the answer students will often Google it! I have also listed useful research, news, and digital media websites to add to the research choice menu depending on what you are exploring. One of the activities in my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: Ways to Launch EdTech Missions is to get students to do a quick 2 minute search about the topic. Safe Search Kids is powered by Google to deliver filtered search results.

17 Ways to Add Tech to your Lessons Without Adding Time to Your Day

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rework existing lesson plans in the school’s mandated digital program that too often, changes every year. the digital devices–computer or Chromebooks or iPads–won’t work on the Big Day. Luckily, Common Core–and many State standards–provide an excellent starter list of seven ways to blend technology into your everyday teaching: have digital ebooks included in your class library. have online libraries included with student resources.

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

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And Google Hangouts. Summer PD: The Tech-infused Teacher is for credentialed and non-credentialed K-12 teachers, tech teachers/integration specialists, library media specialists, and pre-service professionals. Topics attendees will learn by doing include: Blogging—to reflect, collaborate with classmates, share perspectives during class, complete assessments in some cases. Digital portfolios—via wikis. Google Hangouts–used to meet as a group and discuss topics.

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Need an LMS next year? Here are three to consider

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An LMS — Learning Management System — is a digital tool that tracks a wide variety of student-teacher interactions such as homework, grading, sharing of resources, parent communication, assessments, and more. Critical to a successful LMS is that it’s easy to learn, intuitive to use, dependable, contributes to the learning experience (rather than just another digital tool that must be juggled before learning happens), and it saves time.

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Safe Search Engines and Research Websites for Students

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Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Too often students will just Google or YouTube topics when they are curious. Science Journal for Kids has a pdf with assessment questions, videos, and an area for further research by asking a scientist.

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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. We''ve just confirmed that we''ll be doing another Connected Librarian Day this year as a pre-conference event for Library 2.014 , and to coincide with Connected Educator Month (which we''re told will be held again this year). How can we help kids make a better digital world?

Tech Ed Resources–Classes

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Ideas include visual, audio, video, mindmaps, infographics, graphic organizers, charts and tables, screenshots, screencasts, images, games and simulations, webtools, and hybrid assessments. Assessment is based on effort, interaction with classmates, and completion of projects, so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. The Tech-infused Teacher: The 21st Century Digitally-infused Teacher.

Kiddom Planner: A Highly-effective Tool for your Classes

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I have shared before how much I like Kiddom’s free platform and its library of resources. Thanks to Kiddom’s Content Library of resources from varied education partners, they were able to quickly and confidently curate individual learning experiences that actually worked — meaning students engaged in learning, tried harder, and began to consider themselves lifelong learners. The Content Library allows you to filter by subject, grade, and assignment types.

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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.