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Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Schools must lead on developing digital citizenship

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It seems somehow antiquated to speak of technology as if it is a distinct category of life experiences. Of course from an industrial or commercial point of view the distinction makes sense, but from a sociological — and in our case pedagogic — aspect our experience of modern life is practically indistinguishable from technology. Positing that “technology affects our lives” is as redundant as claiming that the alphabet affects our lives.

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Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

eSchool News

Teaching digital citizenship as a “one-off event” doesn’t lead to changes in behavior, experts say. Kids are coming to school having already had some contact with technology,” said Ribble, who works for the Manhattan-Ogden Unified School District 383 in Kansas. When we teach digital citizenship as a one-off event like a presentation or an assembly, everybody gets all hyped up—and then it disappears over time,” he said.

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More

EdTech Magazine

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More. Like good hygiene, good digital citizenship is a set of responsibilities all internet users should practice. We’re seeing a tipping point where schools are realizing that in order to have a successful technology integration, they have to have digital citizenship lessons alongside it,” says Kelly Mendoza, senior director of education programs at Common Sense Education.

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene, and More

EdTech Magazine

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene, and More. Like good hygiene, good digital citizenship is a set of responsibilities all internet users should practice. We’re seeing a tipping point where schools are realizing that in order to have a successful technology integration, they have to have digital citizenship lessons alongside it,” says Kelly Mendoza, senior director of education programs at Common Sense Education.

How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

On my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher , I run a column called Dear Otto where I answer teacher questions about how to integrate technology into their classes. 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?” In the past, I discussed the eight skills required for students to be considered digitally literate. Why assess it?

In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. Teq , a Long Island-based educational technology and professional development (PD) company, has received approval from the New York State Department of Education to provide Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE).

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered 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. Check out my PBL and Technology Integration Workshop. Digital Citizenship Classroom Posters.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Google Forms. Self-assessment. Digital Breakouts.

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my school, every teacher assesses writing. Use technology to produce and publish writing. Gather relevant information, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. Note that nowhere do the Standards mention handwriting, word processing tools, editing typos, or general technology skills. You want to only assess how well they communicate ideas. Editing is Easier with Digital Writing.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: #151–8 Popular Year-long Assessments. Category: ASSESSMENTS. Assess them anecdotally regularly to track progress. Tech use— evaluate student self-directed use of the technology they have learned in class projects. Self-directed use of vocabulary tools —expect students to use domain-specific tech terms as they use technology. Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product. Tech tips 169 tech tips assessments

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

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 support single sign-on with Google and Clever. She’s one of the most fantastic people for understanding how technology is being used throughout the world, and she is the former president of ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education.

7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

Ask a Tech Teacher

Classrooms are infused with technology. 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. By middle school, they work in online groups through forums, wikis, and Google Apps. Digital Citizenship. Typing programs are much more than MS Word and Google Docs.

#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. If your classes don’t cover all of these skills, adapt the assessment to your needs. If you use Google Docs, adapt it to that program. –reprinted with permission from 55 Technology Projects, Vol. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

9 Ways to Use AI-Powered Quillionz to Assess Student Understanding

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You may love what the app can do (like gamify math or quizzify science) but the technology required is more than you can handle or might require hours of time just to learn. The SAMR Model (click link for more information) organizes technology as Substitution and Augmentation at a beginning level and Modification and Redefinition at the critical thinking and creativity level. Create digital flashcards in the Pro platform. More about assessments.

Google Classroom Comments: All You Need to Know! – SULS086

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Classroom Comments: All You Need to Know! Feedback is a crucial part of the learning process, and with Google tools and Google Classroom, giving feedback on digital assignments has never been easier. Google Classroom Comments: All You Need to Know!

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

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Using Screencast-O-Matic and Windows Live Movie Maker, here is a "quick" tour of how I integrate technology in my classroom. Be sure to check out the complete list of projects and resources by clicking on the Integrating Technology tab. assessment assignments BYOD Claco digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass flipped Google docs literature PBL speaking wordle writing

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

Shake Up Learning

By the way, this resource is excellent for any Google for Education school that uses the Chrome browser, not just Chromebooks! While I can’t actually fit 100 ideas into this blog post and podcast episode, I can offer you a FREE Google Chromebook resource that is loaded with ideas, lessons, apps, and more! I want to introduce you to the Chromebook App Hub from Google. Each Idea Spark includes the name of the author, their location, and their Google Certifications.

Digital Literacy–What is it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Here are a few of the definitions I found: “ the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet. Digital databases.

Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. This handy free Google Docs add-on tracks things like: time spent writing, spelling-grammar-and punctuation error rates and pulls it into a clear graphical view in your teacher dashboard.

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Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

And so that’ll be everything from the print media, which is now digitized, to television news. And while Facebook and Google have been working very hard to start tackling this issue, they’re never going to stay ahead of it. I completely agree and that’s just part of that bigger critical thinking, critical assessment component that we want all of our students to have.

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20 Posts To Help You Integrate Technology the Right Way!

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Technology is just a tool. In my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I describe the many ways in which technology has impacted our traditions, rituals, communication, language, relationships, values, and learning. We have a generation of digital learners who need guidance on how to navigate the web, be good digital citizens, and problem solve and collaborate with their digital devices. 20 Ways to Transform Learning with Technology.

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 assessments might be used to engage learners in discussion before an inquiry.

Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

I can include quick formative assessment tools, drawing or brainstorming contributions from everyone and even 3d and virtual field trips. While you could do them in non-Google Tools (I guess) typically they are Google tools. I love using them in Google Docs and Google Slides. Here are some digital citizenship hyperdocs you can use of mine. Office 365 At my school we’re a Google school and Office 365 school.

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. As Secretary Duncan’s chief of staff wrote at the time, the Common Core was intended to create a national market for book publishers, technology companies , testing corporations, and other vendors.”. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

At CORE we believe that new technologies are the most exciting way to engage 21st century learners across all education and training sectors. Sunday, June 8th at 4pm Common Sense Media: Digital Citizenship - Seeing the Big Picture , with Dr. Jason Ohler. In our community’s next webinar, Dr. Jason Ohler helps us consider how to use digital citizenship to help our students and ourselves navigate our rapidly evolving world.

How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create Powerful Learning Experiences

Digital Promise

Technology use must, first and foremost, be designed to support learning goals, not the other way around.”. Ottenbreit-Leftwich in their 2013 study of authentic technology-enabled learning, highlights the main challenge coaches face when trying to support teachers using technology. It’s easy to let technology take center stage. When we first began coaching, we would get really excited about sharing cutting-edge technology tools.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology. But, Jacqui, how do we teach writing with technology?

What parents should ask teachers about technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology in education’ has become the buzz phrase for cutting edge classes that are plugged into the latest education trends. When you start at a new school (or classroom, or teacher), it’s important to understand the part technology will take to improve educational experiences for your child. Here are fourteen question you can expect stakeholders to answer — in depth: Who teaches students to use class digital tools?

How to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Among the teachers I know who are always looking for ways to save their limited pennies, Google Forms is a run-away favorite. Responses are collected to a Google Spreadsheet that can be private or shared with participants and can be sorted and analyzed like any other spreadsheet. Google Forms integrates well with Google Apps for Education, Google Classroom and many LMSs such as Blackboard. Google Forms is simple to use. How do I teach Google Drive to K/1?

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4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

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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Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

You can take courses on helpful topics like classroom management, teacher wellness, education technology, special education classes and more. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. He is the Director of Technology for the Casady School in Oklahoma City. In 2013-2015 he taught 4th and 5th grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at Independence Elementary in Yukon Public Schools in Oklahoma.

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10 Ways Google Certification Can Support Remote Learning – SULS063

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Ways Google Certification Can Support Remote Learning – SULS063 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Sink or swim, teachers and educators across the globe have clung to tools like Google Classroom and Google Meet to survive school closures and remote learning. Building capacity and increasing your Google skills is more important than ever. Let’s dive into 10 Ways Google Certification Can Support Remote Learning. I don’t work for Google.

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. Yes, use technology.