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?” ” –from the American Library Association. Why assess it?

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

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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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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). We need to use our data to improve learning, with formative assessment. Dr. Ray is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Education and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University.

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

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.

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. In order to impart this knowledge to their students, teachers also had to go through digital literacy training. In order to receive this funding, each district must submit a digital classroom plan.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Michael Stephens Live Keynote - Follett Challenge - Digital Citizenship Week - K12 Online Starts

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 had amazing support from our Library 2.014 volunteer group, and we''re hoping to carry that momentum forward to the fifth annual Global Education Conference , November 17th - 21st (22nd in some time zones). Digital Citizenship Week. Library 2.014 on YouTube.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom. Teaching in a rural area opened my eyes to the students who don’t participate in the digital world when they are outside of school. Are we assessing their thinking or are we assessing their privilege?

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

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grade levels include keyboarding, digital citizenship, problem solving, digital tools for the classroom, and coding. Tech teachers, tech coordinators, library media specialists, curriculum specialists. K-12 Student Workbooks (digital only) are a great addition.

Learning.com Includes Essential Skills for Remote Learning in EasyTech

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To prepare students for success in a remote learning environment, Learning.com is adding remote learning lessons to its EasyTech content library. Learning.com’s K-12 curriculum solution, EasyTech, helps students develop computer science, digital literacy, and problem-solving skills.

Wholehearted Libraries, the Game of School, Global Ed, Rescuing Self, Namaste Parenting, and Hack Education

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

LIBRARY SECURITY 2020 | A 90-minute webinar. An extended 90-minute webinar with Q&A, part of a special Library 2.0 As libraries add new programs and services, some things stay the same: the need to keep library employees, patrons, and the buildings safe.

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

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Many of us find students benefit greatly when the school employs curriculum-based assessments to measure progress. Because by teaching, assessing knowledge, tracking progress, and personalizing to student needs, we can determine if students are accomplishing what they must to complete the work of learning. This is done through its standards-aligned assessment library or teacher-created assessments developed from a bank of over 60,000 standards-specific questions.

12 Websites for Digital Books 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. This site provides thousands of digitized books, audio recordings, DVDs/CDs from the public domain (or out-of-copyright). Open Library.

3 Favorite Webtools for students (and teachers)

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There are many truths about teaching but two stand out when it comes to assessing knowledge: 1) feedback is one of the greatest predictors of success in student work, and 2) teachers don’t have enough time to provide feedback on student work as thoroughly as they’d like. Teachers upload (called “create” in Peergrade) an assignment to the Peergrade website and add a rubric (which can be adapted from Peergrade’s library or built by the teacher).

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

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grade levels include base topics of keyboarding, digital citizenship, problem solving, digital tools for the classroom, and coding. Tech teachers, tech coordinators, library media specialists, curriculum specialists. TeachersPayTeachers (digital only).

3 Favorite Classroom Apps

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Here’s an excellent collection of great apps for your classroom — to cover writing, research, and assessment. Storyboard That is a leader among online digital storytelling tools thanks to its comic-based themes, clean layout, vast collection of story pieces, varied strip layouts, and intuitive drag-and-drop interface. It’s also an excellent tool for teaching digital citizenship. There just isn’t an easier way to organize assessment criteria.

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–K-8 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.

3 Free/Freemium Tools for Rubrics

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Rubrics are a well-accepted, even transformative tool for assessing student knowledge over a breadth of criteria. The pre-online versions weren’t dynamic or flexible, couldn’t be re-used, and few teachers had the time or energy to build these summative, purpose-built assessments. For registered users, there’s a vast library of rubrics created by members that can be used. More on assessment: How Do You Grade Tech? 7 Authentic Assessment Tools.

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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. These nicely replace the quick formative assessments that are currently so popular (and time-consuming) in classes. in the library as a research tool .

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Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

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Michelle Luhtala , Department Chair of the New Canaan, CT, High School Library and a 2015 Library Journal Mover & Shaker , is a leader in helping teacher-librarians all around the country to become Future Ready. ” Her guests for this online discussion were Mark Ray, Chief Digital Officer for Vancouver Public Schools and Sara Trettin, Open Education and Digital Engagement Lead, Office of Educational Technology, U.S.

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. Make research tools like dictionaries and thesauri accessible from all digital devices. Have students create crossword puzzles (or other games) to review for an upcoming assessment.

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Online Courses from Vector Solutions Help Schools Address Pandemic-Related Behavioral Challenges

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Its extensive online and mobile training library features carefully curated world-class content to meet the unique needs of professionals in the industrial, engineering, education, and public safety industries.

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

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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.

Subscriber Special: April

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A School License is a multi-user PDF of most books (or videos where available) we offer–textbooks, curricula, lesson plans, student workbooks, and more–that can be used on every digital device in your school–iPads, Macs, PCs, Chromebooks, laptops, netbooks, smartphones, iPods. All of them, no matter whether they’re in a classroom, the library, one of the tech labs. provide access to full text PDF (or videos where relevant) from every digital device in your school, 24 hours a day.

Why College Matters for a Successful Career in Tech

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Libraries, laboratories, expensive software licenses, access to reputable academic journals and career assistance – all these represent only a part of the wide range of resources that a good university provides to students so they can excel in their field.

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 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. Results can be then assessed and graded accordingly, which facilitates the overall learning experience immensely. When I started teaching, syncing work between school and home was impossible.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

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Updated in 2018, 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.

A letter of support

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It’s hard to make sense of the current climate for school libraries. In other areas, library programs are being cut because some tight budgets favor more pressing priorities. As this year’s School Library Month draws to an end, I thought it might help similar efforts if I shared this recent letter. We curate new forms of digital texts. As it continues to shift, school librarians teach and model strategies for digital workflow.

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Use the SAMR Model to Spearhead Technology in Your Classroom

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Teachers didn’t know how to use the digital tools and there was never enough training to untip that balance. The problem was four-fold: students didn’t have the technology foundation to smoothly incorporate digital tools into projects. If you’re researching for a project, visit an online library. While researching using an online library, cite materials in an appropriate manner to comply with student digital responsibilities.

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.

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.