Digital citizenship: a conceptual model for developing a K-12 curriculum

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Digital citizenship is essential for all people living in a digital economy. Since the economy shapes our lives and our communities, we cannot take part as active citizens in the important events around us without digital skills.

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?” Why assess it? What to look for in assessment tools.

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Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

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A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences. Train all stakeholders on how to use the Moodle LMS just as you would with any new program. There are many companies out there that will assist in training your stakeholders and troubleshooting issues associated with your new Moodle LMS. Turnitin plagiarism detection within many aspects of the LMS including quizzes, blogs, and forums.

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Otus–Exciting Free LMS You Want to Meet

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There are a lot of options out there, but none had enough of the characteristics that most teachers I know look for with an LMS, namely: delivers content to students in a variety of formats. assesses student learning (both formative and summative). Having said that, I have a similar complaint about most of the LMS programs I’ve evaluated. I’ve been on the hunt for a good– scratch that : excellent –Learning Management System for several months.

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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. The term ‘LMS’ is often conflated with ‘SMS’ (student management system) and ‘CMS’ (course management system) because their purposes and tools are so similar. tools to assess schoolwide progress and results.

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2 Free Webcasts from Turnitin

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Tuesday, October 10 , at 12:00 pm Pacific ( 3:00 pm Eastern)When students arrange for others to complete their academic work for them, they undermine the very purpose of the academic assessment and defraud the public with credentials that don’t represent their knowledge and abilities. Digital Citizenship News LMSTwo Webcasts from Turnitin You Won’t Want to Miss! Learn how to protect your academic integrity and improve writing achievement. Sign up now.

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Need to Learn Moodle? Start With VerveEd

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Using an experiential, self-paced environment, VerveEd walks teachers through all the steps needed to create and use the Moodle platform in a clear, organized fashion and then provides nine hands-on ‘challenges’ that users complete to assess their knowledge in a real-world (albeit sandbox) Moodle environment. VerveEd is perfectly suited for any institution or online class that uses Moodle as an LMS and wants to provide a springboard to familiarize teachers with how to use it.

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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. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities. Back Channel for Formative Assessment.

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. You will find yourself most comfortable in the Google Classroom environment if the tools you use are aligned with Google Drive, your browser of choice is Chrome, and your digital device is a Chromebook. Designed by Freepik.

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Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

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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. Digital Citizenship.

Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

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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. Digital Citizenship.

How to Do Student-led Conferences

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Students should become comfortable using a digital portfolio such as Google Classroom, DropBox, OneNote, the school’s LMS, or another option as a convenient way to curate their work for easy access during the conference. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Education reform Parents Teaching Strategies assessments

How to Eteach in a Covid-19 Pandemic

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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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A Year to Remember, A Year to Reflect:  Pandemic Instruction

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First of all, as a veteran Canvas user I continued on my use of the LMS. I made sure that there were only two assignments a week with the final assignment being a type of assessment. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Christian Miraglia, taught for 36 years before retiring.

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Online Class Starts Aug. 12th–Tech-infused Teacher

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In MTI 562 The Tech-infused Teacher, you will use a suite of digital tools to make your lesson plans pop while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs. Assess student technology use organically.

Starting This Week: MTI 562

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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. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs. Assess student technology use organically. Digital Citizenship.

What is Standards-based Grading?

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Here are details you’ll like: All relevant teacher information is included on the teacher dashboard with links to dig deeper into standards, students, assessments, assignments, and more. Teachers create assessments aligned with pre-selected standards. JumpRope is an LMS with a foundational standards-based gradebook. Education reform Reviews assessments pedagogy SBG

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. It has become increasingly possible to personalize learning–adapt resources and assessments to student skills and needs and differentiate lessons that are pushed out to individual students or small groups ( read: Shifting my Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials ). Who is Digital Promise?

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

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” If your school has an LMS, consider whether you can make the learning and teaching jobs more flexible and differentiated by providing a schedule of all work.

Snow Day? 7 Ways to Keep Teaching

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That means lesson plans aren’t completed, assessments aren’t taken, and kids don’t learn. Big Blue Button is open source and not a stand-alone platform so it must be integrated into an LMS such as Canvas, Schoology, or Moodle.

Last Chance: Differentiated Instruction Online Class (MTI 563)

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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. MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. MTI 563 starts Monday, July 6, 2020! Last chance to sign up.

Best-in-Category Winners for 2018

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Assessment. Digital Notetaking. Digital Storytelling Tool. Teachers and students couldn’t do better than using either of these for digital storytelling. One is a crowd favorite and the other is probably the most robust, versatile, and all-inclusive LMS around: Winner: Google Classroom. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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New Ways to Gamify Learning

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In simple terms, Augmented Reality is “an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (such as a smartphone camera)” ( Merriam Webster ). Student digital badges show knowledge they’ve acquired that can then be posted to their personal webpage, blogs, LMSs, or anywhere else that takes digital input.

Last Chance: Differentiated Instruction Online Class (MTI 563)

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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. MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. MTI 563 starts in one week–Monday, April 27, 2020!

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!

Teacher Creativity Skill: Create Digital Learning Spaces

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Great classrooms have always been the fertile earth for creative work, but in the Digital Age, we have the responsibility to adapt to new opportunities and new environments. Learning when and how best to use digital environments in the service of learning requires more than just a passing thought. The upside is that digital tools allow us to extend our learning, not just in terms of time, but in terms of capacity and opportunity.

6 Exciting Ways to Use Technology to Engage Your Students

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Here are six ways to keep your students engaged: Track digital footprints. Start by illustrating the importance of digital citizenship. Use the tools in your learning management system (LMS) , such as chat and discussion boards, to give students additional opportunities to engage with each other. Use a blogging tool native to your LMS and encourage students to maintain a blog that requires daily or weekly entries.

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CanaryFlow: Everything You Need to Manage Classroom Workflow

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ability to access and import over 53 different file types (such as MS Office, Google Docs, images, PDFs, and more) from the digital device’s camera, Google Drive, Dropbox and other cloud locations. basic lesson planning with new assignments, resources, and assessments that can be curated either on the class calendar and/or as current/future activities. Basic lesson planning is available with new assignments and assessments.

Integrate OUR Curricula into Your Kiddom Digital Platform

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I’m a big believer in online web-based curricula that can be accessed from any browser, any digital device, any location. The problem is trying to blend them effortlessly into a class LMS or learning platform without lots of extra clicks and logins. They are available digitally (printable if that is your preference), allowing districts to move away from costly often-outdated textbooks that must be renewed constantly at great expense.

3 Apps to Keep Parents in The Loop

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Be transparent about student classwork, assessments, and homework. Edmodo for Parents lets moms and dads know as much as they need to about their child’s class activities, assessments, grades, homework, and more. Jupiter iO is an all-in-one cloud-based gradebook, LMS, SIS (Student Information System), and Learning Analytics solution. Digital Class Calendar. I’ve taught Preschool-8th grade for thirty years.

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

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I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. What type of performance-based formative and summative assessment took place? Perhaps a digital learning journal could be employed to promote reflection.

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How Great is MS Office Mix

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Click and you’ll find the features that have made Mix a new favorite digital tool with so many educators. Videos recorded using the screen recording tool can be saved as a stand-alone video and embedded wherever you need (keeping in mind appropriate copyright protections) such as the class LMS, a school website, or teacher blog. In a flipped class, use Mix to share required resources, preparation steps, and assessments for an upcoming class.

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. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Helping students develop job skills through the use of edtech

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With all the changes that the digital era has brought about, it is imperious to adapt the teaching approach to suit new needs. Here are seven job skills that students must master: Digital literacy. I would also add that having digital citizenship skills is needed as well.

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Last Chance for this College-credit Class (Differentiation)

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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 involvement, interaction with classmates, and completion of projects so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. MTI 563 starts in one week–Monday, June 10, 2019!

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