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. According to Common Sense Media’s study “ Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America ,” the percentage of children ages eight and under who’ve used a mobile device nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013, from 38 percent to 72 percent. What’s more, about two in five children under the age of two have used a mobile device.

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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In the marketplace: Minecraft Education Edition, apps for ELLs, digital citizenship, and more

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Learning Upgrade , an ed-tech company providing digital, differentiated literacy curriculum designed for English language learners (ELLs), launched a mobile app to increase accessibility and expand offerings to a wide range of English learners. Such is the case in Ohio where several school districts are turning to the Performance Matters Platform to help boost student achievement on the new assessments implemented just last year.

Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

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She is a MACUL board member and a member of the COSN advisory board for mobile learning and emerging technologies. She is passionate about engaging students in education and leveraging learning opportunity through digital technologies. Liz is also the creator and coordinator of the Triple E Framework ( [link] ), which is an open-source framework for K-12 teachers and administrators to use to assess the effectiveness of technology in lesson plans.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

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Quickly create assessments for any grade or subject without special forms or equipment. Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. Automatically transfer grades into any digital grade book. Step 1: Teach Digital Citizenship. At the beginning, I do a lot of work on digital citizenship — that we behave on social media the way we do in real life.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” “More tech-based monitoring and assessment tools will be incorporated into to the instructional mix.” In order to impart this knowledge to their students, teachers also had to go through digital literacy training.

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


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.

Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know there are some amazing formative assessment tools on the web. First, to ensure you do not miss a valuable post or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing - Michael Gorman ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com ) .

The Problem With Expecting Student Access


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. Students do need to become fluent in computer and mobile technology use.

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While I''ve written quite a bit about assessing writing (ad nauseum) via digital means, reading instruction and assessment have remained a primarily paper-based enterprise in my class. While students can create projects, take quizzes, write responses digitally via BYOD and 1:1 using Google forms and docs, I''ve been missing a digital method for close reading of texts in my bag of instructional tricks. Gobstopper is MOBILE!

20 Posts To Help You Integrate Technology the Right Way!

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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. Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y. 20 Tools, Apps, & Tips for Engaging Assessment. 20+ Incredible Digital Research Apps. Teach Digital Citizenship: 20+ Tips & Resources. 21+ Digital Poster Tools & Tips. “Technology is just a tool.

How every school can promote safety in a digital world

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Keeping students safe in the digital era — with its myriad dangers — means a proactive IT strategy. Digital solutions such as classroom management, collaboration, and online polls allow teachers to be more productive so they spend less time administrating and more time teaching and interacting with pupils. However, along with the benefits of mobile devices come the associated challenges.

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens


Today’s students often have more computing power in their pockets, on their mobile phones, than the PCs in the outdated computer lab–-but they are usually prevented from using it. million pairs of jeans for young homeless people, collected mobile/cell phones for domestic violence survivors, baked cakes for infants in Syria, hosted dance classes for seniors (anyone over 25 is officially “old” on DoSomething). Getty By David Price.

How to (Not) Fill a Blank White Page

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Self evaluation and reflection is also an important piece of the assessment process. We have 6 computer and mobile labs for 2000+ students right now and students'' home access is inconsistent. assessment assignments connecting with students cross-curricular digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass Google docs PBL peer evaluation technology Working with Ms.


What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

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The ideal would be to have all assignments, assessment, and submittals for each student curated in one spot that automatically updates as the year progresses–and provides actionable reports. 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.

Innovative Ways to Encourage Writing

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Paint Studio –fully featured art tool for mobile devices. Glogster –digital posters that include text, images, video, and more. The next time your summative assessment is a report, let students choose their ‘writing’ method. 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. Knowledge is meant to be shared.

How to Prepare for the SAT Essay

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While it traditionally is an assessment tool for college-bound seniors, more and more high schools are choosing it as an exit exam for graduating seniors (such as these changes in Ohio and the State of Washington ). Free, web-based or mobile device. If students haven’t yet taken the PSAT/SAT, KA will put them through a detailed assessment, rank their skills, and then provide videos and exercise to drill the weakest subjects. Education account, desktop or mobile device.

10 Options for Polls and Forms in Your Class

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Besides the ease of use and their digital nature, students love forms because they are anonymous. They can also be tools that are easily integrated into warm-ups, exit tickets, and/or formative assessments such as these popular examples: Socrative. For those with a Google account, it is free, online, and available on all platforms and all digital devices. For many, JotForm is the gold standard for forms creation whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices.

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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. Books can be read online or on most mobile devices. You can read them online, on a mobile device, or download them.

7 Innovative Writing Methods for Students

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Paint Studio –fully featured art tool for mobile devices. Glogster –digital posters that include text, images, video, and more. The next time your summative assessment is a report, let students choose their ‘writing’ method. 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. Knowledge is meant to be shared.

JotForm Smart PDF–Great for Today’s Teaching

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Forms are popular in schools for assessments, data collection, and a slew of other reasons. Users no longer have to print, fill out, scan back into their digital device, and then send. With JotForm Smart PDF Forms, you can: fill out on any device–mobile or desktop.

5 Ways Ed-tech Can Enhance Social Studies Lessons

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When you click on ClassroomScreen.com, it opens a blank screen that is a digital board ready to be displayed on your class smart screen. WeVideo Digital Storytelling Kit. As is my habit, I spend a lot of time exploring new ways to teach old subjects.

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JotForm Reports–A Fresh Way to Energize Remote Learning

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Problems include administering and grading assessments, taking attendance, finding backchannel tools that enable them to stay in touch with students, and keeping viewers engaged during video presentations. Quick assessments: Send out a question during a virtual meeting.

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15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

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The program is free, takes about eight hours (depending upon the student), and can include printed materials as well as digital. Students finish the program with an assessment of knowledge and certificates. This app works on desktops as well as mobile devices.

What can parents do to keep their kids safe in the context of cyberbullying?


A more complete definition I think is: “Cyberbullying is the use of inappropriate behavior, strength or influence, whether directly or indirectly, and whether verbal, written, physical or through displays of or use of imagery, symbols or otherwise, to intimidate, torment, threaten, harass or embarrass others, using the Internet or other technology, such as mobile telephones.” Uses the computer or mobile devices late at night or when they are unsupervised.

Introducing ScreenFlow 10: A Dynamic New Video Eding Experience for Your Instructional Tutorials


ScreenFlow , by Telestream, is a dynamic screen recording application that allows users to record either their computer screens, or their mobile devices and export a professional video tutorial, social media graphic, or image. Record Tutorials Directly from your Mobile Device.

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What’s a Digipuzzle?

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You can use Digipuzzle on the web or as a mobile app. It replaces traditional puzzles and paper-pencil games with digital versions that are arguably easier to use, quicker to play, and less problematic (no lost puzzle pieces, no broken pencils — that sort), but don’t expect it to Modify or Redefine your tasks through the use of technology.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

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Students can track correct responses allowing it to be used as an assessment if desired. XtraMath runs on mobile platforms as well as desktops, making it easy for kids to work on math facts whenever they have a few minutes. 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. Math used to be a tedious memorization of facts and formulas.

How to enhance students’ work-ready skills


Digital currency advisor. Digital literacy. Digital literacy. Today’s students are digital natives, and in some cases they are more comfortable adapting to new technologies than their teachers. Nowadays, digital skills are required in the majority of jobs and companies want to hire graduates that have knowledge of digital technologies. Read more: DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship.

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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. s on most mobile devices, includes live pictures of participants, allows screensharing, offers the ever-popular whiteboard, and gets started with an email invitation.

How teachers address cell phones in class

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Protocols for these mobile devices have little in common today with how they were addressed a decade ago. Too often, school digital devices can’t connect, or can’t connect in the volume required to run a class. Because mobile devices are faster, it satisfies student curiosity and builds their passion to be lifelong learners. Fifth, students want to use digital tools. Mobile phones can do pretty much everything a computer can via apps and Internet access.

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15 President’s Day Activities

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From Primary Games , popular home of a wide variety of edutainment for kids, this link includes a President’s Day Wordsearch, games, coloring pages, worksheets, jokes, stationary, and mobile games. It includes materials required, time allotted, objectives, lesson plan, assessments, and tie-ins to academic subjects. Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February–this year, February 19, 2018.

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5 Ways to Use JotForm Cards With Your Classes

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There are lots of platforms available but for many, JotForm is the gold standard whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices. JotForm Cards display just as well on a desktop as a mobile device. 12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, and K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Devices Need to Support Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Our motto is pedagogy first, technology second if appropriate when integrating mobile learning devices. There must be more of a concerted focus on learning outcomes, construction of new knowledge leading to authentic application, and the development/enhancement of essential skills (creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, digital citizenship, entrepreneurship, media literacy, technological proficiency, communication, collaboration).

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Otus–Exciting Free LMS You Want to Meet

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assesses student learning (both formative and summative). Otus is a free all-in-one mobile learning management system designed by teachers for teachers, available on iPads and desktops. 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. I’ve been on the hunt for a good– scratch that : excellent –Learning Management System for several months.

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