Teaching Students with Autism about Digital Citizenship


I nstructional Technology Specialist at Cumberland Academy of Georgia Jennifer Liang knows all about digital citizenship. But teaching the fundamentals of digital citizenship to students with High Functioning Autism is all the more important, especially as they prepare to enter college or the workforce. Digital citizenship at Cumberland Academy began when the school started thinking 21st about century social skills. “A

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

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The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did I actually title this 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom? 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. If you have Chromebooks in your classroom, you are going to love what the Chromebook App Hub has to offer–100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. I want to introduce you to the Chromebook App Hub from Google.


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Digital Citizenship Moments & Data Collection in Google Classroom

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Using Google Classroom for a digital citizenship modeling and teaching moments. If you ever need to collect evidence of anything within Classroom using the Save to Google Drive Chrome extension you have the ability to capture the entire screen and share to whomever you''d like. Apps Chromebook Google Apps for Education Google Chrome Google Classroom Google Drive My Training Videos

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

I just clicked on the Google button and signed in with my Google account. This digital citizenship project is aligned with several Common Core State Standards. Some parts let you attach Google Docs and other tools, so the tight integration with Google actually adds project management on top of the collaborative tools that we’re already using. PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Chromebooks in the Classrooms–Friend or Foe?

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AATT contributor, Krista Albrecht, has a balanced evaluation of Chromebooks in the classroom I think you’ll find useful. Chromebooks in the Classrooms… Friend or Foe? Chromebooks…those little computers that everyone is talking about. Everywhere you look in education people are talking about Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education, Chrome Apps, etc. What is this Chromebook you speak of? There are about 500 Chromebooks in our district.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

We may install things on their Chromebooks, but when they are on their phones, they are getting unfiltered access to the internet. So as we’re responsible adults, raising children in a digital age — particularly with things like the dark web out there, from my perspective there are just a lot of things that kids are not ready for yet. Mike Daugherty is a husband, father, author, technology director, Google Innovator, and possible Starbucks addict.

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Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

Safe experiences with monitoring and support can help children understand digital safety. In today’s show, Wanda Terral talks about how to help kids understand digital safety. Free Digital Citizenship Webinar: Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship sponsored by NetRef AND get a free pilot of NetRef’s internet management and monitoring solution.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


These were the pressing questions of the time – a time 8-months after the release of the first iPad and 6-months before the release of the first Chromebook. However, it was the Chromebook (2011) that truly revolutionized 1:1. While the iPad cost anywhere from $300 – $400, Chromebooks were sold from $199. The cost, plus it’s easy manageability and durability, made Chromebooks a main player in the edtech game.

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Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks!

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The post Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks! Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks! The new book, Google Apps for Littles by the dynamic duo, Christine Pinto , and Alice Keeler , is all about empowering our littlest learners – YES, kinder CAN use Chromebooks and lots of other technology! Check out her lesson in my lesson plan database, Model it Up with Google Sheets , where she uses Google Sheets to teach her students how to make five.

7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

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The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. I create a template or a hyperdoc in Google Doc. Complete the Google Doc. So I see which kids are coming into class, I’ll pull up the four or five Google Docs for all those kids.

13 Steps to Shape & Secure Your 1:1 Chromebook Program


We will demystify the Google Apps for Education Admin Console , providing you with the tools to successfully optimize your school’s 1:1 program and edtech experience. Taken from Best Practices to Shape & Secure Your 1:1 Program for Chromebooks. The Google Apps cloud-based policy, simplified: Device Settings (Steps 1-3). Otherwise, through a guest account, students can use the Chromebook without the district user policy in place. Turn Google Safe Search ON.

Picture Surfing for Students and Teachers

Class Tech Integrate

Many students and teachers go directly to Google and search images. Camera Chromebooks curate digital citizenship edtech education graphic design innovation iPad ipaded motivation photography production SAMR technology integrationPart of the purpose for student usage of technology in the classroom is to allow students to become creators not just consumers. A large part of this creative process for our learners is the resources that they find to put into their product.

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

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Mike Daugherty is helping connect the parents at his school to the digital lives of students. Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives. So he’s done quite a few things with Chromebook implementation and Google Level 1 Certification for all of his teachers. But today, Mike, we are talking about your Google Certified Innovator Project, “Help at Home.” So the goal of Help at Home was to help connect parents to their students’ digital lives.

Subscriber Special: July

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Building Digital Citizens. delivered digitally to your school or District. 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. Student joins a Google Classroom-based class and meets weekly with instructor to discuss class activities and assignments. digital law.

Digital Literacy–What is it?

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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. “the ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information” –Digital Strategy Glossary of Key Terms.

Google Updates and Improves its Learning Center for Teacher Training

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Google has updated and improved its Learning Center for Teacher Training with new use cases and best practices, making it even more useful and easier to learn about Google apps. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google google applications Google for Educators training

How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step)

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The post How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The long-awaited Google Slides audio feature has finally arrived! We can now insert audio in Google Slides–this can be voice, music, narration, sound effects, any type of audio you have access to or want to create. For many years, teachers have been asking me how to add audio–usually narration or background music–to Google Slides.

Picture Surfing for Students and Teachers

Class Tech Integrate

Many students and teachers go directly to Google and search images. Camera Chromebooks curate digital citizenship edtech education graphic design innovation iPad ipaded motivation photography production SAMR technology integrationPart of the purpose for student usage of technology in the classroom is to allow students to become creators not just consumers. A large part of this creative process for our learners is the resources that they find to put into their product.

Back To Basics: Device Tips For #BackToSchool

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We might believe that students are “ digital natives ” when in reality they are trying to figure this stuff out just like the adults in the room are. Digital Citizenship- If there isn’t a long standing conversation and fully-integrated approach to digital citizenship then the validity of any technology implementation has to be called into question. There has to be a constant and ongoing conversation about all aspects of digital citizenship.

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Students help launch one-to-one Chromebook program

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As students filtered into the library at Susquehannock High School and sat down before new Chromebooks, help was just steps away — in the form of some of their classmates. This year marks the first time every student at Susquehannock will receive a Chromebook for use at school and at home, and students have been involved in the process, from trying out devices to designing the rollout, which started Wednesday. Google McClatchy News Top News

New Training Courses from Google - DigCit and Accessibility

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Google has some great resources for educators at the Google for Education Training Center. Included are courses on Chromebooks, becoming a Trainer, and Fundamentals and Advanced training for using G Suite in the classroom. The Digital Citizenship and Safety Course helps teachers learn how to help their students stay safe online and become responsible digital citizens. Related: Google for Education Resources. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Tech Tip #159: Create a Macro

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Here’s a video on how to create a macro in MS Word: If you use Chromebooks , you can adjust what some keys do (such as the Search key can become the Caps Lock) through Settings. Google Apps call Macros ‘scripts’ and they’re popular.

How To Use Chromebooks For Powerful Creation in School


As technology becomes more ubiquitous in classrooms, many schools are choosing Chromebooks because it’s one of the least expensive devices, a big win for schools balancing spending priorities. A 2017 report of the education market found Chromebooks dominate with 58 percent of the market for school mobile device purchases. She piloted iPads in one school she worked at and Chromebooks in another. “By Adobe is doing for creation what Google did for collaboration,” Avrith said.

How to Use Google Sheets in the K-12 Classroom

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There are many options (Numbers, Excel, and Open Office to name just a few), but arguably the most popular is Google Sheets. If you’re using Google Classroom or G Suite, you already have it. Most spreadsheet programs have similar options, so what characteristics make Google Sheets stand out? It works on all digital devices whether it’s a Mac, Windows, Chromebook, or iPad. Google Forms data is collected in Google Sheets.

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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


Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education. Teachers can put together HyperDocs – linked apps with instruction, video, activities, ability to explore a topic on a Chromebook through curated web links. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

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Vicki: So it’s a Google Doc, and they can make a copy of the doc, review it read only, right? Then I actually have Google Classroom, which is where I put it so it’s a little bit easier for them to access. Vicki: So when they do these activities, are they turning them back in, in Google Classroom? Once they finish it, there’s another Google Doc that they’ll go to, to type their responses.

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The Process of Self-Publishing Using Kindle Direct Publishing

Tech Helpful

Every year I still go into the elementary classrooms and do lessons on the 9 elements of digital citizenship with concepts based on grade level appropriateness. While this may sound odd, I always make sure I teach about digital citizenship in "unplugged" ways because no matter what age, I focus on the importance of students finding their balance between real life and their online presence. The Digital Citizenship Adventures of Lady Lightning Fingers).

Creating an Elementary Tech Team

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I had created a Google classroom for this TechTeam (I told them part one of being on the TechTeam was being my guinea pig to try new things out. Lesson one was all about digital citizenship. The students started working to earn their digital passport on the common sense media website. For the past four years I have been a common sense media digital citizenship educator. Maybe they want to create a how-to video on logging into chromebooks?

Google for Education Selects Frontier for “Media Literacy Apps on Chromebooks” Program


eSpark Learning is proud to announce that Frontier has been selected for Google for Education’s " Media Literacy Apps on Chromebooks " program. Google for Education is empowering classrooms across the country to explore the online world with safety and confidence. We're thrilled to be selected by Google for this exciting partnership,” says David Vinca, Founder and CEO of eSpark Learning. This is the third content bundle that Google for Education has launched to date.

Quality and Appropriate Google Image Search

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Finding the best image online for any project, presentation, or assignment generally always resorts to finding an image through Google Images. However are we and our students practicing good digital citizenship methods? Usage Rights: There are various sources students can use that are not copyrighted/licensed ( Creative Commons , Public Domain Pictures , Free Images ) however students generally gravitate towards a Google Image Search.

Sharing Adobe Spark Creations with Google Slides


Are you using Google Classroom and/or Google tools with your students? Spark is a set of Chromebook-friendly and iPad-friendly creation apps and web-based tools. The second classroom tool is Google Slides. You can have some students take part in this workflow using iPads, others on Chromebooks, a few on Macs in a computer lab, and even students on an iPhone. Sharing Spark with Google Slides. How will your students access the Google Slides presentation?

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It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047

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The post It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Even when we love technology and Google tools, we have to remember that it’s NOT about Google. Or use the keyboard shortcut: Control + Shift + N (PC and Chromebook).

Faceoff: What Digital Device Should My School Buy?

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Today, whether it’s a Mac or a PC, a desktop is only one of the digital devices available in the education toolkit. The most recent entrant into the education digital device market is Chromebooks–able to do ‘most’ of what ‘most’ students need–at a precipitously lower price. That means educators now have four options (desktops, laptops, iPads, Chromebooks) as they select tools to unpack education. A Chromebook will not run native software.

25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects

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The post 25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you ready to use audio in Google Slides? One of the most common questions that I get is how to insert audio in Google Slides, a feature that many have missed after leaving PowerPoint. Rolling out in April 2019 is the ability to insert audio into your Google Slides presentations and projects! There are so many ways to use audio in Google Slides projects.

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