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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.

129 Digital Citizenship Links on 22 Topics

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Here’s a long list of websites to address Digital Citizenship topics you teach in your classroom: Avatars. to promote digital privacy. Copyrights and Digital Law. Take the mystery out of copyrights –by the Library of Congress. Brainpop Digital Citizenship. Digital presence. Digital Communications. Digital footprint. Digital Footprint. Digital footprint—clean it up. Digital footprints.


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Kinesthetic Lessons in Empathy and Digital Citizenship


Whether you are a library media specialist, a teacher of social studies, art history, ELA or any other discipline that incorporates art and photography as a teaching tool or element of content, building living tableaux — people posing to replicate a 2D image — is a classroom exercise that has so many learning benefits for students! These students then assemble themselves in the middle of the classroom in a re-creation of the painting. Citizenship.

Essential Guide to Digital Citizenship for CIPA and E-Rate

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What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship? Through E-rate, your school or library can receive support to purchase communication services and other technological products. What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship? E-rate is complicated.

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

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Welcome to the third article in a series devoted to facilitating proper student internet interaction in the classroom. 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. 10 Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 3 ( ).

Students as Digital Leaders: A Digital Citizenship Lesson

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

This year, I wanted to spend some time as we passed out new computers to lead students in a reflection on digital leadership. We started with the question: “What is a digital leader?” I searched back through my pictures and pulled out several examples of Barrow students exemplifying digital leadership. When I finished the stories, I once again asked about digital leadership. Next, we took a look at Google’s “ Be Internet Awesome ” words.

Dear Otto: How do I create a classroom library checkout system?

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I got this question from a colleague: I am looking for an app that classroom teachers can use to scan a classroom library and allow teachers to check books out with students. I chatted with colleagues and got a few common answers: Classroom Organizer –a free app that works with a desktop application; lets you scan in books, manage them, and check them out (through the app). More on classroom management: 22 Digital Tools You Must Have in Your Classroom.

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Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy


Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. And I have discovered that to effectively accomplish these goals, I must co-exist as digital neighbors with my students, inhabiting and interacting in shared social media spaces. Our travel, relationships, communication, shopping and free time are all mediated by digital content.

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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If you’re looking for meaningful lessons to wrap up your school year, here are my top picks: Digital Passport. Applied Digital Skills. Digital Passport. Common Sense Media’s award-winning Digital Passport is the gold-standard in teaching digital citizenship to grades 3-5 (or Middle School). It includes certificates of achievement, badges at the completion of units, and a classroom tracking poster to show how students are progressing.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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But you are always digging out — like you said, new people that everybody hasn’t heard of — but you’re always digging out new amazing educators who are just doing great work every single day in their classrooms. You’re going to find experts at the level of Howard Gardner, but you’re also going to find classroom teachers who are talking about projects and who are looking for partners in their projects as well. You can take them and travel digitally to other places.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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And while they can explore a wide variety of topics from the US Constitution to Ecology and Ancient China, I also like that you can assign these nonfiction texts at three different lexiles to supplement what you’re doing in the classroom. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. And I say frequently to my sister, who has access to this in her classroom, “You are so lucky! Google Cardboard costs like, what — $12 – and every kid has a smartphone.

3 Ways to Make Digital Citizenship Part of Your Everyday Teaching

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We often hear from educators who feel like they don't have the time to address digital citizenship in their classrooms. Or by the media specialist during library time? Sure, many schools find integrating digital citizenship as a stand-alone program within those classes works well and allows for clear and measurable implementation school-wide. However, digital citizenship skills don't have to be presented as targeted lessons.

Digital Assistants in the Classroom

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It’s been a couple of years since my tech teacher advice column “Dear Otto” got its first question about classroom digital assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa. What is a digital assistant? A Digital Assistant is an AI- (artificial intelligence) powered virtual assistant you probably know most commonly as Google Home or Amazon Alexa. Amazon’s Alexa has about 80,000 skills and Google Home about 4200 actions.

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


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.

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.

The Easy Way to Teach Internet Skills

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is an excellent digital storytelling tool that uses the vehicle of comics to create visual stories. Take the mystery out of copyrights – by the Library of Congress. be aware of your digital footprint. Here’s a good poster you can tape to your classroom wall: Digital Search and Research. This is why teaching the nuances of digital search is critical. Pick the ones best suited to your student group: Basic search tips – from Google.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” In 2012, Chromebooks accounted for only 1% of the devices sold to US classrooms; now, they make up more than half of the edtech market. In order to receive this funding, each district must submit a digital classroom plan.

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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.

How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

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Every Earth Day, someone in your school, maybe the parent group, raises the question of WHY NOT a paperless classroom? To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation. Take a few weekends this summer to set up a class blog and class website and get comfortable with the digital side of your school. digital portfolios for students–this can be accomplished with the LMS you use, Google Apps, Google Classroom, or even Dropbox.

It’s Time to Make Your Classroom Paper-free

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Now, beyond the moral and ethical persuasiveness of a paperless classroom, there is compelling evidence that the time is right to eliminate paper from the classroom: the high cost of printing : Yale University noted that “Every 2.5 Schools who replace paper with a digital distribution of newsletters, announcements, homework, and anything else possible may not increase recycling but do dramatically reduce the amount of paper they use. International Library.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access


Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. When flipping the classroom , for example, students gain knowledge away from the classroom through video, text selections, podcasts, etc., 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.

Why is HUE HD a Must for your Classroom?

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It will quickly become an essential device for your classroom inquiry. Besides displaying documents to your laptop and class screen, you can record video or audio which can be uploaded to YouTube (or emailed), annotate and edit images, and even make Skype/Google Hangout calls. Applications for the Classroom. Run Skype calls or Google Hangouts for those without a video cam on their computer.

Google Hangouts–Are You Using Them Yet?

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She broadcast the class on her iPad with her Google Hangouts (GHO) app, sent me an invite, and that’s it. With Google Hangouts, you meet face-to-face with people around the world, share screens, collaborate on documents, even watch videos. How to use GHO in your classroom: Broadcast your class live and tape it for later viewing or replay. The library of videos becomes a great way to review for quizzes and tests. Use Google Hangouts for parent conferences.

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6 Ways to Make Classroom Typing Fun

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take digital notes (using Evernote, OneNote and similar). collaborate on Google Apps like Docs, Sheets, Presentations. This can be book reports, research, a brochure for history class, or a collaborative document through Google Apps. Let their team of grade level teachers know what traits to look for as students research on class computers or in the library. Here are a few examples: I’d love to hear how you keep keyboarding practice fresh in your classroom.

The Blended and eLearning PBL Classroom… A Journey from Analog to Digital Project Based Learning

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Best of all, you can use these ideas to bring a past poroject of yours to the blended and eLearning classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Students are great at digital collaboration!

3 Fresh Art and Music Apps for the Classroom

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Now, in today’s connected classroom, creativity has become the newest transformative tool, the buzzword that indicates a curriculum is on the cutting edge, that teachers are delivering their best to students and differentiating for varied needs. The app gives subscribers unlimited access to SmartMusic’s extensive library of over 50 method books, nearly 50,000 skill building exercises, and 22,000+ solo and ensemble titles by major publishers.

5 Image Apps for your Classroom

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One (or more) of these will be perfect for your classroom: Canva. You can even sign in through Google Apps for Education. Pictures can be imported from your photo library, Instagram, Facebook or the web. Using the frame layout option, students can create a collage of photos for sequencing activities or digital portfolios. For those digital devices, students will need a different tool. Add images from your photo library or snap new ones with your camera.

Tell Me All About it with Tellagami

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Sharing Created Gamis While not having to worry about log in information is a plus and sharing is easy, there is not currently a way to see a library of the Gamis one makes when in the app. Teachers could have students turn in their Gami by submitting the URL on a class Google form or turning the URL in via an assignment on Edmodo. Students could also embed the Gami in a digital portfolio such as a Google Site or a blog.

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

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Welcome to this fourth post in a series that promotes student inquiry in the classroom. Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases. Google Advanced Search – Informational Search Engine – It may be best to direct students towards the Google Advanced Search Engine even before using the Google Basic Search. Take a look at the Google Advanced Search Engine and see why it really should be a basic prerequisite!

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. 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. Ever since I started Classroom 2.0 I''ve looked forward to holding an event specifically about Ed Tech in the classroom. Classroom 2.0

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169 Tech Tip #80–17 Ways to Add Tech without Adding Time

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Category: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT. Let’s start with seven ways to blend technology into your everyday teaching: Include digital ebooks in your class library.

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Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

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You can access files in Dropbox, Google Photos, YouTube, Vimeo, or upload them from your local computer. In this way, your work will be automatically saved to your file and synced across all of your digital devices. Older students can log in via Facebook, Google, or with Gmail credentials. If you’re working on a desktop or Chromebook, simply access, log in via Facebook, Google, or email, and get started. 8 Ways to use Spark in your classroom.

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

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. 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. The lesson plans are optimized for a lab setting or a classroom.

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. Virtual Classrooms and Labs. The concept of virtual classrooms has been around for a while now, with many schools benefitting from in-house programs dedicated to the organization of courses.

Cikumas–an LMS that’s easy to understand

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Swiss-based Cikumas makes the creation and implementation of virtual classrooms quick, intuitive, and without the steep learning curve that so often accompanies LMSs (Learning Management Systems). Import your classes from Google Classroom, enter students by hand, or invite students via a class code. Upload lesson plans and assignments with drag-and-drop ease from your local drive or Google Drive. Assignments are pushed out digitally and submitted the same way.

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