Check out this brilliant online safety website from Google


It is fun, interactive and covers everything involving internet safety! Watch my walk-through video below on how it works, and how you could use it in your classroom: Check out the full website here: [link]. education e-safety edtech Google Interland internet safety online safety teachers teaching technologyGoogle has recently produced a fantastic website. It’s called Interland and is completely free.

Article for TES: How to make sure your students stay safe online, whatever their age


education teachers edtech teaching technology cyberbullying e-safety internet safety online education technology in the classroomI recently wrote an article for The Times Educational Supplement (TES). The article features teaching ideas and tips for how to keep children safe online. Click this link to access the full article.

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today? “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” The cost, plus it’s easy manageability and durability, made Chromebooks a main player in the edtech game.

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Are Curriculum Specialists in Edtech Denial?


Curriculum is the what, education technology (aka edtech) is the how. Edtech Defined Recently I was asked to define edtech. Here is how I responded: "Education technology – or edtech – is the study and practice of effective teaching and learning processes and strategies that incorporate devices, apps, programs, and media. Edtech can be used in traditional classrooms, at home, and as part of learning in almost any setting."

10 EdTech Questions You Might Be Asked At Interview (Answer Tips Included!)


Here are 10 questions you may be asked along with some tips on how to answer them: 1) How do you use technology in the classroom? Think of a time that the internet has gone down and talk the interviewer through the process and stress how the lesson still worked out well. 3) Give your opinion on how much should tech be used in the classroom? 5) Talk me through how you deal with e-safety.

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11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Here are eleven of the technologies that often affect classroom procedures and workflow. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year. Try Shelfit from EdTech Software. Try Shelfit from EdTech Software.

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Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Tech coaching/mentoring is available from experts who work with you via email or virtual meetings to prepare lesson plans, teach to standards, integrate tech into core classroom time. You’ve been teaching for twenty years, but now your Principal wants technology integrated into your classroom. internet safety.

6 Student Suggestions to Improve Web Filtering


School districts are allowed to use any web filter, as long as it complies with the FCC Children Internet Protection Act. Securly allows teachers to immediately whitelist a blocked site , making the site available to the entire classroom (temporarily, or not, depending on the school district’s chosen master settings). Many of the students we interviewed felt that their school did not clearly outline an Internet Safety policy or teach digital citizenship practices.

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How Technology Can Improve Digital Citizenship in K–12

EdTech Magazine

As technology is further integrated into the classroom, digital citizenship is an essential skill all students need to possess. . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how digital literacy programs prepare students for a tech-enabled future. Students are more exposed to the internet than ever. There are tools available to serve as internet guardrails until a culture of digital literacy and responsible use sets in. Create an Environment of Internet Safety.

K-12 Districts Keep Students Safe with Web Filters and Monitors

EdTech Magazine

Each student receives either a Lenovo touch-screen laptop or a Microsoft Surface for use in the classroom and for homework. MORE FROM EDTECH: Find out how K-12 schools can balance privacy and security protocols. The tools augment lessons in which students are taught to use the internet responsibly. As the technology director at Harpeth Hall, Justin Dover works to provide a layer of safety for students’ internet access.

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Be Awesome: Cultivating Character in a Connected World


Having worked the last few years as an Instructional Technology Facilitator in grades 3-12, I was unprepared for the challenge of crossing over citizenship practices in schools and classrooms to the digital online world. Utilize Digital Tools for Building Classroom/School Culture and Environment Highlight community building around expectations and procedures by including students in the process while participating in an online environment.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Internet Search and Research - educators need to know how to do a proper internet search, using search terms and modifiers. They also need to be able to teach proper internet search skills to their students, no matter what class they are teaching. 21st century skills edtech educational technology educator resources

6 Great Teacher Communities for Summer PD

Graphite Blog

Common Sense Educators is our Facebook group for educators committed to creating a positive, collaborative culture of digital learning and digital citizenship in their classrooms, schools, or districts. Whether you're a classroom teacher, administrator, tech coach, or homeschool teacher -- you name it -- you can connect with inspiring colleagues here. Topics of discussion include tech integration, media literacy, internet safety, and much more.

Class Tech Tips: Teaching Digital Citizenship with Adobe Spark


From Internet safety to commenting in online spaces, there are lots of topics to consider when deciding how to best prepare students for an online world. Students should see how everything they do in school connects to the world outside of the classroom. Authentic Digital Citizenship Experiences Outside of the classroom students of all ages are faced with challenges when it comes to navigating online spaces.

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

A big shout out to EdTech Magazine for recognizing this blog on its 2017 Honor Roll. That’s right, the identified nouns can give you keywords that will allow you to search a wonderful world of OER (Open Education Resources) on the internet. Resources: “Finding the Nouns or Facts” How might your identification of the curriculum standard nouns along with OER fit into a classroom ?

How Common Sense Is Helping NYC Welcome Cell Phones into Schools

Graphite Blog

Individual schools can decide whether they want to incorporate students’ personal technology into classroom learning and can implement a "bring your own device" (BYOD) program. It also means ensuring staff is able to incorporate digital safety, citizenship, and responsibility into the work they do with students.". Common Sense''s comprehensive K-12 curriculum has lessons for each grade level on topics like Internet safety, privacy, and digital footprints.


Engage Your Community with Parent Digital Citizenship Academies

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"Teacher Voices": This article is part of a series of from-the-classroom perspectives. internet safety, digital footprints and reputation, privacy and security) and give them some ideas on how to work with their children on these topics. In addition, we wanted families to understand that the internet can be used for malicious activity, but more importantly, marvelous things can be accomplished using technology.

Safety First


Whether virtual or physical, the safety of students is every educator’s first priority. VIRTUAL SAFETY “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin was addressing fire safety when he coined this familiar axiom, but the analogy to Internet safety isn’t a bad one. Up-to-date and user-friendly information on federal and new state laws, compliance, and helpful initiatives from edtech companies.