Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators


While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use. So, why and how should you use technology in your classroom? What Is the Proper Role of Technology in the Classroom? If you struggle to use technology in your classroom, you’re not alone. While technology can be an excellent resource in a classroom, it’s important to set limitations.

How every school can promote safety in a digital world

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But as rapid technology adoption continues unabated, the safety of the students who are meant to benefit from these advances is frequently overlooked. Today educational organizations rely on computers and tablets to provide a more flexible approach to classroom learning, forming the dynamics of how educators and students interact. Along with student safety, you are also responsible for managing and securing the devices themselves. Student safety and IT efficiency.

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Be Internet Awesome: Tools to teach online safety

iLearn Technology

What it is: Be Internet Awesome is a fantastic new way to help your students make the most of the Internet by being prepared to make wise decisions as they navigate and interact online. Be Internet Awesome helps teach students the basics of digital citizenship and safety online. How to integrate Be Internet Awesome into the classroom: With Be Internet Awesome , Google gives you a complete set of tools to empower you to encourage digital citizenship and safety online.

Sextortion: Your Students Are at Risk, Teachers Can Help

The CoolCatTeacher

Netsmartz is a free online training program from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This free course is designed to help you teach the latest in internet safety and digital citizenship for your students. . Laurie Nathan is a child safety advocate dedicated to raising awareness of abduction prevention, child sexual exploitation, and Internet safety in communities nationwide.

A Getting Started Guide to Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Netsmartz is a free online training program from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This free course is designed to help you teach the latest in internet safety and digital citizenship for your students. . Check out free NetSmartz training. Digital Citizenship Every Classroom Matters Podcast Free Resources Students Teaching

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#CelebrateWithDE – Cyber Monday

Discovery Education

Use the selected resources below or the CyberMonday Digital Integration Kit (US subscribers only) to highlight cyber safety and security on Cyber Monday. Animated music video featuring online safety guidelines. Highlights ways the Internet can be a tool to communicate and identifies safety rules. Emphasizes using the Internet in a positive, helpful, and respectful way. Keep Safety Roo Teen: Surf the Net. Happy Cyber Monday!

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 2000, the FCC created the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).

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World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security


More than a million cases of child identity theft are reported every year and, as school districts continue to introduce students to new technology and advanced digital curriculum, Internet safety education is becoming an increasingly essential tool when preventing cybercrime. The increasing rate of students’ digital information being exposed can be, in part, chalked up to a lack of formal training and establishment of cybersecurity policies across educational institutions.

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Essential Guide to Digital Citizenship for CIPA and E-Rate

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But complying with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) -- a requirement of E-rate -- doesn't have to be. USAC online training video series. Category One: Data Transmission Services and/or Internet Access. E-rate is complicated.

Are Curriculum Specialists in Edtech Denial?


Edtech can be used in traditional classrooms, at home, and as part of learning in almost any setting." While it is appropriate for an educator to specialize in a particular curriculum area – like early childhood, middle level humanities, studio art, or advanced chemistry – it is inappropriate for any of these specialists to brush off edtech as if it is not something needed in their classroom. Edtech must be a part of that professional learning and a part of every classroom.

How We Empowered and Engaged Latino Parents—by Building a Tech Community


A critical realization, though, came when I used our district’s gradebook system to send messages home about projects and classroom activities. I have always maintained that involving parents in the educational process is essential to building a strong classroom culture. We planned to educate parents about internet safety, digital citizenship and Chromebook management.

Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

So we think that we’re unfamiliar with what’s involved, we’re not trained for this. We are trained. That starts with helping teachers feel safe to keep classrooms safe places for students to learn and collaborate. Anne Collier is the founder and executive director of The Net Safety Collaborative, the national nonprofit organization that runs , the U.S.’s

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Are You R.E.A.D.Y. as a School to be Good Digital Citizens


Blended and personalized learning with digital tools has flooded classrooms, but most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship as requirements for teacher certification. This leads to a cross roads of districts pushing digital learning into schools with teachers who may not be trained in the use of safe online instruction and hence the problem of a fear of the internet.

Meet Our Ambassadors: Allison Renda

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I am a computer teacher for grades 3–5 at Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School in upstate New York, and I also work with the district's technology director on technology integration and training. Teaching students about online etiquette and safety is imperative. With the help of several educators, our K–6 students will be trained on digital citizenship using the Common Sense Education curriculum.

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. It is available offline; everything but the YouTube videos and hyperlinks will work (those need the Internet), but all other text, comments, notes and PDF’s are available. Design Your Online Classroom.

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Impero Software’s keyword library addresses online safety concerns

eSchool News

The updated library, combined with Impero Education Pro software, gives educators an edge on internet safety by helping them monitor and analyze student activity on school devices. Students can also use the software to anonymously report concerns about themselves or others to trusted, trained adults. Educators can also use Impero Education Pro to block students from accessing the Internet or certain web sites and view screenshots and timelines of student activity.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

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 ? It also provides a host of world and news and training on the amazing arena of open education!

How Common Sense Is Helping NYC Welcome Cell Phones into Schools

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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.


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. Links to webinars and other training materials from the model Student Data Privacy program run by the Utah State Board of Education ?