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.

Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities

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That, of course, usually ends up not in a library but on the Internet. Digital Rights. Digital Responsibilities. But there are two faces to this digital coin: Inalienable or not, they require great responsibilities. How to Grow Global Digital Citizens.

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You can take them and travel digitally to other places. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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Dr. Ray is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Education and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

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Teaching students how to become digital citizens is essential as technology assumes a greater place in their lives. Dr. Wanda Greenfield, tech integration specialist at Jesse Boyd Elementary School in Spartanburg, South Carolina, outlined ideas for molding learners into digital citizens.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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As Secretary Duncan’s chief of staff wrote at the time, the Common Core was intended to create a national market for book publishers, technology companies , testing corporations, and other vendors.”. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom.

Teaching Digital Literacy: Resources to Help Students Validate Online Information

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Digital Literacy is a term that is growing ever more popular among those teaching our 21st Century Learners. Also known as Information Literacy, Digital Literacy is an important component of what is known as Digital Citizenship.

Maryland Educator Ali Schilpp Named 2018 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal

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NEW YORK, NY – August 21, 2018 – School Library Journal(SLJ) has announced Ali Schilpp, a library media specialist from Northern Middle School in Accident, MD, as the 2018 School Librarian of the Year.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 7, 2014 A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. 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. Today kicks off Connected Librarian Day , our special Library 2.014 preconference event for K-12 teacher librarians (and their fans).

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. Library 2.014 Call for Proposals Now Open. The call for proposals for the fourth annual Library 2.0

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Physical Bookstores in The Digital Age

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Though bookstores remain, too often, parents simply buy books online–digitally or print, doesn’t matter–and miss out on that opportunity to discover new worlds. Online stores have learned what it takes to be successful – catering to the modern digital world.

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Why is HUE HD a Must for your Classroom?

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For ‘Specials’ teachers (those who teach one subject and move from classroom to classroom), easily carry this lightweight and mobile device, allowing you to have a document camera wherever you have a computer, whether it’s the Library, the gym, or a classroom.

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

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App developers can work for software companies, retailers, in healthcare, in the travel industry, for the entertainment industry, or in financial services. These include Hello Codi, TalkToMe I and I I (Text-to-speech app), Ball Bounce Game, and Digital Doodle (a drawing app).

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

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The discussions shouldn’t focus on denying technology, though, said Michelle Cooper, Library Media Specialist, White Oak ISD, TX in the edWebinar “ Achieving Media Balance in a Tech-Immersed World.”

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018

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The software has been updated to include a new mental health keyword library, google authentication, and improved scalability to support larger school districts, among other features.

K–12 Leaders Weigh Threats and Benefits of Increased Web Monitoring

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Some companies that produce monitoring software report sending tens of thousands of alerts about cyberbullying, violence, sexual content and other concerns. MORE FROM EDTECH: Get the top three tips students should know to master digital citizenship.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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You can also visit PASCO website’s Digital Library for hundreds of free labs and experiments that can be sorted by age group (elementary, MS, HS, AP, or University) or subject. Know that I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. . 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.

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Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home

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For schools considering 1:1 initiatives, Bring Your Own Device or other digital rollouts, ensuring that students have access to a high-speed internet connection outside of the school building is key. Access to the internet and digital resources is now easier than than just a few years ago.

Can You Show Netflix in Class? Copyright for Teachers Made Simple

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And use digital tools to their full potential: Students can do so much more with them than just fill out a worksheet. Company partners like Chevron, Google and Sonic along with individual donors help support teacher projects all over the United States. Most districts go through Movie Licensing USA , a company that provides licensing for K-12 schools for a variety of studios, including Walt Disney Pictures, Sony Pictures and DreamWorks Animation.

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Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

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These are important tasks and I look forward to working with the company as we move forward with this work both in the UK, and the U.S.” In addition to providing software to schools, Impero is also supports for digital citizenship education in schools.

How to Use the Vaping and Juuling Trend to Teach Media Literacy

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As Robert Jackler points out , these ads reworked and updated versions of tried-and-true -- and since banned -- techniques used by old-school cigarette companies. Recommended for: Grades: 6-12 Subjects: ELA, social studies, digital citizenship, advertising/marketing, business.

5 Tech Tools to Inspire Reading

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Teachers and parents know all this and still, the Literacy Company reports that most teachers in classes of twenty+ students spend only five minutes a day reading, and 46% of American adults cannot understand the label on their prescription medicine.

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Edtech’s Blurred Lines Between Security, Surveillance and Privacy

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With safeguarding students’ online and physical safety as a top priority, schools are leaning on a variety of digital services. Last year, RealNetworks, a Seattle-based company, offered its facial recognition software to schools, and a few have pioneered the tool. To improve these systems, it comes as no surprise to Bill Fitzgerald, a researcher at New Knowledge, that some companies are offering such technology gratis. Think digital demerits and gold stars.)

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Insta-Fame, Sell-Outs, and Selfies: New Digital Bytes Topics for Teens

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How do you make something like digital tracking, product placement, or consumerism fun and compelling to learn about? Common Sense's Digital Bytes , a teen facing program, does just that. Digital Bytes teaches teens digital citizenship through topic-focused "bytes" -- student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas. Digital Bytes allows teens to voice their ideas for making smart, safe choices online.

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

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Sweet Search – Human Reviewed – It is owned by Dulcinea Media, a company committed to supplying students with a search engine that returns results that are accurate, reliable, safe, and understandable. Welcome to this fourth post in a series that promotes student inquiry in the classroom.

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ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

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Our own Kristina Holzweiss shared the Wakelet on Wakelet she co-presented, as well as her blog post on library uses of the platform. Among the MANY items in my own digital tote is Denise Henry-Orndorff’s Periodic Table of Google Extensions. 10 reasons to use the library.

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3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools

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Mixed in with the scores of digital tools I see every week, I’ve found three that stand above the rest and will quickly become staples in your teaching toolkit: Sonocent–for note-taking and study skills. Audio Notetaker is a robust digital note-taking and study tool.

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3 Apps That Encourage Students to Read

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Teachers and parents know all this and still, the Literacy Company reports that most teachers in classes of twenty+ students spend only five minutes a day reading, and 46% of American adults cannot understand the label on their prescription medicine. The Talking Library is wonderful.

Telestream Screenflow: An Podcasters Guide to Creating Professional Screencasts and Tutorials

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Throughout the entire digital media lifecycle, from capture to viewing, for consumers through high-end professionals, Telestream products range from desktop components and cross-platform applications to fully-automated, enterprise-class digital media transcoding and workflow systems.

A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

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The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) designated the Wednesday of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Banned Books Week as Banned Websites Awareness Day (BWAD, pronounced bee-wad ). In a nutshell, CIPA requires that schools and libraries receiving E-Rate funding “block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors).” Digital Citizenship by OSAPAC.

3 ways the modern school is becoming more like the modern workplace

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As the office has evolved to allow a more creative and collaborative workplace, many educators have taken note, bringing those same features to classrooms, school libraries, lunchrooms and other common areas. Did you know that it’s Digital Citizenship Week?

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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This follows the company’s recent integrations with Canvas and Schoology and its OneRoster alignment. Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.