Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

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Ann Oro helped her diocese develop curriculum standards for digital citizenship by grade level. Ann Oro: A Digital Citizenship Curriculum. So today we’re going to talk about, “What should we be teaching kids about digital citizenship?”.

Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips

Whether it’s summer or not, digital citizenship skills are something that adults and children alike should be practicing every day as citizens of the world. While we encourage students to meet new friends over the summer, it opens up new social networks.

Common Sense Media digital citizenship refresh


I recently sat down with Kelly Mendoza, Senior Director of Education Programs at Common Sense Education, who oversees digital citizenship curricular materials to discuss exciting curriculu m news. This Is Me (Digital Footprint & Identity). Digital Footprint & Identity).

Understanding How to Keep Students Safe With Digital Citizenship and Technology

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If we’re honest, most edtech companies focus on acquiring larger schools and districts with a great breadth of influence. It’s not unusual for smaller schools and districts to get the impression that products and services aren’t tailored to meet their specific needs.

Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

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Their flexible, self-paced courses are available for graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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We had two people meet in our rooms a few years ago — Will Piper , who is at the University School of Milwaukee , and Pedro Aparicio , who is a teacher in Mexico City. You can take them and travel digitally to other places.

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

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No one person can run a Fortune 500 company by themselves, and we want kids to know how to work in groups like this. And it’s also easier for me, because you know, at the beginning of class, I’ll say, “I need to meet with all the PMs and APMs at my desk.”.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


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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Educational Leadership for Social Good


I wanted to learn more about Jennifer’s perspective on edtech for social good, and after an introduction from Al, she was kind enough to meet with me via Hangout to share more of her work. Leadership Digital Citizenship Social Emotional Learning

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

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For most teachers I know, life zooms by, filled with lesson planning, meetings, classes, collaborations with their grade-level team, parent meetings, and thinking. If they don’t, consider switching to a responsive theme that auto-adjusts for a variety of digital devices.

Digital Parenting BINGO


when it comes to raising kids in the digital age. When you add a layer of technology to parenting, there are some additional items to be aware of and some “tools” you should have in your digital parenting toolkit. News Digital Citizenship TL Advisor Blog Digital Literacy

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

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UPDATE AS OF 1/15/14: The company Gobstopper has changed its name to Curriculet, but this update hasn''t changed how I use Curriculet with my students. The stories and information in the below post still hold true despite the change in company name.

Their Space: Educating Digitally Ethical Teens #sxswedu #theirspace


2009 - Meeting of the Minds - important work from Common Sense Media on perceptions of social media ethics. They are unaware of the digital tattoo - the permanence of data. A woman who works for a company that offers memberships to Tweens for movie editing noted that when they suspend accounts for inappropriate use, parents often step in and question the company''s actions. Digital identity is part of their total identity, not separate.

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students


As Oxford professors put it , “The debate over digital technology and young people needs less shock and more substance”. What is digital wellness? Why we need digital wellness in schools. Read more: Digital literacy vs. Computer literacy: Students need to develop both.

Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

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Their flexible, self-paced courses are available for graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements. Here are some digital citizenship hyperdocs you can use of mine.

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Using the Tools Appropriately: Unpacking ISTE Standard #2

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ISTE Student Standard #2 Digital Citizen: Students recognize the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical. The meeting went on without me!

How to Keep Students at the Center of Your Digital Transformation


While there’s no exact formula for a seamless digital transformation, certain school districts are providing examples of how to take this on while keeping learners at the center of everything. There are many moving parts and competing interests during a digital transformation.

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12 Great Lesson Plans for Internet Safety

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In the past, digital citizenship lessons on internet safety focused more on dos and don'ts, like do create safe passwords and don't talk to strangers online. See the Common Sense K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum for lesson plans on additional digital citizenship topics.

How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

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Companies are just as likely to examine social media to learn about you.”. Here are a few to consider: LinkedIn is a place where thousands of the largest companies in the world post job listings. Articles on company interviews give insights about a company’s corporate culture.

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Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

” Instead, librarians can help families learn how to maintain a healthy balance and become good digital citizens. Key topics include cyberbullying, information literacy, digital footprints, and overall Internet safety.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

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Laura: So I used to do literacy task boards on paper, which is basically — while I meet quickly a group for guided reading, this is what the rest of the students are doing — so there a lot of different choices on the choice board.

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Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

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There are many companies out there that will assist in training your stakeholders and troubleshooting issues associated with your new Moodle LMS. Adobe Connect to provide online meetings within Moodle for teachers, administrators, and even students.

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Kayla Delzer: 3 Ways to Promote Student Leadership in the Classroom

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The whole reason behind having these accounts is of course to share our story with the world, but more importantly to teach my students about how to appropriately behave on social media and how to use digital citizenship early on, before they actually have those accounts at home with their families.

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

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So you’ve got the writing standard, but they may actually meet the standard without written expression? You meet with your critique group to go over it, and you can do that virtually on Google Hangouts or Skype. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Tech-Savvy Seniors: Myth or Present-Day Reality?

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London-based bespoke software development company, has experience in this area and was willing to share her ideas. Beata is responsible for overall strategic direction and overseeing the company’s continuing growth, building closer client relationships and maintaining best working practices.

How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

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Students can now meet with private tutors, who are maybe from another country, through Skype, Google Hangouts, and other mobile communication applications. Online tutor or homework help companies even have their own website and own application for communication.

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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. They meet NGSS standards and work within Google Classroom and most LMSs. Know that I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. .

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Class Tech Tips: Spark Video Activities for Google Classroom


The activities described below are perfect for classrooms looking to make the most of digital spaces. You can customize the activities on the list to meet the needs of your students and align with your expectations for the school year. I've had the pleasure of working with this company.

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Resource Review: Mentoring Minds

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Mentoring Minds is an education publishing company and resource site created by former teachers. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Bring Experts to Your Class Easily with Nepris

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Set up a virtual meeting by answering a series of questions designed to find the right expert for your needs. Select the type of expert you’d like based on occupation, company, or industry (optional if you don’t have a preference).

The Maker Movement In Education

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It doesn’t take a whole lot of planning to set one up either – heck, a lot of the best makerspaces are informal and unofficial small-group meetings after school or during lunch when students can simply be found tinkering with technology or testing out new tools with their teachers.

Website Review: Prodigy Game

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Here’s one I think meets all these basic requirements as well as makes students want to practice their math: Prodigy Math Game. Your students are assigned user names and passwords which they then use to log in from their digital device.

How to Interest the Next Generation of Great Minds to Work in STEM Fields

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Businesses such as Pacific BioStorage specialize in providing support to pharmaceutical companies, universities, federal research labs, and hospitals across the nation. I’ve had a lot of questions in the last few months about STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) in the classroom.

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ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)


Among the MANY items in my own digital tote is Denise Henry-Orndorff’s Periodic Table of Google Extensions. We learned at ALA that next year, the two lists will be combined as digital tools.). It has always been the case that companies that play nicely with others win.

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Change Agents: Tech & Learning’s Most Influential People in EdTech In 2018


The Student Privacy Pledge, a collaboration between FPF and SIIA, is a code of conduct for edtech companies aimed at raising awareness and encouraging clear articulation of privacy policies. “It’s Just because you give a student a device doesn’t make them a digital-age learner.