Common Sense Media digital citizenship refresh

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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).

15 ways to use Snapchat in classes and schools

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Companies are starting to flock to Snapchat. Ed Tech digital citizenship edtech educational technology snapchat social media student engagementMcDonald’s and Taco Bell are using it to get Snapchatters interested in their products.

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Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

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But that 24/7 environment has also brought increased stress to students’ lives as issues they encounter at school, especially on social media, follow them home. Instead, said Nunez, students approach most tech devices with curiosity and even excitement.

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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Answering the President’s Call for #CSforAll

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In response to the President’s call for commitments to computer science education for all , 37 school district across the country — from Vermont to Alaska — ­have committed to offering high­ quality computer science (CS) and computational thinking curriculum to over one million students. Throughout the League of Innovative Schools , districts are taking a range of steps to demonstrate this commitment and improve student learning.

Technology Helps Teachers Prevent and Mitigate Bad Behavior in the Classroom

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While most teachers want to believe the best about their students, the reality is that skipping class, plagiarism and a host of other issues are behavioral challenges teachers grapple with daily. Lock Student Screens During Tests to Prevent Cheating.

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

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In addition to receiving a comprehensive suite of prizes provided by the program’s sponsor, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company Scholastic, Ali Schilpp is currently featured on the cover of the September 2018 issue of SLJ.

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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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.