Class Tech Tips: Teaching Digital Citizenship with Adobe Spark

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Digital citizenship is an essential topic for students to understand. Many schools have adopted digital citizenship curriculums to help introduce students to these concepts. As students create websites , movies , and graphics with Spark, they can apply digital citizenship skills. Authentic Digital Citizenship Experiences Outside of the classroom students of all ages are faced with challenges when it comes to navigating online spaces.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. What makes your LMS a social learning platform? Here are some critical features that can essentially leverage an LMS to become social in the true sense. Some LMSs have API integration capability which allows VR products to be integrated into their LMS platform.

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The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

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Britt: In my classes, I’m using strictly a Blackboard LMS and I’m using Twitter, which I felt was a less onerous use of social media for classroom conversations. We just need to do a better job of educating ourselves as teachers and educating our students on being good digital citizens. His tagline on Twitter is that he is one of the world’s oldest digital natives! College (aged 18+) Digital Citizenship Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Social Media Society and Ethics

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Tech Helpful

I'm a firm believer that modeling appropriate digital citizenship using social media as a parent is one of the best ways to teach your child how to do likewise. Fortnite is one of the most popular digital games out there right now. This is a blueprint to share with children to help them think about what they are doing digitally through a discerning lens. Why an LMS?

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How Pampa ISD Got Student Email, an LMS and an EdTech Partner

Gaggle Speaks

The school district discovered that the Gaggle Safe Classroom Learning Management System (LMS) hit all the criteria educators were looking for, including simple access, great customer service and a way to keep students safe without requiring additional time and resources from teachers or the technology department. Gaggle’s Safe Classroom LMS is being introduced throughout all grade levels in the district.

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Helping students develop job skills through the use of edtech

Neo LMS

With all the changes that the digital era has brought about, it is imperious to adapt the teaching approach to suit new needs. Here are seven job skills that students must master: Digital literacy. I would also add that having digital citizenship skills is needed as well.

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Technology and Teaching: A Conversation with Teachers

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Without the use of this recording tool, the work would have been relegated to the school’s LMS as a click-through for the teacher. He can be found on Twitter @T4edtech and on his YouTube Channel Transformative Edtech. T4Edtech #edtech.

Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

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In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Digital Citizenship.

Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Digital Citizenship.

The NEO Blog just turned 5!

Neo LMS

We blog about edtech and e-learning, so the online environment is our perfect host. Here are the top 10 blog posts on NEO from the previous 12 months: The 9 elements of Digital Citizenship your students need to know. 5 Edtech tools to try out this year.

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How to Eteach in a Covid-19 Pandemic

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In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding.

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A Year to Remember, A Year to Reflect:  Pandemic Instruction

Ask a Tech Teacher

First of all, as a veteran Canvas user I continued on my use of the LMS. He can be found on Twitter @T4edtech and on his YouTube Channel Transformative Edtech. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Christian Miraglia, taught for 36 years before retiring.

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How can Teachers Increase Social Learning While Teaching Online?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ila Mishra, a specialist in both LMS and virtual classrooms, has this informative explanation of how teachers can increase their social learning while teaching online classes: Social Learning is defined as learning through observing behavior, attitudes, and outcomes of those behaviors. Institutions now use LMS software to deliver courses online. It’s becoming more common to take online classes or blend traditional with online learning.

How to Assess Digital Literacy

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Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” Do you want the ability to integrate with your LMS? Digital Literacy–What is it?

12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching

Neo LMS

Ensure the basics: Develop an entry-level edtech introductory course to ensure a formal and consistent level of technological understanding across the staff complement. Stay up to date: Many of the teachers will expect you to be bang up-to-date with all emerging edtech trends. Perhaps consider sending out a monthly emerging edtech newsletter to keep teachers engaged in what your role is. And don’t be afraid to use the same LMS teachers regularly use for teaching.

Great Activities for the First Week of School

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I’ve also included a few general back-to-school activities with a digital spin to get you back into school quickly and agilely. Review the class LMS. Digital forms have become a go-to activity for polls, bell-ringers, exit tickets, quizzes, and more. This particular project uses HyperDocs but if you don’t have that digital tool, replace it with any number of other presentation tools or simply use Book Creator ‘s built-in presentation option.

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4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

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. Other issues that are related to this category are a lack of online safety and low digital literacy skills. While they might be using edtech safely, students might still be struggling with managing their time when interacting with technology at home.

Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

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From gamification to digital citizenship to PD for teachers to classroom robots and everything in between, the 102 posts that have been published on the NEO Blog in the last 12 months covered oh so many subjects related to education technology and e-learning for educational institutions. Here are 10 of the NEO Blog’s best posts from the third year of its existence: 6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide. 10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC].

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Digital Testing Safeguards

Tech Helpful

I believe wholeheartedly that classroom management of students on devices is a digital citizenship issue. Use Canvas LMS? Change feedback setting - One of the beautiful things about accessing digitally is that exams are graded immediately and teachers can spend more time on other things. Shuffle answers - In most robust LMS options there is an option to shuffle the answers inside a quiz/exam with one click. This is not a built-in option for most LMS options.

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

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Today’s edtech tools are mostly intuitive to learn, simple to use, and equitably free (especially with education accounts). If you don’t have an expensive LMS, use Edmodo. Encourage collaboration and sharing in place of the expense of a personal digital device. 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.

Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

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I know you’ll enjoy their thoughts: To be an integral part of this relatively young digital age, it is imperative for educators to keep up with the technological advances in every sector. Ila Mishra is a Content Specialist at WizIQ, an EdTech company that offers an LMS and Virtual Classroom platform to educators.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Sometimes an LMS discussion will help and other times integrating with another tool can be beneficial. What are all the capabilities of the district LMS?

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5 Great Websites to Make Spring Sparkle

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Last year was a boom year for edtech web tools. There are many digital metronomes but Pro Metronome stands out. A few LMSs (for example, Canvas ) include a virtual meeting room but usually, both parties must be a member of the LMS. They’re downloadable, easily accessed from almost any digital platform, lightweight to carry, not dependent upon a working Internet connection, and can be annotated without destroying the book.

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Buncee for Engaging Learning Opportunities

Buncee

One of the first ones that I did was to teach about digital citizenship, and it was easy to create something using all of the different options available within the media library, and to give students an opportunity to then create their own Buncee to share what they had learned.

22 Digital Tools You Must Have in Your Classroom

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Every year, students face new iPads, apps, online grading systems, webtools, digital devices, LMSs, cloud-based homework, digital portfolios, and more. Here are the top 22 digital tools your colleagues are using in their classrooms: annotation tool. digital devices. digital note-taking. digital portfolios. Digital Devices. Digital devices include PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, laptops, iPads, and Surface Tablets. Digital Note-taking.

Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

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The website offers videos (on instruction, classroom management, edtech, advice, and more), podcasts, free materials, and lots more through their Teachers Pay Teachers store. Training: How to Set up the Digital Classroom. Dr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and vocal advocate for bringing one-to-one technology into classrooms.

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It is Not a Project to Get Students Talking: Two Tools

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Caveat : Expect some shenanigans the first time using the backchannel as students move through Maslow''s Heirarchy of Needs and engage in social learning and digital citizenship. To allow students to revisit the conversation as needed, download and save the transcript and then upload it to Edmodo or other LMS, or email a copy to all participants. BYOD BYOT connecting with students edtech education Socratic speaking teaching

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

Graphite Blog

How can digital citizenship lessons help me get the most out of teaching with technology? One way to do this is by encouraging students to learn how to use digital creation tools. Address digital distraction in your policies and procedures. How can digital citizenship lessons help me get the most out of teaching with technology? Digital citizenship means using technology to learn, create, and participate, and to think critically about the digital world.

Sharing Adobe Spark Creations with Google Slides

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You can share the link to the slide deck in Google Classroom or another LMS. For more information on using Spark to practice digital citizenship skills with students, check out this blog post. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. When it comes to sharing student work, there are lots of ways to establish a workflow in your classroom. Are you using Google Classroom and/or Google tools with your students?

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Teachers' Essential Guide to Google Classroom

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Is Google Classroom an LMS? For teachers and students, the education-friendly platform Google Classroom brings the benefits of paperless sharing and digital collaboration to classrooms. Tens of millions of teachers and students use Google Classroom in thousands of schools around the world, making it one of the most popular edtech tools around. It also acts as a digital organizer where teachers can keep class materials and share them with students -- all paperless-ly.

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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. It can also help educators determine what digital resources may work best to help support learning. These books can be distributed in numerous digital content, or printed as hard copy. It is a great way to put significant content on any LMS. Schools should promote proper digital citizenship and internet safety in classrooms and encourage this to be reinforced at home.

Class Tech Tips: Sharing Adobe Spark Creations with Google Slides

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You can share the link to the slide deck in Google Classroom or another LMS. For more information on using Spark to practice digital citizenship skills with students, check out this blog post. Digital tools now let students create dynamic products that include a range of media, allow for instructional differentiation, and promote curiosity and collaboration. When it comes to sharing student work, there are lots of ways to establish a workflow in your classroom.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. Ally is designed to integrate with a school district’s existing LMS and automatically runs class materials through an accessibility checklist that looks for common accessibility issues. CYPHER LEARNING NEO LMS ( www.cypherlearning.com ) CYPHER LEARNING announced the launch of the Windows app for its product NEO LMS.

Helping Parents Guide Kids' Media Use #SXSWedu

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Started encouraging positive digital citizenship and social media use. FBISD - Why not use your LMS to help provide ongoing learning/resources to parents? Rachelle hopes to do this as FBISD moves forward with an LMS in the next year. Kelly Mendoza , Common Sense Media - CSM offers free resources to parents and educators, including rating edtech tools for learning and media resources for parents. Known for their digital citizenship curriculum.

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Part 5… Student Voice: Free Blended and eLearning PBL Gold Standards Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

They can determine what to use for presenting their learning in the EdTech Reviews Section. When putting students online it is important that they all have some learning experience in Digital Citizenship.