Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

eSchool News

Teaching digital citizenship as a “one-off event” doesn’t lead to changes in behavior, experts say. According to Common Sense Media’s study “ Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America ,” the percentage of children ages eight and under who’ve used a mobile device nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013, from 38 percent to 72 percent. What’s more, about two in five children under the age of two have used a mobile device.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16! What is the Global Education Conference ? What is the Global Education Conference? He has an organization that he’s looking to network with people about in terms of global education.


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Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Liz is a clinical assistant professor in education technologies at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She authored Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education (published by ISTE in 2008), Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for the K-12 Educator (published by ISTE in 2011), Help Your Child Learn With Their Cell Phone and Web 2.0 published by ISTE in 2013), Learning First, Technology Second (published by ISTE in 2017).

Byte-sized Potential: Can Compassion & Citizenship Go Viral?

Teacher Reboot Camp

The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential. The most powerful learning and communication tools are in the hands of millions worldwide. In addition to having access to incredible learning, we have the potential to impact the world through social media.

EdTechSandyK's Top Five Posts of 2012


The ideas shared in the comments on the post make it a great resource for schools and districts who are helping parents and students transition to 1:1 learning. October 19, 2012 - Upon learning that my district would for the first time be implementing iPads for student use and being tasked with helping to create a plan for said use, I reached out to my Twitter network via my blog to ask for advice from those who had gone before.

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EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013


I also learned a lesson from this post: If you go to the trouble to customize a graphic, put your name on it somewhere. My Favorite Videos for Describing Educators'' Professional Use of Twitter , 10/20/13 - I talk about Twitter. And I am interested in others'' experiences with learning via this microblogging tool. Mobile learning and online connection continue to dominate my thoughts and the interests of my readers.

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How One of the Most Recognized School Districts in the Country Keeps its Students Safe

Gaggle Speaks

When you lead a school district’s internationally-recognized digital conversion plan that garners the attention of schools from around the country and even the President of the United States, what is there left to do? How Gaggle fits into the direct’s digital plan is described in a new case study. You will also learn how Mooresville Grade School District: • Refocused its efforts around digital citizenship and keeping students safe online.

20 Top #ISTE2015 Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Gaggle Speaks

Hop on Twitter and follow these folks to see what they’re learning and sharing. Connected learning. Digital citizenship maven, co-founder & moderator #digcit and #digcitsummit, SoE Associate Professor, #iCitizen research, #pretchat moderating team. Co-Founder of Powerful Learning Practice. Executive Director of Professional and Digital Learning, Math and Tech Geek! Educator, husband to @gmv398, father to @emorytarte & @maddytarte.

What Google Allo and End-to-End Encryption Mean to Educators

Gaggle Speaks

The best advice to educators and parents regarding students using apps with end-to-end encryption is the same as other social networking apps and any communication online. The only way to ensure a student’s safety is to keep their use of these apps entirely transparent and to teach them about digital citizenship. ” What Google Allo and End-to-End Encryption Mean to Educators Click To Tweet. Mobile Learning Student Safety

8 Education Books For The Digital Age: The Connected Educator Series #CorwinCE

The Web20Classroom

My book, The Relevant Educator ships today. Below is a post (thanks to the most awesome Mark Barnes) about the entire Connected Educator Series from Corwin. Ask any of the thousands of teachers who regularly use Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook about connected education, and you may get an earful about using digital tools as a means to connect with educators and students worldwide. Enter Corwin Press and the Connected Educators Series.

BYOD Begins With Trust and Respect

A Principal's Reflections

My first ever post on the topic just provided a small glimpse at the possibilities inherent when students are empowered to use the technology that they already posses to enhance their learning experience. Image credit: [link] It was our desire and quest to create a school culture and learning environments that were more reminiscent of the real world that our learners would soon be a part of that drove change in this area. BYOD mobile learning New Milford High School

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12 Ways to Join the Twitter Party to Celebrate Digital Learning Day 2014

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Digital Learning Day raises awareness about the ways digital learning supports educators. Follow the official Digital Learning Day account @OfficialDLDay 2. engchat — Digital Learning Day (@OfficialDLDay) February 4, 2014 4. Join the Digital Citizenship #digcit chat at 7PM EST (2PM HST) This did not happen. Check out the hashtag #make4dlday to see what innovative educators who took the #Make4DLDAY challenge are sharing.

The 4 essential elements of any successful one-to-one program

eSchool News

As more and more schools and districts set goals to provide one-to-one access to technology to students to meet teaching and learning goals, district and school leaders are faced with the task of planning and implementing technology resources at levels that they might not have experienced in the past. As part of establishing the LCAP plan, school districts must engage parents, educators, staff, and the community. Mobile device implementation. Digital citizenship for students.

More Smartphones Than Usual: How To Deal with Teens and Phones After Winter Break

Gaggle Speaks

As our students gain their digital citizenship, it is important that we teach them how to navigate the threats lurking behind the ambient glow of their screens while limiting them from interrupting instruction time. Many school districts are beginning to include digital literacy in their mission statements and standards. It is our job as educators to address the skills children will need to become successful adults and citizens. Educate yourself.

Passion, Potential, & Heroes That Fail Us

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” – Steve Ballmer. I, also, feel incredibly blessed to live at a time when technology strived to achieve the noble goal of putting the most powerful learning and communication tools in the hands of all people. The education system has failed them.

Otus–Exciting Free LMS You Want to Meet

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve been on the hunt for a good– scratch that : excellent –Learning Management System for several months. assesses student learning (both formative and summative). easily monitors student progress, work, and learning. encourages parent involvement in the education journey. Otus is a free all-in-one mobile learning management system designed by teachers for teachers, available on iPads and desktops. Education Applications.

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Devices Need to Support Learning

A Principal's Reflections

It really puts into perspective why we make many of the decisions that we do at New Milford High School as to why we decided to implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative and don''t mandate the use of one specific tool to support learning. Let it support learning." When it comes to educational technology I often get the feeling that the learning is often secondary.

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ISTE Launches ISTE U to Help Teachers, Leaders Build Digital Competencies


The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is beginning enrollment today for ISTE U , an online professional learning hub for teachers and leaders to build critical skills for teaching and learning in a digital world. What’s New: New Tools for Schools ] ISTE partnered with D2L to use the BrightSpace learning management system (LMS) to power ISTE U. Taking Mobile Learning to the Next Level. ? Digital Citizenship in Action. ?

3 Organizational Apps to Start the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

As each teacher downloads their favorites, students spend as much time learning the app as applying it academically. Educational Applications. Educational Applications. It provides teacher accounts with student sign-ins enabling them to log in anytime, rewind their learning as often as needed, in a multimedia approach. Otus is a free all-in-one mobile learning management system designed by teachers for teachers, available on iPads and desktops.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe?

Buncee for Engaging Learning Opportunities


We are a few weeks into the new school year and for many educators, it has been an interesting start to the year. Set Class Expectations for Virtual Learning. Be sure to tune in to learn new ideas from Buncee educators!

Why PD is like piano lessons


You’ll connect online with educators all around the country, and the world. edWeb.net is a community built especially for educators and provides free professional learning communities (PLCs) and webinars on a wide range of really forward-thinking topics like assessment, game-based learning, mobile learning, tech tools for the classroom, school gardens, digital citizenship, and much more.

Need an LMS next year? Here are three to consider

Ask a Tech Teacher

An LMS — Learning Management System — is a digital tool that tracks a wide variety of student-teacher interactions such as homework, grading, sharing of resources, parent communication, assessments, and more. Critical to a successful LMS is that it’s easy to learn, intuitive to use, dependable, contributes to the learning experience (rather than just another digital tool that must be juggled before learning happens), and it saves time.

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It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT

A Principal's Reflections

Image credit: [link] As society continues to move forward in terms of innovation, technology, and global connectivity, schools are being stymied by relentless cuts to education. This has resulted in the reduction of staff, larger class sizes, lack of follow through to repair aging buildings, and the inability to keep up with purchasing and replacing educational technology. The world of education is often defined by the “haves” and “have nots”.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Audience: K-12 & higher ed educators, researchers, institutions, and organizations globally. A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology.


60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology. It may not be as forward-thinking as we’d like here at TeachThought, but Google Classroom excels in providing solutions for a broad swath of teachers who have a variety of expertise and comfort level with education technology. We’ll be updating this list as new ideas come in, the platform changes, and we learn more about its subtleties on our own. Administer digital exit slips.

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the best things about teaching very young learners is that they are super excited to learn! They also love technology, but we must ensure that children learn early on balance and digital safety. When a child begins to use technology, especially technology connected to the Internet, they must also learn how to protect themselves and learn wellness. Buncee to create digital stories, digital posters, and more! Monstrous Learning!

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The Characteristics Of A Good School

TeachThought - Learn better.

Consider a few of the key ideas in progressive education. Mobile learning, digital citizenship, design thinking, collaboration, creativity, and on a larger scale, digital literacy (education not yet comfortable enough with these ideas to teach “just citizenship” or “just literacy”),1:1, and more are skills and content bits that every student would benefit from exposure to and mastery of. The Characteristics Of A Good School. by Terry Heick.

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation


After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Personalized Learning Through Gaming. Digital Citizenship.

The Progression of our Lower School Technology Integration

Tech Helpful

The process of learning through that period really gave me a burden to help our school see the benefits of technology integration- not always technology for technology sake and not stand alone. Sometimes I would create web searches for our students to learn more about what they were studying in class but also learn the skill of good Internet searching. I wanted them to learn that technology was a tool for their learning.

Tech & Learning Leadership Summit: Winds of Change in the Windy City


Nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago, Tech & Learning hosted its annual pre-ISTE Tech & Learning Leadership Summit at the W Chicago—Lakeshore hotel. Nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago, Tech & Learning hosted its annual pre-ISTE Tech & Learning Leadership Summit at the W Chicago—Lakeshore hotel. The deeper dives throughout the day tackled the many challenges schools face today, from digital citizenship to STEAM to redesigning learning spaces.

Got Twitter? Make it Better! #TCEA14


I have presented several workshops over the past few years which introduce folks to using Twitter for professional learning, but have also wanted to share other tips and tools that have made my use of Twitter more productive. If you aren''t comfortable with the basics, you should start with my Twitter for Professional Learning resources before delving into the info presented here. A comprehensive list of current chats going on in education is included in the LiveBinder below.

First Raw Results from the Technology + Learning Survey at modernlearning.com

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today I'm publishing the survey results at ModernLearning.com for the 2017 Learning Revolution 's survey on technology and learning, which is the initial part of a larger effort to create a worldwide online conference on this topic. Going through the results has given me an unparalleled opportunity to think about, and hopefully present to you, a practical framework for understanding where and how modern computer, Internet, Web, and social technologies make a difference for learning.

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 and the Discovery Educator Network. in teaching and learning, and the URL for attending is [link]. Gap: Mathematics Integration through 21st C publishing by Peg Hartwig Connecting students across and beyond schools by Robert Sbaglia Cool Educational Uses for QR Codes by Rita A.

What New Research on Young Kids’ Media Use Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

For educators, the survey data help us better understand what’s going on at home and can guide our thinking about the role teachers play in shaping students’ media use. Mobile Access Is Nearly Universal Perhaps it’s no surprise to learn that mobile device use has become nearly universal, with 98 percent of kids age 8 and under living in a home with some type of mobile device. Introduce digital citizenship skills early.