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Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Digital Citizenship that Works. She is a high school library media center director in Illinois and author of the book Digital Citizenship in Action published through ISTE.

Essential Guide to Digital Citizenship for CIPA and E-Rate

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What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship? The E-rate program was put into place to ensure that education institutions have access to the technological resources necessary to keep students and teachers connected. What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship?

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10 Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 3

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. In this post I would like to explore resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Check out my PBL and Technology Integration Workshop. Common Sense Media Student Video Library.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. Kindergarten technology use: Wet-Dry-Try iOS App- $4.99 [link] An app for teaching handwriting based on the popular Handwriting Without Tears® Slate Chalkboard activity.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. We think that technology helps that happen, and that’s what our event does. You can take them and travel digitally to other places. Currently an education consultant advising a variety of organizations, Lucy Gray previously taught elementary grade levels in Chicago Public Schools and middle school computer science at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. I wanted to talk today about why I think Teachers Using Technology are Super Heroes.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Two Week Calendar Wednesday, March 25th at 4pm Common Sense Media Webinar: Chat and Digital Citizenship , Join us live as we review the newest Remind feature, Chat, and strategies to implement it in your classroom and school community. Adam Welcome , elementary school principal and Remind Advisory Board member from Martinez, California, will share best practices for Chat as well as tips for using Remind''s Scheduled Messages, Attachments, Stamps, and more!

Fostering Digital Leadership: A Next Step

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

During this orientation, I talked with students about digital leadership. The third grade teachers chatted with me about digital leadership and digital citizenship and we thought about what would be the most important thing to explore next. Based on our discussions, I decided to focus on our digital snapshots. What are we currently doing with technology? What do we want to strive to do with technology?

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. All entries to the 2018 School Librarian of the Year Awards were judged based on criteria including creativity in programming and use of content; demonstrated student engagement; outreach to families; and exemplary use of technology tools.

6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments

Neo LMS

Throughout the school year, we have many opportunities to engage students in digital storytelling. 6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments. Elementari. Elementari does not require any downloads or the installation of software to use it with students.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love Legos, scented markers, handstands, books, and mud puddles. 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. For the past 20 years, I have used technology to teach children all over the world!

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Let’s get it started in here!

NeverEndingSearch

Andy Plemmons shared a bounty of ideas for setting the right message in his Expect the Miraculous post, The Power of First Lines: Another New Library Orientation. School is back in session in Georgia, and I’m once again reorganizing what happens in the first visit to the library. I’ve tried to steer away from a traditional orientation where students hear the do’s and don’ts in the library. I like starting off each library class together as a team.

How to Put Kindness in Your Classes

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Elementary School Students. Create a show about kindness and present it to elementary schools (e.g. Go to the library and thank the librarian if s/he helps you with something. Set up a Little Free Library at your school or neighborhood. That can be sports, tutoring, or in this case, how to use technology. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. Image credit: [link] /. World Kindness Day 11/13.

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STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning with Missions , are aimed at inspiring students to think critically, focus on questions versus answers, conduct hands-on research, and make a difference in the world with their innovations. The field of Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math (STEM/STEAM) is at the heart of innovation, discovery and curiosity. Upper elementary to 12th grade will enjoy Code.org and Made With Code.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

EdTech Magazine

With all of these technologies populating classrooms this year, it is also more integral than ever that educators instill students with the tenets of digital citizenship. Rather than continue to rely on end-of-unit tests to measure student progress, educators will continue to embrace data analytics tools to deliver feedback in real time, said Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, in a statement issued by ISTE in August.

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How One Teacher Found Innovative Solutions to ELL Issues

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Over the decades I have added both Educational Technology and TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) endorsements to my elementary teaching certificate. My graduate studies focused on integrating technology across the curriculum. Thinking of how I might integrate technology with instruction, I gathered a group of bilingual community members and started, “Computer Literacy for English Language Learners, NFP.”

Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash

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Education has many disruptors–3D Printing, AR and VR, 1:1 technology, STEM, and STEAM–but a recent and wildly popular one is robotics. The idea of quick to setup and use is so critical to me that I won’t adopt new technology without it. The Elementary Wonder Pack: Comes with Wonder’s award-winning Dash and Dot robots, accessories, and curriculum guides. Plus, it includes a one-year subscription to Wonder’s Digital Activities Library for more project ideas.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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PASCO Scientific is the global leader in developing technology-based solutions for hands-on science. No matter the technology mix in the classroom, everyone shares the same user experience, with learning focused on the subject matter not the hardware, thus simplifying classroom management for the teacher. False Target Rejection Technology for clean data. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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On INFOhio’s light

NeverEndingSearch

INFOhio , Ohio’s PreK-12 Digital Library, knows how important it is to spread light–in knowledge and in leadership–by reaching out to the education community. The small, but mighty, INFOhio staff is composed primarily of former school librarians who work closely with many partners across the state, including regional Information Technology Centers, Educational Service Centers and Educational Technology Centers.

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Student Online Safety: A Son (and Mom’s) Perspective

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Our story as a mother-son digital citizenship team began long before we created our combined @CurranCentral account almost a year ago. As an associate professor and the faculty member on record for a university’s educational technology program, my toddler was always an integral part of my teaching. We put these words into action and, as a mother/son team, we co-moderate Twitter chats on digital citizenship and student voice.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

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At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. As digital equity discussions matured and hyperbole became reality, educators found that those loudly-touted digital devices often became paperweights. Turns out — and not really a surprise — the cost of the digital devices was minor compared to the cost of the websites and webtools required to meet goals.

32 Math Apps for a Rigor-infused Classroom

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Elevated Math –Elevated Math provides initial instruction or intervention on math topics that cover place value, estimation, large digit addition all the way through Algebra I (two years of math instruction!). Flash to Pass –easy-to-use, elegant program designed to facilitate mastering the basic math facts learned in Elementary School. iFormulae –simple library consisting of various formulae, equations with their example.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit Has Started! #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Digital Citizenship ? Educational Technology ? Elementary Years ? Libraries and Librarians ? Today is the first day in a daily, two-month free online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning.

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Kiddom Planner: A Highly-effective Tool for your Classes

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I have shared before how much I like Kiddom’s free platform and its library of resources. Thanks to Kiddom’s Content Library of resources from varied education partners, they were able to quickly and confidently curate individual learning experiences that actually worked — meaning students engaged in learning, tried harder, and began to consider themselves lifelong learners. The Content Library allows you to filter by subject, grade, and assignment types.

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The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

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Dr. Barbara Stripling, Professor Emerita, Syracuse University, and former ALA President, describes the history and goals of the project that builds on an earlier version developed by school librarians in 2009 under the auspices of the Office of Library Services and its former Director, Dr. Stripling. The lesson plan template makes use of drop-down menus for the AASL National School Library Standards.

7 Ways We're Confronting Internet Access Challenges—and Our Own Blind Spots

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Alex’s excitement was palpable as this was the first computer to ever enter his home: He was now participating in digital learning and exploration, and he appeared as enthusiastic as anyone. In the following weeks, I noticed that he was not taking part in many online discussions and the contributions to his digital portfolio of work was minimal. As educators, we needed to do better, and dozens of stories like Alex's led our district on an ongoing quest for digital equity.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

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BrainPOP is a collection of three-five minute animated movies, learning games, quizzes, and interactive activities for grades 3-8 addressing a wide variety of topics such as math, science, social studies, health, art, and technology. Students middle school and up (or precocious elementary) can find easy-to-understand facts for a state report or a perspective project evaluating what happened around the world while they were winning a soccer game. Library Spot.

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STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning with Missions , are aimed at inspiring students to think critically, focus on questions versus answers, conduct hands-on research, and make a difference in the world with their innovations. The field of Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math (STEM/STEAM) is at the heart of innovation, discovery and curiosity. Upper elementary to 12th grade will enjoy Code.org and Made With Code.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. But I wanted to consider too why the stories we repeatedly tell about education and education technology were so fanciful – stories about impending disruptions and revolutions and robot teachers and brain zappers and so on.

5 Image Apps for your Classroom

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These are great for mature elementary age, Middle School, and High School students, as well as teachers. Pictures can be imported from your photo library, Instagram, Facebook or the web. Using the frame layout option, students can create a collage of photos for sequencing activities or digital portfolios. For those digital devices, students will need a different tool. Add images from your photo library or snap new ones with your camera.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S.

3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools

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Technology has become the great equalizer, providing students of all skill levels the tools needed to fully participate in school. 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. There are a lot of digital note-takers that can tape a lecture or a class or even a conversation.

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Announcing the Call for Proposals for Learning Revolution's Emergency Home Learning (and More) Summit #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Summit will be free to watch “live,” with each talk or presentation available for five days, then being placed, along with bonus materials, in a library that can be purchased with inexpensive “all-access” pass. Digital Citizenship ? Educational Technology ?

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S.

This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide

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By now, you and teachers across North America have administered the last exams, filled out every report card and tidied your classrooms (so that’s where that library book was hiding!). But I’m guessing it won’t take long before your mind turns to the next school year – all your goals and dreams for your students, and (perhaps) how technology can help. Turn Your Elementary School into a STEM School! Implement Digital Citizenship Across Your District on Tuesday, July 19.