5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

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Mike Ribble on episode 460 of the 10-Minute Teacher Mike Ribble, a digital citizenship expert, shares five important things every educator should know about digital citizenship. NetRef offers powerful Internet monitoring software that I recommend for schools. Mike Ribble – Bio As Submitted Dr. Mike Ribble has been writing, speaking and creating information related to digital citizenship for 15 years.

[Free Digital Citizenship Webinar] The 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship

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On Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for a free webinar on the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship. Digital citizenship is a range of behaviors our students must learn. However, it isn’t content that can be “delivered” -- it works best when “lived” out through age-appropriate digital experiences and guidance by wise digitally literate adults. Digital Citizenship This webinar is sponsored by NetRef and taught by Vicki Davis.

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Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

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PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This digital citizenship project is aligned with several Common Core State Standards. This task board is based on principles used in silicon valley called “agile software development” using tools like a Kanban board. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? In “ Roadmap to Districtwide Digital Citizenship Adoption ,” Theresa Ellington, Instructional Technology Manager at Life Schools Charter School in Texas, explained how she was able to implement a digital citizenship curriculum throughout the Title I district with limited time and no money, and shared lessons learned from the district’s first year using a digital citizenship curriculum.

10 More Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 4

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In this post I would like to introduce 10 more 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. 10 More Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 4 ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/ ). 10 Digital Citizenship Resource: the Web in the Classroom… Part 3.

10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

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Some, like social-emotional learning and digital citizenship, have long been important—and they may require even more focus this year. Digital Citizenship. For elementary students, options for experiential learning may be limited.

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Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

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Teaching students how to become digital citizens is essential as technology assumes a greater place in their lives. Learners with opportunities to think critically about what they see online; recognize the benefits and risks of sharing information; and balance screen time with other activities will become digitally aware and responsible. Co-developing an anchor chart with the teacher highlighting digital expectations, e.g., citing online resources, not surfing the internet in class.

The Process of Self-Publishing Using Kindle Direct Publishing

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Lady Lightning Fingers with some students that actually graduated high school this year For many years when I was an elementary technology teacher, my alter-ego "Lady Lightning Fingers" would show up to challenge students in their timed typing tests. Every year I still go into the elementary classrooms and do lessons on the 9 elements of digital citizenship with concepts based on grade level appropriateness.

C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics

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This web-based scalable program is available for elementary through high school students and can last anywhere from four weeks to a year. For students, there are CSTEM camps and competitions to showcase the robot wizardry of programmers from elementary through high school. C-STEM Studio does that with a compelling and thorough software program which trains both students and teachers to use robotics as a superior vehicle for learning math.

Grading Apps, Tools, and Resources We Love

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You select the modules you want to buy; many modules are included in the software package at no cost. Edusight – Edusight is an app that allows elementary educators to collect and monitor accurate data about their learners.

6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments

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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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MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

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In a 1-1 setting, MobyMax would be a great place for your students to interact and build a digital class community (practicing digital citizenship, communication, and building class culture). At Anastasis, our learning portfolios are digital. We take a lot of pictures of non-digital work for those portfolios! It’s always nice when new toys show up in the mail to review.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. software. free software is an intuitive way to graph motion, rate of change, and slope. In fact, it took me less than five minutes to unbox, setup, find the power button, and sync to the free app/software on my laptop and my iPhone.

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The Importance of 3D Printing in Education

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Elementary schools, high schools, universities and even vocational training courses are ideal places to incorporate 3D printing as part of the curriculum. . Young designers can push their creative ideas as far as your 3D software allows. 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. A topic I don’t cover enough is 3D printing.

10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

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Screencast tools may be web-based, software, or a browser add-on and include some or all of the following: a spotlight for the mouse. Offer a fun, unique approach to digital storytelling. I’ve started for you by noting cost, what digital devices they work best on, and suggested age group: Educreations . Once a project is complete, it can be uploaded as a pdf, an image, or a video to most major digital portfolios.

STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

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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. Some recommended tools are 3D Paint (software), Google Draw, Draw and Tell iOS app , Sketch.io and Pixlr (no registration required). Upper elementary to 12th grade will enjoy Code.org and Made With Code.

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.

Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

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From elementary school grades upwards, a student may be given a book to read and asked to write a review afterwards. I have dictated every word I have ever written, either to a scribe, or to dictation software. Voice recognition software is designed to eliminate the need for text input by typing. Similarly, most screenreader software is designed to eliminate the need for various kinds of visual processing in computing.

10 ways to use QR Codes for Hour of Code

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If your primary digital device is a desktop, use a downloaded software tool like the free Code Two. Let students scan these with their iPads or another digital device to find out more about their new classmates. If you’re still wondering, watch this glorious video made by a 7-year-old on QR Codes and how to make them and this one how QR codes are used in an elementary school.

3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools

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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. Once I watched a few (and a few more–there’s a lot to the software), I had no trouble using the program even my first time.

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CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists

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Amy Downs and Julie Cates – 6th grade, Annie R Mitchell Elementary- Central Valley CUE. Jesus Huerta – 5th grade, Brawley Elementary School District- Inland Area CUE. Students will use the coding software Scratch to bring their story to life. As students collaborate globally (ISTE Standard 7), the center provides a safe space for students to learn and demonstrate digital citizenship (ISTE Standard 2). CUE is you, the educators.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. CENTRALREACH PK-12 ( www.centralreach.com/industry/pk-12-education ) CentralReach launches CentralReach PK-12, a collaborative and data-driven software for special education. STUDYSYNC ( www.studysync.com ) StudySync now offers over 100 Spanish titles in its digital library.

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

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I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Perhaps a digital learning journal could be employed to promote reflection. In a Blended Learning Environment the physical and digital classroom become integrated.

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Digital Testing Safeguards

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I believe wholeheartedly that classroom management of students on devices is a digital citizenship issue. I work with a teacher in the elementary school that has her students sit on one side of their desk when she is giving instructions and then when it's time for them to work on the computers she has them move their chairs to the other side of their desks so she can quickly see their screens when she is working with small groups in the back of the classroom.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

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Parents need to learn what privacy really means in the digital world. Reputational Harm and Digital Footprint. Here, the conversation centers around students’ digital footprints and a healthy technology balance. Again, the presenter doesn’t lecture the parents and tell them to keep their kids offline; the presenter will acknowledge the good in the digital world, like communication and access to information. edWeb Blog digital literacy Social Media Technology

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

AIR works with local communities to address this detriment through an integrated development programs that provide low-cost refurbished computers with relevant open source educational software, support and teacher training directed at schools and community centers especially in less privileged areas where the digital divide is at its greatest. Yet participating in the digital world is essential for learning, career, and life.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Software & Online APERTURE EDUCATION DEVEREUX STUDENT STRENGTHS ASSESSMENTHIGH SCHOOL EDITION ( apertureed.com ) Aperture Education is launching the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment-High School Edition (DESSA-HSE), a powerful, reliable, and psychometrically sound tool to help educators, parents and out-of-school-time organizations measure the social and emotional competencies of students in grades 9-12. Clever provides a single sign-on for all software used in school.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. This platform is designed to develop elementary writing skills through a world-building game environment. What's special : There are a lot of new tools that aim to combat bullying or just handle behavioral and digital citizenship issues.

12 Projects for your STEAM program

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Digital music. Some of the webtools are compatible with all popular digital devices; others with only a few. Digital art. KidPix (software download or app). Photoshop (software download or online subscription). TuxPaint (free software download). Like the digital music sites above, with these sites, students can communicate their knowledge as suits their learning style.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Digital Citizenship ? Elementary Years ? Starting to Homeschool : Webinar #2: The Elementary-School Years Starting to Homeschool : Webinar #3: What Will We Do Now That We’re Learning at Home? Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. This platform is designed to develop elementary writing skills through a world-building game environment. What's special: There are a lot of new tools that aim to combat bullying or just handle behavioral and digital citizenship issues.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. This platform is designed to develop elementary writing skills through a world-building game environment. What's special: There are a lot of new tools that aim to combat bullying or just handle behavioral and digital citizenship issues.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

L2g derives from the ongoing Webheads in Action (WiA) community of practice and professional development movement, [link] which has been putting teachers and students in touch with one another digitally, at a distance, since 1998. This year's book will again focus on creativity, imagination and digital storytelling where classes around the globe can create a page and bring it to life with Buncee. Join us at [link] Zoom is a videoconferencing software and that’s our starting point.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Zoom

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Before a session, it's always a good idea to open the Zoom software and test your webcam and microphone to make sure they're working to avoid technical surprises once you're live. For pre-K and elementary school students, teachers are using Zoom to provide continuity and community.