7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any 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.

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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.


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How LA Unified Cultivates Districtwide Digital Citizenship

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Not long ago, the term "digital citizenship" connoted cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and security. Much like the term has continued to evolve, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LA Unified) efforts, known as #DigCitLA , have expanded with the growth of digital citizenship awareness. Digital citizenship can effectively become part of the curriculum when teachers are comfortable in weaving it through their instructional practices.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

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This digital citizenship project is aligned with several Common Core State Standards. This is a powerful dashboard for looking at the project work and for teaching students a Silicon Valley-style system of tracking projects. PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

Unthoughtful consumption

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We shouldn’t be surprised that most of our citizens have trouble determining the validity and reliability of digital and online information sources. We should be more alarmed that we’re not doing more about this issue in our elementary and secondary classrooms. Not yet, not in most school systems. A few token ‘digital citizenship’ lessons from a teacher or librarian and we seem to think we’ve addressed this concern.

Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

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Safe experiences with monitoring and support can help children understand digital safety. In today’s show, Wanda Terral talks about how to help kids understand digital safety. Free Digital Citizenship Webinar: Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship sponsored by NetRef AND get a free pilot of NetRef’s internet management and monitoring solution.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom


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.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. They’re either going to use a Learning Management System that’s provided through their district, or they’re going to find something online. And they were just able to go into my Learning Management System and just do it. Dr. Ray is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Education and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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We have this really cool system for people to schedule their own session times based on what’s good for them, where they are in the world. 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.

We Landed on the Moon July 20 1969

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Moon Phase Simulation Viewed from Earth and Space (interactive, elementary and middle school)—and associated Lesson Plan. Observing the Moon in the Sky (interactive, elementary). Moonrise to Moonset (media gallery, elementary). Solar System Scope. update.

We Landed on the Moon July 20 1969

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Moon Phase Simulation Viewed from Earth and Space (interactive, elementary and middle school)—and associated Lesson Plan. Observing the Moon in the Sky (interactive, elementary). Moonrise to Moonset (media gallery, elementary). Solar System Scope.

Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future

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Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future. Because students are inevitably exposed to the online world, it is important that adults teach them how to be responsible digital citizens — to protect both themselves and their peers. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out these top three elements of digital citizenship. MORE FROM EDTECH: Read more about how K–12 schools can design a digital citizenship curriculum.

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Kids’ Computer Posture Explored

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Written by “Karen Weaver a 3rd grade elementary school teacher and author of the upcoming children’s book “The Magic Pencil”, it covers all the basics. Here’s a great article on a topic I don’t talk about enough–proper posture at the computer.

Grading Apps, Tools, and Resources We Love

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BigSIS – BigSIS is a cloud-based, customizable student information system, providing solutions to private schools across the United States and Canada. Edusight – Edusight is an app that allows elementary educators to collect and monitor accurate data about their learners.

Getting up to Speed: Teacher Prep and Technology Integration

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Exposed now are deficiencies of utilizing online learning management systems that school districts face. Adopting successful models of technology integration such as those utilized at George Mason University’s Elementary Education Program is a start.

How Magnolia ISD ‘leveled the playing field’ for students in math

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school systems, the Magnolia Independent School District in Texas serves a diverse student population. Yet, the district has seen consistent and remarkable success in math achievement across all of its elementary schools since it began using Stepping Stones, a prekindergarten through sixth grade comprehensive math program from ORIGO Education. Sandy Szako is a math instructional coach at Nichols Sawmill Elementary School in Magnolia.

Stem Education in 2020

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Science project-based activities for elementary school students (“Spill oil,” “Water cycle in a bag,” or “It’s about time”) can attract even those who always thought that math or engineering was not for them. A growing focus of schools is STEM.

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Device Rollout in the Age of COVID-19

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Families were asked to complete required paperwork and a virtual digital citizenship course prior to picking up their devices, but there were also options to do so in the school’s parking lot on the day of rollout.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

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What it is: MobyMax is more than just a tablet, it is a complete system that helps you identify areas of strength and weakness that your students might have through placement testing, progress monitoring, assessments, and IEP reporting; has practice for kindergarten through eighth grade mathematics, fact fluency, number sense, reading, language, literature skills, informational skills, writing, vocabulary, and state test prep. At Anastasis, our learning portfolios are digital.

50 Economics Websites

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These websites cover kindergarten (counting money) through elementary (economics for youngers) through Middle School: Coins and Counting Money. Economic Systems. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. As a passionate Economics major in college (which grew into an MBA), I find Econ at the root of much of the world around us.

How to Teach the Human Body and 16 Sites to Help

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As students progress through school, they dig deeper into concepts of body systems, organs, cells, diseases, and the importance of good health. This lesson plan, though, adds a few digital native twists. take a picture of themselves with the iPad camera (or another digital camera). This has the advantage of tying into class discussions on digital citizenship (why use avatars rather than the real picture?).

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4 Powerful Ways to Implement Class Blogs – From Jennifer Carey


There are a myriad of platforms to choose from: edublogs , Kidblog (especially good for elementary age children), Blogger , wordpress , and most LMS systems have a blogging platform built in. Kristen Wideen uses Kiblog for her elementary students to create digital portfolios; you can read more about her experience here. By engaging a broader audience, students learn about digital citizenship and safety while online. Creating Digital Portfolios.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

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Programs are geared to the particular learning of Elementary and Middle School, and Middle and High School with games and lessons aligned to state and national standards like Common Core, TEKS and MAFS. Most games are simple to play, will run on any system, and are intuitive to set up. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

The Importance of 3D Printing in Education

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One area where 3D printing has yet to make a difference despite the potential of fulfilling many needs is within the educational systems. Elementary schools, high schools, universities and even vocational training courses are ideal places to incorporate 3D printing as part of the curriculum. . 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.

How to Plan for Hybrid Teaching and Learning

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They found three focus themes for school systems to consider in the upended COVID-19 environment: well-being, engagement, and feedback. Ruben Montoya, director of edtech systems at the Alhambra Elementary School District in Phoenix, Arizona, agrees.

Digital Learning Day Reflections

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We had 12-15 different educators visiting from 5 different school systems. Therefore, when I told them about digital learning day I didn't ask for anything special to happen, I just asked them to allow visitors when they normally used technology in the classrooms. dlday collaboration digital learning day edtech elementary technology integrationLast Thursday Chattanooga Christian Lower School opened our doors for observations of technology integration.

ORIGO Stepping Stones 2.0–A Versatile, Easy-to-Use Math Curriculum

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Its unique system of scaffolding lesson-to-lesson and circling back on important concepts not only reinforces learning but enhances student higher order thinking skills. Lesson plans are delivered via a granular combination of rigorous critical thinking activities, real-world problems, and interactive digital games that make implementing the curriculum easy and flexible for any type of classroom and fully supportive of a schoolwide goal of college and career readiness.

Snow Day? 7 Ways to Keep Teaching

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The first four are virtual meeting programs while the last three are robust Learning Management Systems that include everything required to run an online class: Big Blue Button. If you don’t have a system in place to provide that, get it.

Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

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Even after 144 years, Ward’s Science continues to be a leading provider of a full range of science products, kits, and resources for AP Science, Biology, Chemistry, Digital Science, Earth Science, Physics, and more for elementary-age students through High School (and beyond)–including Makerspace environments. Crazy Circuits are compatible with LEGO and similar brick building systems. One of the most difficult skills to teach in school is problem solving.

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World Environment Day: Living Responsibly with Nature

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I think you’ll enjoy her article: We live in a millennium where technology has disrupted many of the traditional systems and ways. Well, kids can checkout trash | track systems to see how garbage can be tracked. An erstwhile elementary school teacher, Catherine loves coming up with creative ways through which kids can grasp seemingly difficult concepts easily. World Environment Day is June 5th.

Online Courses from Vector Solutions Help Schools Address Pandemic-Related Behavioral Challenges

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Tampa, FL – September 20, 2021 – For many students, the stress and challenges of the pandemic may have caused regression both socially and emotionally and in terms of their behavior.


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I've gotten to know Roslyn a bit through our Kentucky Digital Learning Coach state network, and I share her passion for student discourse. I come from a long line of educators--my grandmother was an elementary teacher in Alabama, and my mom was an ECS teacher in North Carolina where I grew up.

Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access


The Student Access to Digital Learning Resources Outside the Classroom Report , by the Department of Education, identified the three main causes of digital inequity as access and cost of high speed broadband and the lack of understanding by school families as to the importance of internet to support their students’ education. Bearden, “There is no silver bullet for addressing digital equity in school communities.” 1 at the elementary level.

What to do when you lose a digital document

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With classwork and homework now heavily digital, the days of “the dog ate my homework” are gone. It’s right on the student’s LMS account or in their digital portfolio, somewhere in the cloud. But the latest excuses are even more frightening — “Someone stole it from my digital file” or “The cloud ate it” Every adult I know (myself included) has lost a critical, time-sucking digital file.

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How Tech is Part of my Education, Through the Eyes of a Student

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The program itself was set up in a simple way that allowed elementary students to use them easily. The education system has done a decent job of exposing us to technology, but I wouldn’t go as far as to say that it has done a good job of teaching us about it. Besides basic email, doing research for a paper, and writing a paper using proper English, I cannot say that our education system has taught us very much in regards to using technology efficiently and to its potential.

Website Review: Prodigy Game

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There are a lot of online math systems to help students through one of school’s toughest subjects (if not science). Your students are assigned user names and passwords which they then use to log in from their digital device. They are so excited to play and learn!” – Sue McCulloch, Grade 3/4 Northport Elementary School. Each one proclaim s they have the way to teach students while having fun, in ways that are aligned with state and national standards.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

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Thinglink is a free cross-platform digital tool where users turn any image into an interactive graphic by adding “hot spots” that connect to text, images, video, audio, or weblinks. Students (primarily elementary age) log into their BrainPop account and access a teacher-assigned video or search for one of their own. Most LMSs (Learning Management Systems) build Discussion Boards into their framework so the learning curve for using these is minimal.

TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age


Classroom Management in the Digital Age: Effective Practices for Technology-Rich Learning Spaces (2016) by Heather Dowd and Patrick Green Cross-posted from Learning Light Bulbs by Nate Gildart Get your own copy of Classroom Management in the Digital Age! This can be done digitally with an accessible slideshow or clear instructions for students to begin working straight away. Extension activities would be something I think are easily done digitally - there’s so much out there.

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


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. CETPA Board Treasurer Peter Skibitzki and Ruthmary Cradler of Educational Support Systems further enhanced California’s representation. .

How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

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However, if they are from a different country try to find out if that country’s educational system and academic standard is the same or at par with your own country. Online teachers like homeworkhelp.today online tutors covers advance subjects like architecture & chemistry, others companies cover elementary or grade school subjects, while some offer specialized subject matters.

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