Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

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Teaching digital citizenship as a “one-off event” doesn’t lead to changes in behavior, experts say. Findings like these suggest the need for schools to start teaching good digital citizenship to students at a very young age—and Ribble and many others believe that students should learn these skills throughout the K-12 curriculum. We feel that digital citizenship is something that all students should learn.”.

How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

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Full integration of digital citizenship (or DigCit) curriculum into every class and every content area—at every grade level—should be the goal to meet this need. Keep in mind that most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship alongside the other elements of teacher education. All stakeholders must have a clear understanding of both the “why” and the “how” of fully integrated digital citizenship.

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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. Events – step-by-step processes including examples like photosynthesis or a sequence of events in a piece of literature. 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.

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Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

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You can even transfer grades into any digital grade book with the touch of a button. Heather: Well, Vicki, I have a passion for digital citizenship and student voice integrated in there. They’re at the athletic events. This tool empowers students to be digital leaders, but it also makes the social media easy for schools. Helping students develop their voice through digital portfolios. The importance of building a positive digital presence.

Digital Literacy–What is it?

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Digital literacy’ is one of those buzz words floated by experts as being granular to 21st century students. ‘Literacy’ is simple: the ability to read and write– so ‘digital literacy’ should be achieving those goals digitally. “the ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information” –Digital Strategy Glossary of Key Terms.

Educational Leadership for Social Good

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Our teammate and Events Director, Al Thomas , a former principal himself, ran the Education Leaders Network Playground, which featured 28 sessions for leaders by leaders, and one session in particular stood out when we talked about it… a session called Leading EdTech Initiatives for Social Good by Jennifer Williams , author of Teach Boldly. An early adopter of iPads Jennifer remains dedicated to using technology in schools for a social purpose.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. and world history events.

Device Rollout in the Age of COVID-19

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Device rollout—when students in Verizon Innovative Learning Schools receive their initiative-provided iPads or Chromebooks—is an exciting time in the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools community, especially for schools new to the program.

Think Before You Comment

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Make a connection e.g. if you are reading a post about a school library, special event, or technology tip, you might write, “We also have a TV studio in our school and we are weather nerds, too!” Ask a question e.g. “What is your favourite book or iPad app?” comments digital citizenship empathy kind social media storm troopers stormtroopers true twitter When we comment we model.

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#EdTechTidBits of the Week (April 27, 2015)

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A new programming app for the iPad, an educational game to teach Digital Citizenship, a Google Glass update, a lesson in reading the fine print, and a new Chrome extension. Tickle for the iPad Tickle for the iPad was officially released back in March and has had a few updates since then. Tickle is an app for the iPad that allows you to create Scratch like programs to control your robotic toys such as drones, Sphero , and your Philips Hue wireless light bulbs.

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#EdTechTidBits of the Week (April 27, 2015)

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A new programming app for the iPad, an educational game to teach Digital Citizenship, a Google Glass update, a lesson in reading the fine print, and a new Chrome extension. Tickle for the iPad Tickle for the iPad was officially released back in March and has had a few updates since then. Tickle is an app for the iPad that allows you to create Scratch like programs to control your robotic toys such as drones, Sphero , and your Philips Hue wireless light bulbs.

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Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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Before starting, review the digital citizenship associated with visiting an online site (such as privacy, staying on the assigned website, and not talking to strangers). If you use iPads, here are some great options: Cargo-Bot. If you use iPads, try Stick Nodes , Stickman, or Scribble Movie. If necessary, adapt the following Windows/iPad directions to the device used in your school: Go to Start. Digital Doodle drawing app.

Kids become teachers: Helping out at a Senior Center

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In any number of homes and schools across the nation, students are more comfortable with using digital devices than many adults. Know what topics seniors would like to learn such as how to use iPads, how to send an email, how to digitally read using Kindle or iBooks, and more. Use technology and digital media strategically and capably. Know ahead of time which digital devices are available at the center. digitize photos to use on phones/desktops/slideshow.

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What is Microsoft Sway?

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Sway works in Windows, on iPads, iPhones, and desktops. Install the Sway app to your iPhone, iPad, Surface Pro, or use it on the web. Create digital stories with a mix of text, images, and other multimedia pieces. Create a portfolio of artwork, poems, or classwork that can be shared at an end-of-year event, Open House, or to showcase student achievement. Lately, when I join technology education forums, one of the most talked-about webtools is Microsoft Sway.

Storyboard That–Digital Storyteller, Graphic Oranizer, and more

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Storyboard That is a leader among online digital storytelling tools thanks to its comic-based themes, clean layout, vast collection of story pieces, varied strip options, and intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Students can map out ideas, write stories, or relay events in a comic format using Storyboard That’s huge library of backgrounds, characters, text boxes, shapes, and images. I love using Storyboard That to create avatars as part of a discussion on digital citizenship.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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Before starting, review the digital citizenship associated with visiting an online site (such as privacy, staying on the assigned website, and not talking to strangers). If you use iPads, here are some great options: Cargo-Bot. If you use iPads, try Stick Nodes or Stickman. If necessary, adapt the following Windows/iPad directions to the device used in your school: Go to Start. Use precision and appropriate tools throughout to convey events.

10 Projects to Kickstart Hour of Code

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Here are ten projects (each, about one hour in length) you can use in your classroom to participate in this wildly popular event: Macros. Here are the steps for creating a macro in MS Word (adapt for the digital device you use): Click View>Macros> Record Macros. IPads call these hotkeys. Click the link for your digital device. If you have IPads, try Stick Nodes or Scribble Movie. Coding–that geeky subject that confounds students and frightens teachers.

Holiday Gifts for Teachers

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Sure, money is nice but when parents are willing to give of themselves to organize class events, chaperone, help out on lesson plans, or any number of other activities, that’s priceless. If you’re geeky and know your way around a computer, iPad, or Chromebook, offer to help your favorite teacher with either training, debugging, or problem-solving. Holiday gifts for teachers are a challenge.

Hour of Code Lesson Plans by Grade

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Before starting, review the digital citizenship associated with visiting an online site (such as privacy, staying on the assigned website, and not talking to strangers). If you use iPads, here are great options: Cargo-Bot. If you use iPads, try Stick Nodes or Stickman. If necessary, adapt the following Windows/iPad directions to the device used in your school: Go to Start. Digital Doodle drawing app.

Hour of Code: Scratch Jr.

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Give students the iPad. Additionally, use it in digital storytelling and recreating events in science and literacy units. 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. ScratchJr. ages 5-7. Overview. ScratchJr (released July 2014) is an introductory programming language for ages 5-7 similar to the wildly popular Scratch (for 3rd grade and up).

11 Back-to-school Activities for the First Month of School

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A good alternative if you don’t have the ability to project your iPad to the class screen: Bouncy Balls. Create a timeline of class events. Post a timeline of class events high on the classroom wall. This can include field trips, guest speakers, school events, vacations, awards, and even birthdays. Digital Citizen. Have each student take a full-body picture of themselves (or take one of a classmate on the class iPads or Surface Pros).

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4 Ways Students Can Plan Their Writing

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For iPads, try iBrainstorm , Ideament , or another from this list. Timelines are graphical representations of a sequence of events over a period of time. If you have an iPad, try Timeline or another from this list. If you’re an iPad school, try Quicklyst or OmniOutliner. Digital note-taking. In Common Core, starting with fourth grade, students are expected to use books, periodicals, websites, and other digital sources to conduct research projects.

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10 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code

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Here are ten unusual projects (each, about one hour in length) you can use in your classroom to participate in this wildly popular event: Alt Codes. Here are the steps for creating a macro in MS Word (adapt for the digital device you use): Click View>Macros> Record Macros. IPads call these hotkeys. Click the link for your digital device. If you have IPads, try Stick Nodes. Attendees merely scan the QR Code and follow the line that leads to the event.

3 Favorite Webtools for students (and teachers)

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Enter the free Mission US, a suite of games aimed at grades 5-9 that interactively address the critical events in United States history. Creators of these games wanted to help students relate to the events and people by being part of the action. Mission US gameplay is web-based, on PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks, and even some iPads. I subscribe to lots of technology-in-education forums (here’s a list of my trusted education advisors ) and attend as many webinars as I can.

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CanaryFlow: Everything You Need to Manage Classroom Workflow

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CanaryFlow is a classroom workflow platform that makes it easy for K-12 teachers to create lessons, add and grade assignments, upload resources, comment on student work or class activities, and schedule events. ability to access and import over 53 different file types (such as MS Office, Google Docs, images, PDFs, and more) from the digital device’s camera, Google Drive, Dropbox and other cloud locations.

Parents as #Edtech Partners

Kyle Pace

There’s always a barrage of initiatives and events; academic, extracurricular, athletic, or otherwise. Is it solely a school district’s job to educate parents about technology, social media, digital citizenship, etc.? I have seen some very successful parent learning nights around technology, STEM, and digital citizenship. Digital Literacy EdTech Education Parents Students edtech parents technology

15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

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The program is free, takes about eight hours (depending upon the student), and can include printed materials as well as digital. The program is free, online (it does have a non-flash version for iPads), and is best completed over a series of sessions. Students set up market accounts and make decisions about buying and selling based on research and real-life events.

10 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code

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Here are ten unusual projects (each, about one hour in length) you can use in your classroom to participate in this wildly popular event: Alt Codes. Here are the steps for creating a macro in MS Word (adapt for the digital device you use): Click View>Macros> Record Macros. IPads call these hotkeys. Click the link for your digital device. If you have IPads, try Stick Nodes. Attendees merely scan the QR Code and follow the line that leads to the event.