5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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If you’re looking for meaningful lessons to wrap up your school year, here are my top picks: Digital Passport. Applied Digital Skills. Digital Passport. Common Sense Media’s award-winning Digital Passport is the gold-standard in teaching digital citizenship to grades 3-5 (or Middle School). Share the Digital Passport leaderboard to show student progress on the class screen. Applied Digital Skills.

169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

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If they don’t understand a term, expect them to use readily-available digital vocabulary tools (right-click tools, a resident dictionary program, and/or a dictionary browser app or extension like the Google Dictionary Chrome extension) during literacy classes to decode unknown words. Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product. Teaching others —expect students to share their knowledge with classmates. ‘

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How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

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I recently got a question from a reader asking how the lessons in my K-8 curriculum supported Dr. Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge philosophy — an integral concept to her school’s mission. Now, exemplary teachers focus on blending learning into the student’s life knowledge base with the goal of building happy, productive adults. Rather, it itemizes ways students interact with knowledge. How to Create a Tech-based Curriculum Using the SAMR Model.

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How NOT to Assess Student Writing

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Writing is no longer treated as a stand-alone skill, rather a tool students use to provide evidence of their knowledge. Conduct research based on focused questions that demonstrate understanding of the subject. Whether the student’s skill level is novice or master, it doesn’t matter because soon — by fifth grade probably — handwriting is replaced by digital writing. These skills are part of their knowledge base for word processing.

How to Build Your PLN

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More simply, it’s: …an extended group of knowledgeable people you reach out to for answers, and trust to guide your learning. You may never meet them in person, though you likely collaborate through Google Hangouts, Skypes, or pre-arranged TweetUps. Thanks to your PLN, you will have first-hand knowledge of these sites, with an appreciation for their pros, cons, and tricks.

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Fake news: Fact or opinion?

Kathy Schrock

Becoming a good digital citizen commonly includes the mastering of a multitude of skills. link] Creative Commons license: [link] The Digital Classroom Starter Kit from Common Sense Education provides digital citizenship activities and lessons as part of their classroom technology use ideas. They also provide a wonderful K-12 digital citizenship curriculum with the scope and sequence found here and have recently started updating their curriculum.