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. I just clicked on the Google button and signed in with my Google account. This digital citizenship project is aligned with several Common Core State Standards.

Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips

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Whether it’s summer or not, digital citizenship skills are something that adults and children alike should be practicing every day as citizens of the world. Common Sense’s games and Google’s Interland are great ways for families to plug in and learn about digital citizenship.

The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship

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The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship. Now that we have technology in our classrooms, communities and homes, parents and educators are likely asking themselves, “How do we help children effectively use digital tools?”. Digital citizenship is the answer. The discussion surrounding digital citizenship has been growing, but not everyone can agree on its definition. Some people even define it as knowledge in a digital age.

New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users

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A strong understanding of digital citizenship is essential for students of all ages to be able to make smart choices online and in life. The new, free K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Education has lessons for all ages to address the current technology landscape.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.

Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

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Classroom Digital Citizenship Game-based Learning Gamification Internet Management Software TrainingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez The tech giant’s Be Internet Awesome campaign now includes a free course for teachers.

Impero Software Announces New Version of Impero Education Pro at ISTE 2018

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Impero Software today announced the latest version of Impero Education Pro V7. The software has been updated to include a new mental health keyword library, google authentication, and improved scalability to support larger school districts, among other features.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. You can only do that if you know how to use technology, especially really fabulous software, which teachers who use technology know how to find. Google Cardboard costs like, what — $12 – and every kid has a smartphone.

7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

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You rarely see a lesson that doesn’t ask for online this or digital that. Students are expected to collaborate and share online as young as kindergarten when they read digital books or draw pictures using iPad apps. Digital Citizenship. Basics for a digital device.

Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts

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There are five topics to be reviewed when exploring the use of online images: digital privacy. digital law and plagiarism. Digital privacy. Show students how to adjust the Google search engine to provide only images in the public domain. K-8 Digital Citizenship Curriculum.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

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Sunday, June 8th at 4pm Common Sense Media: Digital Citizenship - Seeing the Big Picture , with Dr. Jason Ohler. In our community’s next webinar, Dr. Jason Ohler helps us consider how to use digital citizenship to help our students and ourselves navigate our rapidly evolving world.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018

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Chicago, June 24, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools today announced the latest version of its award-winning product, Impero Education Pro V7. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

The Process of Self-Publishing Using Kindle Direct Publishing

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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. The Digital Citizenship Adventures of Lady Lightning Fingers). I imported them into Google Drive.

How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides

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The post How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know you can edit images inside Google Docs and Slides? In just a few clicks, you and your students can add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Google Slides !

3 Ways Schools can Help Users to Protect their Accounts from Malware, Phishing, & Cyber-scams.

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Users were sent an email that appeared to be from Google and asked to click on a document for collaboration. As such, it’s especially important to include some cyber-security basics as soon as students start to have access to digital tools.

Learn Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Essential Google Classroom Apps

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A few weeks ago, I got an email from Nancy with a great suggestion for an article topic: Google Classroom. In Google Classroom many educators like me found a great additional functionality and apps, which allowed managing the workflow efficiently, leaving more time for the teaching.

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Educators as Empowered Citizens (Unpacking the ISTE Standards for Educators)

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Citizen- Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency. Digital literacy.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

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With a reminder that Moodle is Open Source, which means the basic framework can be augmented with just about any addition conceivable (as you’ll see in the section, “ 23 Ways to use Moodle” ), here’s how to start: Download the Moodle software to your school server.

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How Great is MS Office Mix

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Click and you’ll find the features that have made Mix a new favorite digital tool with so many educators. To set up educator accounts through Office for Education (which requires a school sign-up), all students need is a Google or Microsoft account, or just an email.

Online Class Starts Aug. 12th–Tech-infused Teacher

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In MTI 562 The Tech-infused Teacher, you will use a suite of digital tools to make your lesson plans pop while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding.

Learning.com Joins Google for Education Technology Partner Program

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PORTLAND, Oregon – (September 21, 2018) Learning.com, a leader in providing digital literacy solutions for grades K-8, announced today that it joined the Google for Education Technology Partner Program.

Starting This Week: MTI 562

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In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Digital Citizenship.

Everything Schools Should Know About Windows 10 Education Edition

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A simple Google search should also help but before you do any kind of upgrade, make sure you’ve backed all of your data in case you cannot repair your installation. Faceoff: What Digital Device Should My School Buy?

Last Chance for this College-credit Class

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Educators participate in this three-week hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop as they learn to use widely-available digital tools to help their students develop their inner writer. NOT Included: Standard software assumed part of a typical ed tech set-up. MTI 558: Teach Writing With Tech.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class (Differentiation)

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Google account (can be your school account or your personal one). NOT Included: Standard software assumed part of a typical ed tech set-up. Assistance setting up hardware, networks, infrastructure, servers, internet, headphones, microphones, phone connections, loading software.

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New Ways to Gamify Learning

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Augmentation: Technology not only replaces a traditional tool but adds functionality, e.g. using Google Earth to explore the setting of a story rather than a map. e.g. using virtual meeting tools (like Google Hangouts) to include housebound students in a class. Google Expeditions.

Websites and Apps to Support Hour of Code

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Stencyl –build games without coding with downloaded software. Google Computer Science for High School –free workshops (with application) for K-12 teachers. We’ve provided a lot of projects and lesson plans, as well as websites you’ll like organized by grade.

Why is HUE HD a Must for your Classroom?

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Inside the box, I found the HUE HD Pro Camera, camera base, instruction booklet, and Intuition software. Everything worked exactly as promised from the camera to the lights to the microphone to the software.

Hour of Code Website and App Suggestions for K-8

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Google Spreadsheets–decode and fill in color coded pictures. Build with Chrome –kind of like Minecraft, more like Google Earth Warehouse; use virtual Lego blocks to build in your browser. Squeakland –build etoys with downloaded software. Lego Digital Designer.

How AI is Changing Writing: Check out Robot Don

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See what you think: We live in a digital era where the kids are in contact in all sorts of technological solutions that help them learn, connect, and have fun. One of these writing assistants is Robot Don, an AI-driven software which we are going to discuss in this article.

169 Tech Tip #78: Save a File so Everyone Can Read it

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Category: Google Apps. Q: I need to make my document readable by colleagues that don’t have my software (such as I use MS Word and they don’t). A: In both Google Apps and MS Office, you can save a document in a variety of formats, including the easy-to-read PDF.

7 Tech Tools for PE Teachers

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In that class, we think of physical stuff — not digital — like running and exercising. But kids love technology’s apps and software. With the addition of Google Cardboard, you feel like you’re kicking that final soccer kick.

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Summer PD–What are you looking for?

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We also offer online Summer PD on a variety of topics from specific skills (how to use Google Forms, how to use Tellagami–that sort) to overarching concepts (how to differentiate, how to scaffold learning, how to build a curriculum map). Here are the choices (there’s a spot to add your comments so please tell me if there’s something else you want): How to … use online tools like Evernote, Prezi, How to… use software like MS Word, Excel, Photoshop.

End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Digital Devices

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Today: Image and Backup Your Digital Devices. Every time you download from a website or open an email attachment or update one of your online tools, you collect digital dust and grunge that affects the speed and efficiency of your computer.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Digital Devices

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Today: Image and Backup Your Digital Devices. Every time you download from a website or open an email attachment or update one of your online tools, you collect digital dust and grunge that affects the speed and efficiency of your computer.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –These are great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

11 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer

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The term “workaround” became popular in the latter half of the 20 th century as a method to circumvent a software problem but today, it applies any time you need to find an unusual and creative solution to a problem. #5:

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

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BYOD deepens the digital divide. Even when schools provide for these students — like making them beneficiaries of a BYOD funding program, or letting them check out a device from the school’s library — the digital divide doesn’t disappear completely.

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