Essential Guide to Digital Citizenship for CIPA and E-Rate

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What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship? Through E-rate, your school or library can receive support to purchase communication services and other technological products. What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship? E-rate is complicated.

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.

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Think Before You Comment

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Commenting with Care Here''s a great set of guidelines to share with kiddos for commenting on blogs inspired and adapted from Bridget Compton-Moen of New Zealand that I use on our Daring School Library blog. Add factual information if you can e.g. if someone has written a post about our MHTV studio, you might add a comment like, “We really like to use The Week in Rap website (or BBC America, The Washington Post, Library of Congress, History Channel, Channel One, etc.)

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Of course, establishing guidelines for appropriate use is extremely important, especially so students and teachers have an understanding about the platform’s purpose and that you will not be sitting at your computer all night at the students’ disposal! I can post sites for all students to access and catalog in personal libraries called “backpacks” but most importantly I can directly and privately post sites and information to differentiate for individuals.

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

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Teach students the correct way to keyboard (posture, habits, hand position–that sort; there are general guidelines in the inset and detailed information in this keyboarding curriculum ). Share this with other grade-level teachers, parents, even the library media specialist. 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.

10 ways administrators should be collaborating with their librarians

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Librarians are ninjas in digital citizenship. Through training, librarians can help students, teachers, and all your other staff become better digital citizens, potentially authoring guidelines, offering classes, and professional development.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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Grade-levels below are guidelines. 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). Click the link for your digital device.

Can You Show Netflix in Class? Copyright for Teachers Made Simple

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There is no hard-and-fast rule, although some districts may set specific guidelines of their own. And use digital tools to their full potential: Students can do so much more with them than just fill out a worksheet. My go-to resource for all things digital citizenship is Common Sense Media and their K-12 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers This PDF resource was created by Hall Davidson.

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5 Ways to Involve Parents in Your Class

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Provide guidelines so they don’t wonder why they’re there or get embarassed because they ‘did something wrong’ Invite parents to share their expertise. demonstrate how to use the school online library/lunch order system (or similar). 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.

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10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

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What’s more, they have curated the best lessons into a comprehensive library of lessons that are free for teachers to use as well! The interface isn’t as intuitive as the Desmos activity builder, but the good news is that they have a library of 400k+ lessons that you can search from and so I didn’t really have much of a problem finding a lesson someone else had programmed and found a way to fit it into my lesson. Math teachers: This is for you.

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On building learning playlists

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Before music went digital, some of us made CD or cassette mixtapes and shared them as gifts. Learning playlists are a thing, and that thing is emerging as a subgenre of digital curation in a variety of flavors. TES Lessons Library. Curation (School Library Monthly).

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

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We started by developing guidelines "with" students and staff and offered related learning opportunities throughout the year. They also know that if we want our teachers to be prepared we must move from digital citizenship to digital leadership. When I started my career back in the 90s as a library and tech teacher at the New York City Department of education, I felt completely alone. Visit the article her e.

Want Kids to Be Kind on Social Media? Let Them Chat

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As for me, I use the social media aspects of Destiny, my library management software. They become active participants in their own digital citizenship. They are very good at helping each other out and pointing out when students are not following the class-created guidelines. So, as this year begins, I challenge you to help your students be the best digital citizens they can be by allowing them to interact online in a safe sandbox that you create for them.

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude Activities and Tools for Students

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Have students reflect on the past, such as in this digital journal , expressing gratitude and recognizing changes over time. Using our Digital Citizenship Curriculum? Think about the digital tools you're already using in the classroom. Students can use the site library, or create their own text in a story about a time they were grateful to someone and how they might be able to pay the kindness forward.

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude

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Have students reflect on the past, such as in this digital journal , expressing gratitude and recognizing changes over time. Using our Digital Citizenship Curriculum? Think about the digital tools you're already using in the classroom. Students can use the site library, or create their own text in a story about a time they were grateful to someone and how they might be able to pay the kindness forward.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. We''ve just confirmed that we''ll be doing another Connected Librarian Day this year as a pre-conference event for Library 2.014 , and to coincide with Connected Educator Month (which we''re told will be held again this year). How can we help kids make a better digital world?

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Partner Announcements Amazing People Institute : Amazing People Library launch a digital story collection unlike any other. FREE 30 day trial for #Libraries & #Schools. How does your library manage digital collections?

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. The call for submissions closes Decemeber 15th , so be sure to check out the submission guidelines and get yours in soon! Monday, December 15th at 4pm edWeb Webinar: Top 5 Digital Tools of 2014 , What are the top apps, websites, and games for learning of 2014?

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Digital Civics Toolki t (by the Civic Engagement Research Group): Created by the same researchers behind Deep Dive: Educating for Democracy, this toolkit offers easy-to-implement conversation starters (among other resources) for activating students' passion for civics and democracy.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events that we hold and from our over 200 partners, and provides valuable links to learning conversations taking place in the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Nominate your favorite keynote speakers for Library 2.014. We''re excited to be gearing up for the fourth annual Library 2.014 conference on October 8th and 9th.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. link] Digital Wish : Two new videos - The Importance of Technology in American Schools and The Need for a Shift to Mobile. There’s a lot of great games, apps, websites, and digital curricula to go along with tablets and computers.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

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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. DIRECTIONS: We will use Blackboard collaborate to explore the digital resources.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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It’s also an opportunity – surprise, surprise – for lots of folks to try sell us some sort of “digital literacy” product.). So Google and Facebook – and a whole raft of other companies – have decided to get into the “digital literacy” business. Google launched a “Be Internet Awesome” digital citizenship campaign.