6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

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By the time today’s digital natives enter high school, most of them have already been using devices, computers, the internet, and social media for years. A 6-step digital citizenship plan. Step 2: Focus on digital etiquette, respect, and safety.

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. Share the Digital Passport leaderboard to show student progress on the class screen. Applied Digital Skills.

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How to Cope with Bullying

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90% of teens who report being cyberbullied have also been bullied offline. ( “Seven Fears and the Science of How Mobile Technologies May Be Influencing Adolescents in the Digital Age,” George and Odgers, 2015 ). Right to digital access. Curriculum on digital citizenship.

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Remind Takes Student and Stakeholder Engagement to a New Level

A Principal's Reflections

Introducing two-way messaging on mobile for can be tricky, because teachers need messaging to be safe when communicating with minors and parents, and many don’t want to have to manage incoming text messages from their entire class! Communication Digital Leadership Remind

How every school can promote safety in a digital world

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Keeping students safe in the digital era — with its myriad dangers — means a proactive IT strategy. However, along with the benefits of mobile devices come the associated challenges.

BYOD Begins With Trust and Respect

A Principal's Reflections

Up until this point we had students sign off on a paper guideline sheet after which I created a username and password for them to access the secure guest network. Time is spent working with them on digital citizenship and the creation of positive digital footprints that they can be proud of.

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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.

Study.com Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

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Students join with a free Study.com account that can be accessed with mobile apps (with the exception of proctored exams). The two-hour proctored final exam (required for college credit) must be completed on a computer rather than a mobile device or tablet.

Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

Concern about student safety while online and use of digital tools is undoubtedly valid. We believe it is our moral obligation as educators to keep students safe, while simultaneously enabling them to create responsible digital footprints.

10 ways administrators should be collaborating with their librarians

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Long gone are the days when librarians were simply the “keeper of books,” and the administrators who have grown to realize this have found it much easier to accomplish their strategic vision by mobilizing this dedicated and knowledgeable part of their staff.

What is the VARK model of Student Learning?

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VARK started as a questionnaire to help students and teachers understand their best approach to learning but has since become more of a guideline for teaching and learning. If you use the VARK model of Student Learning , you know why I’m excited about it.

Want to Code on an IPad? Here are 3 Great Apps

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a series of symbols, used synonymously as text and grouped to imply or prompt the multimedia in the games and programs that happen on computers, websites, and mobile apps. Coding has become the poster child for a tech-infused classroom.

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TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age

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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!

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

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How can digital citizenship lessons help me get the most out of teaching with technology? One way to do this is by encouraging students to learn how to use digital creation tools. An established policy or set of guidelines for using apps, including social media -- whether you're considering it as part of your class or just to communicate with students. now include at least one mobile device. Address digital distraction in your policies and procedures.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

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Nearpod is described as a mobile app that allows teachers to create and share interactive multimedia presentations in 1-to-1 device classrooms. There are a whole bunch of guidelines that Alice has taken the time to put together so please go check them out at the link posted above.

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60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

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Let students create their own digital portfolios of their favorite work. Design more mobile learning experiences for your students–in higher ed, for example. Encourage digital citizenship via peer-to-peer interaction that is documented. Administer digital exit slips.

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Messaging - Tool of Engagement or Weapon of Mass Distraction?

The Innovative Educator

A good start are the social media guidelines and digital citizenship responsibilities developed by students and teachers in New York City. The earlier you get your mobile phone, the better your literacy scores.” To be or not to be?

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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MOBILE UPDATES ( kahoot.com/blog/2018/06/13/learners-to-leaders-create-kahoot-app/ ) Kahoot! launched a major mobile update that will allow users to create and host kahoots right in the Kahoot!

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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.

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.

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.

Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Partner Announcements Amazing People Institute : Amazing People Library launch a digital story collection unlike any other. How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly?

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From the development of its Proficiency Guidelines, to its leadership role in the creation of national standards, ACTFL focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of both the profession and the individual teacher. Thursday, June 12th at 3:30pm in Atherton, CA Common Sense Media: Making a Better World: Digital Citizenship For K-12 , As student devices are being integrated into schools, helping students be good digital citizens is more important than ever.

Learning Revolution Free PD - OZeLive - We're Nominated for an Eddie - Games for Change

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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? Tuesday, December 16th at 4pm edWeb Webinar: Character in Education , How do we guide kids to think critically, have moral sensitivity, and make ethical decisions in digital spaces?

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.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - SLS14 Expanded! - Open Natural Math Class - Educate to Liberate or Control?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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.