To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media

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Since 2011 Banned Books Week has included a day to recognize banned websites. This year, on September 27, 2017, the American Association of School Librarians made a point to encourage their members to raise awareness about “overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.”. If we block it, we have no chance to educate them on it. We must keep learning first.

Citizenship for Personalized Learning

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This post, written in collaboration with Diana Ryan , is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary to construct the building block of Citizenship within a classroom to better facilitate personalized learning. Teachers can purposefully help students understand the rights and responsibilities of a digital citizen. Qualities of Citizenship. They also have to be wary of strangers online.

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Citizenship for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post, written in collaboration with Diana Ryan , is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary to construct the building block of Citizenship within a classroom to better facilitate personalized learning. Teachers can purposefully help students understand the rights and responsibilities of a digital citizen. Qualities of Citizenship. They also have to be wary of strangers online.

How to Eteach in a Covid-19 Pandemic

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If your teaching has been moved online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, learn which webtools make online learning exciting for kids and easy for you in this class–starts March 23rd! Click to sign up. The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Click to view slideshow.

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How to Build Lifelong Learners

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If there is a trait above all others that I want to imbue into my students, it is curiosity. Let that include a passion to understand, connect the dots, and answer questions like, “Why?” ” The first step toward reaching that goal would be opening their minds to fascinating bits and pieces of knowledge, be they about computer games or nature. While this is a good starting point, it has to often become an endpoint, something it was never intended to be.

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How to Incorporate Mindfulness into Your Class

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Students learn best when they are relaxed, happy, and feeling loved. It is challenging to include those characteristics in classes when you are concurrently trying to achieve school goals, comply with curriculum timelines, juggle parent concerns, and blend your lessons with those of colleagues. It reminds teachers that the fulcrum for learning is the student’s emotional well-being. Teach students to look at classmates while speaking.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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Go to globaleducationconference.com to join in. Today we talk about the conference, what people can expect from the conference and how to sign up. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e190. We have this really cool system for people to schedule their own session times based on what’s good for them, where they are in the world. How do they sign up?

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Kecia, tell us about the topic we’re going to talk about today. Learn about AR and VR.

How to Plan for Hybrid Teaching and Learning

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As school districts continue to make and revise plans to open the 2020–2021 school year, many are considering adopting blended or hybrid learning-based schedules. It's a tall order, but we teachers have proven to be resilient and adaptive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Subscriber Special: July

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Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Building Digital Citizens. delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. delivered digitally to your school or District.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Michael Stephens Live Keynote - Follett Challenge - Digital Citizenship Week - K12 Online Starts

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 14th, 2014 In some cases we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. Lloyd Alexander The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend.

Differentiation Simplified with Study.com

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Study.com is an online distance learning portal that provides over 70,000 lessons in fifteen subjects (including algebra, calculus, chemistry, macro- and microeconomics, and physics) aligned with many popular textbooks. Today, I want to talk about Study.com’s emphasis on differentiation. When I first discovered Study.com, I was blown away by its unique approach to providing passionate learners with a college education that fit their lifestyle.

How to Keep Students at the Center of Your Digital Transformation

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While there’s no exact formula for a seamless digital transformation, certain school districts are providing examples of how to take this on while keeping learners at the center of everything. Student agency is a top priority at Frederick County Public Schools in Virginia, and it definitely shows in their approach to technology implementation. An 18-year classroom veteran, Miller works with teachers one-on-one to develop lessons and learning experiences.

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How to DIY Your Distance Learning PD

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For most teachers, summer is both a time to recharge and a time to reflect on the past school year and consider new teaching strategies and curriculum. But with the coronavirus pandemic disrupting more traditional professional learning opportunities like in-person conferences and workshops, it's time for you to chart your own course. Fortunately, there are plenty of informal ways to learn and grow professionally on your own.

Are You R.E.A.D.Y. as a School to be Good Digital Citizens

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Today's students are using technology to collaborate, learn, research, and communicate while at school. Blended and personalized learning with digital tools has flooded classrooms, but most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship as requirements for teacher certification. Launching technology lessons or creating online learning is a huge responsibility. Then empower students with strategies to be good digital citizens.

Fostering Digital Leadership: A Next Step

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I recently rolled out our 1 to 1 devices to grades 3-5. During this orientation, I talked with students about digital leadership. It’s their first year with their own computer and we are trying to do a better job of helping them understand what kinds of things they can do with their computer when they take it home. Based on our discussions, I decided to focus on our digital snapshots. What do we want to strive to do with technology?

How We Empowered and Engaged Latino Parents—by Building a Tech Community

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I did not give it much thought at the time—perhaps parents didn’t want to give out their email and wanted to rely on phone for school communications. A critical realization, though, came when I used our district’s gradebook system to send messages home about projects and classroom activities. As I prepared to send out an email about an upcoming project, it struck me again that not all parents would be reached. This was a problem of practice that needed to change.

The Value of Googleable Questions?

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This is a well known geography curriculum that consists of weekly worksheets to teach geography. She could look up all sorts of maps to answer her questions. At that point in her school life, she didn't have easy accessibility to technology. We had a family computer but it wasn't seen as a place to go to help with homework. to which I replied, "You can't just copy the answers." She worked hard to get her answers every week.

Creating Student-Centered Learning Profiles: What Great Teachers Know About Their Students

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Creating Student-Centered Learning Profiles: What Great Teachers Know About Their Students. This is part 2 of our #iteachthought series (because we refuse to say “back to school”–well, except for just then). Part 1 looked at classroom design, specifically offering alternatives to rows of desks. Today, we’re going to help you create smarter, student-centered learning profiles. How will it be used? How to “motivate” them.

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August Preview at Ask a Tech Teacher

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11 Back-to-school Activities for the First Month of School. Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities. Websites to teach Moune Skills. Plan a memorable Back-to-School Night. College-level learning online. How to Teach Critical Thinking. New Ways to Gamify Learning. Great Ways to Make Your Class Paper-free. Differentiating with Personalized Learning. Back-to-school Activities for teh First Month of School.

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What You Might Have Missed in September

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Differentiating with Personalized Learning. Learning Strategies for your Classroom. How to Teach Critical Thinking. What to Consider When Assigning Homework. New Ways to Gamify Learning. Print or Digital Textbooks? Great Back to School Activities. 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.

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

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After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Personalized Learning Through Gaming.

An Introduction to Blended Learning Instruction

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Kiddom , a transformative approach to teaching and personalized learning, has a new guide available for teachers–and it’s free: Blended Learning 101: An Introduction to Blended Learning Instruction. Learn how to start a blended learning program in your classroom or at your school. How to Prepare for the SAT Essay. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. News Blended learning

How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create Powerful Learning Experiences

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“Technology use must, first and foremost, be designed to support learning goals, not the other way around.”. Ottenbreit-Leftwich in their 2013 study of authentic technology-enabled learning, highlights the main challenge coaches face when trying to support teachers using technology. It’s easy to let technology take center stage. It was tempting to let that excitement get in the way of what really matters: learning.

Stem Education in 2020

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People keen on mathematics, physics, or IT were awe-inspiring and seemed to have supernatural abilities. These subjects are being taught cross-disciplinary and in a complex which refers to real situations. This approach fosters the motivation of students which tend to make use of essay help service and tutors to have work done. Still, there are several facts you may want to know about. Its purpose is to organize a comfortable teaching environment.

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Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. digital commerce.

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

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Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. Not only does it eliminate the noise of who’s wearing what, disruptive students, and classes cancelled due to snow days, it is becoming the surest and easiest way to treat all students equally. Pay Attention to Human Contact. They do have to be done by the time the class closes). That’s easy to solve.

Tech ed Resources–Online Classes

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Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Building Digital Citizens. Delivered digitally to you.

Last Chance for this Online College-credit Classes–DigCit and Tech Tools for Writin

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MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens. Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 557 and click for more information and to sign up. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. update.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. They include all the ebooks, videos, and other resources required so you don’t spend any more than what is required to register for the class. Once you’re signed up, you prepare weekly material, chat with classmates, respond to class Discussion Boards and quizzes, and participate in a weekly video meeting.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We educators need to rest and recover this summer. But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy.

35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

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We experimented with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom such as Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, digital citizenship, and formative assessment options. Once a week we got together virtually (via Google Hangout or a Twitter Chat) to share ideas, answer questions, and discuss nuances. They wanted to get it right, see how it worked. How to use GHO.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. How do you start?

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

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Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. They include all the ebooks, videos, and other resources required so you don’t spend any more than what is required to register for the class. Once you’re signed up, you prepare weekly material, chat with classmates, respond to class Discussion Boards and quizzes, and for some, participate in a weekly video meeting.

Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

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Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Each $750 for up to 20 attendees. Building Digital Citizens. Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

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