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.

3 ways to be a better digital citizen, online and IRL

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It has become such a part of what we do and who we are that it become to be defined as a sort of “digitalcitizenship. So what describes a digital citizen? In my book Digital Citizenship in Schools , I define a digital citizen as someone who shares ideas, makes purchases, plans activities, asks for answers, interacts both at work and in play and much more on digital devices (computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.).

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What is Constructivism and How Does it Fit Your Class?

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Because new information is blended into prior knowledge, the result is – of course – subjective, heavily dependent upon the personal lens of each learner. That, in turn, is dependent upon their society, culture, past knowledge, personal experiences, and more. Learning is constructed, not acquired, and is based on the fullness of a person’s individual lifetime of learning. Constructivism also works well with inquiry-based learning (click for more on inquiry-based teaching).

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. ‘

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

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I am guilty of assuming that the younger a person is, the easier it is to teach them digital literacy. Recent reports have found that – not surprisingly – digital natives who have mastered Fortnight and driving while texting are far from being able to distinguish between fake and real news, or adept at mid-skill job requirements for computer literacy. How computer literacy evolved into digital literacy. Digital Citizen. Knowledge Constructor.

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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What is the 21st Century Lesson Plan?

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Technology and the connected world put a fork in the old model of teaching–instructor in front of the class, sage on the stage, students madly taking notes, textbooks opened to the chapter being reviewed, homework as worksheets based on the text, tests regurgitating important facts. Students are digital natives, already in the habit of learning via technology. Transfer of knowledge is critical.

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. Having people who understand how you think, have your back in emergencies, and serve as a virtual knowledge base will help you to handle difficult colleagues, adapt to challenging principals, address tricky parents, and differentiate for varied student needs.

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How to Build Lifelong Learners

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” 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. Reigning her enthusiasm in was painful for both of us but the grade-level body of knowledge the State expected her to learn didn’t leave a lot of time for digging deeply into her passion. Knowledge work — includes professional development and on-the-job training.

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Fake news: Fact or opinion?

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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.

Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team

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What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? What if we asked those student learners to create informative, instructional digital content that is accessible to all? After all, many of us would agree that the students are the ones who are usually the most knowledgeable, up-to-date resources for what is the latest and greatest with technology, so why not tap into their large knowledge base and cultivate their leadership potential?

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