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.

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

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note : Innovation In Action is a new monthly column from the International Society of Technology in Education focused on exem plary practices in education. Views of technology and its place in society can be seen in movies, television, and cultural references.

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. The eagle-eyed of my readers will have noticed that I garbled my phrases in the above intro: blending “computer literacy” and “digital literacy” at random. Digital Citizen.

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

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Tech use— evaluate student self-directed use of the technology they have learned in class projects. Self-directed use of vocabulary tools —expect students to use domain-specific tech terms as they use technology. Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product.

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

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Writing is no longer treated as a stand-alone skill, rather a tool students use to provide evidence of their knowledge. Use technology to produce and publish writing. Conduct research based on focused questions that demonstrate understanding of the subject.

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. Rather, it itemizes ways students interact with knowledge.

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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. Thanks to your PLN, you will have first-hand knowledge of these sites, with an appreciation for their pros, cons, and tricks.

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Fake news: Fact or opinion?

Kathy Schrock

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.

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

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You’ve probably heard of the student-led “Genius Bar”, which is generally a team of student leaders that provide technical support for the technology devices and programs in their schools. What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? But what if we took the opportunity to develop young, skilled learners a step further, and asked those student leaders to support, collaborate with, and mentor teachers and their peers with in-class technology projects?

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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. Knowledge work — includes professional development and on-the-job training.

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