Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

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While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections. How to use the library. Kiddom connects directly with curriculum and content providers to offer educators a curated library of standards-aligned resources. Why the content library is perfect for lesson planning.

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.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” CIPA requires schools and libraries to install measures to protect children from obscene or harmful content in exchange for discounts offered by the E-rate program. In order to receive this funding, each district must submit a digital classroom plan.

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Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

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. This year''s Library 2.014 Conference confirmations include Susan Hildreth, Peter Morville, Helen Partridge, Michael Stephens, Barbara Stripling, Roy Tennant, Joyce Valenza, and David Weinberger. Join Jason on June 9th for a big-picture view of digital citizenship.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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You can take them and travel digitally to other places. In her consulting life, she has led CoSN’s Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative, developed strategic plans and content for companies, provided professional development coaching to school districts, and presented at numerous conferences. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom. Teaching in a rural area opened my eyes to the students who don’t participate in the digital world when they are outside of school. In an increasingly digitized classroom, it’s important to consider these tech-less students. There are computer labs and public libraries, but again there needs to be infrastructure in place.

12 Websites for Digital Books Summer Reading

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At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. Books can be read online or on most mobile devices. You can read them online, on a mobile device, or download them. Open Library.

Top 5 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn Python

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Good Documentation, Community Support and a Big Network of Python Libraries : There is no dearth of guides and video tutorials for those working with Python. Plus, Python has several libraries that help minimise one’s time and effort during development.

Whiteboard Apps You’ll Love

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SyncSpace is a sharable, zoomable, collaborative whiteboard for iPads, mobile devices, laptops, and computers. IPEVO –draw and annotate directly onto real-time camera image from your iPad, images in the Photo Library, or a blank whiteboard. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Tell Me All About it with Tellagami

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Tellagami is a mobile app that lets users create a short animated video using any mobile device. Sharing Created Gamis While not having to worry about log in information is a plus and sharing is easy, there is not currently a way to see a library of the Gamis one makes when in the app. Students could also embed the Gami in a digital portfolio such as a Google Site or a blog. BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass

Library 2.017 Mini-Conference: DIGITAL LITERACY & FAKE NEWS

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 1st, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Invited panelists and presenters will look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. Please also join the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

On immersive technologies and the library: a visit with author Jamie Donally

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Jaime and I began our conversation by discussing some vocabulary introduced in the book: AR (augmented reality): an enhanced version of reality by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of soemthing being viewed through a device. AR often uses a trigger image or target to activate the digital layer. . VR (virtually reality): “bring the opportunity to view a digital experience without using your device camera. Imagine the possibilities.

How One of the Most Recognized School Districts in the Country Keeps its Students Safe

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When you lead a school district’s internationally-recognized digital conversion plan that garners the attention of schools from around the country and even the President of the United States, what is there left to do? How Gaggle fits into the direct’s digital plan is described in a new case study. You will also learn how Mooresville Grade School District: • Refocused its efforts around digital citizenship and keeping students safe online.

Teaching Online During COVID-19

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Access the required site through mobile devices. Provide mobile hotspots distributed by school. GetEpic –Digital library for kid’s books. Teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging.

How to Assess Digital Literacy

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Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” ” –from the American Library Association. Digital Literacy–What is it?

How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten

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One reality of the increasingly connected K–12 classroom is even the youngest students are routinely going online, using email and engaging with mobile apps that collect their information. K–12 Schools Use Video to Teach Digital Citizenship. In addition to Common Sense Media’s Digital Citizenship curriculum, teachers can look to NICERC for online curricula. The organization has developed a library of cyber curricula resources for K–12. “As

Why is HUE HD a Must for your Classroom?

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It can be plugged into a heavy base for free-standing use or directly into a laptop for greater mobility. For ‘Specials’ teachers (those who teach one subject and move from classroom to classroom), easily carry this lightweight and mobile device, allowing you to have a document camera wherever you have a computer, whether it’s the Library, the gym, or a classroom.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

EdTech Magazine

With all of these technologies populating classrooms this year, it is also more integral than ever that educators instill students with the tenets of digital citizenship. Using the mobile and online technology already in place, students can better track and tailor their academic experiences ,” writes Lynch. Research from School Library Journal indicates that maker activities at elementary and middle schools increased by 4 percent from 2014 to 2017.

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. Librarians are ninjas in digital citizenship. Invest in the right digital resources. A modern-day school library is looking more like an airport lounge than what many of us may have been accustomed to.

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

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These include Hello Codi, TalkToMe I and I I (Text-to-speech app), Ball Bounce Game, and Digital Doodle (a drawing app). Students do need to set up their mobile device to run the app. Here’s a quick video tutorial on the basic app, Talk To Me : Code HS: Mobile Apps.

How One Teacher Found Innovative Solutions to ELL Issues

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We began taking our mobile lab to schools, churches, libraries, and other non-profit sites. When I offered to bring my mobile lab to the class for monthly sessions, my offer was accepted.

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

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More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. BYOD deepens the digital divide. Students from low-income families may not be able to afford new mobile devices, or the devices they can afford won’t be the top performing ones. A new mobile device that could fly a rocket can easily slip on the expenses list for parents to cover.

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Cyberbullying Facts and Other Student Safety Concerns That Will Astound You

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Students are creating an increasing amount of digital drama on social media, email, mobile apps and online collaboration tools. ” Diana Graber, co-founder of Cyberwise, an online resource for adults seeking to help kids be safe and productive online, started the webcast with some statistics and information about her middle school digital citizenship media literacy program called Cyber Civics. “We want to guide them to be better digital citizens.”

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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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). Adapt these MS Word directions to your digital device: Click View – Macros – Record Macros.

10 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code

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Here are the steps for creating a macro in MS Word (adapt for the digital device you use): Click View>Macros> Record Macros. Click the link for your digital device. This is so simple, you’re going to love it: Open the QR Code reader on your phone or mobile device.

How and Why to Use Podcasts in Your Classes

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A podcast is a topic-specific digital stream of audio files (in some cases, video or PDF also) that can be downloaded to a computer or a wide variety of media devices. If you’re creating your own podcast, all you need is a digital device, a microphone, an Internet connection, and a topic you’re passionate about. The two most popular sites for creating podcasts are Audacity (for PCs) and Garageband (for Macs and mobile devices). Digital Devices Multimedia

Digital Assistants in the Classroom

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It’s been a couple of years since my tech teacher advice column “Dear Otto” got its first question about classroom digital assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa. What is a digital assistant? A Digital Assistant is an AI- (artificial intelligence) powered virtual assistant you probably know most commonly as Google Home or Amazon Alexa. Here’s how educators are using the digital assistant: to request spelling help.

Tech That Won’t Survive 2018

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More so, today’s education prioritizes mobile devices which don’t have the ability to read these mediums. Also, having portable devices on them at all times, students are able to access the entire library of information which fits in their pockets. As mentioned above, mobile devices are going to become essential inside the classrooms. Here’s an interesting article on what tech may go away by 2019.