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


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

You can take them and travel digitally to other places. 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.

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.

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.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


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.”

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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. Join Jason on June 9th for a big-picture view of digital citizenship.

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). Please also join the Library 2.0

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


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. Imagine the possibilities.

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

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

Gaggle Speaks

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? Google Apps for Education Mobile Learning Success Stories

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.

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


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.

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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.

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

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They also love technology, but we must ensure that children learn early on balance and digital safety. Remember to ask parent permission and have a Digital Use Policy signed by parents and students when integrating technology. Kids Sharing Stories: Mobile Learning.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom


Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. What is left to do is to teach students to be responsible digital citizens, and make it easy for them to flag, block and report any inappropriate online materials or behaviour.

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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.

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. Digital Citizenship Remains a Priority. 4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018. meghan.bogardu….

Cyberbullying Facts and Other Student Safety Concerns That Will Astound You

Gaggle Speaks

Students are creating an increasing amount of digital drama on social media, email, mobile apps and online collaboration tools. ” Cyber Civics prepares young people with the skills to be ethical, competent and empowered digital citizens.

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? Digital assistants are here to stay.

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. 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.

9 Good Collections of Videos for Education

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The delivery platform is YouTube making them available from desktops or mobile devices and embeddable into LMSs, websites, or anywhere that takes embeds. C-Span video library. It has become the largest STEM video library of its kind. When I started teaching, videos were a rarity.

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Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018


The software has been updated to include a new mental health keyword library, google authentication, and improved scalability to support larger school districts, among other features.

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.

Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

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The desktop app gives access to all three in one spot while a mobile device requires the download of three different free apps. It works equally well on your desktop, laptop, Chromebook, Mac, iOS device, and mobile device and syncs between all with ease.

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13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for 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.

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. The two most popular sites for creating podcasts are Audacity (for PCs) and Garageband (for Macs and mobile devices).

19 Ways Students Keep Learning Fresh Over the Summer

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Make an audio recording of your thoughts (using a mobile app like Audio Memo ). Optionally, you might take pictures of the historic piece, add it to a mobile app like Sonic Pics and then add voice notes to explain what the viewer is seeing. This doesn’t require a library.

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Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash

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With this add-on, students can create their own works of art by programming Dash from their mobile device to draw on the floor mat?—?with Plus, it includes a one-year subscription to Wonder’s Digital Activities Library for more project ideas.

10 ways administrators should be collaborating with their librarians

eSchool News

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.

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.

How Do Non-Techie Parents Handle the Increasing Focus of Technology in Education?

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One of our Ask a Tech Teacher contributors summed it up like this: Most parents have some concerns about keeping up with the part of the digital revolution that has extended to their child’s classroom. Sit with their children while they are doing homework on a digital app.

Student Leadership via EdTech Playgrounds


An EdTech Playground is a mobile space that can be set up in small or large areas. The resources that are featured in our EdTech Playgrounds come directly from our classrooms and libraries. The resources range from coding, drawing, dancing, virtual trips, and digital citizenship.

9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

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A digital story is a series of images connected with text and/or a narrated soundtrack — captured by a digital device such as an iPad or smartphone — that tell a story. Writing a digital story includes five basic steps: Research the topic so you are clear on presentation.

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Impero Software partners with Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program to Provide Schools with Student Safety and MDM Software


The partnership offers Illinois K-12 schools exclusive pricing for Impero’s flagship classroom management, network admin and student safety solution, Impero Education Pro, and its education-specific mobile device management solution, Impero EdLink. Austin, TX, Sept.

10 Websites + 4 Apps that Make Geography Fun

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Additionally, visitors can go back in time on many locations, swim underwater or zoom through space, visit Mars or the Moon — all from the same free digital tool. It can be used on almost any digital device (though available tools may vary) as a web-based tool or a download.

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