How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

In this episode, Shannon Mclintock -Miller and I discuss current best practices about digital citizenship and online safety for kids. If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school.

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How to Grow Global Digital Citizens

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With the rise of online games, web-based education, and smartphones that access everything from house lights to security systems, it’s not surprising to read these statistics: In 2013, 71 percent of the U.S. These are the global demands of digital citizenship.

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Digital Literacy–What is it?

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Digital literacy’ is one of those buzz words floated by experts as being granular to 21st century students. ‘Literacy’ is simple: the ability to read and write– so ‘digital literacy’ should be achieving those goals digitally.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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Google Cardboard costs like, what — $12 – and every kid has a smartphone. Dr. Ray is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Education and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Idioms, Not Idiots, for Promoting Speaking Skills

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Equipment Needed One student in the group needed a device (smartphone or ipod) with a voice recorder. Students used one smartphone/ipod per group to record about a 30 second conversation. assignments BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass flipping speaking

Subscriber Special: April

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A School License is a multi-user PDF of most books (or videos where available) we offer–textbooks, curricula, lesson plans, student workbooks, and more–that can be used on every digital device in your school–iPads, Macs, PCs, Chromebooks, laptops, netbooks, smartphones, iPods.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 7, 2014 A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. 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. Today kicks off Connected Librarian Day , our special Library 2.014 preconference event for K-12 teacher librarians (and their fans).

5 Resources to Gamify Student Writing

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If you’re planning to start using tablets and smartphones in the classroom or you’re already doing that, then you should pay attention to every update at this website. As a bonus, there’s an integrated digital library of 600+ books.

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

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Wouldn’t you love to experiment with 5G on your smartphone or play with Samsung’s foldable phone? With the App Inventor program from MIT, students use block-based tools to build apps on a smartphone.

Tech That Won’t Survive 2018

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Today, smartphones and tablets are cheaper than ever; moreover, their prices are going to decrease which means that desktop computers, as well as computer labs, are about to become extinct in schools. Here’s an interesting article on what tech may go away by 2019.

19 Ways Students Keep Learning Fresh Over the Summer

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Kids will love having a valid reason to use Mom’s smartphone camera. This doesn’t require a library. These aren’t print–these are digital, on an iPad, a desktop, or a mobile device.

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Print or Digital Textbooks? What’s the Low-down?

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Today’s focus is to give every student a digital device, much as kids used to be provided tablets and pencils. The next game changer, according to education experts, will be digital textbooks. It’s no wonder proponents of digital books are pushing for change.

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Google Hangouts–Are You Using Them Yet?

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The library of videos becomes a great way to review for quizzes and tests. Additionally, the app is considerably different from the computer tool, which differs also from the smartphone version. Classtime traditionally is a static point in time. Students show up in your room.

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32 Math Apps for a Rigor-infused Classroom

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Here are some great math apps for iPads and smartphones that add rigor and automaticity to your classroom: AIRR Math –student centered math activities in AIRR Math promote a strong, solid foundation for students’ success throughout their educational experiences.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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can of soda, and smart enough to automatically sync with your desktop, smartphone, or iPad. You can also visit PASCO website’s Digital Library for hundreds of free labs and experiments that can be sorted by age group (elementary, MS, HS, AP, or University) or subject. 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.

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Are Phones and Social Media a Distraction in Museums and Galleries?

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We tend to think of museums and art galleries as places of quiet contemplation and reflection, but that's not always the case -- especially now that most visitors have smartphones in their pockets. Recommended for: Grades: 6-12 Subjects: arts, digital citizenship, social studies, ELA.

How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

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Here are two gamified options that can be tweaked to address any topic: Digital Breakouts — Players of all ages use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles that ultimately enable them to achieve a goal. Teach Digital Citizenship with … Minecraft.

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. Adobe Voice is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for iPads.

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How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

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To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation. Take a few weekends this summer to set up a class blog and class website and get comfortable with the digital side of your school. The other feels like the catalog room of the Library of Congress.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

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At the same time, smartphones, tablets and laptops can be used to access the school LMS , with the corresponding courses and learning materials, conduct research online for a school paper, check facts fast, make use of productivity tools, and even access educational apps.

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

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. While one-to-one device programs are ramping up, thanks to affordable technologies such as Chromebooks, and shared classroom AR/VR experiences are becoming more common, schools can’t ignore the rising tide of student-owned smartphones. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. While one-to-one device programs are ramping up, thanks to affordable technologies such as Chromebooks, and shared classroom AR/VR experiences are becoming more common, schools can’t ignore the rising tide of student-owned smartphones. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. While one-to-one device programs are ramping up, thanks to affordable technologies such as Chromebooks, and shared classroom AR/VR experiences are becoming more common, schools can’t ignore the rising tide of student-owned smartphones. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. While one-to-one device programs are ramping up, thanks to affordable technologies such as Chromebooks, and shared classroom AR/VR experiences are becoming more common, schools can’t ignore the rising tide of student-owned smartphones. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. While one-to-one device programs are ramping up, thanks to affordable technologies such as Chromebooks, and shared classroom AR/VR experiences are becoming more common, schools can’t ignore the rising tide of student-owned smartphones. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. While one-to-one device programs are ramping up, thanks to affordable technologies such as Chromebooks, and shared classroom AR/VR experiences are becoming more common, schools can’t ignore the rising tide of student-owned smartphones. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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

EdTech Magazine

But there’s a big challenge that all education IT leaders face : Managing smartphones, laptops and other connected devices securely and at scale. While one-to-one device programs are ramping up, thanks to affordable technologies such as Chromebooks, and shared classroom AR/VR experiences are becoming more common, schools can’t ignore the rising tide of student-owned smartphones. students now own a smartphone by age 11.

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3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools

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Mixed in with the scores of digital tools I see every week, I’ve found three that stand above the rest and will quickly become staples in your teaching toolkit: Sonocent–for note-taking and study skills. Audio Notetaker is a robust digital note-taking and study tool.

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Nearpodize Your Classroom with Your iPhone – From Sabba Quidwai

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At a time where the idea of a “phone” being used for teaching and learning still makes many uneasy, Nearpod created yet another avenue to show the value of using smartphones in the classroom as a means to enhance the learning experience for both teachers and students.

Go Paperless for Earth Day

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To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation. Take a few weekends this summer to set up a class blog and class website and get comfortable with the digital side of your school. The other feels like the catalog room of the Library of Congress.

How Common Sense Is Helping NYC Welcome Cell Phones into Schools

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Peter Kornicker, dean of development and library media specialist at Don Pedro Albizu Campos, PSMS 161, a NYC K-8 public school in Harlem, believes lifting the ban on cell phones in schools provides “an opportunity for both growth and education in our entire community.”. Kornicker goes on to explain, “Despite being a 98% Title 1 school, PSMS 161 has noted that a very large percentage of our students have smartphones, tablets, laptops, and a wide array of connected devices.

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BEST OF SHOW AT TCEA 2018

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Accessible from any computer, tablet, or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1:1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. EXPLORELEARNING, EXPLORELEARNING GIZMOS ExploreLearning Gizmos is a library of interactive online simulations for math and science in grades 3-12.

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Reading By Example

The local public library was also on hand, encouraging everyone to sign up for their summer reading challenge. Blogging, social media, and other forms of digital communications are becoming a necessary part of an educator’s life.

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Reading By Example

The local public library was also on hand, encouraging everyone to sign up for their summer reading challenge. Blogging, social media, and other forms of digital communications are becoming a necessary part of an educator’s life.

News Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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As a result, there's a lot of crossover between what we think of as news literacy, media literacy, and digital citizenship. Digital Citizenship Curriculum (by Common Sense Education): Free K-12 lessons on news and media literacy.