5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

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Mike Ribble on episode 460 of the 10-Minute Teacher Mike Ribble, a digital citizenship expert, shares five important things every educator should know about digital citizenship. Join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. NetRef offers powerful Internet monitoring software that I recommend for schools.

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

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Join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. NetRef offers powerful Internet monitoring software that I recommend for schools. A youth advocate with more than 20 years’ writing and speaking about youth and digital media, Anne has served on three national task forces on Internet safety, including the Obama administration’s 2009 Online Safety & Technology Working Group, which she co-chaired.

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How Technology Can Improve Digital Citizenship in K–12

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How Technology Can Improve Digital Citizenship in K–12. As technology is further integrated into the classroom, digital citizenship is an essential skill all students need to possess. . Responsible technology use is imperative for maintaining a safe learning environment and preparing students to be capable users in a technology-enabled workforce. . What Is Digital Citizenship?

What is the best video editing software?

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Here are some good suggestions: What is the best video editing software for professionals? But having average video editing software is one thing, and professional, high-quality software that makes your videos stand out is another thing.

Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips

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Whether it’s summer or not, digital citizenship skills are something that adults and children alike should be practicing every day as citizens of the world. Common Sense Media identifies six areas of digital citizenship, including digital footprint, media balance, cyberbullying, online privacy, communications, and news and media literacy. Common Sense’s games and Google’s Interland are great ways for families to plug in and learn about digital citizenship.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? In “ Roadmap to Districtwide Digital Citizenship Adoption ,” Theresa Ellington, Instructional Technology Manager at Life Schools Charter School in Texas, explained how she was able to implement a digital citizenship curriculum throughout the Title I district with limited time and no money, and shared lessons learned from the district’s first year using a digital citizenship curriculum.

NetSupport joins The Digital Citizenship Institute

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Today, NetSupport and The Digital Citizenship Institute announced a strategic partnership aimed to help schools and their stakeholders reignite the digital citizenship discussion. NetSupport’s latest software solution, NetSupport DNA, helps schools and districts to promote a culture of good digital citizenship. What’s New: New Tools for Schools ] “Often, discussions around kids and technology begin and end with all the don’ts.

The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship

EdTech Magazine

The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship. Now that we have technology in our classrooms, communities and homes, parents and educators are likely asking themselves, “How do we help children effectively use digital tools?”. As technology leaders, our goal should be to help our students become their best selves online. Digital citizenship is the answer. Some people even define it as knowledge in a digital age.

Technology is Here to Stay: Now What?

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He has some interesting reflections on technology’s place in education: Remember the days of Oregon Trail on the old Apple IIe’s or students drawing pictures with Kid Pix. Much has changed since technology has made inroads into education, and much has not.

Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

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When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week. Even a decade ago, technology was an extra class in student schedules where now, it is a life skill. Kindergartners love technology.

Best Software Programs for Desktop Publishing

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Some of these–like Word–have changed so much over the years that they are now a provide reasonable alternatives to laying out an attractive professional design in a program everyone is familiar with: Technology advanced drastically in the past few years, allowing people to create different products with the aid of a computer. It is important to find out the best software program that will be used by a desktop publisher.

10 More Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 4

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. In this post I would like to introduce 10 more resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Check out my PBL and Technology Integration Workshop. How to be responsible digital citizens.

In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

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Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. Teq , a Long Island-based educational technology and professional development (PD) company, has received approval from the New York State Department of Education to provide Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE).

5 Tips to Avoid Plagiarism

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Grammatical errors: Software aided checking services are highly useful in detecting and correcting grammar mistakes in an academic paper. Thus, using high-quality plagiarism software for detecting plagiarism in a paper is a proper step to erase all kinds of plagiarism issues in the paper.

Plagiarism Checkers: The Benefits Students Fail to See

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How exactly does this piece of software know if the work is original or plagiarised? Unicheck is committed to the principles of academic integrity and is on a mission to create community-driven software that enhances education. Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities.

10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

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Some, like social-emotional learning and digital citizenship, have long been important—and they may require even more focus this year. Digital Citizenship. The COVID-19 crisis is changing the educational landscape, often in unpredictable ways.

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A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

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How do students with cryptomnesia benefit from this software? The Define feature is actually dictionary software. Ghotit : This software was developed in order to improve reading and writing skills in students with dyslexia and dysgraphia. More on special needs: 3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools. Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning. 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs. Digital Citizenship Guest post special needs

Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

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If you missed this article over at ReadiLearn , here are my thoughts about teaching technology in kindergarten: Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology. When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week. Even a decade ago, technology was an extra class in student schedules where now, it is a life skill. Kindergartners love technology. Kindergartners learn technology fast.

8 Reasons for and 8 Against Revisiting Software in the Classroom

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I recently chatted with a tech coordinator on the East coast who asked about software alternatives to the webtools we were discussing. Usually, teachers want free, easily-accessible-from-anywhere webtools in place of expensive, installed software. When you purchase software, you get the entire program. Once you purchase software, you own it for as long as you want to use that version. When you’re using software, it lives on your local drive.

How to “Fake” Blogging in the Classroom (FREE Template) – SULS0124

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There is so much you can do at any level with this template, and it is a great way to talk about media, blogging, writing, digital citizenship, and more. Receive Access to the Creatively Productive Digital Downloads Doc Locker.

7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

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Classrooms are infused with technology. You rarely see a lesson that doesn’t ask for online this or digital that. Students are expected to collaborate and share online as young as kindergarten when they read digital books or draw pictures using iPad apps. As soon as students start using digital devices to record and share their thoughts, they need to be able to type without losing their chain of thought. Digital Citizenship.

Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts

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There are five topics to be reviewed when exploring the use of online images: digital privacy. digital law and plagiarism. Digital privacy. Here’s a general collection of websites addressing copyrights and digital law: Copyright and Fair Use. Students can use software such as KidPix, Paint, Photoshop, and GIMP, or an image creation tool like: BigHugeLabs. More on digital citizenship: Lesson plan for Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. She’s one of the most fantastic people for understanding how technology is being used throughout the world, and she is the former president of ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education. I wanted to talk today about why I think Teachers Using Technology are Super Heroes.

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

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6, 2018 – Impero Software, global specialists in remote monitoring and management software for education, has partnered with the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program, a statewide cooperative of Illinois K-12 educational entities, to provide Illinois schools with student safety software and mobile device management solutions. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5 Austin, TX, Sept.

3 Technology Benefits for Homeschoolers

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One of the wonderful Ask a Tech Teacher contributers, Jenny Wise, is a busy homeschooler who suggested I publish an article about the benefits of technology for the homeschooler. I asked Jenny if she would share how she came to homeschool her children, how technology contributes to her success, and then share resources. These technologies are helping students achieve academic and social success while meeting the needs of various learning styles.

The surveillance of our youth

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Should we install keystroke logging software or monitor everything that youth search for on the Internet? Or should they immediately and automatically be outed by school software? How do we use the technologies that we have to protect them rather than focusing on punishing them? How do we create eyes on the digital street? Are we creating digital social graphs for our children and then placing them in the hands of commercial vendors?

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

At CORE we believe that new technologies are the most exciting way to engage 21st century learners across all education and training sectors. Sunday, June 8th at 4pm Common Sense Media: Digital Citizenship - Seeing the Big Picture , with Dr. Jason Ohler. In our community’s next webinar, Dr. Jason Ohler helps us consider how to use digital citizenship to help our students and ourselves navigate our rapidly evolving world.

How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities

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Here’s an interesting piece from Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Jane Sandwood, on the explosion of wearable technology and its place in the education ecosystem: How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities. With the rapid and constant growth of technology combined with the myriad of ways that it’s permeated the lives of all of society, especially youth, there’s no place where technology is wholly absent. More on disruptive technologies.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

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Teaching students how to become digital citizens is essential as technology assumes a greater place in their lives. Learners with opportunities to think critically about what they see online; recognize the benefits and risks of sharing information; and balance screen time with other activities will become digitally aware and responsible. Signing the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Pledge (adaptable to upper grades).

Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

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Austin, TX, May 18, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools, today announces Philip Walters as its new board chairman. Impero Software helps schools safeguard students and supports the work of teachers and IT departments,” said Walters. Impero Software provides network management and online safety software to schools throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

8 Characteristics of a Successful K-12 Technology Department

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Mike Daugherty is the director of technology for a high-achieving public school district in Ohio, an occasional contributor to AATT (see his last post, 5 Things You Need to Know About 3D Printing), and the author of Modern EdTech Leadership , a discussion on how today’s administrators handle the blending of tech and ed. Here’s what he came up with: Handling the technology needs of a public school system can be a daunting task at times.

What parents should ask teachers about technology

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Technology in education’ has become the buzz phrase for cutting edge classes that are plugged into the latest education trends. When you start at a new school (or classroom, or teacher), it’s important to understand the part technology will take to improve educational experiences for your child. Here are fourteen question you can expect stakeholders to answer — in depth: Who teaches students to use class digital tools?

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

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That means new teachers must learn how to teach science, technology, engineering and math on-the-job. Knowing that, there are six Best Practices teachers in the trenches suggest for integrating technology into classroom instruction: Digital Citizenship. Many schools now provide digital devices for students, often a Chromebook or an iPad. Can you point to the person responsible for turning your students into good digital citizens?

Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

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24/7 access to technology has brought many benefits, from online collaboration to improved parent-teacher communication. Typically, technology doesn’t start out as a stressor. They become stressors, though, because of how students navigate the digital space.

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

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Chicago, June 24, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools today announced the latest version of its award-winning product, Impero Education Pro V7. 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. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5