Common Sense Media digital citizenship refresh

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I recently sat down with Kelly Mendoza, Senior Director of Education Programs at Common Sense Education, who oversees digital citizenship curricular materials to discuss exciting curriculu m news. This Is Me (Digital Footprint & Identity). Digital Footprint & Identity).

Digital Citizenship Resources for the Primary Classroom

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I get to start every Monday morning during the first semester talking Digital Citizenship with our 94 Kindergartners. I have a hard enough time keeping these students engaged for 25 minutes, II know it may sound a bit odd, but I love Monday mornings.

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15 ways to use Snapchat in classes and schools

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Ed Tech digital citizenship edtech educational technology snapchat social media student engagementCompanies are starting to flock to Snapchat. McDonald’s and Taco Bell are using it to get Snapchatters interested in their products.

New Digital Citizenship Starter Kit for Remind

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We were thrilled to hear about the added functionality, which would continue to encourage teachers to capitalize on seamless communication with students and family members. And we all know that “just in time” and “on the go” learning is crucial for today’s 21st-century student. We jumped at the opportunity and are pleased to announce a new Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Common Sense and Remind. Developing Digital Citizenship Through Mobile Communication.". “In

How LA Unified Cultivates Districtwide Digital Citizenship

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Not long ago, the term "digital citizenship" connoted cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and security. Much like the term has continued to evolve, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LA Unified) efforts, known as #DigCitLA , have expanded with the growth of digital citizenship awareness. As the nation’s second-largest school district -- with 1,000 schools and more than 550,000 students -- that is no easy task.

New Digital Citizenship Starter Kit for Remind

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We were thrilled to hear about the added functionality, which would continue to encourage teachers to capitalize on seamless communication with students and family members. century student. Remind asked if we could partner with them to reinforce safe and responsible behaviors needed for digital communication, which is just one aspect of our free K-12 Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum. Developing Digital Citizenship through Mobile Communication.". “In

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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The end of the school year is a time when both students and teachers alike are distracted by thoughts of vacation, sleeping in, and no deadlines. If you’re looking for meaningful lessons to wrap up your school year, here are my top picks: Digital Passport. Applied Digital Skills.

Back to School: Getting Students Engaged

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But when students passively watch a video, it can be challenging for them to comprehend and critique the material. Best of all, students can make their own EDpuzzles to demonstrate learning. Digital Citizenship Connection.

Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement

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For anyone involved in education, the importance of engagement is clear. And the need for both student engagement and buy-in cannot be overstated when it comes to device rollout. Engagement in the classroom matters. Focus on the students.

It’s Time for Social Studies to Make a Comeback. Here Are 3 Insights for Educators.

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While ELA and math priorities have long enjoyed top billing on many district agendas, the importance of investing more in social studies instruction is now coming to the forefront, especially in an era when students are having to decode increasingly complex political and social issues.

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Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

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But that 24/7 environment has also brought increased stress to students’ lives as issues they encounter at school, especially on social media, follow them home. Instead, said Nunez, students approach most tech devices with curiosity and even excitement.

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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. Students engage in content creation , with the mantra "Earning your learning", by a variety of iPad apps and accessibility features.

How to Use Social Media in the Classroom

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Social media is huge, especially with kids, so we share 5 creative ways social media can infuse fun, expand lessons, and keep students engaged in learning.

Navigating Obstacles to Discover Innovation

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Jennie Magiera urges teachers to launch edventures, pursuing innovations that boost student engagement, build class culture, differentiate, promote digital citizenship and more.

Great Resource for Helping Students Manage Their Online Reputations

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Today however, our students engage in online behaviors that are recorded permanently. But how can we as educators help students engage in online activities without permanently damaging their lives and reputations with youthful mistakes?

3 schools where tech is enhancing engagement

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Educators share how tech is pushing engagement in novel ways. “The smartboards perform a lot of different functions and get students engaged in learning with the ability to interact with tech in the front of the room.”

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Fake News and Visual Literacy #CUE18

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As students engage with texts, they learn to consider the following: Who is privileged? Digital Citizenship LiteracyFake news is not accidental reporting with a few mistakes, it is intentional and designed to look real.

In the Hands of the Students: The Classroom Computer

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In further developing 21st Century classrooms and learners , it''s vital that we move beyond using technology to enhance teacher-led instruction, but rather as tools to assist student-led discovery. Ideally, students should be free to use the computer for research purposes as needs arise.

Classroom collaboration: Learning together

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In most classrooms today, students are seen working together in small groups, perhaps in learning stations in the classroom, and taking a more active role in learning. We have to think about what will work in our classrooms and with our students.

The Nuts and Bolts of Digital Civic Imagination

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There was no technology connecting me to other young people and communities experiencing the same kinds of abuse, no digital tools enabling the community to document the story of that abuse. In response to a prompt about how he might use digital media he responded, “I can’t think of any way.

5 Things to teach to develop cyber-savvy students

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Educators have always tried to ensure a safe learning environment for students, as a way to reduce negative outcomes and increase retention rates. But the physical space is just one aspect of ensuring student safety while they engage in learning activities. Students

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Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

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New students, new parents, new rules at school–but there’s one more piece that shakes up my education ecosystem: new webtools. It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable.

11 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

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You want to shake things up so students are excited and motivated and feel interested again. Provide some games, simulations, student presentations–whatever you don’t normally do in your classroom. Give students a list of 10-15 webtools that are age-appropriate.

10 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

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You want to shake things up so students are excited and motivated and feel interested again. Provide some games, simulations, student presentations–whatever you don’t normally do in your classroom. Give students a list of 10-15 webtools that are age-appropriate.

Integrate OUR Curricula into Your Kiddom Digital Platform

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I’m a big believer in online web-based curricula that can be accessed from any browser, any digital device, any location. Its pages are visual and easy-to-understand, enabling teachers to quickly create lesson plans, find targeted resources, and determine how students are doing.

Engagement through Competition

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Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, James Lovelock, has been thinking about the nexus of student engagement, online games, and learning. and proceeds to tap out, achieving the opposite of the intended engagement. K-8 Student Keyboarding Workbooks.

11+ Back-to-School Night Tips

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The days of standing in front of a room filled with silent, staring students are gone. Use the productivity tool students will use in the class (like Google Docs or Microsoft Excel) to share all answers with parents. Have digital sign-ups ready for events that need parent volunteers.

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How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

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There was no way to get it into a student school drive from home. Implementing a cloud storage platform at a school is a great way to gather all this knowledge into one unified place that can be accessed by students.

10 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

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You want to shake things up so students are excited and motivated and feel interested again. Provide some games, simulations, student presentations–whatever you don’t normally do in your classroom. Give students a list of 10-15 webtools that are age-appropriate.

Turnitin Opens Nomnations for 2016 Global Innovation Awards

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Their focus is always on how to help teachers and students, and now they’ve announced their Global Innovation Awards , a way you can honor teachers readers think demonstrate excellence in the field. Educators and administrators can nominate themselves or their peers, and students.

Is Whole Brain Teaching Right for Me?

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If you have challenging students in your classes, there’s a good chance someone has suggested that you look into Whole Brain Teaching (WBT). Mirror : Teachers holds their hands up while speaking and students duplicate the words and hand movements.

Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning

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Let’s start with a proven practice in civic education: student participation in simulations of democratic process and procedures. Providing students with opportunities to participate in civic practices is a powerful way to spark student engagement and deepen civic understanding.

10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer

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Yes, there is a lot wrong with education around the world but I wanted a selection of books that would send me — and you — back to teaching in the fall with a can-do attitude for how to accomplish miracles with your next class of students.

3 Favorite Webtools for students (and teachers)

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Using a game-based format, students receive repeated exposure to high-utility words in multiple contexts and authentic ways that seem natural and age-appropriate. They are introduced via themes to spark interest and keep students engaged.

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Connected Classrooms. Engaged Students. Personalized Learning.

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How do you implement 22,000 Chromebooks in a district with 93,000 students—while giving teachers an easy way to manage the devices in their classrooms? Or allow students to access resources like YouTube safely and productively during the school day?