Schools must lead on developing digital citizenship


So when schools set themselves the task of “incorporating technology”, or “developing digital citizens ” they are in fact revealing the disconnect between education and the rest of the modern world. Schools must lead on developing digital citizenship. The digital landscape provides a compounding volume of differing, and at times conflicting inputs. The post Schools must lead on developing digital citizenship appeared first on NEO BLOG.

Revealed: The Secrets to Studying Success

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Studying used to mean memorizing–flash cards, rote drills, worksheets, repeat. One of our Ask a Tech Teacher contributing writers has some great suggestions on the secrets to successful studying. Revealed: The Secrets to Studying Success. Study Smarter Not Longer.

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Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

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Turning A Viral Hoax Into A Lesson on Internet Safety Over the last week, you have probably seen some reference to the “Momo Challenge,” hidden messages in Youtube videos, and calls for technology companies to police their systems to protect kids. As educators, we spend a great deal of time trying to figure out the best way to prepare our students for the challenges they will face, both in the real and the digital worlds. Case Study: What is the #MoMoChallenge?

5 Ways Edtech Enhances Social Studies Lessons

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Before I get into how edtech enhances social studies lessons, let’s ask a foundational question: What the heck is Social Studies ? According to Brookings , roughly nine percent of educators consider themselves social studies teachers. More on social studies topics.

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Digital citizenship lessons aren’t going to crack filter bubbles and echo chambers

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C Thi Nguyen said: Jamieson and Cappella’s book is the first empirical study into how echo chambers function. Their worldview can survive exposure to those outside voices because their belief system has prepared them for such intellectual onslaught. In their analysis, echo chambers work by systematically alienating their members from all outside epistemic sources.

Understanding, Teaching, and Reaching Digital Native Students—and Digital Native Caregivers


Many of them grew up immersed in a digital world. They are the digital natives. The earliest digital natives are now sending their own children to school. The great news is that digital natives want to learn. What Does it Mean for a Student to be a Digital Native?

10 Space Websites That Will Launch Your Class Study

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They choose what science their satellite will study, select the wavelengths, instruments, and optics that will be required, and then build! To build a satellite, students must understand advanced topics like wavelength and optics, and research scientific areas such as black holes, the Early Universe, and galaxies as they select what their satellite will study. Build Your Own Solar System. Build a solar system on this online National Geographic site.

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6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

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A study released last year by the National Council on Teacher Quality found that nearly half of the nation’s teacher training programs failed to insure that their candidates were STEM-capable. 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.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. They’re either going to use a Learning Management System that’s provided through their district, or they’re going to find something online. And they were just able to go into my Learning Management System and just do it. Dr. Ray is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Education and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University.

The Evolution of Civic Engagement


Since one of the historical roles of public education is to prepare students for their role in our democratic society, a shift in civic engagement invariably means a shift in how we prepare students for modern citizenship. Many citizens are disengaged since they lack an understanding of how our system works, and therefore, how they can participate and shape our society. The digital revolution has provided many new and enhanced opportunities for civic action.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Digital Citizenship Week. We’re proud to be in partnership with Common Sense Education to celebrate the Second Annual Digital Citizenship Week – October 19th -25th. Join us to shine a spotlight on the importance of helping kids learn how to create safe, responsible digital lives. Faculty training does not always acknowledge the fact that digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.

7 Coding Words You Need To Know 

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Everything in computing comes down to digital information which is made up of 0s and 1s. A single 0 or 1 is called a bit, which is short for binary digit. A bug in a complex system can arise from a small typo, a missing quote or semicolon, or switching a word.

Educational Leadership for Social Good


I was impressed by Jennifer’s background as a classroom teacher, speech pathologist, and principal with interests in global studies, cross-cultural collaboration, and a peace curriculum. High-quality Project Based Learning (HQPBL) Framework (Buck Institute) Global Competence Outcomes and Rubrics for leadership, math, science, arts, social studies, & ELA (Asia Society) ISTE Standards (ISTE). Leadership Digital Citizenship Social Emotional Learning

We Landed on the Moon July 20 1969

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10 Space Websites That Will Launch Your Class Study. Solar System Scope. 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. update.

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


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. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Gaggle Releases New Student Safety Solutions for Google Hangouts and Canvas


Gaggle announced today the release of an add-on to its Safety Management for G Suite solution and support for the Canvas learning management system. PikMyKid Offers 1,000 Free School Licenses for Panic Button App ] Students can safely use Hangouts for project collaboration, live class discussions, peer mentoring, virtual office hours, foreign language practice and online study groups. News Digital Citizenship Security Ed Tech Ticker

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Humorous Look at What I Learned from my Computer

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Optimize” means “to make as flawless, effective, or functional as possible “ It originally referred to computer systems but few remember these lexical roots. 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. Humor Word study/Vocabulary

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International Education During the Pandemic

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Continuing my travels in Italy, I wondered how the pandemic affected the Italian nation’s educational systems? The second theme was the need for the educational system to catch up to the 21st Century. I can only hope the pandemic will open the door to systemic changes in education. .

We Landed on the Moon July 20 1969

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10 Space Websites That Will Launch Your Class Study. Solar System Scope. 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.

Is Orton-Gillingham Right For Your Students?

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The O-G teacher incorporates phonology and phonological awareness, sound-symbol association, syllable instruction, morphology, syntax and semantics into a personalized methodology using the following approaches: studying sounds and how they work within the environment. studying base words, roots, prefixes and suffixes. studying the aspects of language concerned with meaning. How do I create a classroom library checkout system?

Tell Me All About it with Tellagami

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Students could also embed the Gami in a digital portfolio such as a Google Site or a blog. The student could then share the link to the Gami via email, Twitter, Facebook, or copy/pasting the link to a learning management system such as Edmodo. Students could search and select a background image of a location significant to the content being studied and record a message about the location. BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass

Educators as Empowered Citizens (Unpacking the ISTE Standards for Educators)

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Citizen- Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency. Mentor students in safe, legal, and ethical practices with digital tools ad the protection of intellectual rights and property. Digital literacy. Management of digital identity. Empowered Professional 3.

Education in Kosovo

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I had an opportunity to chat with Doruntina Alshiqi about the education system in Kosova. It reminds me that we live in a bubble, thinking our approach is great but often, other systems work just as well. This includes the educational system in the country.

Getting up to Speed: Teacher Prep and Technology Integration

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Exposed now are deficiencies of utilizing online learning management systems that school districts face. Without a doubt, the indicators of this study demonstrate that teachers need assistance. The study does not account for the level of experience of the teachers.

Kids’ Computer Posture Explored

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A recent study involving almost 600,000 children and adolescents found that over 65.3% One study showed the effects of habitual computer use in adolescents. If your kid often uses a laptop to study, get him a laptop tray so he can raise the display to eye level.

We're Closing the Digital Divide. Now Let's End the Participation Gap.


First some good news: the divide in access to digital devices is decreasing. Educators are beginning to take note of a new problem: a digital participation divide. Previously, the digital participation divide seemed to revolve around access time. Now the quality of digital participation is coming into question. Digital Citizenship Promotes Digital Equity This observation around screen time and media usage has profound implications for educators.

Is It Worth Teaching School Kids SQL?

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These digital tools allow users to query vast amounts of information based on specific areas of interest. Of course teaching coding does not have to be an all-or-nothing process, so factoring in SQL alongside the study of other languages is probably best.

10 Best US Colleges for Computer Science

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If you’re a senior in HS looking to continue your tech education, we have a list of the ten best colleges that will help you perfect your skills: 10 Best Colleges in the USA to Study Computer Science. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg studied here, although they famously dropped out.

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Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age in Oakland

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Their effort, called Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age (EDDA), is focused on designing and researching new approaches that take up the expanded civic opportunity structures that digital media afford and doing so while still maintaining a focus that builds on the basics to support youth to develop strong academic skills. EDDA is an effort to respond to new research and developing understandings about how politics has changed in the digital age.

Stem Education in 2020

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Recent studies have shown a huge effect of studying the basics of STEM, as was noticed by Fashina Alade. As you can see, the world is changing rapidly, and the education system, as well as many others, should adapt. A growing focus of schools is STEM.

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21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

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They fit into the categories of SEL, digital instruction, engagement/management, and leadership. In her qualitative study, she found that when schools meet this challenge head-on, student achievement increased and behavioral challenges decreased. Online and Digital Instruction.

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

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In fact, a study on Forbes found that global education technology (EdTech) is one of the fastest-growing segments today, and is expected to be worth $252 billion by the end of this year. As always, education is changing.

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How to Teach the Human Body and 16 Sites to Help

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For many, study of the human body starts in second grade with an introduction to what’s inside that stretchy, durable skin that coats our bodies. As students progress through school, they dig deeper into concepts of body systems, organs, cells, diseases, and the importance of good health. This lesson plan, though, adds a few digital native twists. take a picture of themselves with the iPad camera (or another digital camera). Scholastic Study Jam: the Human Body.

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Smartphones in the classroom

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In my summer digital citizenship classes, the biggest question I get is how to control student cell phone usage. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools. In a time where digital devices are ever-present, it is difficult for kids to not be influenced by them. Smartphone are making it impossible for our children to focus on anything else, least of all their studies. More on digital devices.

Free Lesson Plans from

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Resources include not only videos but study tools, guides, quizzes, and more. Lesson plans are sorted by subject including Art, ELA, ESL, Guided Reading, Health and Physical Education, Math, Music, Science, and Social Studies. Here are a five I particularly like: As independent study. For example, when discussing economics in a fifth-grade class, some students might want to dig into particular economic systems.