6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

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By the time today’s digital natives enter high school, most of them have already been using devices, computers, the internet, and social media for years. A 6-step digital citizenship plan. Step 2: Focus on digital etiquette, respect, and safety.

7 digital citizenship resources for educators and parents

eSchool News

More children than ever have easy access to mobile devices at home and in school, making it critical to impart strong digital citizenship lessons to students. eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning digital citizenship

New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users

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A strong understanding of digital citizenship is essential for students of all ages to be able to make smart choices online and in life. The new, free K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Education has lessons for all ages to address the current technology landscape.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

This digital citizenship project is aligned with several Common Core State Standards. Project Pals is perfect for any student capable of using an electronic tablet, Chromebook, or device to create and share.

In the marketplace: Minecraft Education Edition, apps for ELLs, digital citizenship, and more

eSchool News

Learning Upgrade , an ed-tech company providing digital, differentiated literacy curriculum designed for English language learners (ELLs), launched a mobile app to increase accessibility and expand offerings to a wide range of English learners.

Shaping My Classroom’s Culture with Digital Citizenship

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When I first started teaching 18 years ago, I could introduce digital citizenship to my students on my own time line, since primary graders weren't as immersed in the digital world as they are now. Today, our digital citizenship work starts on the first day of school.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

The MobyMax tablet is $69!! Wifi and speakers are built-in and there is headphone input so that your students can use MobyMax Tablet independently without disturbing others. The MobyMax tablet would be a fantastic center where students can work on building skills independently.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

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Looking at only 13- to 14-year-olds, 84 percent now have a smartphone, and 93 percent have some type of mobile device such as a tablet. As with any digital tool, even if we aren't experts ourselves, understanding where our students are coming from can make our guidance beneficial.

How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online

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With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned. 21st Century Skills Digital Citizenship Industry Insights critical thinking digital citizenship hate speech social media

5 Things Everyone Should Include In Their Digital Portfolio

EdTechTeacher

Creating a digital portfolio is one of the most important choices you can make for your career. Here are five pieces you should include to create a digital portfolio that will get you noticed. Creating a digital portfolio is one of the best ways to excel your career.

33 Resources for Read Across America Day

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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. 1st 2nd 3rd Grade Holidays Reading Websites apps Tablets

I Swear I’m Not Playing With My Phone

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I spend a lot of time looking at my phone and tablet. Learn connected educator Digital Citizenship digital revolution Education Technology facebook Google Drive phone UncategorizedProbably too much time. Some of the time I spend looking at screens happens during meetings. This rarely goes over well. I can feel the looks. The judgement. Thoughts so loud they’re audible, “He’s probably screwing around on Facebook instead of paying attention.” […].

3 ways to be a better digital citizen, online and IRL

eSchool News

It has become such a part of what we do and who we are that it become to be defined as a sort of “digitalcitizenship. So what describes a digital citizen? In short: living within a digital world. Digital Citizenship Featured on eSchool News Social Media Top News

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom. Teaching in a rural area opened my eyes to the students who don’t participate in the digital world when they are outside of school.

Tweens & The Cell Phone Conversation

Indiana Jen

Items included on that list: clothing, school supplies, computers, tablets, and smart phones! I feel comfortable telling parents that a child should not have their own device if they are younger than double digits. Back to School shopping has started.

Animoby: Animated Learning for Anybody

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For those of you looking for a whiteboard video creation tool to use on any tablet, check out Animoby. While Animoby works great on tablets, I wonder if a paired down version could be available for smartphones.

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While I''ve written quite a bit about assessing writing (ad nauseum) via digital means, reading instruction and assessment have remained a primarily paper-based enterprise in my class. I could not figure out a way to accomplish close textual analysis in an efficient and digital manner.

New BrainPOP partnership offers schools new resources for teaching the election

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As the conventions and election season draw near, a new partnership between Second Avenue Learning and BrainPOP will help provide new digital resources for educators teaching students about the election process. untaggedpr Digital Citizenship Digital Learning and Tools

How every school can promote safety in a digital world

eSchool News

Keeping students safe in the digital era — with its myriad dangers — means a proactive IT strategy. Today educational organizations rely on computers and tablets to provide a more flexible approach to classroom learning, forming the dynamics of how educators and students interact.

CSI: Salinas

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A student''s smartphone or tablet does not have to just be used for a special occasion in the classroom. Students would create a digital portfolio of crime scene photographs, videos of witness'' testimonies, and/or scenes from the mock trial.

Google Updates and Improves its Learning Center for Teacher Training

Educational Technology Guy

Google has updated and improved its Learning Center for Teacher Training with new use cases and best practices, making it even more useful and easier to learn about Google apps.

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

As Oxford professors put it , “The debate over digital technology and young people needs less shock and more substance”. What is digital wellness? Why we need digital wellness in schools. Read more: Digital literacy vs. Computer literacy: Students need to develop both.

Hour of Code–What is it?

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They provide a variety of self-guided tutorials that say “anybody can do this on a browser, tablet, or smartphone” They even have unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers. Coding–that mystical geeky subject that confounds students and teachers alike.

169 Tech Tip #116–How to Take Screenshots

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Surface tablet : hold down volume and Windows button. 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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What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids?

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Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids under thirteen to connect with others from their tablet or smartphone. Download the free Messenger Kids app to your child’s Wi-Fi enabled phone or tablet.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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The products include a wide range of innovative products like the BrailleNote Touch (the first Google-certified braille tablet), iOS compatible Brailliant braille displays, digital audiobook players, desktop and portable vision/reading systems, and mobile electronic handheld magnifiers.

Turnitin Launches Feedback Studio

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Responsive design works on PCs, tablets, and smartphones. 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.

New from Turnitin: iPad app for Feedback Studio

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According to Cheryl Ashbaugh, communications professor at Robert Morris University: “I can grade papers anywhere I want on my tablet with the Turnitin Feedback Studio app.

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Tech Tip #116: How to Take Screenshots

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In case you use a different digital device, here are the screenshot shortkeys for other platforms: Windows : it’s a tool included in Windows called the Snipping Tool. Surface tablet : hold down volume and Windows button. 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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Hour of Code–the Series

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They provide a variety of self-guided tutorials that say “anybody can do this on a browser, tablet, or smartphone” They even have unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers. Coding–that mystical geeky subject that confounds students and teachers alike.

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.

Hour of Code 101

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Throughout participating websites, you’ll find a variety of self-guided tutorials that say “anybody can do, on a browser, tablet, or smartphone” You’ll even find unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers.

New Ways to Gamify Learning

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In simple terms, Augmented Reality is “an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (such as a smartphone camera)” ( Merriam Webster ).

Hour of Code is Coming!

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Throughout participating websites, you’ll find a variety of self-guided tutorials that say “anybody can do, on a browser, tablet, or smartphone” You’ll even find unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers. 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.

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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