The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

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The cyclical nature of education allows for an annual review of what went well, what didn’t, how to augment the effort and what best practices were learned across the board should be shared – both in and out of the classroom. Either way, the teacher will need assess how best to approach learning with their students on a group or individual level. Does it feel like the class is sticking with the lesson and they’re turned on to this learning technique, or not?

Why Your School Should Stick to Core Principles Instead of Market Trends

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Rather than attempting to outpace neighboring school districts by purchasing new technology, it’s crucial to focus more on what new solutions can do to support teaching and learning. Will this truly enable a better learning environment for our students? Bottom line – new tech won’t necessarily create better educators or a better learning environment. The cornerstone of the effort was to put a tablet computer equipped with a digital curriculum in the hands of every student.

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Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

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In the edWebinar “ How Digital Stressors Impact Student Learning,” Jamie Nunez, Bay Area Regional Manager at Common Sense Media, explained what digital stressors are and how social-emotional learning (SEL) can be used to combat them.

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.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

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However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. Knowles recommended that at least one school board member be involved in the plan and that schools leverage students, teachers, and community members as digital ambassadors. Enhance student learning: Social media is ubiquitous.

Teaching cybersecurity to your students: 3 basic tips

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Learning is more digital than ever and it will only continue in that direction. But along the advantages and immense potential of digital learning, threats are lurking in the binary universe as well. Digital security threats can come from new and unexpected sources. According to a study done by Symantec , apps with the most cybersecurity issues are lifestyle apps, which account for 27 percent of malicious apps. Today’s students are digital natives.

Teaching Students with Autism about Digital Citizenship

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I nstructional Technology Specialist at Cumberland Academy of Georgia Jennifer Liang knows all about digital citizenship. But teaching the fundamentals of digital citizenship to students with High Functioning Autism is all the more important, especially as they prepare to enter college or the workforce. Digital citizenship at Cumberland Academy began when the school started thinking 21st about century social skills. “A

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

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It’s a time when parents feel like they are losing control of their kids, yet the kids still have the capability to learn good technology habits. Parents need to learn what privacy really means in the digital world. Reputational Harm and Digital Footprint.

Coding and Computer Science during CSEdWeek

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This year, CSEdWeek took place from December 5th to 11th, and two of edWeb.net ’s professional learning communities (PLC) presented webinars that highlighted the importance of coding and computer science in education. It is now easier than ever to integrate coding into the classroom with curricula like those on Code.org, and learning tools like Wonder Workshop ’s robots Dot and Dash. A Beginner’s Guide ” was hosted by edWeb.net and Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec.

Top Edtech Classroom Tools

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And to help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.” It makes math more accessible because students can make and learn from mistakes. DIY.org : According to Higgin, this is the best community in youth media and learning products. Any kid can go and learn how to make things, share what they make, and earn badges.

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. Co-developing an anchor chart with the teacher highlighting digital expectations, e.g., citing online resources, not surfing the internet in class.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

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” Instead, librarians can help families learn how to maintain a healthy balance and become good digital citizens. Step 1 – Student Outreach: Develop and implement a digital citizenship plan that spans grades K-12; as students move up, the plan should reflect the changing needs at each level. Key topics include cyberbullying, information literacy, digital footprints, and overall Internet safety. Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists.

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.

Reducing Online Security and Privacy Risk in Your School

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” Along with the possibility of negative headlines, consequences for inadequate protection in schools can include an impact on family and student trust, which affects learning and also the quality of work environment. Figure out how you can involve students in evaluating and providing feedback on the tools they’re using to learn. This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net and Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec.

7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any 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.