Check out this brilliant online safety website from Google

EdTech4Beginners

It is fun, interactive and covers everything involving internet safety! education e-safety edtech Google Interland internet safety online safety teachers teaching technologyGoogle has recently produced a fantastic website.

Article for TES: How to make sure your students stay safe online, whatever their age

EdTech4Beginners

education teachers edtech teaching technology cyberbullying e-safety internet safety online education technology in the classroomI recently wrote an article for The Times Educational Supplement (TES). The article features teaching ideas and tips for how to keep children safe online. Click this link to access the full article.

How Technology Can Improve Digital Citizenship in K–12

EdTech Magazine

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. . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how digital literacy programs prepare students for a tech-enabled future.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement.

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Are Curriculum Specialists in Edtech Denial?

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Curriculum is the what, education technology (aka edtech) is the how. Edtech Defined Recently I was asked to define edtech. Edtech can be used in traditional classrooms, at home, and as part of learning in almost any setting." TL Advisor Blog curriculum edtech blo

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10 EdTech Questions You Might Be Asked At Interview (Answer Tips Included!)

EdTech4Beginners

Here are 10 questions you may be asked along with some tips on how to answer them: 1) How do you use technology in the classroom? 2) How would you deal with technology failure during a lesson? Also stress that technology should not be used just for the sake of it; purpose is needed.

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10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students.

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In this post I would like to introduce you to way that you can ensure the standards are amplified, and not ignored, by the integration of educational technology. A big shout out to EdTech Magazine for recognizing this blog on its 2017 Honor Roll.

The Key to A Successful Online Safety Policy

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Well, teaching the school community about their web filtering system will optimize internet safety features and help students/teachers maximize web resources. Outline rules and ramifications of violating the online safety policy. 70.3%

Parental Control Quick Guide: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

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Kids are likely to run into online harassment, even from people they know , without proper cyber safety practices. In honor of Safer Internet Day (February 9, 2016), here are some quick internet safety tips to keep children from harm’s way: Google SafeSearch.

K-12 Districts Keep Students Safe with Web Filters and Monitors

EdTech Magazine

As the technology director at Harpeth Hall School , an independent all-girls school in Nashville, Tenn., MORE FROM EDTECH: Find out how K-12 schools can balance privacy and security protocols. Monitoring Technologies Alert Harpeth Hall When Students Are at Risk.

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6 Student Suggestions to Improve Web Filtering

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School districts are allowed to use any web filter, as long as it complies with the FCC Children Internet Protection Act. In addition, teachers can utilize technology and social media to their advantage in lesson planning.

How K–12 Schools Can Use Next-Generation Content Filtering to Keep Students Safe

EdTech Magazine

Congress passed the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in 2000, tying E-rate program discounts to a school’s internet safety policy. Even in the absence of a federal update, K–12 administrators can look carefully at their current internet safety policy.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re new to tech education and wonder how to teach kindergartners to use the mouse, first graders to keyboard, third graders to sagely search the internet, pick the brains of our seasoned team of technology teachers. How do you create a Technology Use Plan for your school?

Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

Concern about student safety while online and use of digital tools is undoubtedly valid. Every educator knows the best and the worst that the human mind has produced can be found somewhere on the Internet.

Getting Real About the Teen Depression-Cyberbullying Connection

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The overemphasis on screen technology as a root cause for the increase of major depressive episodes among teens and young adults is not new. A couple of months ago I wrote a response to a psychologist's theory that smart phones are responsible for the increase in teen depression and anxiety.

A Guide to Teaching Computer Skills In K—12

EdTech Magazine

Computers play a huge role in our everyday lives, and now more than ever, it's important that kids have a basic understanding of how computers work , what computers can do and how technology can be helpful. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Technology makes it possible for you to write code that allows the computer to do different things. Basic Rules for Internet Safety. by EdTech Staff

Be Awesome: Cultivating Character in a Connected World

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Having worked the last few years as an Instructional Technology Facilitator in grades 3-12, I was unprepared for the challenge of crossing over citizenship practices in schools and classrooms to the digital online world. Check out this resource: Google's Be Internet Awesome 4.

Observing a 1:1 School

EdTechnocation.com

A teacher at my school initiated this observation in part because our school has been told that we will likely participate in a 1:1 laptop program sometime next school year, as some part of a Race to the Top Common Core Technology Initiative. There needs to be some sort of buy-in from parents so that they are comfortable with their child''s increased access to technology and the internet both in school and at home.

Safety First

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Whether virtual or physical, the safety of students is every educator’s first priority. VIRTUAL SAFETY “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin was addressing fire safety when he coined this familiar axiom, but the analogy to Internet safety isn’t a bad one.

How Common Sense Is Helping NYC Welcome Cell Phones into Schools

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Individual schools can decide whether they want to incorporate students’ personal technology into classroom learning and can implement a "bring your own device" (BYOD) program. As a school that has a strong infrastructure in technology in the building, with BYOD, our students will now have the freedom of 24/7 access to the educational subscription services we provide and the ability to communicate and collaborate with others”.

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Engage Your Community with Parent Digital Citizenship Academies

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Many of our parents don't have a lot of exposure to technology -- beyond their cellphones -- in their daily lives. " -- Joshua Harris, Alisal’s director of educational technology. internet safety, digital footprints and reputation, privacy and security) and give them some ideas on how to work with their children on these topics. Finally, parents received a document with links to various internet resources on the topic of digital citizenship.

Engage Your Community with Parent Digital Citizenship Academies

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Many of our parents don't have a lot of exposure to technology -- beyond their cellphones -- in their daily lives. " -- Joshua Harris, Alisal’s director of educational technology. internet safety, digital footprints and reputation, privacy and security) and give them some ideas on how to work with their children on these topics. Finally, parents received a document with links to various internet resources on the topic of digital citizenship.