4 Guidelines for Early Learners Using Technology

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez These best practices from the Department of Education will help educators seamlessly integrate tech in the classroom. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content

Five Guidelines to Make School Innovation Successful

MindShift

Lessons learned from over 10 years of sustaining a school model that goes against the grain of traditional education. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!

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Not All Fun And Games: New Guidelines Urge Schools To Rethink Recess

NPR Learning and Tech

New guidelines urge schools to take recess seriously. It's not just play time for kids and a chance for teachers to get a break. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

Chromebook Guidelines Chart for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February 22, 2017 For those of you using Chromebooks in their instruction, the chart below is a great resource to keep handy. The chart is based on insights collected from Chromebook Help. As is the.read more. Charts Chromebook resources

3 Easy Web Accessibility Guidelines

The Innovative Educator

If you want to know three easy guidelines to always keep in mind, a colleague of mine, shared the following with me and I'm sharing with the innovative educators who read this blog. I will go back through my recent posts and update to meet this guideline.

Student-Friendly Social Media Guidelines Make a Great Bulletin Board

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educator Samantha Stouber uses the NYCDOE student-friendly social media guidelines as part of her efforts to teach digital literacy to her students. The guidelines provide a roadmap for to use digital media effectively. For students, the guidelines are in infographic format.

Your Social Media Guidelines in One Sentence

The Principal of Change

With that happening, many administrators are rushing to make a list of policies and guidelines to ensure that teachers are using the medium wisely. Yet the more policies and guidelines we have, the more we deter people from using social media.

NYC blazes trails to prepare students for success with new social media guidelines

The Innovative Educator

While some school districts have banned the use of social media because of fears of inappropriate use and distracting students, in an unprecedented move, the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) has reached out to students, teachers, and parents as partners to create guidelines for the appropriate use of social media for personal and academic purposes.

Social Media Guidelines for Students and Teachers by Students and Teachers

The Innovative Educator

As I shared earlier this year the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) created social media guidelines for students 13+ with students, teachers, and parents. Students said they wanted to see the guidelines as infographics. Teachers and parents wanted guides. The NYC DOE gathered together students, teachers, and parents to create what they requested.

5 Guidelines for Rational School Leader Response to Social Media Issues

The 21st Century Principal

This Winston-Salem Journal Editorial “More Education, Guidelines Needed for Officials, Students on Social Media and School Security,” makes the usual call for more rules and education about improper use of social media. It is important that guidelines focus on the threat, no matter how that threat was communicated. educational use social media effective use of social media school administrator social media school guidelines social media social media school leaders

A Handy Chart Featuring YouTube Guidelines for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February 21, 2017 Here is a handy chart we have prepared for teachers using YouTube in their instruction and for anyone else interested in learning more about how to use YouTube effectively. The.read more. Charts YouTube Tips

10 Surefire Ideas to Remove Writing Roadblocks

MiddleWeb

Articles Writing audience brevity demonstration format guidelines Regie Routman stories writingLiteracy expert Regie Routman takes teachers for a ride and demonstrates how to avoid roadblocks that make writing less than doable, effective and gratifying. The destination?

A Welcome Letter to New STEM Students

MiddleWeb

Getting Started with STEM STEM By Design anne jolly engineering design process STEM careers STEM letter to students STEM students STEM team guidelines

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UDL for Adult Learners: Guidelines and Strategies

Digital Promise

In this webinar, Jason and one of the YouthBuild USA Teaching Fellows, Jo Forman, talk about why UDL is important when working with adult learners, and they outline several UDL guidelines and give strategies for using UDL in the classroom.

How Do We Integrate STEM Across Subjects?

MiddleWeb

STEM Across Curriculum STEM By Design anne jolly ethics history Mobile Area Education Foundation pyramids schoolwide STEM social studies STEM guidelines subject areasSome schools are putting all subjects under the STEM umbrella. Can they be true to STEM's engineering focus?

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The Zen of Coloring

The Daring Librarian

Guidelines NOT Rules Ok, sorta like rules. After a few weeks, I did find that we had to have some guidelines for the coloring corner -but I don't like to call them rules! There's a NEW! feature in our Library Media Center Makerspace area! It's Coloring!

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It's #SoMe - Great #BacktoSchool Activity for Digital Citizenship

The Innovative Educator

In NYC schools we have social media guidelines created by students and teachers to guide this work. SoMeGuidelinesNYC digital citizenship Padlet social media guidelines social media in education Like it or not, today's students are not just citizens.

10 Guidelines for #EdTech Companies + Social Media - It's All About Relationships

The Innovative Educator

Social media has changed how vendors do business. It is no longer one way communication. Instead with social media, like never before, there is now two-way communication allowing companies to have conversations with their customers. Those who are doing so effectively. Those who are doing so effectively, grow customer loyalty and respect. Those who are not doing it well, will be perceived as out-of-touch and will move further toward irrelevance.

Important Guidelines to Help You make The Best of Google Maps in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 11, 2017 A few weeks ago we started a series of blog posts covering some of the main Google services for us in education. For each of these services we create a chart featuring the.read more. Charts Google Maps resources

Some Resources for Summer Rejuvenation

MiddleWeb

Once refreshed and centered, co-teachers can look ahead to the new school year by tapping into UDL guidelines and planning tools & templates. Elizabeth Stein offers resources to support the rejuvenation educators need to enjoy, learn, grow, and relax this summer.

Microsoft Honors Safer Internet Day with Launch of Digital Citizenship Campaign

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez The tech giant offers guidelines and support to make a safer online experience for children. Digital Citizenship Internet

Chicago Schools Update Guidelines for Transgender Students

K-12 Schools - Education News

Updated guidelines for Chicago Public Schools have been announced, including a statement concerning transgender and gender nonconforming students. The guidelines informed these students that they would be allowed to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identities.

The Gift of Failure Can Lead to Success

MiddleWeb

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Department of Education Spearheads Ed Tech Developers Guide

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith A 66-page document sets recommended guidelines for educational technology developers. Classroom Collaboration Digital Content Management

Update: AASL’s Infographic on Standards and Guidelines Research

NeverEndingSearch

Earlier this week, Marcia Mardis, Chair of AASL’s Standards & Guidelines Editorial Board shared an update on their work on our Standards project.

How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning

MindShift

Palo Alto High School teacher Esther Wojcicki shares her guidelines on creating a culture of trust, respect and independence for blended learning. [[ This is a content summary only.

College Board Revises AP US History Guidelines After Controversy

K-12 Schools - Education News

After controversy over the guidelines for the Advanced Placement United States History curriculum, a new, “more-balanced” take on the past was released last week that will go into effect immediately.

What Special Ed Teachers and Parents Need To Know About Social Media

NPR Learning and Tech

A psychologist offers some guidelines to help kids with special needs stay safe online The internet can be a dangerous place, especially for kids who may struggle with communication.

Creating Social Media Guidelines.The Handout

The Web20Classroom

Over the past few weeks I have been working on a project for Edutopia and Facebook Education to develop a set of steps to follow when developing social media guidelines in your school or district. There are some simple, yet necessary steps that are important for the implementation of such guidelines. What steps have you taken to create social media guidelines in your school or district?

Restrictive social media policies don't prevent inappropriate relationships

The Innovative Educator

banned sites social media guidelines social media in education Last week NBC news announced that some Colorado school districts are creating tougher social media policies for staff in hopes of preventing inappropriate relationships with students. While banning staff from connecting with students is certainly the easy way out, doing so not only fails to prevent inappropriate relationships, but it also fails to prepare students for success in the 21st century.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

UDL has reordered the principles and guidelines, to begin with, Multiple Means of Engagement, the Why of Learning that compliments how the Design Thinking Process involves learners in identifying an authentic problem or challenge. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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Top 10 Social Networking Guidelines for Educators Who Wish to Keep Their Career Intact

EdTechSandyK

I put this together about two months ago at the request of some educational technology professionals I know who were curious about boundaries when it comes to what to post and do on social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. I tweaked it just this week to present to a group of elementary (K-5) teachers.

Stop Fighting Social Media. Start Working with Students + Teachers to Integrate It Into Learning!

The Innovative Educator

Many students and teachers are in districts like Wake County where they are subjected to policies, guidelines, and mandates that they rarely have any say in. These guidelines serve as a companion to the 13 and older guidelines and have been positively received by stakeholders.

A Handy Visual on How to Cite Online Sources in MLA Style

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As is indicated in the poster, the guidelines provided are based.read more. February 5, 2017 We are revisiting this visual we shared a couple of years ago on how to cite online sources in MLA style. my freebies

ISTE Standards: Districts Build Off the Essentials

EdTech Magazine

By Wylie Wong Districts look to follow ISTE’s 14 critical elements as guidelines to more effectively leverage technology for learning. Classroom Management Networking Security

Incorporating Student Voices with Participatory Design

The Innovative Educator

Crossposted at the iZone blog Students and teachers spend their days subjected to policies, guidelines, and mandates that they rarely have any say in.

iPad Classroom Visit Look-Fors

Edutopia

Photo Credit: Cathy Yenca's HCMS Classroom by Lisa Johnson Lisa Johnson 1:1 Implementation Administrators and support staff could use these guidelines to help focus their walk-throughs when evaluating a classroom where students are using iPads

How to Create a Vision

Education Elements

As Education Elements has worked with districts across the country, we’ve found a few simple guidelines can help make the visioning process invigorating and inspiring rather than routine or frustrating. Vision-setting can be a painful process. Hours may be spent on one twisting sentence. Long, awkward silences may follow periods of disagreement. Jargon can add up to something that everyone agrees to but no one really understands or finds inspiring. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Parenting in the Screen Time Era

EdTechTeam

In October 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its recommendation and guidelines for “Screen Time” use for children and adolescents. The revised AAP guidelines now focus on support and guidance for parents about how to use technology responsibly with children of all ages.

More on Social Networking Guidelines for Educators

EdTechSandyK

A couple of months ago I posted ten social networking guidelines for educators that I had come up with in response to a request from colleagues in my district. Today I came across some more detailed guidelines in the making. Guidelines for Educators Using Social Networking Sites [link] Social Media Guidelines for Schools [link].