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Speak Up Survey: Students, teachers get creative to address digital equity

Speak Up Survey: Students, teachers get creative to address digital equity

10/26/2017

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Addressing digital equity requires input and commitment from everyone in education. That said, research shows that students and teachers are often the solution-finders.

Take the homework gap,…

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Empowering student voice through digital citizenship

Empowering student voice through digital citizenship

10/09/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

There are two common misconceptions about digital citizenship that are preventing teachers from making an impact with it in their classrooms. The first is that digital citizenship can be taught in just one…

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14 projects that teach students to be good digital citizens

14 projects that teach students to be good digital citizens

10/03/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Idealistic teachers sometimes tell their students they have the power to change the world. If you believe that, maybe it’s time to let your students take action.

Authentic social justice or community service projects have the potential to engage kids in the subject matter…

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3 ways to foster digital citizenship in schools

3 ways to foster digital citizenship in schools

09/28/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

As students become more fluent with technology, their skills must reach beyond merely knowing how to use devices.

Sure it’s important for students to have the basic computer skills they need as well as soft skills, such as collaboration, creativity and inquiry-driven thinking…

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Promote student voice and choice with blogging

Promote student voice and choice with blogging

09/26/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

As educators, we want students to be able to communicate and collaborate with their peers — locally and globally — in a comfortable way. We want to amplify their voices and give them choices in their learning environment. …

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Digital citizenship is the new citizenship

Digital citizenship is the new citizenship

09/14/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

When I was in high school, a friend passed out flyers in the hallway asking for help with his Eagle Scout service project. On a crisp Saturday morning, a group of us gathered in a local pioneer cemetery and spent the day pulling weeds, clearing ivy and scrubbing moss off gravestones.

It…

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Try game-based learning to teach multiculturalism

Try game-based learning to teach multiculturalism

09/08/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Gaming

In many classrooms, educators use games to teach math or science concepts in the cognitive domain – learning focused on acquiring knowledge about processes, procedures and principles.

But educators are discovering the benefit of educational games that help students…

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Educators help schools recovering from Harvey

Educators help schools recovering from Harvey

09/06/2017

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Educators are a special breed. They’re serial collaborators, tireless doers and passionate problem-solvers. They put students and their colleagues first, whether right on campus or half a country away after one of the nation’s worst storms.

Educators and education supporters…

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Don' 't ban social media  teach students how to be digital citizens!

Don't ban social media teach students how to be digital citizens!

08/14/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Alarming headlines about social media can leave the impression there's an evil monster eagerly waiting to steal away our innocent children and devour them one click at a time.

While some of the fears about social media and our students are certainly valid, the response of some school…

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9 ways real students use social media for good

9 ways real students use social media for good

08/03/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Think nothing good can come from encouraging students to use social media? Consider what these former students from Minarets and Design Science high schools in Central California are doing. I asked these students how they use social media as an academic tool and how that shaped both their…

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