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6 tech and nontech tools to easily bring mindfulness into the classroom

6 tech and nontech ways to easily bring mindfulness into the classroom

10/09/2019

Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital Citizenship

Mindfulness is the practice of paying purposeful, nonjudgmental attention to the present moment. It's a skill that can benefit students far beyond the classroom. Studies have shown the practice enhances focus, may…

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6 tips and 1 activity to help digital citizens engage with empathy

10/15/2019

Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital Citizenship, Inclusion

Educator and author Kristen Mattson, Ed.D., has a bone to pick with a lot of the digital citizenship curricula used in schools today. Too much of it, she says, focuses on what not to do, and it rarely addresses the opportunities and responsibilities of the digital world. In addition,…

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5 things students should do to stay safe and secure online

5 things students should do to stay safe and secure online

10/17/2019

Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital Citizenship

As adults, we do everything possible to keep our computers, bank accounts and families safe. Our list of to-do’s continues to grow as our use of digital…

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The student's guide to safe online shopping

10/18/2019

Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital Citizenship

As teachers work with students to understand online access, student voice, media literacy, and digital balance, there’s one aspect of digital citizenship they often overlook: digital commerce. And yet it has significant implications for students, both personally and financially.

Buying…

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