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What every teacher should know about copyright law


Topics: copyright, Digital Citizenship

When it comes to plagiarism, teachers have no trouble identifying it and dealing with it. But copyright law is another story. It’s an area where teachers are a little less confident. But it is something they…


Sarah Loyola, director of educational technology at Ravenscroft School, works with a student.

Empowering digital citizens with real-life scenarios


Topics: Digital & media literacy, Digital Citizenship

Has North Carolina’s Ravenscroft School found a better way to teach digital citizenship? Edtech leader Sarah Loyola thinks so.

When Loyola came to Ravenscroft in August 2017 as its first director…


Laurel and her mom Nicole Carter

Teen helps create social media lessons


Topics: Digital Citizenship, Social media

When Laurel, a 12-year-old from North Carolina, bumped into the CEO of The Social Institute – an organization devoted to helping kids navigate social media – the sixth-grader just wanted to thank her for her…


The Immersive Classroom

Topics: Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Literacies

Create Customized Learning Experiences with AR/VR

Product code: IMMERS

ISBN: 9781564848536

Expected publication date: 03/2021

Topics: Coding & robotics, STEM & STEAM, Computational thinking, Curriculum, Standards


A teenager scrolls through his social media feed

Reflective observation essential part of digital citizenship lessons


Topics: Digital Citizenship

John Dewey, the influential education reformer and psychologist, is often quoted as saying that we don’t learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience. That statement applies just as much today…


5 myths of online student privacy

5 myths of online student privacy


Topics: Digital Citizenship

One of my greatest challenges as a technology integrator is helping teachers overcome their fears of letting students engage with the digital world around them. Students want to use the…


Digital citizenship starts with the person  not the tool!

Digital citizenship starts with the person not the tool!


Topics: Digital Citizenship

Why do we do what we do? It's an age-old question. From getting too close to a fire to getting online excessively, our decisions aren't always good for us.

There is a model for understanding that irrational, sometimes frustrating, human behavior. It's…


The 10 best edtech posts of 2018

The 10 best edtech posts of 2018


Topics: Coding & robotics, Digital Citizenship, Tools

What do educators love to read about? Judging from the most popular posts that appeared on the ISTE Blog in 2018, they are looking for ideas and strategies for…


7 tips for helping students develop emotional intelligence

7 tips for helping students develop emotional intelligence


Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital Citizenship, social-emotional learning

Part of growing up is developing empathy, the ability to understand the feelings of others. It starts in kindergarten when we learn to share the crayons. As we get older, we learn to include others on the playground to avoid hurt feelings and begin to relate to those who are different than we…


Students sit on mats to meditate in school

6 Ways To Easily Bring Mindfulness Into the Classroom


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…