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Laurel and her mom Nicole Carter

Teen helps create social media lessons

07/12/2019

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…

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Coding + Math

Topics: Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Literacies

Strengthen K–5 Math Skills With Computer Science

Product code: CSMATH

ISBN: 9781564848253

Expected publication date: 03/2020

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

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Reflective observation essential part of digital citizenship lessons

06/13/2019

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…

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5 myths of online student privacy

5 myths of online student privacy

01/28/2019

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…

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Digital citizenship starts with the person  not the tool!

Digital citizenship starts with the person not the tool!

01/03/2019

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…

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The 10 best edtech posts of 2018

The 10 best edtech posts of 2018

12/31/2018

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…

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7 tips for helping students develop emotional intelligence

7 tips for helping students develop emotional intelligence

02/18/2020

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…

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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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A girl reads social media posts

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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