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4 ways to fuel your #DigCitCommit

4 ways to fuel your #DigCitCommit

09/28/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Just like New Year’s resolutions, the goals teachers set for themselves throughout the year can sometimes become buried under a mountain of daily tasks.

At ISTE 2018,…

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Embed digital citizenship in all subject areas

Embed digital citizenship in all subject areas

09/21/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, ISTE Standards for Educators, ISTE Standards for Students

The ISTE Standards for Educators encourage teachers to “create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.” As a result of these learning experiences, the ISTE Standards…

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WHAT WORKS: Kids saving the world from digital villainy

WHAT WORKS: Kids saving the world from digital villainy

09/21/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Social media

Mexican superhero Chapulin Colorado may not have the gravitas of his fellow caped crusaders, but he takes copyright law very seriously.

An expert at blending into the shadows, Batman has a thing or two to say about online privacy.

Armed with X-ray vision,…

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6 ways to help students manage their smartphones

6 ways to help students manage their smartphones

09/11/2018

Topics: Assessment, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Flipped learning, ISTE Standards for Educators, ISTE Standards for Students, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, Parent engagement, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Helping students manage smartphone use might not seem like the type of subject that schools should be teaching. But given how widespread cell phone use is among teens and how broadly devices…

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Project Citizen: Bring civic engagement to your classroom

Project Citizen: Bring civic engagement to your classroom

08/21/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, ISTE Standards for Students, Project-based learning

Student activists at Florida’s Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High, who attracted global attention by demanding better gun laws after 17 of their classmates were killed inspired some Eugene, Oregon, students to take on a civic engagement project of their own.  

The…

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Address global problems locally with place-based learning

Address global problems locally with place-based learning

08/08/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Most of us have heard of the movement to think globally and act locally, but what about using the power of place to personalize learning?

Place-based learning allows student to solve community problems while being immersed in local heritage, cultures and environments to study language…

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Find ideas for learning with tech in our back-to-school guide!

Find ideas for learning with tech in our back-to-school guide!

08/03/2018

Topics: Coding & robotics, Digital Citizenship

For many educators, the school year has already begun or is just around the corner. We know a lot of you are already thinking of ways to make this year different, better, more engaging for your students — and yourself.

Why not commit to trying one new thing this year to get…

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3 tools to help students create, collaborate and share ideas!

3 tools to help students create, collaborate and share ideas!

07/09/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

One of the hottest topics in education today focuses on digital citizenship, or what it means to be a member of the connected world we live in.  

According to the ISTE Standards for Students, digital…

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It's time to commit to digital citizenship!

It's time to commit to digital citizenship!

07/04/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Standards

All she wanted was a new dress for senior prom.

But when 18-year-old Kristen Lane posted a picture of herself wearing her old prom dress on social media, hoping to sell it to raise funds, she received a relentless barrage of hateful comments about her appearance instead.…

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What prevention science tells us about cyberbullying

What prevention science tells us about cyberbullying

06/19/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Learning sciences

I recently facilitated a discussion at a local school on personal tech. The conversation started with parents expressing concerns, sometimes befuddlement, but all earnestly wanting the best from their children.

Most of the discussion involved the over-30 crowd until a lone…

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