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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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10 resources to boost student media literacy

10 resources to boost student media literacy

10/09/2019

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Fake news

Whether it’s recognizing fake news, media bias or just information overload, media literacy has never been more important.

While librarians, media specialists and writing teachers have traditionally taken the lead in teaching research skills and media literacy, it’s increasingly up to…

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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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4 things to know about teaching digital literacy to refugees

4 things to know about teaching digital literacy to refugees

06/14/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Global collaboration, ISTE Standards for Students

Since 2012 I've worked with refugees in the Salt Lake area, a destination point where about 60,000 displaced people currently live. My work with the refugee population has ranged from hosting story times, participating in outreach, teaching adults how to use computers and, most recently,…

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5 ways educators can become digital citizenship leaders

5 ways educators can become digital citizenship leaders

06/06/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

You may be a tech-savvy educator who brings digital age lessons and projects to your classroom, but are you doing all you can to be a digital leader on campus?

After all, we're all digital citizens, and the latest lens on digital citizenship calls on educators…

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Find out how this 10-year-old became a digital citizen and empowered learner

Find out how this 10-year-old became a digital citizen and empowered learner

06/06/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Standards

Kids are always listening – and learning. Sometimes when we least expect it.

That was the case with fourth grader Olivia Van Ledtje who overheard her mother reviewing some students’ Selfie Center videos and decided she, too, had a lot she’d like to share.

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