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Polarized? Not this student-created election!

Polarized? Not this student-created election!

05/24/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Literacies, Makerspaces, professional learning

Our job as educators is not only to teach our students academic skills, but to train them in life skills to use kind words, unify and not divide, and promote civility, digital citizenship and responsibility. Regardless of political beliefs, it was challenging to pull this off…

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3 ways to bring student voice to digital citizenship

3 ways to bring student voice to digital citizenship

04/14/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Allowing students to have a say in their own learning is becoming more common in classrooms all the time. But there's at least one more frontier in education that could benefit from student voice.

Digital citizenship.

As the definition of digital citizenship is refined, it's…

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What media literacy means in the age of alternative facts

What media literacy means in the age of alternative facts

04/01/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Post-truth, alternative facts and fake news. Media has changed a lot since we began tweeting, but the last year has left media and its consumers in a crisis. A Pew Research study revealed that 62 percent of adults get their news from social media. We now live in a…

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Debunking 5 myths about kids and their tech

Debunking 5 myths about kids and their tech

03/28/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Common Sense Education encourages educators across the country to talk with their students about the perils and possibilities of being online. But before you delve into the discussion, it’s important to shed any…

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Top 7 edtech posts for education leaders

Top 7 edtech posts for education leaders

12/21/2016

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Mobile learning, Standards, Technology infrastructure

Student-driven learning isn’t just good for students. When we give students control of how they learn, when they learn and even what they learn, they become more…

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Game Day: Playful PD for teachers and students

Game Day: Playful PD for teachers and students

11/15/2016

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Gamification, Literacies, Makerspaces, professional learning, Robotics, Standards, STEM & STEAM

Much like school itself, professional development days are often regarded as a waste of instructional time. But what if PD days could be fun and effective for both teachers and students?…

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Teen takes breaks from tech  and thrives!

Teen takes breaks from tech and thrives!

11/09/2016

Topics: Digital Citizenship

I am a typical American eighth grade girl. I probably spend too much time on social media, and my homework is mainly conducted online. I prefer typing over handwriting, and I love connecting through the web. I love Netflix, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Yet every Friday when…

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Digital citizenship is more important than ever

Digital citizenship is more important than ever

10/23/2016

Topics: Digital Citizenship

A lot has changed since Digital Citizenship in Schools was first published four years ago. But one thing has remained constant: the importance of teaching students how…

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5 steps to get started with ISTE' 's new student standards

5 steps to get started with ISTE's new student standards

10/21/2016

Topics: 1:1, Digital Citizenship, Gamification, professional learning, Standards

The 2016 ISTE Standards for Students offer exciting opportunities for the future of education and the changing landscape of student learning. Standard 1: Empowered Learner encapsulates the importance of…

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