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Showing posts from October, 2015

Digital Citizenship Week

Digital Citizenship Week is October 18-24th. Digital Citizenship Week is all about teaching kids how to think critically, be safe, and make smart and responsible decisions when using digital media. Find out what Digital Citizenship is from Digizen and how you can help students become more responsible and proactive user of online technologies. Many other organizations like Digizen have made it easy for teachers, and parents to teach these concepts to students in very practical ways.

 Common Sense Media has developed some fantastic resources, including an interactive scope and sequenceeBooks , engaging videos, and a Digital Passport game, that is geared towards students as young as pre-school, all the way up through high school.  They have teamed with Flocabulary, the creator of thousands of educational hip-hop videos, to create Oversharing, Think Before You Post, this animated music video, raps about the dangers of sharing too much information online, and emphasizes digital footprints…

8 Tech Questions Every Parent Should Ask Schools This Year

Edtech has created learning opportunities for kids to gain valuable experiences through a teaching style that speaks their language as digital learners. Many districts are embracing a non-traditional approach to educating children through the infusion of technology--and parents are expressing a mix of emotions.
Recently, I engaged in a conversation with a few parents on Facebook who expressed apprehension to this new approach to learning through technology, and how it impacted learning for their children. Most were striking it down, and calling for an end to Common Core, because in their opinion, it excludes the “basics.”
What technology goals does the school have this year? Is technology a top priority? Now, I would agree that there are definitely still some broad areas of concern with the implementation of technology in education, but this change is not all bad. True technology integration speaks to preparing our students to be entrepreneurs and leaders, by developing creators, critica…