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Connected Educators, Digital Citizenship, DigitalCitizenToolkit, Professional Development, Tech Leadership

Introducing the 2019 Summer Series – Digital Citizen Toolkit

Though the school year has and summer break has begun, education for K-12 digital citizens doesn't have to take a vacation. With a wide array of online tools available on the topic, students and families can continue to improve as digital citizens even while enjoying summer vacation. Educators too can use this time to explore… Continue reading Introducing the 2019 Summer Series – Digital Citizen Toolkit

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Curriculum, Instruction, Engaged Learning, Assessment, Social Media, Tech Leadership

STREAM and Social Media – A Perfect Blend

Today's digital tools provide excellent means for sharing powerful student work. Created with digital tools, student work is augmented through communication and collaboration with others in digital spaces. One only has to view a school's website or social media account to see evidence of technology's impact in the classroom and a school's ability to share… Continue reading STREAM and Social Media – A Perfect Blend

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Tech Leadership

E2 Educate and Engage

Technology and social media have fundamentally transformed the learning experiences of the 21st century student.  The advent of the Internet has led to smartphones, social media, email and texting as the go-to mediums for interpersonal and organizational communication.  And while digital citizenship and best practices are still being refined – and even defined – these… Continue reading E2 Educate and Engage

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Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, Tech Leadership

Digital Citizenship – To Empower

This video is from the Family Online Safety Institute and it emphasizes one of the very important reasons that we should teach Digital Citizenship. Digital Citizenship and responsible use of technology education should be a part of our work in education each day. Five Reasons to Teach Digital Citizenship It helps to keep children safe.… Continue reading Digital Citizenship – To Empower

Tech Leadership

Social Media School Audits

How is your school using social media? Is it essential to parent communications, a part of student classroom activities, a tool for development and recruitment? With over 88% of school leaders reporting increased use of social media for parent communications in the 2018 Speak Up Survey, it is taking a solid hold in the day to day lives of… Continue reading Social Media School Audits