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How You Can Become a Champion of Digital Citizenship in Your Classroom. My students often travel with me when I lead professional development at conferences.

How You Can Become a Champion of Digital Citizenship in Your Classroom

A few weeks ago, eight-year-old Carson Griffin (pictured here to the right) was helping me lead a session for teachers on “iPads for Elementary Learners,” and we were talking about our classroom Twitter account as it applies to digital citizenship. I called Carson to the front of the room to share his thoughts on Digital Citizenship, and his response gave me goosebumps. “You should never post anything negative about a teacher, coach, or others on social media because they could find it and you will feel foolish,” he said. “If my coach doesn’t play me in soccer, I should not post bad stuff about them.

I could be kicked off the team.” But he didn’t stop there. I’m not sure if it was the teachers’ reactions, the fact that he so beautifully recited this during the summer, or that I know I helped him secure his future in second grade that made this such a powerful moment for everyone in the room. 2014 Recap: 15 Top Resources On Digital Citizenship. Via Edudemic A lot of the facts you teach your students will be long forgotten by the time they reach graduation, but the hope is that the practical lessons — the ones that can benefit them for years to come — are the ones that will stick.

2014 Recap: 15 Top Resources On Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship is something that can equip students for a lifetime of safe, responsible Internet use. 13 Tips for Monitoring Kids’ Social Media. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released findings from a comprehensive study on the impact social media has on kids and families.

13 Tips for Monitoring Kids’ Social Media

Although there are real benefits to kids using sites like Facebook, including increased communication, access to information and help in developing a sense of self, there can be serious downsides to all this online sharing too. Social networking is on the rise, and the study found that 22 percent of teenagers log onto their favorite social media sites more than 10 times a day, and that 75 percent own cell phones. This level of engagement online increases the risks of cyberbullying, “Facebook depression” (a new phenomenon where “de-friending” and online bullying lead to symptoms of depression), exposure to inappropriate content, and sexting.

Just as we prepare our kids for life in the real world, we should prepare them for life in the online world. Bounce – A fun and easy way to share ideas on a webpage. - the EASY way to share your documents on Twitter.

BrainBashers : Fun Stuff. Too Noisy - Noise Meter Application. Toggl - Free Time Tracking Software & App. 7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions. Bring TeachThought Professional Development To Your School!

7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions by Terry Heick Questions can be extraordinary learning tools. A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational cognitive dissonance that can help create thinkers. In education, we tend to value a student’s ability to answer our questions. The latter is a topic for another day, but the former is why we’re here. Create 3D digital designs with online CAD. Fakebook. Welcome to Whyville! 23 Things Top Students Do. They are the ones you catch out of the corner of your eye.

23 Things Top Students Do

They get their exam back, calmly flip through the few (if any) errors they made, and swiftly place their 94% into their bag. That’s right, I’m talking about the top students who make it look so easy. What we don’t realize is that under the surface there is a collection of positive habits and mindsets that make that person so successful in class. WhyNot? Idea Exchange. 20 Visual Timers For Children With Special Needs. If you have a child with special needs you now how difficult transitions are.

20 Visual Timers For Children With Special Needs

Children with special needs, especially children with autism have difficulty with moving from one activity or event to another. An effective solution to help with transitions has been the use of visual timers. Visual timers help teach the concept of time to children with special needs. It also gives them an understanding that every activity is limited to a set amount of time. Music Timeline. 21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom. 21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom by Lynn Usrey Every teacher wants to be able to make his or her classroom environment the optimum place for learning, interacting and engaging.

21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom

Today, there is a wide assortment of free technology options available to enhance your instruction. The tools are changing… quickly. So making the best choices, based on the resources available in your school, or through your board, is critical. How about starting with lesson creation? 1. 2. Need something for instant polling? 3. 4. 5. Connecting with home learning? 6. 7. 8. 9. Current Events and Video Sourcing – There are great well-known resources at YouTube and CNN Student News, but have a look at: Be on Stage. TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice. Home - Mural.