Edutopia. Considering how ubiquitous smartphones and tablets have become, especially in high school and middle school, questions about managing use and educating students about digital etiquette are on a lot of educators' minds.
This October, Common Sense Media is sponsoring Digital Citizenship Week from October 16 to October 22. And we wanted to pull together some of the best resources to help educators talk about digital responsibility and safety online. Here, you'll find resources that cover today's digital landscape, ideas for student activities, and strategies for engaging parents. There are plenty of valuable resources for educators and parents to share, but here are six of my favorites: Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for K-12: Common Sense Media’s interactive curriculum offers something for every grade level. More Resources From Edutopia. Vaughan Memorial Library : Tutorials : Credible Sources Count! Où commencer? - Se brancher en classe. Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth. Audio Books, Podcasts, Videos, and Free Downloads to Learn From.
Using scripts for Greasemonkey, Extensions for Chrome, Firefox Add-ons, and other browser plug-ins, you can make some pretty wild changes to the look and feel of the site. You can also take a more utilitarian route and take advantage of code that can translate posts from directly within Google+ or port all your Facebook photos to Google+ Photo (i.e., Picasa), where storage is virtually unlimited if you have a Google+ account (photos 2048 x 2048 pixels and smaller don't count toward your 1GB allowance).
Check out these 16 scripts and tools that modify or enhance Google+ 1. Google Plus Header Hider (Mozilla) hides the black bar at the top of the screen. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 13. The toolbar offers plenty of useful functionality, but unlike Mary's little lamb it simply doesn't follow us everywhere we go. 14. 30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015. 30 Trends In Education Technology For The 2015 School Year by Terry Heick What’s trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology?
iPads are still the standard but other platforms are making headway. That should be fun to watch over the next 3-5 years. Educators are getting better at spotting crap edtech, but waste still abounds. Schools are getting better at thinking tech-first (not in terms of priority, but design). Apps are getting downright brilliant in spots, but in-app purchasing? Below are 30 entirely subjective but hopefully somewhere close to reality takes on what’s trending up and what’s trending down in education and education technology for 2015 and beyond. Note that this list isn’t an endorsement–meaning this isn’t necessarily the way I think things should be, but rather what they seem to be–at least from my vantage point, right here, right now. Trending Up Awkward Middle Ground Google, Microsoft, Apple, etc.
Digital Citizenship - Saskatoon Public Schools - LibGuides at Saskatoon Public Collegiates. Google Apps for Education. Education Technology + Integration. Thank You: Essential Google Chrome Extensions. Using Technology to Connect Your Students to the World. This is a contributed post from Billy Krakower, co-authored with Jerry Blumengarten.
Connecting students in today’s fast-paced world is important, as students use their devices constantly, but need to find ways to do it educationally and responsibly. As educators, we need to expand our reach beyond our classroom walls. In 2012, I began participating in an activity called Mystery Skype with my Twitter friend, Nancy Carroll, in Massachusetts. This evolved into what we now call Mystery Location Calls. Ever since that first successful activity—and seeing the very positive reaction of my students—I decided to make connections as much a part of my lessons as possible. With the use of technology and the ever-changing landscape in education, I found using Google Hangouts and Skype to be amazing tools to help connect my students to the world. There are so many free resources you can take advantage of to connect your students! QR Code Generator – create QR codes for free (Logo, T-Shirt, vCard, EPS)