Friday Five: 5 Fantastic Apps for the Common Core The Common Core State Standards are here. These are the apps you need. Tests and textbooks are catching on to the fact that teachers will be expected to meet the Common Core State Standards, but few apps are up to speed. Here are five iPad apps you can use to help your kids meet the new standards. 1. Common Core Standards - MasteryConnect 100 Terrific Cheat Sheets for K-12 Teachers By Kelsey Allen Cheat sheets have a bad rap as a way for students to succeed on tests without actually knowing the information, but now it’s time for them to have a more positive place in education. Cheat sheets can offer a succinct way for students to study their lessons and provide an excellent boost to what you are already teaching them in class. Cheat sheets can provide helpful information for teachers too. Browse through this selection to find cheat sheets for a variety of subjects. Language Arts
Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Identification, Prevention, and Response By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin This cyberbullying guide is a nine-page summary – filled with as much useful information as possible – to equip educators, parents, and other youth-serving adults to spot cyberbullying, respond to it appropriately and meaningfully, and to prevent its future occurrence among those they care for. If you only have time to read one fact sheet from the Cyberbullying Research Center to get up-to-speed about the problem and what you can do, read this one. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2018). information fluency model Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically. DIF involves knowing how digital information is different from print information; having the skills to use specialized tools for finding digital information; and developing the dispositions needed in the digital information environment. As teachers and librarians develop these skills and teach them to students, students will become better equipped to achieve their information needs. FAQDIF mapped to Common Core State Standards Common Core State Standards mapped to DIF (pdf) 1. Locating Information Efficiently: What Information Am I Looking For--Where Will I Find the Information--How Will I Get There?
It’s Time: Create Smart Policies to Support Student Tech Use Technology has become a seamless part of students’ lives in and out of the classroom, and schools must find ways to integrate it. This is one of the conclusions in a report by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), which states that policymakers at the highest level need to understand the trend and form a cohesive course of action for schools to follow. In Born in Another Time: Ensuring Educational Technology Meets the Needs of Students Today — And Tomorrow the NASBE focuses on the importance of understanding students’ needs, ensuring that teachers are prepared to meet those needs, and shoring up the technical infrastructure that will allow schools to participate. “Our kids are digitally savvy when it comes to gaming, texting, and social networking, but when it comes to information, even the best students can be digital doofuses.”
Google URL Shortener Posted by Michael Hermanto, Software Engineer, Firebase We launched the Google URL Shortener back in 2009 as a way to help people more easily share links and measure traffic online. Since then, many popular URL shortening services have emerged and the ways people find content on the Internet have also changed dramatically, from primarily desktop webpages to apps, mobile devices, home assistants, and more. To refocus our efforts, we're turning down support for goo.gl over the coming weeks and replacing it with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL).
Cyberbullying What you can do to stop CyberbullyingLearn about cyberbullying and how you can help prevent it. Would you recognize cyberbullying if you saw it? Here are some examples: Recurring cruel comments on social media sites like Facebook and Ask.Fm. Embarrassing images posted to Instagram and forwarded via cellphone. Threatening or harassing texts received at all hours of the day and night.
April Fool's Day in the Classroom: 8 Resources for Teachers I still remember April Fool's Day when I was a fourth grader. A reading comprehension worksheet went out to the class, and in minutes, we were all dumbfounded. The story and questions were incomprehensible, written in complete gibberish. But our teacher went along with the joke. TagMyDoc: Share Documents With QR Codes The very mention of QR codes will probably incite groans even in the least cynical of technophiles. What once was a tangible, exciting example of two-worlds colliding, bringing the physical world into the digital realm with funky barcodes and smartphones, now illustrates what can happen when we’re not really quite sure how to implement a fledgling technology. Football teams with QR codes on their shirts? I rest my case. But it’s not all bad – there’s QRhacker, a service we profiled last year that allows you to create snazzy, customized QR codes. We argued that this Hungarian startup could make QR codes cool again.
Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags What is a Twitter hashtag? A hashtag is a way to unite global Tweets around some particular topic. Basically, these are tags that that help those who seek similar content discover your Tweets. According to the official source: Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. They’re like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post. K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum Scope & Sequence This curriculum is no longer being updated. Our new lessons are easier to use and more relevant for students today. Get Trained
Digital Citizenship Lessons / Grade 6 Digital Citizenship Lessons The following website is the embedded link found at the end of the Copyright PowerPoint presentation for Cyberbee Questions: Supplemental Resources BrainPOP - a website link for copyright with activities and a quiz (Must have a subscription) Copyright Resources - Links for defining and understanding copyright, lessons, definitions, and The Copyright Challenge: an interactive quiz. ReadWrite Think-Copyright - Lesson plans and links on copyright: Note that "How to Cite Sources" is not covered, only the concept of plagiarism.