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Digital Citizenship blog posts

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Let All the Children Boogie

(Apologies to David Bowie) One way to move up the SAMR ladder is to have students create multimedia projects. Did you know there are lots of places where you can easily find free music and...

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Make a Splash with Unsplash

Images are an important part of any multimedia work, and it is key that students understand that not every image is free for the taking. Teaching kids to be ethical digital citizens means...

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The Mask of Ed Tech

A little more than a year ago I got a call on my walkie to come to the front office. Despite my ten years in teaching I still have a Pavlovian response to being called to the principal’s...

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A Novel Idea For Student Writing

Jessie was an angry 8th grader, a fiery girl who had far better things to do than listen to a teacher and do homework. And when I told her class that they would spend the first semester...

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What Is Digital Learning Day 2016

In 1999, I sat eagerly in front of a computer, for the first time, waiting to get on the internet with the glorious sound of AOL dialup ringing in my ear. It was unfathomable to think that...

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4 Ways I Don’t Teach the Tech

The technology teacher doesn’t teach the tech tools? Yes and no. My goal is that my students leave my class at the end of the year knowing how to communicate, collaborate, critically think...