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5 School-Wide Reading and Writing Tech Tools to Consider

Posted on April 1, 2016, by Jessica Sanders Managing and encouraging reading and writing remains a challenge for many teachers and administrators. These five tools provide schools with a streamlined, modern and effective method for tracking reading and writing while encouraging students to do more of both.


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Personalized Learning: A 3-Step Plan

Posted on March 1, 2016 , by Jessica Sanders While personalized learning, in which students engage with educational content based on their needs and preferences, can be integrated into any classroom, with or without technology, here’s a three-step plan for implementing personalized learning with technology by your side.

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More Smartphones Than Usual: How To Deal with Teens and Phones After Winter Break

While parents are rejoicing that kids are back in school and they survived winter break, teachers and administrators might be noticing more students with smartphones. As children get back into the routine of classes, it’s the ideal time to address all those smartphones that were given as gifts over the holidays.

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What Students Can Do to Create a Positive Online Brand

There is an abundance of information communicated to students about what they shouldn’t do online. But, it’s also important for kids to know what they should be doing online.Here are a few basic tips for teaching kids what they should do vs. what they shouldn’t do.

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What is Digital Citizenship?

“What is Digital Citizenship?” After a decade of writing on this topic and even now with the number of others that have joined the conversation, we still come back to the same question. Everyone seems to know the issue, but coming to a consensus regarding what needs to be done becomes much more involved.

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8 Ways for Teachers (and Parents) to Use Twitter

Twitter is the fourth most popular social network used by teens. So if you teach young people (or have some in your life), it’s important to understand Twitter and why students spend so much of their time using it.

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Safe Apps to Recommend to Parents

Shouldering the responsibility of cyber safety should not solely rely on just parents or educators. We should all be facilitating an atmosphere that enables and empowers kids to become each other’s “cyber-shadow” through social/emotional lessons in social media.

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5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

By empowering student learning with more opportunities for them to communicate with classmates, you’ll soon realize how important technology is in the classroom. These five reasons why students want to learn with technology can help you and your teacher-friends determine the right technology to implement.


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Being a Cyber-Mentor: A Role For All Ages

Cyberbullying and online cruelty are growing concerns that don’t seem to be fading. Encourage your students and your colleagues to be a cyber-mentor to someone who they know is struggling.