Category: Professional Development

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for K-12 educators and
administrators to help
create safe learning
environments.

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Students Experiencing Distress Need Early Intervention: Secret Service Report on Reducing School Violence

Are there steps schools can take to intervene and help prevent violence? The answer to this question is yes. As recently as early December 2018, a school shooter was blocked at an Indiana school thanks to a tip made to local police. As noted in this article from EdWeek, “effective prevention efforts and cooperation between schools and...

01/08/2019

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Signs and Signals of Violence: Secret Service Report Indicators Defined

Research conducted by the US Secret Service showed a strong correlation between school shootings and previous incidents of bullying and suicidal tendencies. Bullying, and even extreme bullying, was cited by the report as one of the most prevalent causes for violence at 71%. Potential suicidal tendencies are an indicator of possible violence, with 78% of shooters...

01/07/2019
Ant-Bullying Laws

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Is Cyberbullying Illegal in Your State?

There is currently no federal law against cyberbullying, but all 50 states have laws against bullying in general—and every state except Alaska and Wisconsin includes an explicit reference to cyberbullying in their anti-bullying laws.

05/15/2018
Cyberbullying Research

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Why Cyberbullying Affects Girls More than Boys

A new study found that when it comes to cyberbullying among teens, girls are not only more likely to be victims than boys are, but they are more at risk of developing emotional problems as a result of cyberbullying.

04/27/2018

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When Edtech is as Easy to Use as Chalk

At Tech & Learning Live in Princeton, NJ, last October, Mike Jamerson, Director of Technology at Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (IN), provided an evocative image for technology in the classroom: Edtech should be as easy to use as chalk.

03/27/2018

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Digital Citizenship’s New Imperative

When is a student successfully educated on the subject of Digital Citizenship? It’s when the content takes hold of the student’s actions, and they treat their peers differently.

03/21/2018

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Moving from Banning Technology to Embracing Technology

Lisa Nielsen, founder of The Innovative Educator and author of several books on using technology for instruction, champions the view that mobile devices in particular should not be banned or discouraged.

03/09/2018

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Making Sense of the Common Sense Census

The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight 2017 is part of a series of probability-based surveys documenting media use patterns among children from birth to age 8 in America. The latest survey includes a nationally representative sample of more than 1,400 parents from all regions of the country.

02/20/2018