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How Smaller School Districts Combine Technology with Digital Citizenship to Keep Students Safe

In this webcast, you will learn how smaller school districts address online student safety and get some ideas to take back to your colleagues and administrators that will help you take action.


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Why Do We Need to Learn This? A Holistic Approach to Education

When am I ever going to use it? Why do we need to learn this? Subjects for which these questions are prompted most are extremely valuable in ways that often get ignored.


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6 EdTech Tools for the Future Classroom

Here are some EdTech tools already making an impact and others that show a lot of promise for what lies ahead.


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When Did the “Sex Talk” Change to the “Tech Talk”?

Do you remember when “the birds and the bees” were first explained to you? It still might be one of the most intensely uncomfortable situations a child encounters. While the talk remains as necessary today as it is insufferably awkward, a lot has unsurprisingly changed with today’s students.

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8 Top Cyberbullying Resources

There are so many cyberbullying resources available today that you might have a difficult time discerning where to begin or turn to next. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites while also letting you know whom each resource is ideal for, whether administrators, educators, parents or students.


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Teaching More Thinking Over Production

The reason content-driven teaching and learning is ubiquitous in education is obvious: results and achievements are measurable. What are you doing in your classroom to foster soft skills like digital citizenship, empathy, communication and self-awareness?


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5 Podcasts Every Educator Should Have on Their Playlist

Listening to podcasts is just one way to follow the technological shift happening in education. Podcasts provide an opportunity to hear about innovative teaching practices on the horizons and much more.


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Education and Brains: Getting the Most from Today’s EdTech

One of the reasons today’s edtech often receives pushback from educators, staff and even students is that we’re sometimes resistant to learning new things. If your brain is already comfortable using certain tools and technology, it will prefer them to new alternatives, because the tools you’re comfortable with provide a path of less (mental) resistance.