Game-Based Digital Literacy with Digital Compass – From Jennifer Carey

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. Common Sense Media has released Digital Compass, a new tool to teach students about navigating the digital world. The game is targeted at middle school students, an age when most children are getting …

PlayMessenger: Supervising Children on the Digital Playground – From Sabba Quidwai

PlayMessenger: Supervising Children on the Digital Playground – From Sabba Quidwai

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. How many of the above tools did you recognize?  Do you know which ones are safe and which ones are harmful? Do your students or children know the difference between them?  How many …

What Do You Do When You See Inappropriate Social Media Posts? – from Patrick Larkin

What Do You Do When You See Inappropriate Social Media Posts? – from Patrick Larkin

This post appeared on Patrick Larkin’s blog – Learning in Burlington. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of social media as a tool for learning. In order to stay on top of the various conversations that I like to follow, …

Beyond Blocking: Social Media Schools –  From Patrick Larkin & Beth Holland on Edudemic

Beyond Blocking: Social Media Schools – From Patrick Larkin & Beth Holland on Edudemic

This post first appeared on Edudemic. Social media pervades all aspects of modern society, particularly with the rapid influx of mobile devices. If used in meaningful and appropriate ways, it can transform a student’s learning experience, improve communication with parents and community …

Weekly Resources for the Start of Spring

Welcome to the official start of spring! We had another busy week with workshops and presentations in multiple states as well as the continuation of our Spring Webinar Series. Proposals have started flooding in for the EdTechTeacher Summit in July. The deadline …

3 Quick Tips for Building Digital Citizenship – from Jen Carey on Edudemic

This post first appeared on Edudemic. Digital Citizenship is one of the hot educational buzz terms this year. But what is Digital Citizenship really? In short, it covers topics such as how to conduct yourself online civilly, refrain from inappropriate behavior (like …