From Online Assessments to Digital Citizenship, Creating a Continuum of Instruction.
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Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. However, as part of a new education program from Seton Hall Law School’s Institute for Privacy Protection, communication, community, and dignity are key themes of the curriculum. Overall, the goal is to educate students and parents about privacy and technology overuse. But they try not to shame the students and parents, said Gaia Bernstein, law professor and director, Institute for Privacy Protection at the Seton Hall University School of Law, and Najarian Peters, Assistant Professor, Institute for Privacy Protection at Seton Hall Law School. During the recent edWebinar, “Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse,” they explained it’s counterproductive to become another authority figure telling students what not to do. Instead, by encouraging students to share their stories and having them explain how technology impacts their lives, the program gives students the agency to take control over their technology use.
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Digital equity and access in the 21st century is crucial to students being able to compete on a global level. There are few places in society where technology is not utilized or playing an important role.
In this edWebinar, Michelle Cooper, Library Media Specialist at White Oak ISD in Texas, shares tips and strategies to help reduce screen time and increase family time.
Looking to enhance student voice? In this edWebinar, learn more about using technology to enhance your students’ voices.
With the proliferation of technology in school and at home, parents are looking for direction on how to keep their kids’ media habits in check. Librarians, who are often at the front lines of media and tech in schools, can provide that crucial guidance. The discussions shouldn’t focus on denying technology, though, said Michelle Cooper, Library Media Specialist, White Oak ISD, TX in the edWebinar “Achieving Media Balance in a Tech-Immersed World.” Instead, librarians can help families learn how to maintain a healthy balance and become good digital citizens.
Using engaging tools that include media and gamification, test prep can be fun and engaging for students. In this edWebinar, Nancy Penchev shares a host of ideas and present some of her favorite tools, including DoInk, FlipGrid, Chatterkids, and others.
edWeb.net and Learning.com have started a new, free professional learning community geared toward helping educators prepare students with the skills they need to excel in today’s increasingly digital world. By 2020, it is estimated that nearly 80% of jobs will require some level of technology proficiency. Students must be given the opportunity to learn and develop digital literacy skills, and Learning.com makes it easy for educators to teach students these critical skills with online tools and lessons.