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Making Digital Citizenship Interactive with Nearpod

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Presented by Sara Heaps, Head of Content for Nearpod; Joshua Tappan, Professional Development Manager for Nearpod; and Kelly Mendoza, Senior Manager of Professional Development for Common Sense Education
Hosted by Common Sense Education | Sponsored by Symantec


How can you make teaching digital citizenship more interactive, with real-time feedback from students? Common Sense Education’s K-12 Digital Citizenship curriculum is now available on Nearpod, which combines interactive activities, assessments, and real-time feedback from Nearpod. Nearpod is an award-winning digital lesson platform for interactive, multimedia classroom instruction.

In this webinar recording, you’ll get an introduction to Common Sense’s Digital Citizenship Curriculum, including the topics, background research, and Scope and Sequence, and how it’s delivered on Nearpod. You’ll hear why teachers love using Nearpod to teach this curriculum, including the great features and functions of the platform, and how you can use it with students. Best of all, learn how school librarians can receive access to this curriculum for free!

Commit to empowering your students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in their digital lives! There also was a Q&A session after the presentation. This recorded webinar will benefit teachers, librarians/media specialists, tech coordinators, curriculum specialists, and TOSAs.

Join the Digital Citizenship community to participate in online discussions with peers, for invitations to upcoming webinars, to view past webinar recordings, to take a quiz and receive a CE certificate for a past webinar, and for access to more resources.


sara heapsSara Heaps is the Head of Content for Nearpod. Sara began her career as a science teacher in a low-income school. During this time, she became a designated Master Teacher, served on the Leadership Team of her school as Science Department Head, and designed curriculum and professional development for her district. Recognizing the lack of high-quality resources that support the pedagogical demands of 21st century instruction, Sara joined Nearpod to lead the team that designs interactive digital resources for educators across the world. Follow her on Twitter @SaraNearpod.



joshua tappanJoshua Tappan is the Professional Development Manager for Nearpod. Josh began his career as a science teacher in Atlanta Public Schools. After 3 years in the classroom, he wanted to combine his background in engineering with his passion for teaching, so he went on to study at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education in the Technology and Innovation in Education program. Josh then moved to the Bay Area to work as an analyst for NewSchools Venture Seed Fund, where he helped with investment and support work for a portfolio of early stage edtech start-ups. In January 2015, Josh joined Nearpod to lead professional development initiatives, including the PioNear program, a community of innovative educators who lead tech integration and Nearpod “how-to” workshops around the world. Follow John on Twitter @josh_nearpod.


kelly mendozaKelly Mendoza is the Senior Manager of Professional Development for Common Sense Education. She develops multimedia professional development courses, videos, and trains educators on teaching digital citizenship, integrating technology into teaching, engaging parents, and helping students harness the potential of technology for learning. Kelly also helped develop Common Sense’s K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum. Prior to Common Sense, through her work at the Media Education Lab at Temple University, Kelly produced education resources for PBS Frontline (Digital Nation and Growing Up Online), PBS Teachers, and taught undergraduate media and communication courses. She has a PhD in Media & Communication from Temple University. Follow her on Twitter @kellymendoza.



A CE certificate will be emailed to live attendees within 24 hours of the live event.
If you miss the live session, a link to view the recording will be sent within 24 hours of the live event.

common sense educationCommon Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teacher students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world. And our revolutionary educational rating system, Common Sense Graphite, helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning.

symantecSymantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists. The company has evolved to become one of the world’s largest software companies with more than 18,500 employees in more than 50 countries. We provide security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information-driven world against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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