Giving Tuesday is a popular way for charities to gather much-needed support and funding for mission-critical initiatives. The growth of digital connections in our lives makes it even easier for schools to connect to families, students and alumni for donations and support. Below are just a few reasons why schools are going digital for Giving Tuesday.… Continue reading 5 Reasons For Schools to Go Digital for #GivingTuesday
On top of the safety issue though is a real and recurring need to talk about appropriate ways to interact. As technology evolves and reinvents itself daily, these issues are ever changing too.
When schools make web filtering and blocking decisions, they need to be sure that they are not also blocking learning, blocking productivity, blocking progress. Shifts have occurred widely over the last couple of years in schools regarding the filtering question. Security still remains a top priority. However, the question of what content to… Continue reading Web Filtering Checklist
For School Leaders, Teacher Leaders and Families Web These sites have resources for teaching Digital Citizenship in the classroom Common Sense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators Netsmartz - http://www.netsmartz.org/educators Be Cyber Wise - http://www.cyberwise.org/ Digital Citizenship Site http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/ Yahoo Safely http://safely.yahoo.com/ Cable in the Classroom http://www.ciconline.org/DigitalCitizenship FOSI Family Online Safety Institute http://www.fosi.org/ Blogs These blogs address topics around… Continue reading 15 Digital Citizenship Resources for Schools
A New Teacher's Classroom Walls When I first entered the classroom as an elementary school technology teacher in 1997, I was given a set of posters. As any new teacher would be, I was happy to have some posters to decorate my classroom. Would they be pictures of computers? of technology? Great! Would they be… Continue reading Educational Technology Lessons from Steve Jobs
In the age of information, schools truly must have a quality means of tracking, sorting and reporting on student data. A quality student information system can support student achievement thus enhancing the programs you offer. This function is offered in various forms by software designated as 'Student Information Systems'. These decisions for choosing the software… Continue reading Choosing a Student Information System