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Combining Minecraft with Math for Exponential Learning
Join teacher Jim Pike to see how you can use the popular game Minecraft to teach Common Core math with his Mathcraft curriculum, co-developed with Code REV. For example, see how to turn Minecraft buildings into algebraic equations, how to build algorithms for standardized test questions, and much more!
Laptops, Tablets, and Chromebooks? BYOD? Practical Advice to Help You Find Your School's Solution
Confused by the multitudes of technology solutions available today? Wondering what the right choice is for your environment? Join Jeff Mao and Steve Garton as they explore the increasingly diverse device landscape to help you make good decisions about devices, software, and digital content. Learn how Graphite.org can help you find the next great learning app.
Student Voice in Digital Citizenship: A Project-Based Learning Approach
How can student voice and choice be part of digital citizenship? Hear Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran provide examples on how to get more student voice involved in digital citizenship project-based learning (PBL) throughout the school year.
How to Become a Digital Citizenship Certified School
Are you teaching students to be safe and responsible as they participate in the digital world? Learn how to become a Digital Citizenship Certified School by educating students, engaging parents, and demonstrating leadership in digital citizenship.
The Eight Tenets of a Relevant Connected Educator
Why is it essential for educators to be connected via social media? Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) and Tom Whitby (@tomwhitby) cover eight ways be a relevant educator, with examples of how to leverage Twitter, Hangouts, and more.
Telling Your Story Effectively: Building Community Engagement and Positive School Culture
Explore the increasingly diverse device landscape to help you make good decisions about devices, software, and digital content. Learn how Graphite.org can help you find the next great learning app.
It's About the Learning, Not the Technology ... Until It Breaks!
Concerned with the technology behind your learning inititives? In this webinar, we discuss how to successfully employ device-management solutions and technical-support strategies, while also balancing security, support, and control with learning, flexibility, and creativity.
Dos and Don'ts of Integrating Tech in Schools
What are the "dos" and "don'ts" of technology integration in schools, including digital citizenship? Join Jeff Downing, Elementary Computer Specialist at Fremont USD, CA, to hear lessons learned as he implemented a technology plan at his school site.
The Art of Procurement: Balancing Price versus Performance
Is leasing a good idea? Is price the most important factor? How you shop for solutions can be as important as how you buy. Let Jeff Mao and Steve Garton guide you through these treacherous waters with practical advice and real world experience.
Are You Ready for BYOD?
Get ready for BYOD! Get classroom management strategies, tool recommendations, and teaching tips with Rachelle Wooten, Digital Learning Specialist at Fort Bend Independent School District, Texas, and Graphite Certified Educator.
What’s in Your Digital Citizenship Survival Kit?
A tube of toothpaste can be used as a metaphor for online sharing: once information is out, it's impossible to get back in the tube! Learn how Craig Badura uses a "digital citizenship survival kit" of everyday items to teach students these skills.
From Policy to Practice: Is Your Leadership Moving Your School Forward or Backward
What can apps teach you about leadership? It may not be what you expect. Join Jeff Mao as he explores leadership at multiple levels and from multiple perspectives examining AUP, take-home, insurance, filtering, and other policies in a 1:1 environment.
Helping Students Make Good Digital Decisions with Digital Compass
Learn about Digital Compass, Common Sense's newest interactive for grades 6-9. Based on the concept of “choose your own adventure” books, Digital Compass guides students in grades 6-9 to learn about making good decisions in the digital world.
Getting Started with Game-Based Learning
Curious about game-based learning, but don’t know where to begin? Matthew Farber, educator and author of Gamify Your Classroom, covers strategies to include games into your classroom, providing examples from The Land of Venn, Minecraft, and more.
Tips & Tools for Flipping Your Classroom
Have you flipped? Flipping your classroom allows students to explore content at their own pace, slowing down, advancing, or reviewing as needed. Join Instructional Technology Specialist Aubrey Harrison to learn methods that will work best in your class.
What Does a Model Digital Citizenship School Look Like?
What does a model digital citizenship school look like? Learn about the K-8 digital citizenship curriculum and parent program implemented at The Meadowbrook School of Weston, MA. This school has been Digital Citizenship Certified by Common Sense.
Designing Agile Learning Spaces
How can schools design agile learning spaces with technology to foster learning? In this webinar, learn how Hillbrook School has students to design dynamic learning spaces where they can collaborate and work alongside teachers.
Fostering Meaningful Youth Dialogue in Digital Spaces
How can educators foster civil and meaningfu dialogue with young people online? Chris Sloan shares techniques such as “conversation moves” and thinking routines to support middle/high school dialogue, with examples from Youth Voices, Twitter, and more.
Using Technology to Engage Learning, Communication & Relationships
Learn how educators, practitioners, and parents can use technology to include children with developmental and learning differences (grades PK-5). Presenter: Tamara Kaldor M.S., founder of Chicago PLAY Pro, and Chicago Education Manager at Common Sense.
Character Education in a Digital World
Join digital citizenship guru Mike Ribble to learn about the intersections between character education and digital citizenship, and take away strategies that you can use with your own students.
Top 5 Digital Tools of 2014
Join Common Sense Graphite Certified Educator, Dr. Ruth Okoye, to learn about five of Graphite's Top Tools of 2014: Shadow Puppet, Prodigy, Newsela, Curriculet, and EduCanon. See the full list here: https://www.graphite.org/top-picks/best-edtech-of-2014
Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Social Media Use: What the Research Says
Learn about Dr. Elizabeth Englander’s extensive research in cyberbullying, sexting, and social media use, including myths and misconceptions, how educators can flag problematic behaviors, and how to frame effective responses.
App Smashing: Combining Apps for Innovative Student Projects
Learn to app smash! Join edtech guru Jon Corippo to learn about app smashing: combining different apps and digital tools to complete tasks and create rich student projects. App smashing maximizes digital tools by combining their features and functions.
Talking with Kids to Make Safer, Smarter Decisions Using Digital Devices
Hosted by the National PTA as part of #ShareAwesome, we joined Lifelock's education partner Jean Chatzky and ConnectSafely's Larry Magid Ed.D., to discuss valuable tips and resources to assist parents to help kids be safe and responsible online.
Teachers as Designers of Technology, Pedagogy, and Content (TPACK)
Learn how the TPACK model, presented by creators Dr. Punya Mishra and Dr. Matthew Koehler, can help you evaluate your knowledge around pedagogy, content, and technology to design innovative learning experiences for students.
Making a Better World: Teaching Digital Citizenship and 21st Century Skills
Hosted by EasyBib, learn about three elements that are necessary for a whole-community approach to digital citizenship in schools: educating students, engaging families, and enhancing school leadership.
Five Skills To Help You Discover, Use, and Share Great Digital Tools for Learning
Hosted by EasyBib, learn about five important skills for teachers, including how to: discover, evaluate, and curate high quality tech tools into useful collections; reimagine lessons plans using Lesson Flows; and collaborate with other teachers.
Khan Academy's Video-based Instruction
Khan Academy is a widely used instructional tool that provides free, self-paced academic videos for guided, adaptive instruction. With a strong focus on math, the site also offers videos on science, economics, the arts, and computing.
Building a Solid Digital Citizenship Program from Day One
Hear from Steven Anderson, top educator and Learning Evangelist, who will share advice and strategies on how to set the foundation and build a positive school culture around digital citizenship throughout the year.
Inspiring Students to Design Great Cities with SimCity
SimCity is an always-online, fast-paced, intuitive, and forgiving city simulator that lets kids build (and destroy) single-player cities in multiplayer regions.
Using the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Website for Early Childhood SEL
Help young children's social and emotional learning with warm, loving messages delivered on the PBS KIDS Mister Rogers' Neighborhood website, an interactive online extension of the classic and much-loved TV show.
Defeating the Culture of Bullying in an Age of Social Media
Being a teenager has never been easy, but now it's more challenging. Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, will be sharing a Teacher's Guide to her book.
Fun, Free Video Editing and Remixing with Popcorn Maker
Mozilla's Popcorn Maker is a free website where students can edit and remix videos. Hear from a high school teacher and an assistant professor for ideas on using Popcorn Maker in your classroom!
Challenge Math and Science Learners with Brilliant
Brilliant is a free website that challenges high-achieving middle and high school students in math and physics.
What We Know About Families' Use of Educational Media
Parents will tell you they're interested in the media that helps their kids learn. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center shared the results from "Learning at Home", a report from a national survey of over 1500 parents of children ages 2-10.
Implementing Digital Citizenship District-wide
How can a school district educate each and every student to be model digital citizens? In this webinar, see how Kent School District in Kent, Washington is teaching 28,000 students digital citizenship skills every year.
How Subtext Supports Common Core Standards
Subtext is a collaborative digital reader in which students can access, annotate, and engage with literature in the classroom.
Using Comics and Storytelling to Teach Digital Citizenship
Comics are a great avenue to teach digital citizenship, through themes of right and wrong, and taking the virtuous path. Jeff Brain shared a program he has developed where students learn digital citizenship, through writing and media creation skills.
How ClassDojo Gives Your Class Mojo
ClassDojo is a classroom management and task assignment tool that provides real-time feedback for students on how they're meeting classroom expectations.
Social Media: An Essential Tool for K-12 Classrooms
While some educators say "no" to social media, Lisa Nielsen disagrees. Lisa shares how educators are using social media both as a powerful tool for professional development as well as student learning that prepares them for today's world.
Responsive Teaching With Socrative
Socrative is a powerful student response system that helps support responsive teaching.
Think Twice: Kids' Online Privacy and Digital Footprints
We know that the holidays means new devices, but are kids learning how to manage their online privacy? Understanding how to protect online privacy goes beyond privacy settings. Lisa Highfill, discusses kids' online privacy and digital footprints.
Teaching Copyright and Fair Use to the Remix Generation
Are your students copyright confused? Gail Desler, of Elk Grove Unified School District, addresses copyright, fair use, and remix culture, including resources from CSE and Digital ID for teaching these topics to meet Common Core Standards.
All Things Edmodo
Edmodo is a platform that allows teachers and students to post, collaborate, and submit class work in a safe social network-like setting.
Best ELA Apps and Websites Aligned to Common Core
Cut through the clutter and use the best apps for ELA learning.
Empowering Students to Be Digital Citizens
As schools increasingly integrate technology, new challenges arise such as cyberbullying and inappropriate sharing. Digital citizenship is an essential 21st century skill in which students are safe and respectful participants in a digital world.
Best Math Apps and Websites Aligned to Common Core
Learn from expert educators about digital tools that meet Common Core State Standards for math.
Great Tools for Production-Centered Design
Need inspiration on incorporating production-centered design into your teaching? Hosted by Educator Innovator, this webinar features CSE and two "Innovator Educators" who focus on production-centered tools and how teachers are using them with students.
Best Apps for Back-to-School
Gear up for back-to-school with great apps, websites, and games to get students going, help their study habits, and organize effective workflow.
Great Apps for the Classroom
Tools featured include Toontastic, BrainPop, Motion Math, and Spinlight Studios. Hosted by Launchpad Toys.
What Makes an App Have Great Learning Potential?
In this presentation from the ISTE conference, learn about Graphite's detailed rubric that scores each digital learning product on 15 dimensions and produces a rating, making it easy for teachers to identify the best tools for learning.
Essential Apps for the 1-to-1 Classroom
Join CSE to learn about our free 1-to-1 Essentials Program, a roadmap for schools implementing 1-to-1 tablets. Hear from expert educators and administrators who helped develop the three phase (Envision, Communicate, and Implement) program.
Gender and Digital Life Toolkit Tour
What does gender have to do with digital literacy and citizenship? Messages about gender roles come from all directions, but some of the most influential messages come from the media. Learn about our new Gender and Digital Life Curriculum Toolkit.
New Scope and Sequence for the Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Our new Scope & Sequence for the Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum provides a clear path for integrating DigCit into your curriculum with cross-curricular, spiraling units, which cover an array of DigCit topics throughout each grade.
Digital Citizenship and Wikispaces
Hosted by Wikispaces, three Digital Citizenship advocates share their experiences and best practices in this webinar. Hear how to begin, rejuvenate or tweak your commitment to helping students discover what Digital Citizenship means in today's world.
Digital Passport Tour
Take a tour of Digital Passport, a free web-based interactive for grades 3-5 that familiarizes students with basic Internet safety. See how to set up your class, manage student activities, utilize student reporting, and implement into your teaching plans.
Teaching Parents about the Impact of Media on Kids
Parents are very concerned about their children's digital lives. Keenan and Associates hosts participants to learn about CSE's Parent Media Education Program. This free program gives schools everything they need to become key players this hot topic.
Cyberbullying Toolkit: Educate Kids to be Upstanders
As kids become more digitally connected, cyberbullying is an issue all schools are facing. You will be introduced to CSE's Cyberbullying Toolkit, which offers resources that will help jump-start the cyberbullying education efforts in schools.
Common Sense on Common Core: Meeting Standards in Middle School
Many teachers are unclear on how they can integrate Common Core standards into their teaching. Join us for tips on how to teach digital literacy and citizenship to meet ELA Common Core standards in middle school.
Getting Smart About E-Rate
Are you confused by your school's E-Rate’s additional education requirements? Participants will be introduced to CSE's E-Rate Toolkit, which includes resources that will help you meet the educational requirements outlined in the CIPA.
Facebook and Social Media in the Classroom: Legal Aspects
Many teachers are intrigued by social media, but worried about the potential legal issues. Join Namita Brown, legal expert in issues around digital media and technology in schools, who discussed the legal aspects of using social media in the classroom.
Teaching Digital Citizenship in a No-Tech Classroom
It may seem counterintuitive, but you can teach digital citizenship even if students don't have access to technology! Diana Graber of Cyberwise presented her experience implementing Common Sense's digital citizenship curriculum into a Waldorf school.
Preventing Cyberbullying: Connecting Students, Teachers, and Parents in Digital Citizenship
We joined the Middle School Portal to share CSE’s new resource, Cyberbullying Toolkit, which offers key lesson plans, engaging videos, a parent outreach kit, and resource links for administrators that help students learn to be responsible digital citizens