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It's About the Learning, not the Technology...Until it Breaks!
Recorded on Thursday, July 23, 2015
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.
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
Recorded on Thursday, June 25, 2015
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.
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.
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
Recorded on Thursday, May 28, 2015
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
Recorded on Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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.
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.
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?
Recorded on Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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.
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
Recorded on Thursday, February 19, 2015
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
Recorded on Thursday, January 29, 2015
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.
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
Recorded on Monday, November 24, 2014
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
Recorded on Monday, November 24, 2014
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
Recorded on Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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)
Recorded on Thursday, October 30, 2014
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
Recorded on Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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
Recorded on Monday, September 22, 2014
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 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
Recorded on Monday, August 18, 2014
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.
Using the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Website for Early Childhood SEL
Recorded on Thursday, June 26, 2014
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
Recorded on Thursday, May 29, 2014
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.
What We Know About Families' Use of Educational Media
Recorded on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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.
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.
Using Comics and Storytelling to Teach Digital Citizenship
Recorded on Monday, February 24, 2014
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.
Social Media: An Essential Tool for K-12 Classrooms
Recorded on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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.
Think Twice: Kids' Online Privacy and Digital Footprints
Recorded on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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
Recorded on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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.
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.
Creating Model Digital Citizens in Today's Cyber World
Recorded on Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Education Networks of America (ENA) presented an introduction to CSE's digital citizenship resources. Monica Cougan, ENA Product Marketing Specialist, shared resources for connecting professional development to your school through their platform.
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.
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.
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.
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
Recorded on Thursday, November 8, 2012
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.
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.
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
Recorded on Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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
Recorded on Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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
Recorded on Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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.
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
Recorded on Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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
Recorded on Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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
Recorded on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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