Webinars

 

Looking for advice on enhancing student learning with technology? Have questions about how to implement digital citizenship in your classroom? Join our free professional learning communities (PLCs) on edWeb to participate in lively discussions and engaging webinars. With our library of over 70 archived webinars, plus new webinars every month, you're sure to find helpful tips and tools on the topics you care about the most. Plus, you'll receive a continuing education certificate for attending and viewing the webinars through edWeb.

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Social Media and Cell Phones – Today’s Tools to Connect with Families This Summer

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:00-10:00 am PDT

How can you stay connected with parents and students over the summer? Join Lisa Nielson as she gives practical step-by-step advice on how to leverage social media in a responsible way. She will demonstrate best practice use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms to help eliminate the summer educational disconnect.

Previous Webinars

Bring Joy to the Classroom with Passion Projects

Recorded on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Whatever happened to joy in the classroom?  Join Instructional Technology Resource Teacher Tamara Letter for a live, interactive event as she shows you how to bring joy back to the classroom with Passion Projects.

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Engaging Digital Citizenship

Recorded on Thursday, April 28, 2016

Learn how Cathie Gillner, Pittsburgh educator, uses Digital CompassApp Book Creator and Schoology to teach digital citizenship with comics and digital storytelling in a fun, fast-paced and meaningful way, with real-time feedback from students.  

 

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Driving Connectivity and Access: State K-12 Broadband Leadership

Recorded on Monday, April 11, 2016

Join Christine Fox (SETDA), Larry Coco (New Jersey Department of Education), Jeff Egly (Utah Education Network), and Steve Garton (Common Sense Education) as they share examples of different state’s approach to supporting high-speed broadband access for all students, including details about New Jersey’s Digital Readiness for Learning and Assessment Project (DRLAP) Broadband component and Utah’s statewide high-speed broadband network.

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Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens

Recorded on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digital media, will they ever learn to read?  Join Michael Levine and Lisa Guernsey, authors of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens, as they show how educators and parents can help children grow into strong, passionate readers who are skilled at using media and technology of all kinds—print, digital, and everything in between.

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7 Ways You Can Be a Digital Citizenship Leader

Recorded on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Learn seven ways you can be a digital citizenship leader from Susan Bearden, digital citizenship experts, and author of Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach (Corwin Press, 2016).

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Cultivating a Math Mindset

Recorded on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

How can math teachers apply growth mindset principles? As part of the With Math I Can campaign, join Amazon Education, Stanford’s PERTS, Common Sense Education, and high school math teacher to learn how a growth mindset culture can change your classroom. 

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6 Terrific Tools to Transform Your 2016

Recorded on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Looking for terrific tools to kick off 2016? Join Suzy Lolley, Instructional Technology Specialist and Graphite Certified Educator, to learn about these teacher favorites: Office Sway, 
Canva, Newsela, TinyTap, Kahoot, and Seesaw.

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Using Games to Assess and Personalize Your SEL Instruction

Recorded on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Join Jessica Berlinski, chief impact officer of personalized learning games, in an engaging hour packed with the latest research about and use cases of evidence-based games for social emotional learning (SEL) for students. 

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5 Earth Science Tools That Support NGSS

Recorded on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Join high school environmental science teacher Barbara Huth to learn how National Geographic Education, Google Earth, PBS Learning Media, KQED Do Now, and Nova Labs can be used to support the disciplinary core ideas of Next Generation Science Standards. 

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Curriculum and Instruction: Building a Better Mousetrap

Recorded on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Confused about blended learning, hybrid learning, digital learning, flipped classrooms, and project-based learning, or is this just jargon overload? Join Jeff Mao and Steve Garton as they examine models that provide a meaningful common language to promote better understanding of your school programs.

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Making Digital Citizenship Interactive with Nearpod

Recorded on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Join Sara Heaps and Joshua Tappan at Nearpod, and Kelly Mendoza at Common Sense Education, to learn about Common Sense’s K-12 Digital Citizenship curriculum on Nearpod, which combines interactive activities, assessments, and real-time student feedback. 

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Combining Minecraft with Math for Exponential Learning

Recorded on Monday, September 28, 2015

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!

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Laptops, Tablets, and Chromebooks? BYOD? Practical Advice to Help You Find Your School's Solution

Recorded on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Confused by the multitudes of technology solutions available today? 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.

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Student Voice in Digital Citizenship: A Project-Based Learning Approach

Recorded on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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. 

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How to Become a Digital Citizenship Certified School

Recorded on Monday, August 31, 2015

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. 

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The Eight Tenets of a Relevant Connected Educator

Recorded on Thursday, August 27, 2015

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. 

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Telling Your Story Effectively: Building Community Engagement and Positive School Culture

Recorded on Thursday, August 20, 2015

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.

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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.

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Do's and Don'ts of Integrating Tech in Schools

Recorded on Thursday, June 25, 2015

What are the "do's" and "don'ts" of technology integration in schools, including digital citizenship? Join Jeff Downing, Elementary Computer Specialist at Fremont USD, Calif., to hear lessons learned as he implemented a technology plan at his school site.

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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.

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Are You Ready for BYOD?

Recorded on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Get ready for BYOD! Learn 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.

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What’s in Your Digital Citizenship Survival Kit?

Recorded on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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.

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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-to-1 environment.

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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.

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Getting Started with Game-Based Learning

Recorded on Monday, April 27, 2015

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.

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Tips & Tools for Flipping Your Classroom

Recorded on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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.

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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, Mass. This school has been Digital Citizenship Certified by Common Sense.

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Designing Agile Learning Spaces

Recorded on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

How can schools design agile learning spaces with technology to foster learning? In this webinar, learn how Hillbrook School has students design dynamic learning spaces where they can collaborate and work alongside teachers.

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Fostering Meaningful Youth Dialogue in Digital Spaces

Recorded on Thursday, February 19, 2015

How can educators foster civil and meaningful 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.

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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 preK through 5). Presenter: Tamara Kaldor M.S., founder of Chicago PLAY Pro, and Chicago Education Manager at Common Sense.

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Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap

Recorded on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What are the moral and ethical “disconnects” or “blind spots” youth have about online privacy, property, and participation? In what ways are they engaging with ethical sensitivity in digital spaces? Drawing on extensive interviews with young people between 10-25, Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap explored youths’ attitudes about online life and the messages they hear from adults. In this webinar, Carrie James shared key findings from her book and offered a vision of “conscientious connectivity.” She discussed avenues for supporting kids to take socially positive online actions.

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Character Education in a Digital World​

Recorded on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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.

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Top 5 Digital Tools of 2014

Recorded on Monday, December 15, 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Biggest 1:1 iPad Rollout Ever: Challenges and Opportunities

Recorded on Monday, October 27, 2014

Planning and deploying a 1:1 program for the second-largest school district in the country, serving 650,000 students, is an amazing feat. But it’s also not without challenges. In this webinar, LAUSD’s Rasheed Khan and Rick Hassler shared their Common Core Technology Project: the largest one-to-one mobile device rollout in the country.

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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.

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Connecting Families: Rethinking Education About Parenting in a Digital Age

Recorded on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Common Sense is proud to announce the latest iteration of their free parent education program. View this webinar to learn about the new Connecting Families program as well as research findings on how to effectively engage parents on parenting in a digital age. Darri Stephens and Emily Weinstein share the substantial changes that were made to this program, based on research they conducted with parents, and ongoing feedback on the program.

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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.

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Khan Academy's Video-Based Instruction

Recorded on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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.

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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.

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Strategies for a Whole-Community Approach to Digital Citizenship

Recorded on Thursday, July 31, 2014

How has your school built a positive culture around digital citizenship? How have you involved students, faculty, staff, leadership, and parents? In this webinar, presenters Susan Bearden, IT Director and Bradley Meyer, 21st Century Learning Specialist, both of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, shared the three elements necessary to take a whole-community approach to digital citizenship at your school or district: educating students, engaging parents, and enriching leadership.

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Inspiring Students to Design Great Cities with SimCity

Recorded on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SimCity is an always-online, fast-paced, intuitive, and forgiving city simulator that lets kids build (and destroy) single-player cities in multiplayer regions.

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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.

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Digital Citizenship – Seeing the Big Picture

Recorded on Monday, June 9, 2014

We live during a time of unfathomable, roller-coaster innovation with no braking system. While the ride is exciting, it moves so quickly that we typically don’t have time to think about the possible unintended consequences that might accompany it. The result is that we find ourselves unable to effectively respond to hot-button issues like cyberbullying and sexting because they seem to come out of nowhere.

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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.

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Fun, Free Video Editing and Remixing with Popcorn Maker

Recorded on Thursday, May 22, 2014

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!

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Challenge Math and Science Learners with Brilliant

Recorded on Monday, April 21, 2014

Brilliant is a free website that challenges high-achieving middle and high school students in math and physics.

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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.

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Implementing Digital Citizenship District-wide

Recorded on Monday, March 24, 2014

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.

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How Subtext Supports Common Core Standards

Recorded on Monday, March 17, 2014

Subtext is a collaborative digital reader in which students can access, annotate, and engage with literature in the classroom.

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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.

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How ClassDojo Gives Your Class Mojo

Recorded on Friday, February 14, 2014

ClassDojo is a classroom management and task assignment tool that provides real-time feedback for students on how they're meeting classroom expectations.

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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.

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Responsive Teaching With Socrative

Recorded on Monday, December 16, 2013

Socrative is a powerful student response system that helps support responsive teaching.

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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.

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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.

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All Things Edmodo

Recorded on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Edmodo is a platform that allows teachers and students to post, collaborate, and submit class work in a safe social network-like setting.

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Best ELA Apps and Websites Aligned to Common Core

Recorded on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cut through the clutter and use the best apps for ELA learning.

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Empowering Students to Be Digital Citizens

Recorded on Thursday, October 24, 2013

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.

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Best Math Apps and Websites Aligned to Common Core

Recorded on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Learn from expert educators about digital tools that meet Common Core State Standards for math.

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Great Tools for Production-Centered Design

Recorded on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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.

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Best Apps for Back-to-School

Recorded on Thursday, August 15, 2013

Gear up for back-to-school with great apps, websites, and games to get students going, help their study habits, and organize effective workflow.

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Great Apps for the Classroom

Recorded on Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tools featured include Toontastic, BrainPop, Motion Math, and Spinlight Studios. Hosted by Launchpad Toys.

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What Makes an App Have Great Learning Potential?

Recorded on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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.

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Essential Apps for the 1-to-1 Classroom

Recorded on Thursday, April 18, 2013

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.

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Gender and Digital Life Toolkit Tour

Recorded on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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.

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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.

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Digital Citizenship and Wikispaces

Recorded on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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.

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Digital Passport Tour

Recorded on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Getting Smart About E-Rate

Recorded on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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