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Anne Bubnic

Digital Citizenship Topics & Resources --Master List - 13 views

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    For a wide range of topics/resources on Digital Citizenship, check out this Diigo List. All resources have been tagged and cataloged from the entries found in the Ad4dcss Diigo Group on Digital Citizenship. This just makes them easier to find when educators are preparing a workshop or focusing on a specific topic area.
Anne Bubnic

21st-Century Skills: Evidence, Relevance, and Effectiveness - 17 views

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    Several states have taken the NETS standards one to several steps further in identifying what K-12 education must achieve in terms of facilitating student proficiency in the defined skills. These efforts have, in some cases, led to standards being issued by each state for its own students to meet, including:
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Mobile Learning Institute [Video] - 9 views

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    The Mobile Learning Institute's film series "A 21st Century Education" profiles individuals who embrace and defend fresh approaches to learning and who confront the urgent social challenges that are part of a 21st century experience. "A 21st Century Education" compiles, in short film format, the best ideas around school reform. The series is meant to start, extend, or nudge the conversation about how to make change in education happen.
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Cybersafety Games (K-12) - 19 views

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    Looking for games online that might help students learn important cybersafety concepts? Add this collection from around the world to your digital citizenship training efforts.
Anne Bubnic

Bitstrips for Schools - 5 views

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    Web-based Comics. BitStrips for Schools places it on a private virtual network where teachers can moderate content and review all characters and comics. Students can flag inappropriate comments or bullying, which is then instantly removed pending teacher review. There is a nominal fee of $9.95 per month for up to 40 students.
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Letters from the Internment Camps - 7 views

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    Great lesson plan that ties in social studies curriculum with 21st century learning and digital citizenship. Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products using Web 2.0 technologies, including Voice Thread.
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Wi-Fi Turns Arizona Bus Ride Into a Rolling Study Hall - 3 views

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    Part of a wider effort to use technology to extend learning beyond classroom walls and the six-hour school day. Internet buses may soon be hauling children to school in many other districts, particularly those with long bus routes. The company marketing the router, Autonet Mobile, says it has sold them to schools or districts in Florida, Missouri and Washington, D.C.
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Today's Question: Should social media be used in education? - Columbia Missourian - 0 views

  • Educators, however, find themselves with mixed opinions about the role of social media in higher education and its importance in the classroom. Some see it as the technology of tomorrow, an important piece to the puzzle of connecting with students, while others try it doubtingly in their classrooms, assuming that the traditional face-to-face contact cannot be replaced.
  • Some people find social media to be a positive experience for education.

    "We’re globally connected,”  said Jason Ohler, a former professor of education technology at the University of Alaska, now a media psychology professor at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, Calif. “It only makes sense to be globally connected when we pursue education."

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    Educators find themselves with mixed opinions about the role of social media in higher education and its importance in the classroom. Some see it as the technology of tomorrow, an important piece to the puzzle of connecting with students, while others try it doubtingly in their classrooms, assuming that the traditional face-to-face contact cannot be replaced.
Anne Bubnic

Comprehensive literacy lesson plans - 0 views

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    Comprehensive literacy lesson plans and student materials from any content in minutes from ClassTools.net
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75% of AISD eighth-graders fail technology test - 0 views

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    In 2002, The No Child Left Behind Act said that students should be technologically literate by the end of the 8th grade. Texas developed a long list of specific technology skills students should know, but nobody has required that students learn them. "We have a difficult time finding the time for the students to be taught these technology skills since teachers have to focus on preparing students for the TAKS test," said Mark Gabehart, AISD's technology chief.
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NEA - Can Tweeting Help Your Teaching? - 0 views

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    Before you write off Twitter as just the latest social media "fad," take a look at how some clever educators are using it to enrich their classrooms and even forge informal professional networks.
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Summer Photo Contest for Kids - Capturing spirit of biodiversity - 0 views

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    National Geographic, Airbus, and ePals have partnered to raise awareness of biodiversity worldwide, especially among young people. A major component of this effort is a summer photo contest for students age 6-16, called "See the Bigger Picture". Students can submit digital photos online or via mailed electronic media until September 8th. The contest is open to kids aged between 6 and 16.
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Summer Photo Contest for Kids on Biodiversity - 0 views

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    National Geographic, Airbus, and ePals have partnered to raise awareness of biodiversity worldwide, especially among young people. A major component of this effort is a summer photo contest for students age 6-16, called "See the Bigger Picture". Students can submit digital photos online or via mailed electronic media until September 8th. The contest is open to kids aged between 6 and 16*. Submit one color image that you think captures the spirit or idea of biodiversity. It could be a favourite tree or a plant, an animal or an insect, even a whole ecosystem (from your own back yard to somewhere you've visited on vacation) - your image should show people why biodiversity is a good thing that we should try to preserve.
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New Image for Computing [PDF] - 0 views

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    Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, New Image for Computing (NIC) is currently in the first stage of what is planned as a multi-phase project that aims to improve the image of computer science among high school students (with a special focus on gender and ethnic disparities) and encourage greater participation in computer science at the postsecondary level. Download the full report.
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Online Safety Quiz for Kids - 0 views

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    Online Safety Quiz for Kids from SecureFlorida.org. Questions cover privacy issues like online profiles, pictures, passwords and screen names.

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Ginipic Search Engine for Images - 0 views

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    Searches other search engines for pictures (Flickr, Photobucket, Google, Yahoo etc). Windows-only but the Mac version is under development. Some images have copyright info on them, but not all. Can see a lot of different images at once.
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Bringing Twitter to the Classroom [Video] - 0 views

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    UT Dallas History Professor Dr. Monica Rankin wanted to know how she could reach and include more students in the class discussion. She had heard of Twitter.The following is a short video describing her "Twitter Experiment" in the classroom with comments from students about the pros and cons of Twitter in a traditional learning environment.
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