Introducing the Chromebook
Edina Public Schools launched a Chromebook implementation as a part of a district grant called iSquared. This is a resource for teachers to use to help implement Chromebooks into the classroom and to support a Classroom in the Cloud.
You may have heard the term “Digital Citizenship” get thrown around a lot lately or maybe even noticed blog posts, newspaper articles and even emails from our district. It’s a topic discussed often and as educators we need to understand why it’s so important to teach our students how to be a good citizen online while simultaneously teaching them the skills to be a good citizen in the classroom. All students even as young as Kindergarten should learn how to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool, it’s a way to prepare technology users and guide them to use the tools safely and properly.
Check out this blog for more information on digital citizenship and why kids need to be educated
Common Sense Media is a great site for parents and educators. Common Sense Media is free to join and offers Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for grades K-12. The scope and sequence documents offer objectives, lesson plans, activities, videos and more!
How to teach Internet Safety in grades K-6
Continue your search here… Edcanvas | Digital Citizenship: Talking Safely Online.
One of my favorite blogs to read is Tony Vincent’s Learning in Hand. Learning in Hand is a resource for educational technology. From netbooks and web applications to iPods, iPads, and podcasting, Tony has put together practical information for educators. Follow him on twitter too!
Read Tony’s post about building positive behavior using ClassDojo
A website where teachers are willing to share their great ideas for free! All teachers K-12 can benefit, and the posts are actually only labeled according to the relevant grade levels, which makes it super easy to search.
This site is meant to be a resource for great websites that aid in teaching.
For even more great ideas, check out her Media Specialist Blog…The Book Bug
Visit Projects by Jen for a listing of her yearly online projects. Here you will find creative projects for the PreK-Sixth Grade classroom with collaboration from schools world-wide
Projects By Jen — Projects.
Visit Kathy Schrock’s site to see all of the “Bloomin’ Apps” projects in one place!
Each of the images has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Google, Android, and Web 2.0 applications to support each of the levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.