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4 fresh ideas for teaching digital citizenship sooner

Kids are immersed in technology from a very young age. So why do digital citizenship courses focus on middle school and above? Recently, I was reflecting on how we as…

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Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation

Teaching students to respect the intellectual property of others is important in this digital “cut and paste” world we live in. One great project to share with students that can…

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States backtrack on student tracking technology

Use of tracking technology is increasingly common, but many wonder about its necessity Do you know where your student is? At school? On the bus? Paying for lunch in the…

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Anonymous social media apps pose new concerns

A new generation of mobile apps that let users post gossip, secrets, threats, and other random thoughts anonymously has school leaders worried about the fallout from such posts—and urging their…

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5 key steps to safeguarding student data

As uses of student data continue to expand, districts must be prepared to protect this information and ensure it's only used for its indented purpose: to help students succeed. Here…

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Top ed-tech stories to watch: Schools grapple with data privacy

After the high-profile demise this past spring of inBloom, a controversial nonprofit organization that aimed to build a national, cloud-based student data system to improve education, school leaders face a…

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How do teachers, parents approach online safety?

Today, children in elementary school often have just as much, if not more, technology know-how than adults. But as children's tech use increases, and as they spend more time online,…

Classroom security: What you should (not) do

Safe School Week will be a national observation during the third week in October (19-25). One study, “On the Importance of a Safe School and Classroom Climate for Student Achievement in…

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Stopping the bully in your classroom

While bullying has long existed, it has only recently been recognized as a pervasive problem in schools across the nation. According to recent studies, up to 30 percent of U.S. students…

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Four steps to securing mobile content delivery

Students, teachers, and administrators expect access to educational content and information from any device, at all hours of the day—and these demands place a huge burden on school IT staff.…

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