2. How to Evaluate a Website’s Privacy and Security
There are some simple privacy and security checks anyone can do to assess how risky a website is when it comes to your personal information and data. This video will show you how to check if a website uses encryption, how to locate a privacy policy, and, if the site is targeted at kids or students, how to judge if it’s got kids and parents’ interests in mind.

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3. Help Students Generate Further Questions with Formative Assessment
Check out this really simple way to get more out of a quiz with Formative. After a quiz, get students to take ownership of their learning by using Formative to send out exit tickets prompting students to document what questions they still have that they want to explore.

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4. How to Introduce Students to Coding with Mozilla’s X-Ray Goggles
Learn how Mozilla’s X-Ray Goggles browser extension can make learning to code more engaging. Any student can benefit from learning at least a little bit about code, but for many students just getting started, coding can be overwhelming and not very engaging. This video shows how you can spark student interest right off the bat using Mozilla’s X-Ray Goggles to reveal the code behind students’ favorite websites.

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5. 10 Great Movies for the STEM Classroom
A great way to get students excited about STEM, is to show them the ways that popular media uses—and misuses—the concepts you teach daily. Used as part of a lesson, clips from movies can reinforce topics, spark discussion, and promote new perspectives.

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6. Starting Your PLN on Twitter: A Guide for Teachers
Are you new to Twitter? Looking to start an online PLN? Because it’s so widely used among educators, Twitter is a great place to connect with others and share ideas. Use these tips to help you get started, and watch your PLN flourish.

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Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura