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Project CyberSafe

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What is Cyberbullying? This was one of the questions that was answered by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office representatives when they spoke to students and parents recently at Park Tudor’s Parent Technology Empowerment Series in October. Here are some tips from the Marion County Prosecutor’s office on What You Can Do: Monitor your children’s online activity. Advise, assist and account for online activity. Ask to see who they are “friends with” online. Encourage children to Stop,…

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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom Reposted from MindShift | March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments Email Post Getty By Carl Hooker Between societal changes and technological breakthroughs, it’s become abundantly clear that the human brain is transforming the way it processes and learns information. While there are many discussions about whether or not this is good or bad for us as a society, it’s definitely a change. As educators, it’s our job to make sure that students (and adults) are learning….

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“It’s Complicated,” a new book by Danah Boyd

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(from http://www.danah.org/itscomplicated/) It’s Complicated the social lives of networked teens by danah boyd What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, boyd argues that society…

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10 Ways to Teach Innovation

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  By Thom Markham One overriding challenge is now coming to the fore in public consciousness: We need to reinvent just about everything. Whether scientific advances, technology breakthroughs, new political and economic structures, environmental solutions, or an updated code of ethics for 21st century life, everything is in flux—and everything demands innovative, out of the box thinking. The burden of reinvention, of course, falls on today’s generation of students. So it follows that education should…

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Managing Assignments Using Blackboard

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One of the most common problems I’ve run across as a member of the technology department (and as a former science teacher) occurs when students turn in work submitted via an email attachment. Problems range from accidentally permanently deleting an assignment – and subsequently sending a sheepish email asking the student for another copy – to emails mysteriously disappearing after being sent accompanied by nebulous reasons for the alleged disappearance. And those are just two of…

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Virtual Field Trips

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Brought to you by: “SimpleK12” Powered by InfoSource, Inc. What are virtual field trips? Taking students on a virtual field trip is a great way to spark their interests and motivate their learning in a specific content area. While field trips offer a great learning opportunity, they can be hard to organize and time consuming. So, what are virtual field trips? Virtual field trips are interactive Web-based experiences that guide students through an exploration of content about…

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