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Ethical Content Curation

Curation is king in an online world of boundless information.  Luckily there are guidelines, or a Curator's Code, to keep you from becoming a...

Cheating with Technology

Students have been cheating on exams and assignments since school began.  This article from the Chicago Tribune highlights the new cheating...

Safe Web Searching with Kiddle

Allowing younger students to explore the internet safely can be pretty daunting. There is a lot of information out there that many younger eyes...

5 Ways to Use Podcasts in the Classroom

With podcasts becoming a popular form of media for learning and engagement, why not bring them into the classroom?  Besides just listening to the...

Lesson Example: Super Digital Citizen

For ReviewThis resource from Common Sense Education travels into the classroom of a fifth grade teacher teaching his students about being a good...

Literacy Skills: Battling Fake News

Unfortunately, the onslaught of media to which we are exposed is full of information that comes in disguise. Often opinion is presented as fact and...

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

A reality in the digital age is the rise of 'fake news' stories prevalent on the web.  Already tricky to navigate for adults, teaching our...

Classroom Management in the Digital Age

Part of being an effective teacher and creating a safe, positive classroom requires strong classroom management strategies.  Add access to...

Newsela-A Way to Connect Current Events to Today's Student

With a targeted and bold goal to improve reading comprehension in students grades 2 through 12, Newsela offers an extensive digital library spanning...

Battling Fake News in the Classroom

For 21st century students, the process of navigating a highly diverse web-based news landscape is getting trickier by the day.  Mary Beth Hertz,...

10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints

Digital literacy encompasses a large topic. Do your students understand the wide-reaching effects of improper online behavior? Do we talk enough...

Digital Literacy Curriculum: Google CS

Digital skills and digital citizenship are going to be very important for our students' futures. It can be challenging to find time to both create...

Getting Students to Model

The Pyxis team has created a document that will give you some tips on how to create new opportunities for your kids to model during learning. This...

Public Vs Private: Publishing Student Work on the Web

Navigating the pitfalls of the internet is tough as a teacher. Most will agree that allowing students to share their work with others is important,...

Digital Citizenship: A Scope and Sequence

Many schools don't have a curriculum that focuses directly on digital citizenship skills.  Often those same schools provide devices to their...

#Model in 3 Minutes

INTRODUCING AWESOME 8 LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #8: MODELDigital skills in an online world are extremely important, and they span a wide arch. It is...

Digital Citizenship in Your Classroom

I think we can agree that digital citizenship is important, but where do we start? It is a really broad topic, and it can be overwhelming when a...

The Importance of Digital Citizenship

This video will outline the importance of digital citizenship in the classroom. While there are many faces to digital citizenship, the main thing to...

Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens

One of the hardest things to understand is how someone else views the world. As teachers, we need to realize that while many things about the world...

Digital Literacy Explained

Much of what it means to be a good digital citizen should focus on being able to understand and use resources online for communication and commerce....