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Using Wonderopolis in Kindergarten

Young children always seem so curious and interested in the world around them.  It seems like they are always asking questions and try to make...

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,...

Dispelling Myths About Blocked Sites

Be in the know about CIPA so you can guide the website filtering in your schools.  Follow along in this news article as they interview the former...

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....

Lesson Example: Key Search Words

One of our first lessons as school age kids was how to use the Dewey Decimal System at the library. Understanding this system gave you access to all...

Lesson Example from Common Sense Media: A Creator's Right

This lesson example from Common Sense Media provides a fun activity for students to produce some original work and have a discussion around the...

Open Stax: Open Source Text

One of the hardest parts about being a teacher in the digital age is finding credible curated resources in one spot. This resource from Open Stax is...

Current Events in Historical Context

This resource, from UC Davis' Historical-Social Science Project, provides some excellent resources for teaching current events in today's classroom....

Interactive History with Historypin

This video will give you an introduction to and show you some new features of the interactive mapping software "Historypin. Historypin is a digital,...

Add A Pin to Historypin

Historypin, the user-generated archive of historical photos, videos, and audio recordings, is an excellent tool to connect students to historical...

How much screen time is too much?

There are lots of great reasons why we need to be concerned about how long our students are looking at a screen each day in a technology-rich...