Digital Citizenship

Let All the Children Boogie

Let All the Children Boogie

(Apologies to David Bowie) One way to move up the SAMR ladder is to have students create multimedia projects. Did you know there are lots of places where you can easily find free music and sound effects to include in your work? Dig CC Mixter has thousands of songs,...Read more ›
Make a Splash with Unsplash

Make a Splash with Unsplash

Images are an important part of any multimedia work, and it is key that students understand that not every image is free for the taking. Teaching kids to be ethical digital citizens means we need to help them find and cite legally usable media. Unsplash is a terrific...Read more ›

The Mask of Ed Tech

A little more than a year ago I got a call on my walkie to come to the front office. Despite my ten years in teaching I still have a Pavlovian response to being called to the principal’s office. That should give you some insight on what kind of kid I was. As I...Read more ›

A Novel Idea For Student Writing

Jessie was an angry 8th grader, a fiery girl who had far better things to do than listen to a teacher and do homework. And when I told her class that they would spend the first semester writing their own novels, Jessie rolled her eyes and whispered, “Yeah, I don’t...Read more ›
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