Digital Citizenship

Do you have Common Sense?

Do you have Common Sense?

You may have heard of Common Sense, but you may not be familiar with everything they offer. They are an “independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology,” and they have a plethora of completely free resources for...Read more ›
Facebook Joins the Digital Literacy Game

Facebook Joins the Digital Literacy Game

Here’s an interesting development: Facebook wants to teach your students digital citizenship and literacy.  I’m not just talking about how to change your settings on your account. Facebook has actually created lessons meant to be used in classrooms and homes, as...Read more ›
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 ›