Digital Citizenship – How & What?

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About two years ago, I wrote a blog post about asking for ideas and suggestions from other educators on how they are helping their students with managing their online appearance. Well, folks! I am back at it again. I feel very passionate about this topic and want to make sure that our students are truly set up for success in their future.

I have been very fortunate over the past four years as our counseling department has been a great collaboration partner in helping design and deliver digital citizenship content for our high school students. We are proud with what we have come up with. We know that it is not perfect and we know that we can do more.

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To Photo or Not to Photo? That is the Question

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This blog post is a bit different from what I have blogged in the past but this is what is on my mind this week. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Kevin Harts comedy show. Laughs were shared and a great time was had. What struck me was the NO CELL PHONE policy that Kevin Hart had in place. I had never seen such a thing before. No individual was allowed to use their cell phone before or during the show, unless you had an emergency. You could make the phone call in the bathroom.

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Class Created Review Games

Screen Shot 2018-09-11 at 9.30.33 AM.pngOver the past couple of years, review games like Kahoot!, Quizizz, and Quizlet Live have appeared in the classrooms. Teachers have shared that students seem to enjoy these activities due to the game like component. Each of the tools has its own strengths and weaknesses. These review activities can be a great way to collect formative feedback or just provide an opportunity for students to review ideas and concepts shared in class. As with anything else, these tools should not be over used in class as they will only become the ‘new worksheet’.

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