Digital Citizenship: Cyberbully

By Pamela Collins At first, many students thought that the best way to respond to a cyberbully was to answer back, get revenge. After many discussions, thoughtful questions and role playing, we determined that this rarely led to the best positive outcome, which is to alleviate feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, and fear. Students role … Continue reading Digital Citizenship: Cyberbully

Blogging: a way for students to collaboratively engage in real world experiences

By Christine Bean Kotuby (@mhhsmsbean) Why Blog? Blogging provides students with a way to amplify their voice in topics that interests them. Implementing Blogging in the Classroom: In my high school science classes, students have a separate google classroom that they use as a hub to communicate with each other in a safe, respectful manner. … Continue reading Blogging: a way for students to collaboratively engage in real world experiences

Mt. Hope High School IT Student Help Desk: Authentic, Connected Learning in Action

By Laura Cabral (@BiblioEDtech)  It has been approx. 3 months since the launch and “soft opening” of the IT Student Help Desk at Mt. Hope High School! A cross between Apple’s “Genius Bar” and Best Buy’s “Geek Squad,” six students staff the desk, open 3+ hours of the school day and frequently after school. Trained … Continue reading Mt. Hope High School IT Student Help Desk: Authentic, Connected Learning in Action

Connected Learners Problem Solve & Engage in Accountable Talk

By Jen Saarinen (@snej80) How often does every student share their thinking in your classroom? How frequently do you ask your students to connect with one another outside of class to talk about their learning? How often do you have the time to have every student share their interests beyond needing a grade. Before I … Continue reading Connected Learners Problem Solve & Engage in Accountable Talk

Differentiated Instruction in Math Workshop with FlipGrid

By Susan Castigliego (@SusanCast7) Brief description of my rotation model: Students in my class have been doing a three station rotation in math workshop from the beginning of the year.  The three stations include a core teacher directed station, a digital instruction station, and an independent station. Each station would go for 15-20 minutes. This … Continue reading Differentiated Instruction in Math Workshop with FlipGrid

Student Led Learning on National Digital Learning Day

By Jennifer Crandall (@teachercrandall)  Context: Student Led Digital Learning celebrates the use of digital technology in learning and demonstrates leadership skills. This experience path is for all students who are driven and want to take on a challenge to teach their peers technology. Students focus on one topic and work in small groups to prepare … Continue reading Student Led Learning on National Digital Learning Day