Social LEADia

Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership

Author: Jennifer Casa-Todd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946444110

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 6907

Equipping students for their future begins by helping them become digital leaders now. Students need to learn how to leverage social media to connect to people, passions, and opportunities to grow and make a difference. Social LEADia offers insight and engaging stories to help you shift the focus from digital citizenship to digital leadership.

Digital Citizenship in Action

Empowering Students to Engage in Online Communities

Author: Kristen Mattson

Publisher: ISTE

ISBN: 9781564843937

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 9009

For years, much of the available curricula for teaching digital citizenship focused on "don'ts." Don't share addresses or phone numbers. Don't give out passwords. Don't bully other students. But the conversation then shifted and had many asking, "Why aren't we teaching kids the power of social media?" Next, digital citizenship curriculum moved toward teaching students how to positively brand themselves so that they would stand out when it came to future scholarships and job opportunities. In the end, both messages failed to address one of the most important aspects of citizenship: being in community with others. As citizens, we have a responsibility to give back to the community and to work toward social justice and equity. Digital citizenship curricula should strive to show students possibilities over problems, opportunities over risks and community successes over personal gain. In Digital Citizenship in Action, you'll find practical ways for taking digital citizenship lessons beyond a conversation about personal responsibility so that you can create opportunities for students to become participatory citizens, actively engaging in multiple levels of community and developing relationships based on mutual trust and understanding with others in these spaces.

Reality Is Broken

Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

Author: Jane McGonigal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475492

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 3086

A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness. With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a gamer generation. But why, Jane McGonigal asks, should games be used for escapist entertainment alone? In this groundbreaking book, she shows how we can leverage the power of games to fix what is wrong with the real world-from social problems like depression and obesity to global issues like poverty and climate change-and introduces us to cutting-edge games that are already changing the business, education, and nonprofit worlds. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, Reality Is Broken shows that the future will belong to those who can understand, design, and play games. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Digital Citizenship Techniques

50+ Experts Share Online Safety Advice

Author: Josh Ochs

Publisher: Medialeaders

ISBN: 9780988403994


Page: N.A

View: 8520

This book delivers 250 invaluable digital techniques presented by 50+ experts to help keep students safe online. Learn strategies from educators, counselors, psychologists, and software security professionals. Experts share their best tactical knowledge for students' safety in the digital space. Learn positive techniques that help students to shine online. This book will give you helpful tips you can immediately use to protect students and families in a digital world. Learn digital safety: Teen Social Media Safety Tips for Parents Good and Bad Apps you need to know, easily grouped When a student should be public on social media and why Top apps a students should be on Learn digital wisdom How to start a digital dialogue with students Teach teens to have productive screen time How to help your kids become good digital citizens Learn to shine online: Techniques to get your student excited about their future Tips to shine online for a student's dream college How to have fun on social media while impressing colleges How to build an authentic online footprint

Master the Media

How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-In World

Author: Julie Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986155444


Page: 180

View: 1507

Can teaching media literacy really change the world? Researchers predict that, in 2015, the average American will spend more than fifteen hours every day listening, reading, clicking, and viewing media. Without question, television, films, radio, and music, the Internet, social media, news programs, and books and magazines are part of our daily lives. And while some claim that all of this media consumption is detrimental to society, the truth is it doesn't have to be. Times have changed. Technology connects us today in new and exciting ways. We have more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read. And, as Julie Smith explains in Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-in World, with that control comes a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume. Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, Master the Media explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. The point isn't to get kids to unplug; it's to help them make informed choices, understand the difference between truth and lies, and discern perception from reality. Critical thinking leads to smarter decisions-and it's why media literacy can save the world.

Disruptive Classroom Technologies

A Framework for Innovation in Education

Author: Sonny Magana

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506359078

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 8956

Timely and powerful, this book offers a new framework to elevate instructional practices with technology and maximize student learning. The T3 Framework helps teachers categorize students’ learning as translational, transformational, or transcendent, sorting through the low-impact applications to reach high-impact usage of technologies. Teachers and leaders will find: Examples of technology use at the translational, transformational, and transcendent levels Activities, guides, and prompts for deeper learning that move technology use to higher levels of the T3 Framework Evaluative rubrics to self-assess current technology use, establish meaningful goals, and track progress towards those goals

Amazing Hands-On Literature Projects for Secondary Students

Author: Deirdre Godin

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1934338761

Category: Education

Page: 115

View: 1595

"At last! Product-based assessments designed for secondary students! Here's all you need to make literature response engaging, fun, and thoughtful! Twelve comprehensive project ideas, step-by-step directions, templates, photos, and assessment rubrics give middle and high school teachers a ready-to-go resource for creating Amazing Hands-on Literature Projects for Secondary Students. By applying core standards and different levels of critical thinking to assignments, you'll create learners who read, analyze, and synthesize while using multiple intelligences and different forms of writing to comprehend and respond to text. From assignment design to project grading, author and high school English teacher Deirdre Godin keeps student choice and differentiated instruction at the core to engage learners like never before. Included CD provides reproducibles and color photos for all projects."

Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics

25 Formative Assessment Probes

Author: Cheryl M. Rose,Leslie Minton,Carolyn Arline

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483334104

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 5534

Appropriate for all grade levels, these 25 field-tested, easy-to-use mathematics assessment probes help teachers modify instruction by determining students' understanding of core mathematical concepts.

Life Lessons in Leadership: the Way of the Wallaby

For Leaders Ages 8 To 88

Author: Ann McMullan,Michael Barrett

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537237619


Page: 24

View: 6471

Life Lessons in Leadership: The Way of the Wallaby is a self-help, educational, entertaining book that teaches essential, personal, leadership skills. Regardless of one's specific leadership role, there are basic principles which strengthen all leaders' abilities and can help to assure their success. This book defines those skills by making them clear and easily understood, through a clever combination of literary text targeted to adult leaders, combined with captivating childlike stories. Life Lessons in Leadership: The Way of the Wallaby models a literary style similar to Spenser Johnson's Who Moved My Cheese? by illustrating real world lessons through the stories of engaging fictional characters. Additionally, the perennial favorite gift for graduates, Dr. Seuss' Oh, the Places You'll Go! is another example of the style of this book...appealing to young and older audiences alike. Leaders, ages 8 to 88, will learn lessons in leadership in ways that are not only meaningful and memorable but also engaging, entertaining and enchanting.

Leading Personalized and Digital Learning

A Framework for Implementing School Change

Author: Mary Ann Wolf,Elizabeth Bobst,Nancy Mangum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781682530924

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 3536

Personalized and Digital Learning identifies eight "leadership essentials" that school leaders must attend to if they are to lead an effective and sustainable transition to this new way of teaching and learning--Provided by publisher.

Growing Global Digital Citizens

Better Practices That Build Better Learners

Author: Lee Watanabe Crockett,Andrew Churches

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945349119

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 1523

In Growing Global Digital Citizens, authors Lee Watanabe Crockett and Andrew Churches address how teachers can help students effectively and ethically participate in and contribute to the physical and digital worlds around them. They share the concept of global digital citizenship (GDC), which, when adopted, will help students use technology to learn from one another and better participate in the global community. Through their Global Digital Citizenship Foundation, Crockett and Churches have worked with hundreds of schools around the world to guide the global transformation of education. They give guidance on how K¿12 teachers and administrators can transform their technology use and restrictions in ways that grow global citizens who are respectful, responsible critical thinkers equipped to solve problems in the interconnected world.

Making Your School Something Special

Enhance Learning, Build Confidence, and Foster Success at Every Level

Author: Rushton Hurley

Publisher: Edtechteam Press

ISBN: 9781945167270

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 3085

In Making Your School Something Special, educator and international speaker Rushton Hurley explores the mindsets, activities, and technology that make for great learning. A great school is a place where everyone experiences meaningful learning, and this book is designed to help you and your colleagues make such learning happen at your campus.

Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student

The Teacher’s Getting-Started Guide

Author: Jane Krauss,Kiki Prottsman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506341276

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 5703

Empower tomorrow’s tech innovators Our students are avid users and consumers of technology. Isn’t it time that they see themselves as the next technological innovators, too? Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student is the beginner’s guide for K-12 educators who want to learn to integrate the basics of computer science into their curriculum. Readers will find Strategies and activities for teaching computational thinking and coding inside and outside of school, at any grade level, across disciplines Instruction-ready lessons for every grade A discussion guide and companion website with videos, activities, and other resources

Unmapped Potential

An Educator's Guide to Lasting Change

Author: Julie Hasson,Missy Lennard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946444172

Category: Education

Page: 146

View: 4495

No matter where you are in your educational career, chances are you have felt overwhelmed and overworked. You aren't alone. Things can get better! You simply need the right map to guide you. Unmapped Potential offers practical strategies to help you find your unique path to becoming the kind of educator-the kind of person-you want to be.


What Happens when Students Own Their Learning

Author: John Spencer,A. J. Juliani

Publisher: Impress, LP

ISBN: 9781946444431

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 8879

In Empower, A.J. Juliani and John Spencer provide teachers, coaches, and administrators with a roadmap that will inspire innovation, authentic learning experiences, and practical ways to empower students to pursue their passions while in school. Empower will provide ways to overcome challenges and turn them into opportunities for our learners.

Shift This!

How to Implement Gradual Changes for Massive Impact in Your Classroom

Author: Joy Kirr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946444776


Page: 200

View: 8287

Are you ready for a change in your classroom? Do you want your classroom to be more student-led than teacher-driven? Do you want to offer personalized learning that meets the needs of the individuals? Do you want to build a sense of real community in your classroom and in your school? It's challenging to make big changes, particularly if you attempt to change everything at once. (Just think about all those New Year's resolutions that revert to status quo by January 5th!) But real change is possible, sustainable, and even easy when it happens little by little. In Shift This! educator and speaker Joy Kirr identifies how to make gradual shifts--in your thinking, teaching, and approach to classroom design--that will have a massive impact in your classroom. You'll learn how to... Shift learning to make it authentic and student-led. Shift the classroom environment to make it a space in which students thrive. Shift conversations and classwork to get kids thinking rather than repeating. Shift away from homework and grades to keep the focus on learning. Shift the way you spend your time at school so you have more time to enjoy life at home. You can create the kind of classroom you've always dreamed of. Make the first shift today!


Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

Author: Jean M. Twenge

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501152025

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 2441

As seen in Time, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS This Morning, BBC, PBS, CNN, and NPR, iGen is crucial reading to understand how the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation. With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s up to the mid-2000s, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps contributing to their unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. With the first members of iGen just graduating from college, we all need to understand them: friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them. And members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world.

Gamify Literacy

Boost Comprehension, Collaboration and Learning

Author: Michele Haiken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781564843869

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 6816

Literacy is at the heart of education -- and what better way to teach this important subject than through the motivational techniques built into gamification? With Gamify Literacy, teacher Michele Haiken brings together top educators and gaming professionals to share gamification strategies, demonstrating how teachers can use gaming tools and activities to improve literacy and content learning. This friendly, accessible guide provides classroom educators and tech coaches with tips and inspiration on how to apply gaming techniques to improve literacy and deepen student collaboration and critical thinking. This book includes: Tips for implementing gaming techniques to engage and motivate students. Fun and engaging design to complement a game-based approach to learning. Examples that can easily be modified for different grade levels.

New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Access 2016: Comprehensive

Author: Mark Shellman,Sasha Vodnik

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305880137

Category: Computers

Page: 752

View: 2842

Now readers can develop the complete Microsoft Access 2016 skills needed to be successful in college or the business world beyond with the emphasis on critical-thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth coverage found in NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 & ACCESS 2016: COMPREHENSIVE. Updated with all-new case-based modules, this thorough edition clearly applies the basic and more advanced skills readers are learning to real-world situations, making the concepts even more relevant. A new Productivity Apps for School and Work module visually introduces Microsoft OneNote, Sway, Office Mix and Edge with fun, hands-on activities. NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 & ACCESS 2016: COMPREHENSIVE immediately demonstrates the importance of the extensive skills highlighted within each module. This edition focuses on strengthening learning outcomes and transferring the complete skills readers are mastering to other applications and disciplines for further success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Kaplan AP Biology 2016

Author: Linda Brooke Stabler,Mark Metz,Allison Wilkes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625239963

Category: Study Aids

Page: 492

View: 1567

The Advanced Placement exam preparation guide that delivers 75 years of proven Kaplan experience and features exclusive strategies, practice, and review to help students ace the NEW AP Biology exam! Students spend the school year preparing for the AP Biology exam. Now it’s time to reap the rewards: money-saving college credit, advanced placement, or an admissions edge. However, achieving a top score on the AP Biology exam requires more than knowing the material—students need to get comfortable with the test format itself, prepare for pitfalls, and arm themselves with foolproof strategies. That’s where the Kaplan plan has the clear advantage. Kaplan's AP Biology 2016 has been updated for the NEW exam and contains many essential and unique features to improve test scores, including: 2 full-length practice tests and a full-length diagnostic test to identify target areas for score improvement Detailed answer explanations Tips and strategies for scoring higher from expert AP teachers and students who scored a perfect 5 on the exam End-of-chapter quizzes Targeted review of the most up-to-date content and key information organized by Big Idea that is specific to the revised AP Biology exam Kaplan's AP Biology 2016 provides students with everything they need to improve their scores—guaranteed. Kaplan’s Higher Score guarantee provides security that no other test preparation guide on the market can match. Kaplan has helped more than three million students to prepare for standardized tests. We invest more than $4.5 million annually in research and support for our products. We know that our test-taking techniques and strategies work and our materials are completely up-to-date for the NEW AP Biology exam. Kaplan's AP Biology 2016 is the must-have preparation tool for every student looking to do better on the NEW AP Biology test!