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Want Kids to Be Kind on Social Media? Let Them Chat

Allow students to make social media mistakes in a kind, supportive setting.
Someday, I’d like all of my students to grow up to be the kinds of people I would want to friend on Facebook, or Instagram, or Snapchat, or whatever the social media du jour is at the time. Even if they don't seek me out, I'd like to think I'd be proud to include them in my social media circle. With this goal in mind, I wonder every day what I can be doing now, today, to make it happen. I hope my colleagues feel the same way. One of my main avenues to creating thoughtful, ... Read more
0 Digital Citizenship, Out-of-School Learning, Parents and Families

Empower ELLs with Classroom Tech

Read how one teacher supported her students’ language acquisition by providing authentic, meaningful learning opportunities.
Three years ago, the English-language learners (ELLs) program at the elementary school where I teach switched from a pullout program to a push-in program. This meant that instead of sending our English ... Read more
0 Digital Citizenship, Digital Literacy, In the Classroom, Students, Technology Integration, Tools

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