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Achieving Media Balance in a Tech-Immersed World
How can educators help families and students achieve media balance in today’s tech-immersed world? What strategies and tools can educators offer families?
Media balance is an important issue for families in the modern tech-savvy world. Let Michelle Cooper, Library Media Specialist at White Oak ISD in Texas, share tips and strategies to help reduce screen time and increase family time. In this edWebinar, you will discover how to implement a parent outreach program that includes family media agreements, device-free dinner resources, and tools to combat technology addiction. Michelle also will discuss ways to find time to teach character strengths and life skills.
There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation. This live, interactive event is geared toward teachers, librarians, and administrators at the K-12 level. Join us to learn about achieving media balance.
Online Security, Privacy, and Risk: How to Avoid Becoming a Headline
Stay off the front page of the paper! In this edWebinar, Director of the Privacy Evaluation Initiative for Common Sense Media, Bill Fitzgerald, talks about defining and assessing levels of risk in the classroom and school. He provides tools and simple checks that we can all do to make sure we are using the available tech tools in a way that does not violate student privacy or school security. This edWebinar is for educators, administrators, and anyone connected to the school environment who wants to learn more about privacy and security in an app-based world. Watch and gain valuable insight on student privacy and school security!View More View Less
Integrating Media Literacy and Critical Thinking
In this edWebinar discover how you can help students grapple with these topics in a thoughtful, honest and civil way that encourages thinking about their own biases. Veteran teacher and media literacy trainer Chris Sperry will engage participants in analyzing classroom models of inquiry-based media analysis to explore pedagogy and practice. He will present classroom-ready strategies and free online resources from Project Look Sharp—applicable to all grade levels and subject areas—for integrating constructivist media decoding activities into your curriculum. This edWebinar is geared towards teachers, administrators, and library media specialists at the K-12 level. Learn how to integrate media literacy and critical thinking into your curriculum!View More View Less
We All Teach SEL: Social and Emotional Learning and Character Day
How do you disseminate ideas on the science of character, social emotional learning, and flourishing in today’s world far and wide? Learn two fantastic resources to support these ideas. First, learn about Character Day, set for September 13th and now in its fourth year. It is an exciting global day where students, families, corporations, congregations, and educators from around the world screen films on the science of character development from different perspectives.
In this edWebinar you'll learn about resources supporting online global conversation around character—focusing on who they are, who they want to be in the world, and how to develop these character strengths (resilience, grit, empathy, courage, kindness)—all rooted in evidence-based research. Everything is free thanks to generous grants and donations. And be given an introduction to Common Sense Education’s newest guide: Digital Citizenship & Social and Emotional Learning. The presenter will highlight the digital dilemmas that students may face in their lives, showing you what character strengths students need to navigate those dilemmas, and providing discussion questions that get students thinking about empathy, teamwork, and more.View More View Less
Get Recognized for Advancing Digital Teaching and Citizenship
Are you teaching students to be safe, responsible, and respectful as they participate in the digital world? Are you using technology to enhance your lessons? Are you engaging parents in helping their kids be good digital citizens? Or are you ready to take the first step in your digital teaching and citizenship journey?
Common Sense recognizes the educators, schools, and districts that are committed to creating a culture of digital teaching and citizenship by implementing meaningful learning experiences within a safe and responsible environment. The Common Sense Recognition Program builds a community of educators, from novices to experts, who believe in the power of technology to transform learning and who believe that digital teaching and digital citizenship go hand in hand.
View now and learn how you can get recognized for the work you’re doing in your classroom, school, or district.View More View Less
Creating a Culture of Dignity in Your Community: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Meaningful Connections with Your Students
Young people often tune out when educators and parents talk to them about how to use social media responsibly. Join us to learn how to transform difficult conversations with students into meaningful connections.
In this edWebinar, best-selling author, educator, and thought leader Rosalind Wiseman will share:
- The latest insights into how young people are using social media
- Its impact on their social dynamics
- How to have conversations about social media so they don’t tune out
With the right approach, these conversations can be transformed into powerful opportunities for positive teacher-student connection and engagement. There will be time for Rosalind to answer your questions after her presentation. Educators, administrators, and counselors serving middle and high school students are invited to this live, interactive session.View More View Less
How Games Can Be a Centerpiece for Student-Driven Learning
If—for the most part—phonics workbooks were abandoned in favor of whole-language approaches to reading, why are educational games still honing in on single concepts? Educational technology is often viewed as a tool to support learning, not the focal point of instruction. But games can be different. Games can be the centerpiece of a classroom. Much like studying a novel or analyzing a film, the systems in games can drive instruction around and about it.
In this edWebinar, Matthew Farber, Ed.D., social studies teacher and game-based learning author; and Steve Isaacs, video game design and development teacher, will discuss how games can create a shared experience for students, much like a field trip. In their game-based learning classrooms, students study games and then have an opportunity to mod (modify, change) as well as to design their own. Join us to learn how to move your students from content consumers to media creators!View More View Less
Device Free Dinners to Drive Home Digital Citizenship
What does family dinner look like nowadays? In the digital age, it's easy to let devices occupy more and more of our family time. As more kids and parents bring their devices to the dinner table, the opportunity to connect with family members without distractions is getting lost. One solution families can adopt is having a "device-free dinner" with more bites and fewer bytes!
Join Common Sense to learn about their Device-Free Dinner initiative. Michael Robb, director of research at Common Sense, presents the latest research on media, kids, and families. Then Kelly Mendoza, director of learning and engagement, introduces Common Sense Education's Device-Free Dinner Toolkit, with turnkey resources schools can use to designate a Device-Free Dinner Day. Help families support a balance between tech time and face-to-face time with device-free dinners!View More View Less
News and Media Literacy: Building Critical Consumers and Creators
More and more, young people (and adults) are getting their news online and from social media. There is also the increasingly problematic issue of fake news and the difficulty of determining credible news sources online. In an age of pervasive, fast, and on-demand information, there is a need for educators and parents to teach news and media literacy to kids.
In this webinar, Kelly Mendoza, director of learning and engagement for Common Sense Education, leads participants on an exploration of news and media literacy and debuts the new News- and Media-Literacy Toolkit by Common Sense Education, with resources for educators to help build students' skills to be critical media consumers and creators. This webinar is designed for middle and high school teachers, librarians, and tech coordinators.View More View Less
You Gave a Formative Assessment, Now What?
Have you ever given a formative assessment and not used the data? Technology has introduced a plethora of formative assessment options for teachers over the past few years. In this webinar, learn how Cathie Gillner, an educator from Fox Chapel Area School District in Pittsburgh, PA and Common Sense Ambassador, uses concept mapping and games as formative assessments.
Follow formative assessments from start to finish and look at the most important part of a formative assessment—the results! Participants will be introduced to nontraditional types of formative assessments such as concept maps and games as a way to spot check students’ learning through a course of study. So let’s go beyond the game show and dive into the world of data-driven instruction.View More View Less
Teaching Students with Autism about Digital Citizenship
Most educators realize the importance of teaching digital citizenship to all students, but students with autism face unique challenges. Join Instructional Technology Specialist Jennifer Liang to learn how to differentiate digital citizenship for students with autism. Jennifer shares the strategies she uses leading the digital citizenship efforts at Cumberland Academy, an independent school that serves students with autism and other neurobehavioral differences.
In this webinar, Jennifer tackles these issues around teaching digital citizenship to students with autism:
- What are the unique challenges for students with autism as it relates to media and technology use
- How can educators draw on the abilities of these students – such as attention to detail, appreciation for rules, and a strong sense of fairness – and draw on those strengths to make connections to digital citizenship?
- What can educators do to support parents and caregivers of students with autism and make a strong home-school connection with them?
Now I Have to Teach Coding? A Beginner’s Guide
Join James Denby and Robin Ulster as they focus on ways you can start incorporating these elements into your classes without having to attend a three-month coding boot camp first yourself. This webinar will share:
- Accessible tools
- A problem-solving approach
- Strategies to inspire and challenge students (and yourself) to approach problems like coders
Join James and Robin for a live, interactive session which will include time for them to answer your questions. This webinar will benefit educators and administrators.View More View Less
Collaboration in the Digital Classroom!
Getting students to work together successfully is a key feature of Common Core State Standards. In this webinar, early elementary school teacher Jennifer Auten will talk about why collaboration is important and share tips on how to create a successful environment for collaboration. She'll share several digital tools that facilitate collaboration in the creation of a final product and give examples of completed second-grade projects. Finally, collaboration outside of product creation will be discussed.View More View Less
Increase Student Learning With These Classroom Management Tools
More learning happens when the right classroom management tools are in place! In this webinar, middle school technology teacher Eileen Lennon will lead an exploration of tools to help you establish an engaging and productive classroom environment.
This webinar look at:
- Class behavior sites for every age group, from ClassDojo to ClassCraft to Google Classroom tools that measure classroom sound levels
- Timers for students to monitor their time management
- Random student selectors and random group creators to help students feel they are treated equally and fairly
- Online discussions or group collaboration to increase student engagement
- Badges as a method of classroom management
A little work at the beginning of the school year will pay dividends for the rest of the year! Join us for an hour and become a more effective and efficient classroom manager. Eileen will field questions from attendees during this live, interactive session. This webinar will be useful for K-12 educators and administrators.View More View Less
Character Day: A Global Event for Exploring Social and Emotional Learning through Films, Discussions
How do you disseminate ideas on the science of character, social emotional learning, and flourishing in today’s world far and wide? Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain will speak about Character Day, a movement that unites people from all over the world to discuss these ideas. It’s now in its third year, and over 20,000 events at schools and organizations around the world have signed up for Character Day, which is set for September 22, 2016. Character Day is a free annual day where students and educators from around the world screen films on the science of character development from different perspectives. Students dive into free printed discussion materials and join an online global conversation around character and the importance of developing character strengths (resilience, grit, empathy, courage, kindness) — all rooted in evidence-based research.
In today’s 24/7 digital world, parents are concerned about the messages their kids are soaking up from the media they consume. During this webinar, attendees also will hear from Dr. Yalda T Uhls about Common Sense Media’s new rating system which identifies movies and TV shows that teach children character strengths. Yalda will share how Common Sense Media’s new rating tools help parents discover, use, and choose movies and TV shows that portray positive character strengths and life skills in a way that experts have determined can support kids’ development.
Join Tiffany and Yalda to learn how to bring Character Day to your school! They will field your questions after their presentation. K-12 administrators, teachers, and counselors are invited to this live, interactive event.View More View Less
Implement Digital Citizenship Across Your District: Expert Tools and Tips
Want to know the best way to implement a digital citizenship plan across a district or school? Let Chris Sherman guide you through the planning and implementation of the program that he put in place to achieve 100% Digital Citizenship Certification by Common Sense Education in his 85-building district in less than eight months. In this webinar he will share the resources, documentation, and the step-by-step process that used to achieve this goal. Join us and gain valuable insight into developing or extending your own digital citizenship plan at the teacher or district level.View More View Less
Social Media and Cell Phones – Today’s Tools to Connect with Families This Summer
How can you stay connected with parents and students over the summer? Join Lisa Nielson as she gives practical step-by-step advice on how to leverage social media in a responsible way. She will demonstrate best practice use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms to help eliminate the summer educational disconnect.View More View Less
Bring Joy to the Classroom with Passion Projects
Whatever happened to joy in the classroom? Join Instructional Technology Resource Teacher Tamara Letter for a live, interactive event as she shows you how to bring joy back to the classroom with Passion Projects.View More View Less
Engaging Digital Citizenship
Learn how Cathie Gillner, Pittsburgh educator, uses Digital Compass, App Book Creator and Schoology to teach digital citizenship with comics and digital storytelling in a fun, fast-paced and meaningful way, with real-time feedback from students.
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Driving Connectivity and Access: State K-12 Broadband Leadership
Join Christine Fox (SETDA), Larry Coco (New Jersey Department of Education), Jeff Egly (Utah Education Network), and Steve Garton (Common Sense Education) as they share examples of different state’s approach to supporting high-speed broadband access for all students, including details about New Jersey’s Digital Readiness for Learning and Assessment Project (DRLAP) Broadband component and Utah’s statewide high-speed broadband network.View More View Less
Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens
With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? Join Michael Levine and Lisa Guernsey, authors of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens, as they show how educators and parents can help children grow into strong, passionate readers who are skilled at using media and technology of all kinds—print, digital, and everything in between.View More View Less
7 Ways You Can Be a Digital Citizenship Leader
Learn seven ways you can be a digital citizenship leader from Susan Bearden, digital citizenship experts, and author of Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach (Corwin Press, 2016).View More View Less
Cultivating a Math Mindset
How can math teachers apply growth mindset principles? As part of the With Math I Can campaign, join Amazon Education, Stanford’s PERTS, Common Sense Education, and high school math teacher to learn how a growth mindset culture can change your classroom.View More View Less
6 Terrific Tools to Transform Your 2016
Looking for terrific tools to kick off 2016? Join Suzy Lolley, Instructional Technology Specialist and Common Sense Education Certified Educator: EdTech Mentor, to learn about these teacher favorites: Office Sway, Canva, Newsela, TinyTap, Kahoot, and Seesaw.View More View Less
Using Games to Assess and Personalize Your SEL Instruction
Join Jessica Berlinski, chief impact officer of personalized learning games, in an engaging hour packed with the latest research about and use cases of evidence-based games for social emotional learning (SEL) for students.View More View Less
5 Earth Science Tools That Support NGSS
Join high school environmental science teacher Barbara Huth to learn how National Geographic Education, Google Earth, PBS Learning Media, KQED Do Now, and Nova Labs can be used to support the disciplinary core ideas of Next Generation Science Standards.View More View Less
Curriculum and Instruction: Building a Better Mousetrap
Confused about blended learning, hybrid learning, digital learning, flipped classrooms, and project-based learning, or is this just jargon overload? Join Jeff Mao and Steve Garton as they examine models that provide a meaningful common language to promote better understanding of your school programs.View More View Less
Making Digital Citizenship Interactive with Nearpod
Join Sara Heaps and Joshua Tappan at Nearpod, and Kelly Mendoza at Common Sense Education, to learn about Common Sense’s K-12 Digital Citizenship curriculum on Nearpod, which combines interactive activities, assessments, and real-time student feedback.View More View Less
Combining Minecraft with Math for Exponential Learning
Join teacher Jim Pike to see how you can use the popular game Minecraft to teach Common Core math with his Mathcraft curriculum, co-developed with Code REV. For example, see how to turn Minecraft buildings into algebraic equations, how to build algorithms for standardized test questions, and much more!View More View Less
Laptops, Tablets, and Chromebooks? BYOD? Practical Advice to Help You Find Your School's Solution
Confused by the multitudes of technology solutions available today? Join Jeff Mao and Steve Garton as they explore the increasingly diverse device landscape to help you make good decisions about devices, software, and digital content.View More View Less
Student Voice in Digital Citizenship: A Project-Based Learning Approach
How can student voice and choice be part of digital citizenship? Hear Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran provide examples on how to get more student voice involved in digital citizenship project-based learning (PBL) throughout the school year.View More View Less
How to Become a Digital Citizenship Certified School
Are you teaching students to be safe and responsible as they participate in the digital world? Learn how to become a Digital Citizenship Certified School by educating students, engaging parents, and demonstrating leadership in digital citizenship.View More View Less
The Eight Tenets of a Relevant Connected Educator
Why is it essential for educators to be connected via social media? Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) and Tom Whitby (@tomwhitby) cover eight ways be a relevant educator, with examples of how to leverage Twitter, Hangouts, and more.View More View Less
Telling Your Story Effectively: Building Community Engagement and Positive School Culture
Explore the increasingly diverse device landscape to help you make good decisions about devices, software, and digital content. Learn how Common Sense Education can help you find the next great learning app.View More View Less
It's About the Learning, Not the Technology ... Until It Breaks!
Concerned with the technology behind your learning inititives? In this webinar, we discuss how to successfully employ device-management solutions and technical-support strategies, while also balancing security, support, and control with learning, flexibility, and creativity.View More View Less
Do's and Don'ts of Integrating Tech in Schools
What are the "do's" and "don'ts" of technology integration in schools, including digital citizenship? Join Jeff Downing, Elementary Computer Specialist at Fremont USD, Calif., to hear lessons learned as he implemented a technology plan at his school site.View More View Less
The Art of Procurement: Balancing Price versus Performance
Is leasing a good idea? Is price the most important factor? How you shop for solutions can be as important as how you buy. Let Jeff Mao and Steve Garton guide you through these treacherous waters with practical advice and real-world experience.View More View Less
Are You Ready for BYOD?
Get ready for BYOD! Learn classroom management strategies, tool recommendations, and teaching tips with Rachelle Wooten, Digital Learning Specialist at Fort Bend Independent School District, Texas, and Common Sense Education Certified Educator: EdTech Mentor.View More View Less
What’s in Your Digital Citizenship Survival Kit?
A tube of toothpaste can be used as a metaphor for online sharing: Once information is out, it's impossible to get back in the tube! Learn how Craig Badura uses a "digital citizenship survival kit" of everyday items to teach students these skills.View More View Less
From Policy to Practice: Is Your Leadership Moving Your School Forward or Backward?
What can apps teach you about leadership? It may not be what you expect. Join Jeff Mao as he explores leadership at multiple levels and from multiple perspectives examining AUP, take-home, insurance, filtering, and other policies in a 1-to-1 environment.View More View Less
Helping Students Make Good Digital Decisions with Digital Compass
Learn about Digital Compass, Common Sense's newest interactive for grades 6-9. Based on the concept of “choose your own adventure” books, Digital Compass guides students in grades 6-9 to learn about making good decisions in the digital world.View More View Less
Getting Started with Game-Based Learning
Curious about game-based learning, but don’t know where to begin? Matthew Farber, educator and author of Gamify Your Classroom, covers strategies to include games into your classroom, providing examples from The Land of Venn, Minecraft, and more.View More View Less
Tips & Tools for Flipping Your Classroom
Have you flipped? Flipping your classroom allows students to explore content at their own pace, slowing down, advancing, or reviewing as needed. Join Instructional Technology Specialist Aubrey Harrison to learn methods that will work best in your class.View More View Less
What Does a Model Digital Citizenship School Look Like?
What does a model digital citizenship school look like? Learn about the K-8 digital citizenship curriculum and parent program implemented at The Meadowbrook School of Weston, Mass. This school has been Digital Citizenship Certified by Common Sense.View More View Less
Designing Agile Learning Spaces
How can schools design agile learning spaces with technology to foster learning? In this webinar, learn how Hillbrook School has students design dynamic learning spaces where they can collaborate and work alongside teachers.View More View Less
Fostering Meaningful Youth Dialogue in Digital Spaces
How can educators foster civil and meaningful dialogue with young people online? Chris Sloan shares techniques such as “conversation moves” and thinking routines to support middle/high school dialogue, with examples from Youth Voices, Twitter, and more.View More View Less
Using Technology to Engage Learning, Communication & Relationships
Learn how educators, practitioners, and parents can use technology to include children with developmental and learning differences (grades preK through 5). Presenter: Tamara Kaldor M.S., founder of Chicago PLAY Pro, and Chicago Education Manager at Common Sense.View More View Less
Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap
What are the moral and ethical “disconnects” or “blind spots” youth have about online privacy, property, and participation? In what ways are they engaging with ethical sensitivity in digital spaces? Drawing on extensive interviews with young people between 10-25, Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap explored youths’ attitudes about online life and the messages they hear from adults. In this webinar, Carrie James shared key findings from her book and offered a vision of “conscientious connectivity.” She discussed avenues for supporting kids to take socially positive online actions.View More View Less
Character Education in a Digital World
Join digital citizenship guru Mike Ribble to learn about the intersections between character education and digital citizenship, and take away strategies that you can use with your own students.View More View Less
Top 5 Digital Tools of 2014
Join Common Sense Education Certified Educator: EdTech Mentor, Dr. Ruth Okoye, to learn about five of Common Sense Education's Top Tools of 2014: Shadow Puppet, Prodigy, Newsela, Curriculet, and EduCanon. See the full list here: /top-picks/best-edtech-of-2014View More View Less
Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Social Media Use: What the Research Says
Learn about Dr. Elizabeth Englander’s extensive research in cyberbullying, sexting, and social media use, including myths and misconceptions, how educators can flag problematic behaviors, and how to frame effective responses.View More View Less
App Smashing: Combining Apps for Innovative Student Projects
Learn to app smash! Join edtech guru Jon Corippo to learn about app smashing: combining different apps and digital tools to complete tasks and create rich student projects. App smashing maximizes digital tools by combining their features and functions.View More View Less
Talking with Kids to Make Safer, Smarter Decisions Using Digital Devices
Hosted by the National PTA as part of #ShareAwesome, we joined Lifelock's education partner Jean Chatzky and ConnectSafely's Larry Magid Ed.D., to discuss valuable tips and resources to assist parents to help kids be safe and responsible online.View More View Less
Teachers as Designers of Technology, Pedagogy, and Content (TPACK)
Learn how the TPACK model, presented by creators Dr. Punya Mishra and Dr. Matthew Koehler, can help you evaluate your knowledge around pedagogy, content, and technology to design innovative learning experiences for students.View More View Less
Biggest 1:1 iPad Rollout Ever: Challenges and Opportunities
Planning and deploying a 1:1 program for the second-largest school district in the country, serving 650,000 students, is an amazing feat. But it’s also not without challenges. In this webinar, LAUSD’s Rasheed Khan and Rick Hassler shared their Common Core Technology Project: the largest one-to-one mobile device rollout in the country.View More View Less
Making a Better World: Teaching Digital Citizenship and 21st Century Skills
Hosted by EasyBib, learn about three elements that are necessary for a whole-community approach to digital citizenship in schools: educating students, engaging families, and enhancing school leadership.View More View Less
Connecting Families: Rethinking Education About Parenting in a Digital Age
Common Sense is proud to announce the latest iteration of their free parent education program. View this webinar to learn about the new Connecting Families program as well as research findings on how to effectively engage parents on parenting in a digital age. Darri Stephens and Emily Weinstein share the substantial changes that were made to this program, based on research they conducted with parents, and ongoing feedback on the program.View More View Less
Five Skills To Help You Discover, Use, and Share Great Digital Tools for Learning
Hosted by EasyBib, learn about five important skills for teachers, including how to: discover, evaluate, and curate high quality tech tools into useful collections; reimagine lessons plans using Lesson Flows; and collaborate with other teachers.View More View Less
Khan Academy's Video-Based Instruction
Khan Academy is a widely used instructional tool that provides free, self-paced academic videos for guided, adaptive instruction. With a strong focus on math, the site also offers videos on science, economics, the arts, and computing.View More View Less
Building a Solid Digital Citizenship Program from Day One
Hear from Steven Anderson, top educator and Learning Evangelist, who will share advice and strategies on how to set the foundation and build a positive school culture around digital citizenship throughout the year.View More View Less
Strategies for a Whole-Community Approach to Digital Citizenship
How has your school built a positive culture around digital citizenship? How have you involved students, faculty, staff, leadership, and parents? In this webinar, presenters Susan Bearden, IT Director and Bradley Meyer, 21st Century Learning Specialist, both of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, shared the three elements necessary to take a whole-community approach to digital citizenship at your school or district: educating students, engaging parents, and enriching leadership.View More View Less
Inspiring Students to Design Great Cities with SimCity
SimCity is an always-online, fast-paced, intuitive, and forgiving city simulator that lets kids build (and destroy) single-player cities in multiplayer regions.View More View Less
Using the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Website for Early Childhood SEL
Help young children's social and emotional learning with warm, loving messages delivered on the PBS KIDS Mister Rogers' Neighborhood website, an interactive online extension of the classic and much-loved TV show.View More View Less
Digital Citizenship – Seeing the Big Picture
We live during a time of unfathomable, roller-coaster innovation with no braking system. While the ride is exciting, it moves so quickly that we typically don’t have time to think about the possible unintended consequences that might accompany it. The result is that we find ourselves unable to effectively respond to hot-button issues like cyberbullying and sexting because they seem to come out of nowhere.View More View Less
Defeating the Culture of Bullying in an Age of Social Media
Being a teenager has never been easy, but now it's more challenging. Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, will be sharing a Teacher's Guide to her book.View More View Less
Fun, Free Video Editing and Remixing with Popcorn Maker
Mozilla's Popcorn Maker is a free website where students can edit and remix videos. Hear from a high school teacher and an assistant professor for ideas on using Popcorn Maker in your classroom!View More View Less
Challenge Math and Science Learners with Brilliant
Brilliant is a free website that challenges high-achieving middle and high school students in math and physics.View More View Less
What We Know About Families' Use of Educational Media
Parents will tell you they're interested in the media that helps their kids learn. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center shared the results from "Learning at Home", a report from a national survey of over 1500 parents of children ages 2-10.View More View Less
Implementing Digital Citizenship District-wide
How can a school district educate each and every student to be model digital citizens? In this webinar, see how Kent School District in Kent, Washington is teaching 28,000 students digital citizenship skills every year.View More View Less
How Subtext Supports Common Core Standards
Subtext is a collaborative digital reader in which students can access, annotate, and engage with literature in the classroom.View More View Less
Using Comics and Storytelling to Teach Digital Citizenship
Comics are a great avenue to teach digital citizenship, through themes of right and wrong, and taking the virtuous path. Jeff Brain shared a program he has developed where students learn digital citizenship, through writing and media creation skills.View More View Less
Social Media: An Essential Tool for K-12 Classrooms
While some educators say "no" to social media, Lisa Nielsen disagrees. Lisa shares how educators are using social media both as a powerful tool for professional development as well as student learning that prepares them for today's world.View More View Less
Responsive Teaching With Socrative
Socrative is a powerful student response system that helps support responsive teaching.View More View Less
Think Twice: Kids' Online Privacy and Digital Footprints
We know that the holidays means new devices, but are kids learning how to manage their online privacy? Understanding how to protect online privacy goes beyond privacy settings. Lisa Highfill, discusses kids' online privacy and digital footprints.View More View Less
Teaching Copyright and Fair Use to the Remix Generation
Are your students copyright confused? Gail Desler, of Elk Grove Unified School District, addresses copyright, fair use, and remix culture, including resources from CSE and Digital ID for teaching these topics to meet Common Core Standards.View More View Less
All Things Edmodo
Edmodo is a platform that allows teachers and students to post, collaborate, and submit class work in a safe social network-like setting.View More View Less
Empowering Students to Be Digital Citizens
As schools increasingly integrate technology, new challenges arise such as cyberbullying and inappropriate sharing. Digital citizenship is an essential 21st century skill in which students are safe and respectful participants in a digital world.View More View Less
Best Math Apps and Websites Aligned to Common Core
Learn from expert educators about digital tools that meet Common Core State Standards for math.View More View Less
Great Tools for Production-Centered Design
Need inspiration on incorporating production-centered design into your teaching? Hosted by Educator Innovator, this webinar features CSE and two "Innovator Educators" who focus on production-centered tools and how teachers are using them with students.View More View Less
Best Apps for Back-to-School
Gear up for back-to-school with great apps, websites, and games to get students going, help their study habits, and organize effective workflow.View More View Less
Great Apps for the Classroom
Tools featured include Toontastic, BrainPop, Motion Math, and Spinlight Studios. Hosted by Launchpad Toys.View More View Less
What Makes an App Have Great Learning Potential?
In this presentation from the ISTE conference, learn about Common Sense Education's detailed rubric that scores each digital learning product on 15 dimensions and produces a rating, making it easy for teachers to identify the best tools for learning.View More View Less
Essential Apps for the 1-to-1 Classroom
Join CSE to learn about our free 1-to-1 Essentials Program, a roadmap for schools implementing 1-to-1 tablets. Hear from expert educators and administrators who helped develop the three phase (Envision, Communicate, and Implement) program.View More View Less
Gender and Digital Life Toolkit Tour
What does gender have to do with digital literacy and citizenship? Messages about gender roles come from all directions, but some of the most influential messages come from the media. Learn about our new Gender and Digital Life Curriculum Toolkit.View More View Less
New Scope and Sequence for the Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Our new Scope & Sequence for the Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum provides a clear path for integrating DigCit into your curriculum with cross-curricular, spiraling units, which cover an array of DigCit topics throughout each grade.View More View Less
Digital Citizenship and Wikispaces
Hosted by Wikispaces, three Digital Citizenship advocates share their experiences and best practices in this webinar. Hear how to begin, rejuvenate or tweak your commitment to helping students discover what Digital Citizenship means in today's world.View More View Less
Digital Passport Tour
Take a tour of Digital Passport, a free web-based interactive for grades 3-5 that familiarizes students with basic Internet safety. See how to set up your class, manage student activities, utilize student reporting, and implement into your teaching plans.View More View Less
Teaching Parents about the Impact of Media on Kids
Parents are very concerned about their children's digital lives. Keenan and Associates hosts participants to learn about CSE's Parent Media Education Program. This free program gives schools everything they need to become key players this hot topic.View More View Less
Cyberbullying Toolkit: Educate Kids to be Upstanders
As kids become more digitally connected, cyberbullying is an issue all schools are facing. You will be introduced to CSE's Cyberbullying Toolkit, which offers resources that will help jump-start the cyberbullying education efforts in schools.View More View Less
Common Sense on Common Core: Meeting Standards in Middle School
Many teachers are unclear on how they can integrate Common Core standards into their teaching. Join us for tips on how to teach digital literacy and citizenship to meet ELA Common Core standards in middle school.View More View Less
Getting Smart About E-Rate
Are you confused by your school's E-Rate’s additional education requirements? Participants will be introduced to CSE's E-Rate Toolkit, which includes resources that will help you meet the educational requirements outlined in the CIPA.View More View Less
Facebook and Social Media in the Classroom: Legal Aspects
Many teachers are intrigued by social media, but worried about the potential legal issues. Join Namita Brown, legal expert in issues around digital media and technology in schools, who discussed the legal aspects of using social media in the classroom.View More View Less
Teaching Digital Citizenship in a No-Tech Classroom
It may seem counterintuitive, but you can teach digital citizenship even if students don't have access to technology! Diana Graber of Cyberwise presented her experience implementing Common Sense's digital citizenship curriculum into a Waldorf school.View More View Less
Preventing Cyberbullying: Connecting Students, Teachers, and Parents in Digital Citizenship
We joined the Middle School Portal to share CSE’s new resource, Cyberbullying Toolkit, which offers key lesson plans, engaging videos, a parent outreach kit, and resource links for administrators that help students learn to be responsible digital citizensView More View Less