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    How to Start an Esports Club

    An esports club provides students with a sense of community and can foster digital citizenship skills. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
    John McCarthy
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  • Illustration concept for appropriate use of copyrighted materials

    A Teacher’s Guide to Copyright and Fair Use

    There are rules when it comes to using copyrighted material in the classroom—and easy ways to make sure you’re always in the clear.
    1.5k
  • Illustration of a laptop computer with various icons representing online activities around it

    What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

    Ideas on how to guide students to the knowledge and experience they need to act responsibly online.
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  • An illustration of a microscope looking at a history book

    Preparing Social Studies Students to Think Critically in the Modern World

    Vetting primary resources isn’t easy—but doing it well is crucial for fostering engagement and deeper learning in a rapidly changing world.
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  • 5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

    Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets.
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  • 7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

    If you're concerned that a) elementary school students don't have the ability to code, b) there's no room in the curriculum, and c) you don't possess coding chops to teach programming skills, throw out those worries. Explore these free, or almost free, tools, sites and apps that require no coding background or expertise.
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    An Engaging Word Game Helps Students Grasp Implicit Bias

    A simple fill-in-the-blank exercise helped students understand the power of words and the way they might convey unspoken beliefs.
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  • Three students discuss information they’re reading on a laptop.

    Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

    Use these strategies to help middle and high school students identify relevance, accuracy, bias, and reliability in the content they read.
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  • A sixth-grade English teacher helps two students during Sutton Middle School’s International Baccalaureate immersion day

    How to Teach Copyright and Fair Use to Students

    When you model proper use of online images and text, students can learn how to protect themselves—and respect the work of others.
    434
  • Middle grade aged girl at home distance learning on laptop

    Building Student Agency With Genius Hour

    The popular model of self-guided learning can be used to engage upper elementary students in conducting and presenting research—and learning to use new technology.
    892
  • A teacher discusses what her students are seeing on their computer monitors.

    How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

    A lesson plan for helping students as young as kindergarten begin to understand how to be safe online.
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  • Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

    Visual literacy explicitly teaches a collection of competencies that will help students think through, think about, and think with pictures.
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    Using the Election as a Teaching Tool

    With careful planning, teachers can use the election to foster social and emotional learning and connect math, literacy, and social studies lessons.
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  • Tablets and lamented information sheets next to boxes filled with marine life span across nine classroom tables. Seven students are sitting at one table, two students are standing together, and two others wearing headphones are working individually.

    100+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

    Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.
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  • Two students look at their phones in class.

    3 Tips for Managing Phone Use in Class

    Setting cell phone expectations early is key to accessing the learning potential of these devices and minimizing the distraction factor.
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