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What "13 Reasons Why" Means for America’s Classrooms

Alex Wagner Alex Wagner June 19, 2017

 

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, available 24/7, at 1-800-273-8255. Your call is confidential and free. 

In the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why, a troubled 17-year-old commits suicide and leaves behind 13 audio tapes calling out the people and incidents she deems responsible. The Selena Gomez- produced series, based on the popular Jay Asher novel, has garnered a mixed response. While some applaud the show for tackling the issue of teen suicide, it’s also attracted criticism for glamorizing self-harm, and presenting suicide as a kind of revenge-fantasy solution to bullying and depression.  Many experts say that the show’s portrayal of suicide is flawed, and could influence vulnerable teens “with any degree of suicidal ideation” to commit acts of self-harm.

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E Safety Tips for Your Classroom

Kayla Hammons Kayla Hammons March 15, 2017


Maintaining e safety is one of the most important skills that you can learn for your online activity. Each individual is responsible for protecting themselves online, but educators have the responsibility of teaching students proper online behavior. Starting students off on the right foot is crucial to their e safety, and teachers and the administrators can instill good internet practices at school that will follow students home.

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How to GAC: Set a Custom Wallpaper for Each OU

Dan Russ November 17, 2016

Hi admins, and welcome back to How to GAC! Today, we’re going to show you how to use Google Admin console to set a custom wallpaper for each organizational unit (OU) at your school. Although there are a lot of great wallpapers that come built right into Chromebooks, they can’t really do much except look pretty. 
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Pokémon Go Safety Tips: Catch a Digital Citizenship Learning Opportunity

Elena Ontiveros Elena Ontiveros July 21, 2016

When you’re away from your students, do you wonder how they spend their free time? This summer, chances are Pokémon Go fever has caught them all.

An augmented reality game that blends a digital world with the real world, Pokémon Go has players track and capture virtual creatures at various locations. While it’s a great way for kids to get out and see more of their community, the game can also be used to reinforce basic digital citizenship practices.

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Help Students Be Good Digital Citizens This Summer

Elena Ontiveros Elena Ontiveros July 08, 2016

Just because the school is out doesn't mean your lessons have to stop. Students will be messaging, sharing, and posting all summer long, so now is a good time to put the digital citizenship skills you’ve been teaching into perspective.

Using Common Sense Education’s eight areas of digital citizenship, following are ways you can correlate each to what students will be doing during break:

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