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10 Things To Look Forward To At ISTE

Alex Wagner Alex Wagner June 05, 2019

Every year more than 16,000 educators and admins join their personal learning network for one of the largest educational technology conferences in the world. People come to ISTE from across the nation for its convention rooms filled to the brim with swag, break-out sessions, and ISTE buddies. As usual, GoGuardian will be there, and we are so excited to share with you what is going on in our booth this year! To begin the ISTE countdown, we’re having a countdown of our own: what are people are most excited for on the ISTE floor and in Philadelphia? 

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Posted in workshop, events, edtech, conference, Internet Safety For Kids, Internet Safety, Google Suite for Education, Classroom Management Solution, Digital Citizenship, Fake News, Media Literacy, Whole Child, Teaching, Teacher ideas, Chromebooks, 2019, iste

9 Unique Ways to use Technology in the Classroom

Nina W. Nina W. March 11, 2019

Finding creative ways to use technology in the classroom can both make your life easier as a teacher and boost student excitement levels and engagement with lessons. From helping with communication among teachers and students (as well as peer-to-peer), to organizing curriculum calendars, to enhancing presentations and lessons with media and visuals, there is no limit to the ways to use technology in the classroom to create an enriched learning environment. If you’re looking for ideas of exactly how to use technology in the classroom to enhance learning, some examples include:
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Posted in Differentiated instruction, classroom management, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Digital Citizenship, Media Literacy, Whole Child, Teaching, Teacher ideas, trends, learning games

Real or Fake News?

Marielle Gilbert Marielle Gilbert November 19, 2018

Fact Fake 1200 x 627px@2x-100 copyHelping students discern fact from fiction has never been more challenging. Here are four tactics to help.

The rise of digital journalism has made information more accessible, but also presented unique challenges. Research is no longer limited to the library; today, kids go online to scour the entirety of the internet. While students now have instant access to learning sources like Encyclopedia Britannica or The New York Times, they also have access to every online hoax, doctored image or conspiracy theory at their fingertips.

Meanwhile, “fake news” stories are being shared at an alarming rate, especially on social media: over half of Americans claim to regularly see fake news on sites such as Facebook or Twitter. Suffice to say, it’s never been more important to model media literacy to students and impart fact-checking skills. By helping children distinguish between what’s real and what’s fake news, parents and teachers can teach kids how to think for themselves, as well as gain a clearer understanding of the world.

Here are some helpful ways to teach kids about real or fake news sources, and give them the tools they need to decipher between the two.

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Posted in Technology, Child Safety and Protections Month, Digital Citizenship, Fake News, Media Literacy, Journalism
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