Category: The New Digital World

Five Simple Steps to a Healthy Media Diet

Here are Five Simple Steps to a Healthy Media Diet from Common Sense Media. Choose the good stuff Watch, listen and play together Walk the walk Keep a balance Watch the clock Click here to watch the video. https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_healthy-media-diet-2016.mp4

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Having Fun Exploring Online

girls learning together on an iPad

When we read an interesting story that grabs our attention and leads us down a path to something new, we can get lost exploring a world we didn’t know existed. How might we foster this kind of growth in our students?  

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Online Personas: How would you describe your digital/online self?

Our online personas can sometimes be quite different than our physical ones. Helping our students reflect on how their online personas differ from their personal selves (and the consequences and benefits of this) can be a healthy exercise and prepare them for their digital futures.

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Transforming the Classroom through Blended Learning: Making Learning Powerful for Kids

Parents of many of our K-12 students have likely roamed the halls of their children’s schools or sat in their children’s classrooms and heard, in passing, the phrase… Blended Learning. What, exactly, are we blending, and how is this impacting our children?

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Information Literacy: Raising Media-Savvy Kids

According to a study by the Stanford History Group, over 80% of students are unable to “distinguish between…’sponsored content’ and a real news story on a website” (Shellenbarger, 2016). Because anyone with a phone can create and publish content online, how can we help our kids critically evaluate information?

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