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about 6 hours ago

"Get The Trolls Out has developed the guide "Stopping Hate: How to Counter Hate Speech on Twitter?" which contains useful tips and advice on how to counter hate speech on Twitter."

about 10 hours ago

Bullying & harassment online? Empower youth to make the Internet better!
This YouTube video published on 16 Jun 2016. "Digital citizenship is an intriguing but still very abstract idea with a dark past and great potential. A journalist who has followed youth Internet safety and citizenship for nearly 20 years, Anne Collier looks at what digital citizenship is, the struggle it emerged from, and five ways adult society can make it engaging and useful to young citizens, the heart of any digital citizenship discussion about youth.
[There ia a link to the research references in her talk: http://www.netfamilynews.org/tedxgene...]"

about 10 hours ago

This page is updated regularly with new documents. "AASL continues to examine ESSA, unpack the provisions for school libraries within the ESSA, and communicate how they will impact the school library community. AASL’s ongoing work with the ALA Washington Office, as well as the association’s partnerships with other educational organizations, will highlight opportunities within ESSA language for school library programs. Read more about the next steps in the link below for ESSA Opportunities for School Librarians.  "

about 10 hours ago

The American Association of School Librarians supports the position that an effective school library program has a certified school librarian at the helm, provides personalized learning environments, and offers equitable access to resources to ensure a well-rounded education for every student

about 10 hours ago

The role of the school librarian is to guide students and fellow educators through the intersection of formal and informal learning. The instruction the school librarian offers is integral to a well-rounded education. As educators and instructional partners school librarians are critical to teaching and learning in the school community. The school librarian plays a prominent role in instructing students, faculty, and administrators in a range of literacies, including information, digital, print, visual, and textual literacies. As leaders in literacy and technology, school librarians are perfectly positioned to instruct every student in the school community through both traditional and blended learning.

Jul 27, 16

"Citizenship is the qualities that a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a community. Therefore, digital citizenship is the qualities a person is expected to have as a responsible member of the digital community." ( rules axpianed

Jul 27, 16

"Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this. " Everyone has the above right. Some ideas about starting the conversations that might hepl to alleviate some of hte problem.

Jul 26, 16

"Plagiarism is a serious charge. If true, it has the potential to upend a career and mar a journalist’s reputation for life. And yet, in today’s world of aggregated news, plagiarism is an imprecise word that stands for a spectrum of offenses related to unoriginal work. And its severity varies dramatically depending on a variety of circumstances."

Jul 26, 16

We all want to nurture a learning culture in our classroom. One that cultivates skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, synthesis, analysis, critical judgement and interpretation. For this to happen we need to pose learning problems and questions that demand the development of these skills. Well-posed questions can be simple questions but the right questions can drive much more learning and elicit insight that those complex questions that don't ask students to really think. Framing good questions is an art and some suggested questions are discussed here.

Jul 26, 16

"Take stock of how Australia is doing in the feild of Education, where it’s going, and what governments can do about it. This series, written by program directors at the Grattan Institute, explores the challenges that Australia faces and advocates policy changes for budgets, economic growth, cities and transport, energy, school education, higher education and health"

Jul 25, 16

"The whole notion of “digital citizenship” is a messy conversation, but it is definitely one we need to have with our students to ensure that they have all of the opportunities to find and create their own path moving forward."

Jul 23, 16

"This little tool allows you to create digital music. This post discussed a few challenges you can do with your students and classroom."

Jul 23, 16

"An up-dated list. Each of these tools can make teaching more efficient and effective, and student learning deeper and more engaging."

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