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Even Our Youngest Students Need Digital Citizenship Skills

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices | 2 comments

“While my six- and seven-year old students don’t yet even understand the words ‘digital’ or ‘citizenship,’ they also need direction and support as they explore online spaces,” writes primary teacher Kathy Cassidy. “In fact, they need this instruction even more than their older counterparts.” Here’s how Cassidy teaches kids to be good (and safe) digital citizens.

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Why I Would Never Go Back to Offline Teaching

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Making The Shift, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning | 2 comments

“Now that I’ve set up my classroom collaboratively, I cannot imagine returning to a non-collaborative environment,” says online educator Smadar Goldstein. “And whether you’re teaching from thousands of miles away or sharing a physical space with your students, an online component can provide unique shared learning opportunities.”

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