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Digital Citizenship | Information Literacy | 21st Century Skills

5 Essential Steps to Teach Information Literacy in Middle School

By: Chris Zook
April 5th, 2018

Information literacy is quickly becoming one of the most important topics to cover in schools across the United States. The threats of fake news, social media misinformation, and lightning-fast information transmission have made digital tools dangerous to handle — unless you handle them correctly. 

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Cyber Bullying | Digital Citizenship | Middle School

The 4 Best Cyberbullying Resources for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
December 21st, 2017

Every year we hear the same challenge from hundreds of middle school teachers: Finding good cyberbullying resources takes too much time and effort.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

Download this free eBook to learn the Do's & Dont's of Student Engagement.

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Digital Citizenship | Digital Curriculum

4 Ways to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week in 2017

By: Chris Zook
October 19th, 2017

Digital Citizenship Week is here! This entire week is dedicated to being smart and safe online.

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Career and Technical Education | Career Readiness | Digital Citizenship

3 Big Reasons You Need to Teach Digital Citizenship in CTE

By: Celestial Holmes
October 12th, 2017

CTE teachers like you need to teach their students the skills to succeed. You’re an expert in your field,  even if you’re not a trained teacher. With a bit of practice, planning, teaching, and grading can all become second nature. But there are some skills that may not be on your radar. You want to do everything you can to get your students off on the right foot once they’re out of the classroom. Today, that requires teaching digital citizenship!

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Computer Applications | Cyber Bullying | Digital Citizenship

Cyber Bullying Lesson Plans: Tips for Middle School

By: Celestial Holmes
December 17th, 2014

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Our parents' intent with this old adage was to help us be strong and ignore the hurtful words of mean children, but that phrase was a big, fat lie. The phrase should have been, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but mean words can indelibly scar me for life.” That would have been closer to the truth. It's sad that we even need anything called cyber bullying lesson plans in our middle and high schools, but that's where we are. We get a lot of teachers and school administrators asking us about how to include cyber bullying in digital literacy lessons.

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Digital Citizenship

Teaching Digital Citizenship? We Can Help

By: Celestial Holmes
April 18th, 2014

Are you teaching digital citizenship in your courses that use technology?

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