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Inside the Classroom

Six Teacher Resources for the Blended Classroom

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“There’s No App for Good Teaching” by Laura Moorhead

Educators are often so focused on getting technology into the classroom that once it’s there, they’re not sure what to do with it. This TED article by Laura Moorhead offers eight ways that teachers can think about using technology in the classroom to make it more effective as a tool for learning.

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Digizen

Digizen is a website completely dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about digital citizenship. Digizen offers everything from articles and videos to classroom activities and games that teachers can use to learn about and teach digital citizenship.

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Cybersecurity Lab Guide for Educators

Teaching students how to be safe in cyberspace is a crucial aspect of digital citizenship. NOVA Labs’ Cybersecurity Lab Guide is designed to teach students how to protect their information, identify cyber scams, and protect themselves from cyber attacks.

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Cyberbullying Toolkit

Common Sense Education’s Cyberbullying Toolkit includes turn-key instruction for teaching students about respectful online behavior as well as workshops to encourage parent involvement. The kit offers two lessons each for elementary school, middle school, and high school educators.

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Mimi Ito on Learning in Social Media Spaces from Edutopia’s Big Thinkers Series

In this insightful video, Mimi Ito, a cultural anthropologist specializing in youth and technology, discusses the different ways in which young people use social and digital media spaces. She explains the value of these interactions and identifies areas where educators can use new media to promote learning.

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Facebook for Educators & Community Leaders

Facebook is one of the most widely used social media networks and it plays a huge role in how many young people communicate and interact. Their guide for educators provides basic information about teens and social media, Facebook’s community standards, reporting abuse, bullying prevention, privacy, digital citizenship, and much more.

About the Author

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Debbie Malone

Debbie is an Arizona native and longtime resident of the Phoenix area. She has always had a passion for telling a good story and decided to study journalism and mass communication at Arizona State University where she earned her BA in 2009. Following graduation, she spent four years working as a web content writer before joining the Edgenuity family in 2014. Debbie is proud to be able to share the story of her time at Edgenuity and the company's efforts to propel students everywhere toward academic success and achievement. In addition to writing (both professionally and for fun), Debbie also enjoys reading, gaming, archery, and avoiding sunlight.