Chrome Extensions: Handy Tools or an Admin’s Biggest Nightmare?

Google Chrome is my default browser at work. I use it every day on my Windows 10 device because of it’s broader compatibility with various websites and web standards. I use several different Chrome extensions to make my job and life easier at times, but have recently had to combat them in the educational technology […]

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Ways to “Filter” YouTube in the Classroom

YouTube is a tremendous site that offers up so much great, and sometimes not-so-great, content that can be used in the classroom. The problem is that there can be ads and links to other videos that may not be the best for the classroom. There are a few ways that you can combat this and […]

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Bullying 2.0: Kids, parents still struggle to understand realities,dangers of technology

The State Journal contacted me about this piece several months ago and wanted to discuss the idea of digital citizenship and literacy in how it relates to students and their parents. I know¬†it is several months old, but it has some great information that parents, students, and educators should know. (Plus I’m quoted in it!) […]

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Huntington Middle School Recognized as a Common Sense DigitalCitizenship: Certified School

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Huntington Middle School (HMS) as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified School for educating its students to be safe, smart, and ethical digital citizens. Huntington Middle School has demonstrated its commitment to […]

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Huntington Middle School hosts Conversation Cases from Common Sense Education

Huntington Middle School is excited to be continuing the Connecting Families program from Common Sense Education. This ongoing parent engagement program encourages community conversations about our kids’ digital lives, offering parenting tips for helping our children thrive in the future. Each session will consist of several separate conversations on various topics that are of interest […]

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Digital Citizenship Links

Below are links to various resources on the topic of Digital Citizenship: DigitalCitizenship.net Digital Citizenship – Rights, Roles, and Responsibilities in a Digital Society Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum Digital Citizenship Resource Roundup – Edutopia Digital Citizenship Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship BrainPop Spotlight: Digital Citizenship 10 Tests of Good Digital Citizenship – Marcia […]

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Common Sense Media

In my role as a Technology Integration Specialist (TIS), I have come across a lot of really outstanding resources during this school year. ¬†Resources like GradeCam (http://www.gradecam.com) help to make the lives of teachers easier with their innovative ideas and intuitive interface. Rarely do I see a resource come along though that provides teachers with […]

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