Randall Black

Educator, EdTech Specialist, & Podcaster

Tag: digital literacy

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!)

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

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

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

Huntington Middle School Implements Common Sense Education’s Connecting Families Program

  In September of 2014, Huntington Middle School (HMS), in Huntington, WV, began plans for our yearly Title I Parental Outreach programs.  Following contact with Mr. Jason Jackson, WV Education Manager for Common Sense Education, HMS chose to kick off our work for the school year with the Connecting Families Program.  Connecting Families is a

Graphite: Finding Quality, Reviewed Digital Tools for Your Classroom

Common Sense Media (http://www.commonsensemedia.org) has been working to provide parents and families with the information they need to make decisions on the appropriate media for their consumption.  They have been providing reviews for movie, books, television shows, games, apps, and music since 2003.  Their education wing has recently released their new site that does something

As seen on WOWK-TV 13…

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I was featured, along with several students at Huntington Middle School, on this short news piece in response to the rise of “sexting” among teens.  

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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