Thursday, December 1, 2016

Discuss Tolerant & Inclusive Classrooms w/ #NYCSchoolsPride. Today's #NYCSchoolsTechChat

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Want to know how educators can create an inclusive and tolerant school and classroom environment? Today you will have the opportunity to learn from one of the nation’s leading advocates for students in this area, Jared Fox (@eduGAYtional) who is the LGBTQ Community Liaison for New York City Schools.

Join us for our 8th monthly Twitter chat at 3:30 pm EST. Jared will share great examples of tolerance at work in NYC Schools and provide practical strategies and advice. He will also share ways that tech can be used to enrich this work. Of course, since this is a Twitter chat, you don't have to just sit back and lurk. You will also have the opportunity to ask him anything on the topic.

You can prepare for the conversation by thinking about answers to these questions:

Q1 Why were you interested in joining today’s #NYCSchoolsTechChat on #NYCSchoolsPride? Hopes?
Q2 Since the election, what have been your biggest struggles in addressing #NYCSchoolsPride in the classroom? #NYCSchoolsTechChat
Q3 What are some ways you’ve used #EdTech or social media to help address #NYCSchoolsPride? #NYCSchoolsTechChat
Q4 What are some great resources you have found for discussing #NYCSchoolsPride w/ #StuVoice? #NYCSchoolsTechChat
Q5 How can we inspire #students to scrutinize info using tech & critical thinking skills? #NYCSchoolsTechChat #NYCSchoolsPride
Q6  It’s time for an AMA. Ask @Edugaytional anything abt addressing #NYCSchoolsPride during out #NYCSchoolsTechChat
Q7 Give a shout out by RT, like, or reply to someone who has inspired you in today's #NYCSchoolsTechChat

Chat details are below:

Remember to respond using the hashtag #NYCSchoolsTechChat and include the number of the question you are answering.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Getting Off to A Good Start w/ #EdTech: Consideration 2

You understand the important role technology plays in teaching and learning but want to make sure you are getting off to a good start. Whether you have been integrating tech for a while or you’re just getting started, it’s essential to ensure you have the foundation for success in your school or classroom.

To do this, you must ensure your students are digitally literate and they understand what it means to be good citizen not only online, but also, f2f.

Teachers, schools, and districts can achieve and be recognized for digital literacy competency by becoming certified. Common Sense Education has a high-quality K-12 curriculum available at no cost as well as a structured certification program. The curriculum covers areas such as privacy, security, safety, creating a positive digital image, cyberbully prevention, strengthening relationships, and copyright.