Webinar 1/14: Improve Writing Skills with Google Docs

Would you like to improve your students’ writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world? Learn how to leverage the power of Google Docs to help students write better and more frequently than with pencil and paper. 

Join me and Infinitec as we explore ways to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum by utilizing the latest Google Docs features and writing supports. 

Hot Topics to Explore 

  • Built-in research tool
  • Integrated writing tools
  • Opportunities to include digital citizenship
  • Differentiation through classroom management

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:00 PM CST

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4 Digital Citizenship Week Resources

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CommonSense Media has a comprehensive and free curriculum dedicated to Digital Citizenship. The activities are organized by grade level chunks and they include lesson plans, posters and videos to engage students in learning at appropriate levels. Be sure to check out the section for parents. Follow 





Digital Citizenship Resources LiveBinder
is a LiveBinder assembled by Vicky Sedgwick. The binder provides a wealth of resources  by grade level and it is organized by nine elements of Digital Citizenship. In addition, there is a useful collection of infographics worth checking out. Follow @VisionsbyVicki







Netsmartz is an educational resource from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children dedicated primarily to Internet Safety and responsible web use. Explore a variety of multimedia resources on the main site, or send students to the NetsmartzKids site for kid-friendly activities. Follow




Avatar Adventures is an interactive learning experience I designed to provide students and teachers with opportunities to build digital citizenship skills while engaging in constructive play. Learn more about Using Avatars to Teach Digital Citizenship on GettingSmart.com. Please consider letting students contribute to one of the Web 2.0 tools in Try-It Territory. Follow @Getting_Smart 




A Playlist: Avatars & Internet Safety

For as long as I can remember I’ve been using avatars to teach Internet safety. It’s a fun and engaging way to teach students the importance of protecting their identities when they are online and a great prelude to using a variety of web 2.0 tools to support the curriculum.

I just collected some of the resources I regularly use and created a  MentorMob  playlist for teaching students about Avatars and Internet Safety. If you want to use the playlist with your own students, just click the Share Playlist link at the bottom, then copy and paste the embed code into your own page.

http://www.mentormob.com//learn/widget/172154/580/99cc33/3-0

Create your own Playlist on MentorMob!