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Where’d Christmas Come From:

Watch this video and come away educated: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master … Continue reading

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Weekend Website #133: Embeddable Puzzles

It’s the time of year when children are looking for entertainment and parents want something fun to keep their cerebral fires burning. Entertainment-cerebra–that’s not an oxymoron. Check this website on States, and then check out the other topics available on Quiz Factor. Continue reading

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ISTE 2013

ISTE 2013 is fast approaching. This is the most popular meet-and-greet/training conference in all of tech ed. It’s four days (if you count the pre-conference Sunday) with over 700 sessions and 150 additional workshops on tech trends, knowledge, tools, and more. Plus, there are more than 500 exhibitors with everything you need to run a … Continue reading

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New Year’s Gift: 113 Digital Citizenship Links

That’s right. We’ve updated the Digital Citizenship Link page, in preparation for the release of K-8 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Enjoy! Follow me Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-6 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology … Continue reading

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Weekend Website #114: 55 Digital Citizenship Links

Understanding how to use the internet has become a cornerstone issue for students. No longer do they complete their research on projects solely in the library. Now, there is a vast landscape of resources available on the internet. But with wealth comes responsibility. As soon as children begin to visit the online world, they need … Continue reading

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29 Steps to Internet Safety for Kids

This is a great list from Deb Ng, founder and former owner of the Freelance Writing Jobs. I thought hard about what she’d written to see if I could add anything, enhance or disagree. Nothing. It’s a great list, as good as any I’ve seen since social media exploded on the education landscape. Read and take … Continue reading

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Monday Freebie: #33: Grow Your Story

This year more than any before, classroom budgets have been cut making it more difficult than ever to equip the education of our children with quality teaching materials. I understand that. I teach K-8. Because of that, I’ve decided to give the lesson plans my publisher sells in the Technology Toolkit (110 Lesson Plans that I use … Continue reading