Be a Force for Good in the World

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Greetings, Vampires! This week we continue to promote Being a Force for Good in the World with another focus on Digital Citizenship.

Why teach Digital Citizenship?
You might also be interested in this video – ISTE’s CEO, Richard Culatta, discusses the new lens (2018) on digital citizenship that focuses on the do’s of digital citizenship: improving your community, respectful debate, shaping public policy, and recognizing the validity of online sources.

Check out our Digital Citizenship Padlet for ideas, articles, and resources.
Want to gain recognition for your teaching of Digital Citizenship? Want to have a new badge for your digital signature or CV? Check out the Common Sense Educator program! There are just 4 steps you need to complete:
  1. Learn.
  2. Teach a digital citizenship lesson.
  3. Engage families.
  4. Reflect + apply.

Current applications are rolling and accepted between August 2021 and June 30, 2022. 

Elementary –  In just an hour, you can become a Seesaw Pioneer. After 6 months as a Pioneer you qualify to be a Seesaw Ambassador. As an Ambassador, you often receive early notification of, and sometimes even early access to, new features that Seesaw introduces. After maintaining your Ambassador status for 3 years, a Seesaw Certified Educator. We have 2 Pioneers, 3 Ambassadors, and 1 Certified Educator on staff! More info here
Many other platforms offer reward programs that could bring benefits and extra features. You could become a Book Creator Ambassador, a Kahoot Certified Educator, a Peardeck Inspearational Educator, or get an Edpuzzle Certification
Canva updates here. New games templates to new team management and workplace features to boost your productivity.
Zoom’s focus mode is designed to help students concentrate during online class. This video shows you what it is, how to use it, and what it looks like from both teacher and student perspectives – learn more here.
We recommend that you keep important files in My Drive/Shared Drives. However, if you need to store documents locally on your MacBook, Smart Folders (in Finder) automatically collect and categorize files according to your specs. Check it out!