Don’t Judge Me: Lessons from the Trenches

Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 8.47.05 AMHere is a post I wrote for the Preventing and Eliminating Cyberviolence blog!

Source: cyberviolence.atwaterlibrary.ca

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9 Mobile Apps for Poetry Month

I know we are already half way through the month, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to celebrate poetry with the following apps!

Poetry comes from the soul, but apps can help students embrace the form, whether it’s shape and theme generators or videos of actors reading Shakespeare.

Source: www.edutopia.org

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Google Calendar for the iPhone arrives on the App Store — AppAdvice

Finally! I have been waiting a long time for a google calendar app as I use it way more than the built-in calendar app on the iOS devices (I find it a bit cumbersome). However, if you are looking to download it on your iPad, make sure you look in the iPhone only section.

I will give a more detailed account once I’ve used it for a while…

The app can automatically turn information from your Gmail inbox into calendar events.

Source: appadvice.com

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8 Tools that Make Citations a Breeze | Edudemic

Here are some great tools for creating citations – some you have already heard about it (Easybib, Bibme) and some you might not have heard of yet.

For instance, I tried one called CiteFast which according to the annotation in the article below is good for students who are new to citations. I cited the article:

Lepi, Kate. “8 Tools That Make Citations a Breeze | Edudemic.” Edudemic – Education Technology Tips For Students And Teachers. N.p., 5 Mar. 2015. Web. 16 Apr. 2015.

It was pretty easy – the only thing I had to add manually was the author and the revised date (this was an older article that had recently been revised).

Check it out!

The Internet offers an abundance of online citation tools, from the extremely easy to use, to ones that require more research on the part of the user.

Source: www.edudemic.com

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Teen charged after using teacher’s admin password to access school computer

This is a cautionary tale:  a good reminder to be careful with our passwords and our computers. I think we forget that there is sensitive information on our computers – we leave our screens for a second with a confidential email open and anyone can see it.

He’s been charged with trespassing on his school’s computer system after snooping away an administrative password and swapping a teacher’s desktop wallpaper with an image of two men kissing.

Source: nakedsecurity.sophos.com

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The NFB’s Seven Digital deadly Sins

How come I never knew about this? The NFB did a series called The Seven Digital Deadly Sins. I was expecting the usual fare of young people talking about their experiences online (which is totally valid, mind you). What I got was Gary Shteyngart talking about how he is now 87% digital content and relegates his social media to his Dachsund, or Josie Long talking about how she has given up having boyfriend for Twitter.

It is a beautifully designed website with interactive quizzes, articles and hilarious, darkly funny (and wonderfully brief- all of them last for about 2:25 minutes) videos about our digital sinning. Check it out!

Source: sins.nfb.ca

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Email Etiquette Tips for Students – Some for Teachers Too

The article below contains a friendly and fun info video about email etiquette for students. Almost more interesting though is the presentation software they used, powtoon. A cursory look does not reveal any iOS platforms however, but perhaps it works online on the iPad? Yes! Stay tuned for a more in depth review of Powtoon!

Source: www.freetech4teachers.com

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