Ninth Grade Digital Citizenship Lessons

As part of their 1:1 iPad project for ninth graders at Franklin High School, teacher Sandra Childs developed a set of digital citizenship lessons. You can see the lessons below via Google Drive or download the PDF via iTunesU.

Google Drive Folder

PDF via iTunesU


5 Links, Sept. 9, 2013

Since the September EdTech Challenge focuses on Mystery Skype, I thought the five links I shared today would be related. Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions. It’s suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science. Check out the five links below.

10 Ways to Start Using Skype in the Classroom
A list of 10 simple ideas for getting started with Skype.

Assessment of Learning via Skype
Great pre- and post-assessment activities with files you can download for use from Silvia Tolisano.

Comprehensive Guide to Using Skype in the Classroom

So You Want to do Mystery Skype?
Good to do list of steps to get started from Pernille Ripp.

The Official Mystery Skype Community from Skype
You can sign up here to do Mystery Skype if you can’t participate in the September Challenge.

Portland Art Museum Tours Available Now

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue Portland, OR 97205

School Tours
School Tours for fall 2013 including special exhibition, Samurai!, are now available for sign-ups on our reservation system. Log in to access the reservation system and visit the school tours page to view school tour options.

Joining the Museum’s Online Community
Educators are getting plugged into the Museum’s online community! Creating a user name and password on the Museum’s web site allows teachers to book tours, receive education newsletters, and educator event information. Click here to create an account. Enter your email here to see if you already have one. When you visit the Museums website Log in to get behind the scenes educator info, manage your profile, and other great options that can keep you connected and involved.

We hope to see you at the Museum this year!



Oregon Digital Learning Collaborative: Mobile Learning Q&A

Check out this awesome new resource that several Oregon districts (including PPS) collaborated on to keep up with the latest word on mobile learning!

Search through questions and advice provided by the edtech community. Vote for most important questions and best answers. Add new questions or topics for discussion. And offer you own insights and help your peers as they explore this critical and rapidly changing topic.

You will need to create a new account in order to ask/answer questions.