Posts by Melissa Emler

Ponder with Alex Selkirk

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Alex Selkirk, Co-Founder Founded:  November, 2012 Ponder is an interesting tool that helps readers engage with text online in a variety of ways.  Readers can document their thinking as they read as well as pose questions for other readers.  It functions as an extension, so it can sit on top of virtually every website.  …

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Social Assurity: Your online Life Elevated

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Social Assurity with Alan Katzman Founded:  September, 2013 Social Assurity is being featured in the midst of my series on digital citizenship.  We can no longer try to scare kids into being safe online.  We must educate them about best practices in social media and online behavior.  It is not enough just to educate the…

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Do Digital Citizenship

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A few weeks ago now, I hosted the first ever #DigCitSummitEDU, and we had approximately 300 students gathered for the live event, and several more teachers and students participated in the event online.  Coach D was the morning keynote speaker, and he set the stage for getting students to think about their online behaviors, and…

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Frienedy: Safe, Private, Connected

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Frienedy with Janel Maitland Founded:  April, 2015 Frienedy is a social platform that prides themselves in being safe, private, and connected.  In the show, the founder speaks to how the platform is different than Facebook groups, and she does a great job of explaining why some social is successful in a closed environment.  It is…

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Facebook For School Leaders-Content Creation

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If you are the lucky one who has the responsibility of posting to your classroom, school, or district Facebook page, you likely spend time wondering what the heck to post.  You might even wake up in a cold sweat wondering if you posted anything the previous day or beating yourself up because you didn’t post…

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