a teacher librarian and Masters student
karenmaree has written 13 posts for Digital Teaching Tools and Resources

Mike Ribble on YouTube

Hot off the press! Mike Ribble talks with Judy O’Connell about Digital Citizenship in schools. Now that you’ve seen the video – join the Facebook group! Check out Judy O’Connell’s blog, ‘Hey Jude’. Advertisements

Skype in the Classroom

One of the performance indicators for this ISTE standard requires teachers to develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital age communication and collaboration skills.  Many of us already use Skype to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, now Skype … Continue reading

Word 2010 Reference Function

One of the performance indicators for this ISTE standard is to teach appropriate documentation of sources, and the reference function in Microsoft Office’s Word 2010 enables users to easily create an APA style bibliography.  Below is a video created by Kennesaw State University professor Terrence D. Jorgensen, providing clear instruction on how to use this function.

This cyber safety website is designed to support the development of cybersafe actions and attitudes.  Ivanhoe Grammar School believe that rather than ignore or ban the technology, there is a clear educational imperative to teach students the skills, knowledge and strategies to use the net in a safe, smart and responsible way. Not only is this … Continue reading

Creative Commons: What every educator needs to know

This is an informative and (dare I say it), CUTE slideshare presentation explaining Creative Commons and asking the question:  In a connected world how can we teach ‘creative integrity’

Best of the Ed Tech Web 2010

Richard Byrne, author of top resource sharing blog freetech4teachers has produced this slideshare which showcases “67 tools in 60 minutes”.  How many of these tools have YOU used in your classroom? Share your experiences with digital tools in the classroom by leaving a comment below.

YouTube: Copyright School

Loaded with student appeal, this video was created by YouTube to help get the copyright message out to consumers and creators of digital content.


Cybersmart is part of the Australian Government’s cybersafety program and provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world.  Cybersmart also offers training and resources for schools and materials for library staff. Free to download is the Australian Government’s cybersafety help button, which provides internet users, particularly children and young … Continue reading

Digital Compass Activity and Digital Driver’s License

The resource containing these two activities is from the Digital Citizenship in Schools handbook (Ribble, M. & Bailey, G. 2007).   The Digital Compass activity provides students with ten different scenarios and a digital compass to choose the direction they think the technology user should take. The Digital Driver’s License activity is in two parts; an Elementary License … Continue reading

Digital Etiquette

Digital Etiquette describes the standards of conduct when using digital and/or electronic technology. Lessons on Digital Etiquette is a Google site providing a user-friendly 60 minute lesson introducing the term etiquette and providing students with a chance to learn about it from fictional scenarios and multimedia sources.  This site includes assessment activities that could be adapted for … Continue reading

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