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Social Media literacy, online communication, and online safety.

cyberbullying artificial intelligence

Jun 03, 2019

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AR Platform Demonstrating the Detrimental Effects of Online Bullying

Grey New York and Stomp Out Bullying, with clinical psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere, have created an artificial intelligence platform called “Emma” that shows how teenage brains are detrimentally affected by online bullying. A short video shows what happens to “Emma” as she’s subjected to a plethora of hateful comments.

Civics

Jun 03, 2019

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Program to Prepare Thoughtful, Ethical Digital Citizens

Born in a Waldorf-inspired public charter school classroom in California, Cyber Civics meets a growing need to prepare middle school students to be ethical, safe, and wise digital citizens. The in-class program has three levels—Level 1: Digital Citizenship; Level 2: Information Literacy; and Level 3: Media Literacy for Positive Participation.

social media thankfullness social emotional learning

Jun 03, 2019

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Curriculum Reinforcing Pro-social Behaviors

GiveThx, a digital curriculum and app, affords a structured way for teachers and students to give and receive messages of gratitude (“Thx notes”) and to reflect on their own identity development and learning as global citizens.

Stories Featuring Characters of Color

May 15, 2019

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Podcast Promoting Diversity in Children’s Books

Talking About Books for Kids is a new podcast hosted by Jaqueline Douge, a pediatrician, mother, writer, blogger, child advocate, and book reader. Intended for anyone looking to more fully engage with children’s literature, the podcast has a special focus on highlighting diversity (or discussing lack thereof) in children’s publishing. Each episode takes a critical look at the industry while interviewing diverse authors and celebrating their work.

App to Encourage Conversation

May 01, 2019

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Thoughtful Discussion on Best Approaches to Achieve Learning

Kialo is an easy-to-use tool to engage in thoughtful discussion, understand different points of view, and help with collaborative decision-making in areas such as science, technology, and education. With Kialo, users can take on issues big or small, build consensus on a topic, and explore every aspect of a discussion.

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