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Education Technology Resources


Education Technology Resources

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed learning materials for teachers to use in instruction. Many resources are now available and new resources are being created daily.  The list below is some of the more popular content libraries. To learn more about Open Educational Resources, read this Edutopia article: Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Digital Citizenship Resources

Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

New guidance from the Federal Communications Commission clarifies new CIPA requirements related to Internet safety policy. Under the new law, school districts must update their Internet safety policies on or before July 1, 2012.

These policies must provide:

  • Education for minors about appropriate online behavior, which includes interaction with people on social networking sites and in chat rooms.
  • Evidence of programs that raise awareness of, and respond to, cyberbullying.

Additional curriculum resources can be found at:

  • Common Sense Media: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/advice-for-parents/internet-safetyCommon Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
  • i-SAFE America Foundation: http://www.isafe.org                                                                          Resources for teachers, students, and parents
  • NetSmartz: http://www.netsmartz.org                                                                                                    Created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) These are nteractive safety resources that teach kids and teens how to stay safe on the Internet
  • Web Wise Kids: http://www.webwisekids.org                                                                                  Computer simulation and board game for children to learn about Internet danger (game available to schools and families)
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Last updated on July 24, 2020