i-SAFE Direct – Smart Schools, Smart Technology, Smart Choices

Many educators are challenged to make a decision between traditional hardbound curriculum materials versus free resources that can be found online. As a society we continue to move towards a “unified classroom”. The influence of technology and ubiquitous Internet access is the number one leading influence as to why schools are substituting textbooks for online […]

How to Get Started on Building a Custom Plan

Use i-SAFE’s newly redesigned Implementation Strategy document as an instrument to create a custom plan for your school or classroom digital citizenship and e-Safety education program. The curriculum scope of 408 K-12 lesson plans consists of grade-specific lessons, lessons that span across multiple grade levels (grade bands), and full units that concentrate on specific topics. […]

Empowering Students to Prevent and Manage Social Conflict

Empowering Students to Prevent and Manage Social Conflict Decision-Making & Social Skill Development for Elementary Grades Digital drama occurs when real-world conflict takes place in online environments and through electronic forms of contact. Conflict that occurs in digital places and though mobile devices can quickly escalate into cyber-bullying situations. To mitigate these issues, the i-SAFE […]

What’s New with DC4 Digital Programming?

Our curriculum development and instructional design team has put together a generous collection of new and updated curriculum for the 2016-2017 school year. You’ll find lesson plans and interactive content that inspires critical thinking, active problem-solving and age-appropriate opportunities to make a real-world impact. Students engage in thoughtful dialogue about the principles of digital citizenship […]

Curriculum Spotlight

Cyber Bullying Awareness and Response October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. School-based bullying is a long-standing problem, yet the widespread adoption of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), in the classroom and among students, has raised concerns over cyber bullying and its impact on school climate and student well-being. Thus, in this edition of the […]

Digital Citizenship & e-Safety across the Curriculum

Today’s educators are providing students with tremendous learning experiences by integrating digital technologies into the classroom, yet technology adoption also presents challenges and concerns such as classroom management issues, cyber bullying, academic dishonesty, student data privacy, digital safety and network security. Digital citizenship and e-Safety educational programming is essential, yet building an entire digital citizenship […]

i-SAFE Direct – Smart Schools, Smart Technology, Smart Choices

Many educators are challenged to make a decision between traditional hardbound curriculum materials versus free resources that can be found online. As a society we continue to move towards a “unified classroom”. The influence of technology and ubiquitous Internet access is the number one leading influence as to why schools are substituting textbooks for online […]

Four Steps to Successfully Using Social Media to Build a Positive School Culture

Social media is an integral part of student life, and can be a powerful part of a schools culture. When used effectively, it can boost attendance at school-related events, raise participation in spirit days, heighten attention toward issues or topics during Awareness Months, and increase engagement in school fundraisers, charity events or community outreach efforts. […]

Meeting the Challenge of Safe Learning Online With Three Risk Management Strategies

By Lee Gaby Making online learning safe for students requires that we all be at our best in undertaking a comprehensive risk management approach. We need effective strategies for risk awareness, risk control and risk sharing to deal with the potential injury to students before, during and after a harmful digital incident occurs. New thinking […]

Compliance & Administration – Parents’ Perspectives on Data Use in Schools

Educational technology has brought about new opportunities and challenges surrounding student data privacy. Often, the laws and practices approach the issue from the perspective of administrators, educators and third parties who provide online sites and services. But what do parents think about student data privacy? To answer that question, the Future of Privacy Forum conducted […]