Digital Migration: Thoughts on the Print-to-Digital Transition in Schools

Technology is the nucleus for today’s fast-paced learning environment. The pervasiveness of technology is transforming how classrooms are engaging youth with new and innovative learning/teaching methods. It was not too long ago that classroom engagement was primarily conducted via books or paper-based activities which often required significantly more teacher time for preparation, grading, management, and […]

You may have heard school district horror stories like these: an educator creates accounts for her students into one of the most popular social networking tools without parental permission; an administrator sends a business e-mail to his personal e-mail account so that he can work on a file from home, yet he fails to remember […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]