1st Period Or 6th: Teaching The Same Lesson Differently

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How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night

Keep Your Phone from Waking You Up

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Not sleeping? You might need to turn off blue light on your phone. This week, I was interviewing John Medina, author of Brain Rules, for a future episode of Every Classroom Matters. He made the offhand comment, “blue light wreaks havoc with your brain.” We’ve known this since 2006, This Psychology Today article can help explain why your teenager may be awake ALL NIGHT.

turn blue light off on your iPhone and iPad and protect your health

Thank goodness we can turn off blue light on Apple devices now. I recorded a quick video and am telling everyone I know to make sure they set their iPhones and iPads up this way — especially for kids. I turn off blue light in the evening until the morning so that if I have to look at my phone, it won’t wake me up so much.

Note that after you follow these instructions, your iPhone or iPad will have a brownish twinge to it because the blue light is turned off. You want that. It took me two days to get used to but it isn’t that big of a problem for me.

Tell all the parents you know. 😉 (They’ll thank you.)

Here’s a quick tutorial I just uploaded to YouTube.

How to Turn Blue Light Off on your iPhone or iPad by using Night Shift

Why Does Blue Light Wake You Up?

This would be a fantastic science project for kids. Here are some resources about this phenomenon:

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A Getting Started Guide to Digital Citizenship Education

How Model Teachers Model Digital Citizenship

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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A one time assembly about digital citizenship is not enough. So, Susan Bearden believes digital citizenship should be reinforced daily with kids. In light of how much work we have to do in schools, this whole-school approach brings out so many questions! How do you bring everyone together to understand digital citizenship? What is the role of schools, parents, and faculty?  In today’s show, digital citizenship expert, Susan Bearden tackles these questions and more. Moreover, she helps us figure out where to start if we’re not already doing this in our school today.

Digital Citizenship Getting Started Guide

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Netsmartz is a free online training program from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This free course is designed to help you teach the latest in internet safety and digital citizenship for your students.  It is online. Learn at your own pace. Most people can complete this course in just an hour.What is stopping you? Every school and teacher should take the time to go through the Netsmartz course this summer. Just enroll here:

It is online. Learn at your own pace. Most people can complete this course in just an hour.What is stopping you? Because it is so simple (but important), every school, teacher, and parent should take the time to go through the Netsmartz course this summer. Just enroll here: www.netsmartz.org/training.  

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Show Notes:

  • What are the most common mistakes schools make about digital citizenship?
  • Whose responsibility is teaching digital citizenship?
  • How do we change student behavior?
  • How to educators deal with the drama that can accompany digital citizenship conversations?
  • What are some ways to deal with volatile issues without having to confront them head on?
  • Why do educators need to talk to kids to understand their social media world?
  • How do you make time for digital citizenship when you’re not a technology teacher?
  • What do we say when parents are angry about what schools should be teaching about digital citizenship?
  • Where should educators start when they know nothing about digital citizenship education?

Susan M. Bearden is the co-moderator of #edtechchat, cohost of edTechChat Radio and creator of @tweechmeApp. She is the author of Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach, a speaker, frequent guest blogger, and a contributing author to the Huffington Post, she was ranked #9 on their list of “The 50 Most Social CIOs on Twitter.”

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