Resources

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​Technology-related Standards and Requirements

​Planning, Advocacy and Related Issues

  • Michigan Department of Education Technology Readiness Resources - Michigan's technology readiness vision is focused on increasing full-time, full-access systems of education that support success for every student. This website provides links to the resources currently available.

  • COSN: Leading Education Innovation​ - CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is a professional association for district technology leaders. For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools they need to succeed. 

  • Office of Educational Technology - The Office of Educational Technology (OET) provides leadership for transforming education through the power of technology. OET develops national educational technology policy and advocates for the transition from print-based to digital learning.

​Publications and Reports

  • The MACUL Community - a portal for advocacy resources, information relationg to the MACUL special interest groups, blog articles, member highlights, trending topics and more.

  • T.H.E. Journal Online - articles of interest to Technology Directors and Superintendents

  • eSchool News Online a source for K-12 technology and Internet news

  • National Education Technology Plan -The Plan articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible.

  • PEW/Internet and American Life Project - reports exploring the impact of the internet on families, communities, work & home, daily life, education, health care, and civic & political life

Resources for Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship - Big Picture

Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship
Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. The nine themes provide an organizational structure for all of the different areas of digital citizenship.

Studies

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd
How we were fooled into thinking that sexual predators lurk everywhere
This article, excerpted from Danah Boyd's book, takes a look at how our beliefs about online dangers diverge from reality.

Safety
NSteens
Cyberbullying, web site on what students can do about cyberbullying

i-SAFE 
Incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.
 
iKeepSafe
Sponsored by the Optimist International, the iKeepSafe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and/first spouses, attorneys general, public health and education professionals, law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online.

NetSmartz
Provides information to parents, educators and children on how to use the Internet smartly.  There is also a NetSmartz specifically for children 12 and under. 

That's Not Cool
This website is a co-effort of the Ad Council and the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women to give teenagers help dealing with online harassment, including online bullying.

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