Techy Tips and Tricks

This is a collection of resources compiled by teachers and coaches to solve everyday edtech problems.

Be Internet Awesome, by Google

Through online and printable activities and the supporting Interland online game, Google’s Be Internet Awesome curriculum teaches kids how to be safe and appropriate digital citizens when using Internet resources.

Internet Safety, by ISBE

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provides resources to help schools and districts keep students safe online, and provides information guidance regarding the Illinois Internet Safety Law (2009).

Safe Online Learning

This online safety curriculum resource, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), provides leveled, interactive Internet safety lessons, games and activities for students in grades 3-8, and includes a teachers’ guide to support implementation.

NetSmartz Kids

NetSmartz Kids, fro the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, provides resources supporting Internet safety and digital citizenship activities (in both print and digital formats) for elementary grades students.

Stay Connected, Stay Informed

These Internet safety and cyber bullying resistance resources from the Illinois Attorney General’s office support instruction at all grade levels and includes instructions for using the Illinois E-Info Hotline.

Connect Safely

Connect Safely resoures support the safe and responsible use of technology resources at all grade levels and includes printable guides on a wide variety of specific and special topics related to technology use in classroom and home environments.

Stop Bullying

This federal resource, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides guidance on teaching resistance to bullying and cyber bullying in home and school environments.