Author name: Christa Love

Christa Love, Curriculum Developer & Teacher ~ I am passionate about blending technology into curriculum. Whether it is programming, video production, graphic design, or digital citizenship, I am interested in how apps and tools can be used to enhance learning. Throughout the years I have designed many TechnoKids technology projects. My favorite part of curriculum development is field-testing the ideas to determine the activities that work best in real classrooms. I write about what I have learned that can save teachers time in their own curriculum planning.

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TechnoKids Is Powered by DQ

Recently, the DQ Lab certified the TechnoKids program and awarded it the Powered by DQ Seal. This signifies that TechnoKids Curriculum Collections align with multiple digital intelligence competencies within the DQ Global Standards (IEEE 3527.1TM). As a result, teachers can feel confident knowing that TechnoKids has received independent accreditation for teaching digital intelligence and achieving […]

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AI Made Simple with Fun Chatbot Activities

Teach teens about artificial intelligence with fun chatbot activities. AI might seem like a complex topic for middle or high school students. Make it meaningful to kids by using chatbots. They can gain an understanding of the power of AI technology by interacting with bots or building their own. This provides an opportunity to explore

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5 Reasons to Build Chatbots With Bot Libre

Do you need to build chatbots as part of a high school computing course? Although there are many bot-builders, not all of them are free. Plus, some are quite difficult to use. You may want to consider using Bot Libre. It is a free bot-building service that has animated avatars that answer questions. Although it

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How to Create a Bot Libre Workspace to Manage Students

A Bot Libre workspace is an area for creating and viewing bots. Bot Libre is a free bot-builder for chatbots. TechnoKids uses Bot Libre in TechnoChatbot AI, to have high school students create their own virtual agent for a school or community organization. The chatbot answers members’ questions. Teachers using Bot Libre can manage classes

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Creative Commons Made Simple For Teachers And Students

Creative Commons is a licensing system that identifies how content, such as music or images, can be legally used by others for free. It is a simple way to determine if an online file, made by someone else, can be included in a publication, video, or other project. A Creative Commons license informs others about

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How to Use the Video Editing Preview Toolbar in Blender

Blender has tools on the Preview Toolbar that make video editing simple. With them you can easily move, rotate, or scale objects on the canvas. This lets beginners create high-quality advertisements, public service announcements, or demonstrations. To start you need to open the Blender program. Next, from the File menu, select New. Then, click Video

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Make Intellectual Property Rights Management Simple for Kids

Intellectual property rights are the legal rights an inventor or creator has over their own creations for a period of time. The work might be a book, song, photo, or video. It protects the owner by restricting how others can use their content. It is important that students understand intellectual property rights. Many school assignments

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5 Ways to Improve Online Collaboration for Kids

Online collaboration is required in many workplaces. In fact, with the shift to remote work, co-workers may be communicating solely at a distance. Today it is commonplace for team members to jointly complete a project by working on the same file. This may happen synchronously, in which everyone is working on it together at the

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Teach Digital Footprint Management to Kids

Digital footprint management is the ability to control the tracks left behind by online interactions. A digital footprint is a record of Internet activities that can be traced to a person. The data might be public, private, or available only to a specific group. For example, a digital footprint could be something intentionally shared such

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