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3 Tips for Digital Citizenship

Posted by Ulliance on Jul 17, 2019 10:57:30 AM

Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching technique; it is a way to prep students/technology users for a society driven by technology. Digital citizenship is the continuously developing norms of appropriate, responsible and empowered technology use. 

The concept of Digital Citizenship has become an important area of educational knowledge not only in the United States but world wide. Whether referred to as digital citizenship, digital wellness or digital ethics, the issues remain the same: how should we act when we are using digital devices, interacting with others online, and what should be taught to help the next generation be better stewards when utilizing technology.

Children today are growing up in a different world from that which many of us remember from our childhoods. Technological advances have transformed the way kids live, learn and play. It is important for adults to adapt, too, to better prepare children to be smart and savvy digital citizens.

Good digital citizenship is about more than limited screen time or off-limits websites. It refers to appropriate, responsible and empowered use of technology. 

As new tech is developed, or more apps are released, the reasons for teaching good digital citizenship to children remain the same.  We, as adults, need to set good examples by following these rule ourselves—not do the old, do as I say, not as I do  credo.

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Topics: learning, Ulliance, summertime, resources

When "Rightsizing" Is a Must

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Jul 10, 2019 2:52:37 PM

Rightsizing—the long-term move to get the right people into the right seats within an organization—almost always involves letting people go. But that doesn’t mean that the process can’t be approached strategically.

You, as a manager, must be prepared if your company is planning to layoff several employees at once. That means knowing how timing and details affect the situation of rightsizing, even if it is an ongoing process. 

Workforce attrition is one of the easiest—and least uncomfortable—ways to rightsize your organization. The slow but steady method can be realized by not filling vacant positions and/or putting in place a hiring freeze. Because the responsibilities of departing employees may need to be shifted to remaining staff, this method requires a strong alignment between organizational goals and talent management.

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Topics: learning, Ulliance

To DEET or not to DEET? That is the Question.

Posted by Ulliance on Jul 1, 2019 11:51:22 AM

According to the Detroit Free Press, 2019 has had one of the wettest springs on record here in Michigan! And we all know, with more rain comes more mosquitoes. Currently, MI is predicted to have an above average mosquito season thanks to the wetter than normal conditions. With cookout season upon us, these menacing mosquitoes will be waiting to feast on us in droves. Protecting yourself from mosquito bites is imperative since they can carry diseases that cause severe symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea and even death.

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Topics: learning, Ulliance, summertime, resources

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Posted by Ulliance on Dec 3, 2018 12:12:44 PM

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Topics: learning, training, harassment awareness training, anti-discrimination, culture, Employee Engagement, #MeToo

Protect your organization, empower employees through workplace harassment education

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Jul 10, 2018 1:59:28 PM

A customized plan that includes training and awareness-building efforts develops employees’ understanding of appropriate language and behavior.
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Topics: workplace, learning, resources, training, wellness programs, harassment awareness training

3 Ways to Beat the Brain Drain this Summer

Posted by Ulliance on May 23, 2018 11:35:26 AM

Summer is upon us, and for parents, planning days without structure and a schedule isn’t always easy. The end of the school year doesn’t mean that learning and brain-building activities need to come to a halt. Research shows that kids lose approximately 22 percent of their academic skills over the summer.

Parents don’t need to resort to books and worksheets to keep children’s minds sharp either. There are many free and creative ways to help kids discover that learning is fun and can happen in any summer setting without feeling like they’re being taught a lesson. As little as a half an hour a day can help close learning gaps and strengthen academic skills without cutting into too much summer fun.

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Topics: learning, Ulliance, summertime, resources

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