Microsoft Honors Safer Internet Day with Launch of Digital Citizenship Campaign

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By Meghan Bogardus Cortez The tech giant offers guidelines and support to make a safer online experience for children. Digital Citizenship Internet

7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? In “ Roadmap to Districtwide Digital Citizenship Adoption ,” Theresa Ellington, instructional technology manager at Life Schools Charter School in Texas, explained how she was able to implement a digital citizenship curriculum throughout the Title I district with limited time and no money, and shared lessons learned from the district’s first year using a digital citizenship curriculum.

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Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? In “ Roadmap to Districtwide Digital Citizenship Adoption ,” Theresa Ellington, Instructional Technology Manager at Life Schools Charter School in Texas, explained how she was able to implement a digital citizenship curriculum throughout the Title I district with limited time and no money, and shared lessons learned from the district’s first year using a digital citizenship curriculum.

Edutopia’s New Resources on Digital Citizenship

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Digital Citizenship is always a hot topic with both educators and their schools. I have long been critical of the “stranger danger” focus of most digital citizenhsip curricula. I was so happy to see Edutopia’s updated curriculum and guidelines, What Your Students Really Need to Know about Digital Citizenship , crafted by the esteemed educator Vicki Davis.

How Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Foster Digital Citizenship & Safety

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While the photos and videos have not been deemed to violate Instagram’s rules or guidelines, they’ve been recognized as sensitive and will require additional action by the end user to be viewed. Others have made efforts to foster digital citizenship and online safety as well. We laud all efforts to create safer online environments and kinder communities, and hope they continue to promote values aligned with digital citizenship.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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These clever digital natives take figuring out how to circumvent your protections as a challenge. This is an educational digital storybook that dives into the dangers of cyberbullying and how friends can step up and stop it. You can find age-specific guidelines, videos, and articles that offer advice, resources, and more from parents and experts. Digital Citizenship cyberbully

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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Grade-levels below are guidelines. Before starting, review the digital citizenship associated with visiting an online site (such as privacy, staying on the assigned website, and not talking to strangers). Popular shortkeys are to open programs, activate tools, and take screenshots using the digital device’s native tool. Adapt these MS Word directions to your digital device: Click View – Macros – Record Macros. Digital Doodle drawing app.

Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

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This is perfect for the many different ways students learn math, the wide variety of digital devices being used, and gives a nod toward the lifelong learner who is as likely to play math games because they love learning as that it’s part of teacher-directed activities. The program had me update my login to the new standards and made it easy to add students under the new guidelines.

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

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Set down conversation guidelines like 1) refer to each other by name, 2) participate by building on conversations, 3) participate often with comments and reactions to ideas of others, 4) don’t dominate the stage, 5) disagree, but don’t be disagreeable, and 6) wait your turn. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

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What Are Good Guidelines for Younger Bloggers? She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Here are eleven of the top classroom blogging tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them! 6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging. 3 Problems to Address Before Blogging at Your School.

Looking for a Summer Volunteer Opportunity?

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Note: School guidelines vary depending upon their missions. in conjunction with integrating technology into classwork (creating the digital explainer videos). She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. I have written in the past about mysimpleshow , an easy and clever way educators can create explainer videos.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

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Thinglink is a free cross-platform digital tool where users turn any image into an interactive graphic by adding “hot spots” that connect to text, images, video, audio, or weblinks. Teachers post questions, provide guidelines and expectations, and students respond. Crowdsourced preparation for an upcoming exam is simple when using spreadsheets, a digital tool available in almost every school and familiar to most students. Digital Breakouts.

What is Standards-based Grading?

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This means students have clear guidelines for how to define success over time, making it easy for all stakeholders in a student’s learning to determine if they are accomplishing what must be done for college and career. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

What parents should ask teachers about technology

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Here are fourteen question you can expect stakeholders to answer — in depth: Who teaches students to use class digital tools? Many teachers (too many) think students arrive at school as digital natives, with all necessary digital knowledge downloaded into their brains. So it’s a legitimate question: Who teaches students how to use the school’s digital devices and what training do they get to support that responsibility?

Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

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As a former technology director (Tom) and high school principal (Eric), we’ve seen some fascinating ways that students have tried to bypass the filter, have seen search terms that would make even college students blush, and have had a vast array of conversations with students about the appropriate use of digital tools. Concern about student safety while online and use of digital tools is undoubtedly valid.

TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age

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Classroom Management in the Digital Age: Effective Practices for Technology-Rich Learning Spaces (2016) by Heather Dowd and Patrick Green Cross-posted from Learning Light Bulbs by Nate Gildart Get your own copy of Classroom Management in the Digital Age! This can be done digitally with an accessible slideshow or clear instructions for students to begin working straight away. Extension activities would be something I think are easily done digitally - there’s so much out there.

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New Cyberbullying Resource Available for Educators, Parents and Students

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” — Carl Hooker, Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes Independent School District. ” — Dr. Mike Ribble, Digital Citizenship Advocate & Author; Director of Technology, Manhattan-Ogden School District.

Parenting in the Screen Time Era

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In October 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its recommendation and guidelines for “Screen Time” use for children and adolescents. The revised AAP guidelines now focus on support and guidance for parents about how to use technology responsibly with children of all ages. The new AAP research guidelines recommend: *No screen time for children from zero to eighteen months. Is my child having fun and learning in their use of digital media?

Free Lesson Plans and Other Resources to Prevent Cyberbullying and Promote Online Safety

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She believes we need to teach students about digital safety “and how to make appropriate choices online.” At Learning.com , we work hard to do just that, by supporting educators with a positive, researched-based curriculum that offers a rich exploration of digital citizenship topics. A Safer Digital World As educators, it is our job to arm students to succeed in the digital community in which they’re growing up.

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

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We started by developing guidelines "with" students and staff and offered related learning opportunities throughout the year. Fast forward to 2017 and the NYC DOE was honored as the Best in NYC for its innovative use of social media to engage citizens for the work happening via our #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook group and Twitter Chat moderated by tech teacher Eileen Lennon. Those days as a media specialist have impacted my practice today as Director of Digital Engagement & Learning.

Messaging - Tool of Engagement or Weapon of Mass Distraction?

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A good start are the social media guidelines and digital citizenship responsibilities developed by students and teachers in New York City. To be or not to be? That is the question for some teachers when it comes to allowing messaging (text or instant) in the classroom. Many see it as a distraction, but young people often disagree. Innovative educators know that students own the learning, but at the same time, the educators are responsible for the success of their students.

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

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To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. There's also a huge upside: Many teachers have used social media to share best practices, provide an authentic audience for student work, cultivate digital citizenship among their students, and build more connected school communities. DON'T: Start using social media in your classroom if there are no guidelines or consent forms.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

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Many educators aren’t motivated to use digital resources in class, often because they’re unsure how to use them effectively or are unaware of the benefits.[1] Even with the latest and best digital technology, classrooms will not benefit unless the students and faculty understand how to use it.[15]

9 Ways to Use Media to Increase Parent Engagement - Lessons Fr The @CommonSenseEd Panel at #SXSWEdu

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Ongoing parent engagement is an essential piece of building a positive culture of digital citizenship in schools. 9 Ways to Increase Parent Engagement & Effective Student Media Use Create policies “with” not just for stakeholders Too often schools and districts create policies and guidelines for students, staff, and families. They created social media and internet guidelines and responsibilities “with” students, staff, and families using a participatory design approach.

Helping Parents Guide Kids' Media Use #SXSWedu

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Helping Parents Guide Kids' Media Use SXSWedu 2017 Panel tinyurl.com/ParentsGuidetoKidsMedia What makes for effective parent engagement around media and technology? social media and AUP guidelines to make it more friendly for teachers and students. Started encouraging positive digital citizenship and social media use. Known for their digital citizenship curriculum. Digital teaching strategies offers bite size PD for teachers.

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14 Education Advancements in a Year

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The past decade saw significant improvements in the application of technology to learning and 2017 became a tipping point where embedding technology into education finally moved from fringe to mainstream, remaking classrooms in the image of the future. Chromebooks and iPads have become the two most popular digital devices in classrooms (with laptops, 2-in-1 devices like Surface Pro, and Macs next). In 2017, this was solved. Did I miss a trend that motivated you in 2017?

State-Sanctioned Esports Events Are on the Rise. Here’s Why It Matters

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In 2017, high school state athletic associations in Alaska and Connecticut sanctioned esports as a state championship event. Esports Teach Digital Citizenship. Guidelines could be developed, for example, concerning the playing of first-person shooter games. Regulators can reinforce skills such as digital citizenship and sportsmanship — issues that aren’t really part of gaming right now but should be.

State-Sanctioned Esports Events Are on the Rise. Here’s Why It Matters

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In 2017, high school state athletic associations in Alaska and Connecticut sanctioned esports as a state championship event. Esports Teach Digital Citizenship. Guidelines could be developed, for example, concerning the playing of first-person shooter games. Regulators can reinforce skills such as digital citizenship and sportsmanship — issues that aren’t really part of gaming right now but should be.

State-Sanctioned Esports Events Are on the Rise. Here’s Why It Matters

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In 2017, high school state athletic associations in Alaska and Connecticut sanctioned esports as a state championship event. Esports Teach Digital Citizenship. Guidelines could be developed, for example, concerning the playing of first-person shooter games. Regulators can reinforce skills such as digital citizenship and sportsmanship — issues that aren’t really part of gaming right now but should be.

State-Sanctioned Esports Events Are on the Rise. Here’s Why It Matters

EdTech Magazine

In 2017, high school state athletic associations in Alaska and Connecticut sanctioned esports as a state championship event. Esports Teach Digital Citizenship. Guidelines could be developed, for example, concerning the playing of first-person shooter games. Regulators can reinforce skills such as digital citizenship and sportsmanship — issues that aren’t really part of gaming right now but should be.

State-Sanctioned Esports Events Are on the Rise. Here’s Why It Matters

EdTech Magazine

In 2017, high school state athletic associations in Alaska and Connecticut sanctioned esports as a state championship event. Esports Teach Digital Citizenship. Guidelines could be developed, for example, concerning the playing of first-person shooter games. Regulators can reinforce skills such as digital citizenship and sportsmanship — issues that aren’t really part of gaming right now but should be.

State-Sanctioned Esports Events Are on the Rise. Here’s Why It Matters

EdTech Magazine

In 2017, high school state athletic associations in Alaska and Connecticut sanctioned esports as a state championship event. Esports Teach Digital Citizenship. Guidelines could be developed, for example, concerning the playing of first-person shooter games. Regulators can reinforce skills such as digital citizenship and sportsmanship — issues that aren’t really part of gaming right now but should be.

State-Sanctioned Esports Events Are on the Rise. Here’s Why It Matters

EdTech Magazine

In 2017, high school state athletic associations in Alaska and Connecticut sanctioned esports as a state championship event. Esports Teach Digital Citizenship. Guidelines could be developed, for example, concerning the playing of first-person shooter games. Regulators can reinforce skills such as digital citizenship and sportsmanship — issues that aren’t really part of gaming right now but should be.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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It’s also an opportunity – surprise, surprise – for lots of folks to try sell us some sort of “digital literacy” product.). The lying did not start on Inauguration Day – 20 January 2017. How on earth is @BreitbartNews getting the #1 slot in Google results when it comes to Science/Nature News pic.twitter.com/AIpMYrJ38b — codyb (@CodyBrown) March 22, 2017. Google launched a “Be Internet Awesome” digital citizenship campaign.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

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How can digital citizenship lessons help me get the most out of teaching with technology? One way to do this is by encouraging students to learn how to use digital creation tools. An established policy or set of guidelines for using apps, including social media -- whether you're considering it as part of your class or just to communicate with students. Address digital distraction in your policies and procedures.