Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

eSchool News

Teaching digital citizenship as a “one-off event” doesn’t lead to changes in behavior, experts say. Findings like these suggest the need for schools to start teaching good digital citizenship to students at a very young age—and Ribble and many others believe that students should learn these skills throughout the K-12 curriculum. Ribble has written a book about the topic, called Digital Citizenship in Schools , and a new edition is available this fall.

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene, and More

EdTech Magazine

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene, and More. Like good hygiene, good digital citizenship is a set of responsibilities all internet users should practice. We’re seeing a tipping point where schools are realizing that in order to have a successful technology integration, they have to have digital citizenship lessons alongside it,” says Kelly Mendoza, senior director of education programs at Common Sense Education.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More

EdTech Magazine

The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More. Like good hygiene, good digital citizenship is a set of responsibilities all internet users should practice. We’re seeing a tipping point where schools are realizing that in order to have a successful technology integration, they have to have digital citizenship lessons alongside it,” says Kelly Mendoza, senior director of education programs at Common Sense Education.

How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” Why assess it? What to look for in assessment tools.

Digital Citizenship & Data Collection

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

With all this use of technology and the notion that prospective employers and college admissions officers are researching applicants, students should learn how to be responsible digital citizens and consider the effects of their digital footprints. Students tracking their digital footprint could make for a horrifying or surprising project and very relevant in this world where social media puts one''s actions on full display.

In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

eSchool News

Teq Online PD offers educators unlimited access to over 200 live and archived professional development sessions focused on the effective integration of technology into instruction. There are certification tracks on Google, Microsoft, Apple, SMART, among other topics, like online assessment, STEM, ELA, Math, Social Studies, and PBL. Edmentum’s new solution pairs adaptive diagnostic assessments with individualized learning paths.

5 Tips to Avoid Plagiarism

Ask a Tech Teacher

Thanks to easy access to internet resources and a serious lack of understanding on the part of many students about what online resources can legally be used, plagiarism has become a huge problem in schools. In this way, the intermingling of outside ideas with one’s assessment is prevented.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom. Those without access at home typed much slower: often under 10 words per minute.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessing student learning used to be as simple as giving a test that consisted of multiple choice, True/False, short answer, and/or essay. Habits, templates, and routines are much easier than reinventing the assessment wheel but a tool that results in passionate students committed to lifelong learning gets my attention. The uniting characteristics are that all assess: what’s been learned. Self-assessment. Digital Breakouts.

Shaping My Classroom’s Culture with Digital Citizenship

Graphite Blog

When I first started teaching 18 years ago, I could introduce digital citizenship to my students on my own time line, since primary graders weren't as immersed in the digital world as they are now. Today, our digital citizenship work starts on the first day of school. We want to nurture students who think critically, behave safely and ethically, and participate responsibility in the digital world.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

And they look at that data, every single moment of the day, and they analyze it, and they decide what needs to be done to redirect construction, to regroup, to reteach, to enrich, to enhance – all on the spur of the moment, because they have ready access to the data. Learn more about formative assessment. If you want to listen – Monica Burns did a fantastic podcast episode about her Favorite Formative Assessment Tools.

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. You can even transfer grades into any digital grade book with the touch of a button. Heather: Well, Vicki, I have a passion for digital citizenship and student voice integrated in there. I feel like a lot of the stories are shared by administrators or teachers that have access to the accounts.

Digital Literacy–What is it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Digital literacy’ is one of those buzz words floated by experts as being granular to 21st century students. ‘Literacy’ is simple: the ability to read and write– so ‘digital literacy’ should be achieving those goals digitally. “the ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information” –Digital Strategy Glossary of Key Terms.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

“More tech-based monitoring and assessment tools will be incorporated into to the instructional mix.” “Teachers will have access to expanded professional development programs.” In order to impart this knowledge to their students, teachers also had to go through digital literacy training. Now, many schools now provide digital training professional workshops to help teachers integrate online safety best practices in their everyday classrooms.

EdTech 147

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Students engage in content creation , with the mantra "Earning your learning", by a variety of iPad apps and accessibility features. Sunday, June 8th at 4pm Common Sense Media: Digital Citizenship - Seeing the Big Picture , with Dr. Jason Ohler. In our community’s next webinar, Dr. Jason Ohler helps us consider how to use digital citizenship to help our students and ourselves navigate our rapidly evolving world. How does your library manage digital collections?

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Quickly create assessments for any grade or subject without special forms or equipment. Automatically transfer grades into any digital grade book. Step 1: Teach Digital Citizenship. At the beginning, I do a lot of work on digital citizenship — that we behave on social media the way we do in real life. In grade 2, his teacher shared a book about water and how many communities didn’t have access to clean water.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Michael Stephens Live Keynote - Follett Challenge - Digital Citizenship Week - K12 Online Starts

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Digital Citizenship Week. We’re proud to be in partnership with Common Sense Education to celebrate the Second Annual Digital Citizenship Week – October 19th -25th. Join us to shine a spotlight on the importance of helping kids learn how to create safe, responsible digital lives. Faculty training does not always acknowledge the fact that digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, my school has many student subscriptions to three or four online newspapers: The New York Times, Washington Post, The Herald, as well as a couple of others that teachers can access. And so that’ll be everything from the print media, which is now digitized, to television news. I completely agree and that’s just part of that bigger critical thinking, critical assessment component that we want all of our students to have.

How To 157

Grading Apps, Tools, and Resources We Love

Ask a Tech Teacher

Educators can log into their grade book from any computer with Internet access. Students can use their class website to post learning activities, grades, and handouts for students and parents to access through individual, secure logins. Classroom management assessments

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. These assessments might be used to engage learners in discussion before an inquiry.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

They fit into the categories of SEL, digital instruction, engagement/management, and leadership. In addition, you’ll create practical tools such as rubrics for teacher observation, surveys for self-assessment reports, and data collection checklists and notes for interviews.

Trends 334

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The App Hub is dedicated to bringing transparency to developers’ data and accessibility policies, and to help decision-makers find information about apps to meet the unique learning goals and policies of their school districts.”. Developers Resource Page – a resource page for app developers to access best practices and policies. Students can share these slides to create a digital word wall.” Assess class performance.

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Knowing that, there are six Best Practices teachers in the trenches suggest for integrating technology into classroom instruction: Digital Citizenship. Many schools now provide digital devices for students, often a Chromebook or an iPad. In cyberspace, students are confronted often–if not daily–with questions regarding cyberbullying, digital privacy, digital footprints, plagiarism, and more.

Are You R.E.A.D.Y. as a School to be Good Digital Citizens

techlearning

Blended and personalized learning with digital tools has flooded classrooms, but most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship as requirements for teacher certification. This leads to a cross roads of districts pushing digital learning into schools with teachers who may not be trained in the use of safe online instruction and hence the problem of a fear of the internet. Then empower students with strategies to be good digital citizens.

Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know there are some amazing formative assessment tools on the web. First, to ensure you do not miss a valuable post or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing - Michael Gorman ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com ) .

S.C. districts access digital literacy tools for free

eSchool News

To empower students in school districts across South Carolina with digital literacy skills, Learning.com announced the Palmetto Digital Literacy Program (PDLP), in partnership with the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee and Department of Education. The importance of a strong skillset in digital literacy and safety in our modern global society has never been higher,” said South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman. “I Digital Learning and Tools News

In the Teacher's Lounge: Using Edmodo to Teach Digital Literacy

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I had the pleasure on Tuesday last week to give a webinar on how I use Edmodo to teach my students digital literacy skills and help prepare them for digital assessments. My students piloted the PARCC last Spring and it became clear that knowing how to effectively navigate through a website will impact student scores on the Common Core assessment. Here is a copy of my Google Slides so that you can access the resources linked in the presentation.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Course: Designing Blended Learning for Student Engagement and Achievement “By the end of the course, you will be able to design and implement meaningful blended learning experiences with objective-aligned assessments and activities that foster core 21st-century skills.”

The Mask of Ed Tech

CUE

Initiative (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow), which is the way we plan to enhance teaching and learning for our students. We have done specific training on implementing and using formative assessments for every teacher. Also, it doesn’t help that ease is usually the sales tactic made to us when we are considering the new classroom management behavior system or formative assessment software. image from [link] Dark Horse Comics and New Line Cinema.

Creative Communicator: Unpacking ISTE Standard for Students #6

Tech Helpful

Creative Communicator : Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. I know we have already discussed digital citizenship in a prior blog post in this series but I believe communication is one of the most critical parts of being a good steward in the world of technology. Your students may not have access to social media but you do.

Silent Reading vs. Independent Reading: What’s the Difference? (plus digital tools to assess IR)

Reading By Example

Access to texts. Teacher monitoring, assessing, and support during IR. Assessing Independent Reading. The challenge then is: how do I assess independent reading? Next is a list of tools that I have observed teachers using for assessing independent reading. Teachers can set up a digital form to capture any type of information. It is probably the tool I would use to document classroom formative assessment.

How every school can promote safety in a digital world

eSchool News

Keeping students safe in the digital era — with its myriad dangers — means a proactive IT strategy. Then search engines arrived, completely revolutionizing the way students accessed and consumed information over the web. Digital solutions such as classroom management, collaboration, and online polls allow teachers to be more productive so they spend less time administrating and more time teaching and interacting with pupils.

How to Do Student-led Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students should become comfortable using a digital portfolio such as Google Classroom, DropBox, OneNote, the school’s LMS, or another option as a convenient way to curate their work for easy access during the conference. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Education reform Parents Teaching Strategies assessments

How to (Not) Fill a Blank White Page

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Self evaluation and reflection is also an important piece of the assessment process. I am bound by scheduling constraints and access to the computers themselves. We have 6 computer and mobile labs for 2000+ students right now and students'' home access is inconsistent. tools in the classroom, and (after much delay) we are finally becoming a Google school and students will have their own Google Drive and access to collaborative apps. Working with Ms.

BYOD 65

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many of us find students benefit greatly when the school employs curriculum-based assessments to measure progress. Because by teaching, assessing knowledge, tracking progress, and personalizing to student needs, we can determine if students are accomplishing what they must to complete the work of learning. This is done through its standards-aligned assessment library or teacher-created assessments developed from a bank of over 60,000 standards-specific questions.