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11 Projects to Teach Digital Citizenship

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No longer is it contained within four classroom walls or the physical site of a school building. This vast landscape of resources is offered digitally, freely (often), and equitably (hopefully), but to take that cerebral trek through the online world, children must know how to do it safely, securely, and responsibly. Best practices now suggest that instead of cocooning students, we teach them to be good digital citizens , confident and competent. More on Digital Citizenship.

Stop Blaming Social Media

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We can’t blame the media that reports them. We can’t blame social media or the tools used to access them. Social media didn’t create fake facts and the media didn’t invent fake news. Social media has long been the scapegoat for adults to blame the ills of kids and students on. Kids can’t focus because of social media. Kids stare endlessly at their devices because all they care about is their social status.

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Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

You can even transfer grades into any digital grade book with the touch of a button. Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Ways to Give Students a Voice. Heather: Well, Vicki, I have a passion for digital citizenship and student voice integrated in there. So, we have, obviously — across the United States and the world — we’ve got this push for social media and schools sharing their story. Our students are in the classroom.

Using Social Media to Promote Student Voice

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Many educators who embrace the use of technology in the classroom, are still very leery of talking about social media in the classroom. The negatives of social media usage between students and teachers can be disastrous. However, if used carefully by teachers, social media can be a powerful tool to not only engage our students, but to promote their student voice as well. Why promote student learning/voice with social media?

To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media

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This year, on September 27, 2017, the American Association of School Librarians made a point to encourage their members to raise awareness about “overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.”. Teachers and principals also increasingly voice opposition to blocking social websites, noting that schools have an obligation to teach students how to use social media responsibly.

6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

eSchool News

By the time today’s digital natives enter high school, most of them have already been using devices, computers, the internet, and social media for years. This usage presents unique challenges for educators who must not only teach a standard curriculum and help shepherd students into adulthood, but who must also help promote good digital citizenship both in and out of the classroom. Related: How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies.

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. According to Common Sense Media’s study “ Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America ,” the percentage of children ages eight and under who’ve used a mobile device nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013, from 38 percent to 72 percent. Ribble has written a book about the topic, called Digital Citizenship in Schools , and a new edition is available this fall.

Teach Middle Schoolers About Social Media with Fun Online Sim

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As physical distancing becomes a feature of students' everyday lives, social media has emerged as an important outlet for them to stay connected with friends and family. Yet, having a conversation with young people about how they use social media can be a daunting task.

8 Ways to Support Digital Citizenship Skills with Google

Shake Up Learning

The post 8 Ways to Support Digital Citizenship Skills with Google appeared first on Shake Up Learning. – PART 2: Digital Citizen. Digital Citizenship skills are a must for today’s modern society, but figuring out how and when to teach these skills to our students can be a challenge. Google has tons of free tools and training that will help us support the Digital Citizenship ISTE Standards and prepare our students for the future.

How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely?

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Citizenship Spotlight From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Most students use smartphones with unfiltered access to the Internet. In today’s show, we talk with digital citizenship pioneer, Dr. Mike Ribble, about a cutting-edge issue: student smartphone use. I’m using Bloomz in my classroom. Dr. Mike Ribble @ digcitizen , author of the books Digital Citizenship in Schools (3rd Ed.)

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Forty-eight perent of those surveyed said they would like to learn more about classroom technology integration.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

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Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. Despite the expansion of EdTech tools as classroom resources, educators have not warmed to the idea of integrating social platforms as quickly as other types of classroom technology. Why the digital disconnect? Tips for teachers in a digital world. Social Media social media

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Automatically transfer grades into any digital grade book. Overview of Vickie Morgado’s Global Collaboration in Her 3rd Grade Classroom. We have connected with different classrooms. I think we’ve learned how to use social media in just a really positive way, and learned to communicate and build a global audience, and shared our learning, and learned with others. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom.

Essential Digital Citizenship Lessons for the Coronavirus Pandemic

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But even if students are comfortable with technology, learning online requires its own norms and procedures, many of which will be new to students who are used to learning in a face-to-face classroom. In addition, teachers and students alike are spending more time checking news and social media in an effort to understand the coronavirus and its effects. News & Media Literacy For many students, the coronavirus pandemic has them worried.

Ways to Build Media Literacy in Your Students, and Why You Should

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While some look to technology regulations to combat the scourge of fake news, the strongest defense may well be in building a citizenry with strong media literacy skills.[2] 2] Read on to learn how we got here, why it matters, and how teachers can build media literacy in the classroom.

Digital Citizenship: The Critical Call To Educate and Prepare 21st-Century Learners

EdNews Daily

We live in unprecedented times of great digital advances and innovation. Today’s youth are digital natives who are unaware of life without Internet access, instant communication, mobile phones and an abundance of on-demand information sitting in their pockets. Although this generation can navigate the digital world with ease, it is unreasonable to assume young people fully understand how to leverage technology for best possible outcomes. By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed.

Curriculum includes 10 lessons for digital citizenship

eSchool News

ESSDACK, GoEnnounce launch digital citizenship curriculum. ESSDACK has collaborated with GoEnnounce to build an affordable digital citizenship curriculum for secondary students titled Your Digital Footprint. The curriculum includes 10 lessons focusing on the importance of building a positive digital image for students to carry into their future. Every post, like, comment and interaction we have online leaves a digital footprint.

The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship

EdTech Magazine

The Top 3 Elements of Student Digital Citizenship. Now that we have technology in our classrooms, communities and homes, parents and educators are likely asking themselves, “How do we help children effectively use digital tools?”. Digital citizenship is the answer. The discussion surrounding digital citizenship has been growing, but not everyone can agree on its definition. Some people even define it as knowledge in a digital age.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. And while they can explore a wide variety of topics from the US Constitution to Ecology and Ancient China, I also like that you can assign these nonfiction texts at three different lexiles to supplement what you’re doing in the classroom. And I say frequently to my sister, who has access to this in her classroom, “You are so lucky!

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

All sessions are recorded so you can access later. He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. But you are always digging out — like you said, new people that everybody hasn’t heard of — but you’re always digging out new amazing educators who are just doing great work every single day in their classrooms. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is.

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

I honestly think it’s the proliferation of social media. It happened so quickly and we’ve had such a rapid transition away from print media that we haven’t had the time and the experience to really develop the skill set of analyzing media content. First Step: Understand Traditional Media. So the first thing that we do is we start going over traditional news media.

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Dear Otto: How Do Students Access Twitter in the Classroom

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Here’s a great question I got from Paul: We are considering the appropriate role for Twitter in schools and as part of my research I read your article “ 13 Reasons to Use Twitter in the Classroom.” ” While I understand the points that you are making in the article, one question I didn’t see answered is how students access Twitter — is this done on their personal devices; or is this something that is allowed on district equipment?

Develop Teacher Leaders with Digital Citizenship Academies

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In the Alisal Union School District, a TK–sixth-grade district with about 9,000 students in Salinas, California, we're trying to shift the needle of digital citizenship. During our 1-to-1 rollout, we've seen a little bit of everything, from an online clown scare to issues with students bullying each other on social media. We also offered demo lessons and coaching around digital citizenship but didn't have a lot of takers.

Develop Teacher Leaders with Digital Citizenship Academies

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This article is part of Common Sense Education's Teacher Voices series, which provides a platform for diverse perspectives on teaching in the digital age. In the Alisal Union School District, a TK–sixth-grade district with about 9,000 students in Salinas, California, we're trying to shift the needle of digital citizenship. We also offered demo lessons and coaching around digital citizenship but didn't have a lot of takers.

How LA Unified Cultivates Districtwide Digital Citizenship

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Not long ago, the term "digital citizenship" connoted cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and security. Much like the term has continued to evolve, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LA Unified) efforts, known as #DigCitLA , have expanded with the growth of digital citizenship awareness. Digital citizenship can effectively become part of the curriculum when teachers are comfortable in weaving it through their instructional practices.

How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned. In truth, we are flooded with a constant stream of information online, from legitimate news and facts to websites and social media posts taking sides in intense political debates. Monitoring students’ internet access in school won’t help them once they leave the classroom.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. When flipping the classroom , for example, students gain knowledge away from the classroom through video, text selections, podcasts, etc., and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers. Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education.

Engage Your Community with Parent Digital Citizenship Academies

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"Teacher Voices": This article is part of a series of from-the-classroom perspectives. In the Alisal Union School District in Salinas, California, we aim to establish a whole-community approach to digital citizenship. We've had great results with our Digital Citizenship Academies for teachers but found that working with educators alone wasn't enough to help our students' families grasp these relatively new and critical concepts.

World Password Day — It’s Coming!

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Passwords are now required to access websites, banking, email, social media, favorite shopping sites, chat venues like iMessenger, and even certain documents. That’s more than anyone can keep track of and why it’s popular to link logins to social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter being the most common) or Google accounts. Digital security protocols require I be more proactive with managing my passwords. More on digital safety.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

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For anyone who missed the April announcement, Twitter switched its app category from ‘social media’ (where it consistently ranked in the top ten with Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Pinterest) to ‘news’ (now ranked #1, ahead of apps like CNN, Fox News, and Reddit). Twitter’s gossipy reputation among administrators and most parents negates its dynamic applications in the classroom. Teach digital citizenship.

Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my summer digital citizenship classes, the biggest question I get is how to control student cell phone usage. Luckily, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Andrew Carroll, former High School teacher, has a great analysis of the problem and discussion of solutions below: How to control smartphone usage in classroom? Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools. To do so, there are monitoring apps for digital devices.

3 Ways to Make Digital Citizenship Part of Your Everyday Teaching

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We often hear from educators who feel like they don't have the time to address digital citizenship in their classrooms. Or by the media specialist during library time? Sure, many schools find integrating digital citizenship as a stand-alone program within those classes works well and allows for clear and measurable implementation school-wide. However, digital citizenship skills don't have to be presented as targeted lessons.

We Spent a Month on Digital Citizenship and Here's What Happened

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Parents worry about what their children will find and do online, but schools can help students stay safe by teaching them the basics of digital citizenship. This is exactly what my district, Port Aransas ISD in Port Aransas, Texas, is doing: using the month of October to teach digital citizenship lessons at the elementary school, middle school, and high school. High school students got to create digital citizenship posters using Pic Collage , Piktochart , or Canva.

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

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Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. So why are only one in 10 teachers using social media professionally ? DO: Review the privacy settings on any personal social media accounts.

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty is helping connect the parents at his school to the digital lives of students. Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives. One of the things that we saw from our parents was that even though we had been one-to-one for almost three years, and we were very well connected in our district, many of our parents were feeling less connected with their students and their classrooms since we went one-to-one. Vicki: We talk about security in my classroom.