6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

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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. A 6-step digital citizenship plan.

Essential Guide to Digital Citizenship for CIPA and E-Rate

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What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship? The E-rate program was put into place to ensure that education institutions have access to the technological resources necessary to keep students and teachers connected. What does E-rate have to do with digital citizenship?

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

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You think they’re OK because you disabled the online access — think again. 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. 120+ Digital Citizenship Links on 22 Topics.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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You think they’re OK because you disabled the online access — think again. These clever digital natives take figuring out how to circumvent your protections as a challenge. Digital Citizenship cyberbully

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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If you’re looking for meaningful lessons to wrap up your school year, here are my top picks: Digital Passport. Applied Digital Skills. Digital Passport. Common Sense Media’s award-winning Digital Passport is the gold-standard in teaching digital citizenship to grades 3-5 (or Middle School). Share the Digital Passport leaderboard to show student progress on the class screen. Preview all materials before giving students access.

How to Cope with Bullying

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90% of teens who report being cyberbullied have also been bullied offline. ( “Seven Fears and the Science of How Mobile Technologies May Be Influencing Adolescents in the Digital Age,” George and Odgers, 2015 ). Use these five digital resources to provide age-appropriate and dynamic education to students: Bullied to Death- -a true story of a teen who commits suicide because of cyberbullying. Right to digital access. More on cyberbullying and digital citizenship.

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Creative Communicator: Unpacking ISTE Standard for Students #6

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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.

How every school can promote safety in a digital world

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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.

5 Parent Resources to Support Children in Being Safe & Responsible Digital Citizens

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It is up to the adults in their worlds to ensure we raise kids who know how to be safe and responsible digital citizens. 5 Digital Citizenship Resources for Parents 1) Common Sense Widget for Families Want live, updated information regarding digital citizenship on your website? 2) Live My Digital - Video Series & Fact Sheets Produced in partnership with Digital Awareness UK this video series is designed to help parents keep their children safe online.

Community for Personalized Learning

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Trust – I have previously blogged about the quality of trust ( Learning to TRUST with Responsible Use ) as my school district made the shift from an Acceptable Use Policy to Responsible Use Guidelines. When students are using technology tools and digital resources to engage in personalized learning activities, teachers have to be able to trust that students will be responsible. This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning.

Community for Personalized Learning

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Trust – I have previously blogged about the quality of trust ( Learning to TRUST with Responsible Use ) as my school district made the shift from an Acceptable Use Policy to Responsible Use Guidelines. When students are using technology tools and digital resources to engage in personalized learning activities, teachers have to be able to trust that students will be responsible. This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning.

5 Edtech tools to try out this year

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Each year I like to explore different digital tools in my classroom to see what kind of an impact they will make on students and learning. Some options include creating digital portfolios for students, a scavenger hunt, an asynchronous or blended lesson, and many other possibilities.

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Device Rollout in the Age of COVID-19

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We followed CDC and Jefferson County Public Schools safety guidelines in all aspects of our rollout.”. Having devices and internet access is a game changer for our students’ success,” O’Rourke said. The post Device Rollout in the Age of COVID-19 appeared first on Digital Promise.

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #5: J. Karabinas

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Young learners do not necessarily have all the access and all the tools that we have. Of course, establishing guidelines for appropriate use is extremely important, especially so students and teachers have an understanding about the platform’s purpose and that you will not be sitting at your computer all night at the students’ disposal! When one girl accessed these sites, she was extremely thankful to the fellow student. digital citizenship edmodo edmodocon technology

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

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By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access. 4] Technology is best used to augment non-digital lessons rather than the other way around. Stronger digital literacy.

Remind Takes Student and Stakeholder Engagement to a New Level

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Building Community and Digital Citizenship Using mobile communication to build school community and facilitate learning brings an opportunity to teach digital citizenship. Students use texting as a social activity, but it can also be practice to build a positive digital footprint. Get on The Wait List Remind Chat will be available soon, but they’re giving first access to accounts that are on the Wait List ! Communication Digital Leadership Remind

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.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

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Before unpacking Twitter in your classroom, here are a few guidelines: Clear its use with your administration. The ability to shout out to classmates, to be answered whenever they access their Twitter stream, is huge. This can happen from anywhere, at any time, from a wide variety of digital devices. Students simply boot up their digital device, log into Twitter (olders will have their own accounts), enter the #hashtag into the search bar, and start.

Looking for a Summer Volunteer Opportunity?

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When you sign up, you choose a topic, access mysimpleshow, and create your explainer video. 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.

How K–12 Schools Can Balance Privacy and Security Protocols

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As technology becomes more ubiquitous, schools must balance student access with student privacy laws. . As education transitions into the digital space, private student data is now being collected in student information systems, learning management systems and other educational applications. . It is crucial that educators understand the ways student data is collected and secured on all technological platforms so that they do not violate legal or ethical guidelines. .

30 Ideas To  Consider When Implementing School Online and Offline During The Coronavirus

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As the Coronavirus has changed the landscape of education, I have become more and more aware of inequity and the digital divide. In my reflection, I have attempted to present ideas for all schools across the digital divide. Check any guidelines provided by your state DOE. What can be provided with low bandwidth and quick access limitations? Investigate possible home connect programs for students who do not have access.

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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. Because education is a family project, student families can view progress toward meeting standards, download assignments, and access missing work online.

Learn How to Play a Musical Instrument on Your Smart Phone

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AATT contributer, Sara Stringer, is looking at digital music tools this month. The FCC has parental control guidelines and information to keep children safe online, with this app, controls can be activated to protect younger students from accessing inappropriate content through the app on the internet. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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Study.com Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

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The engaging video summaries of textbook material provide access to more than a thousand full-length college courses. Students join with a free Study.com account that can be accessed with mobile apps (with the exception of proctored exams). These are treated exactly like any other lesson under the Teacher Edition guidelines.

Dear Otto: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them!

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Parents expect teachers to connect to them on a tech level, to offer 24/7 access via an online site like a blog (or a wiki, website, or any number of other albeit more complicated forums). Removing that access because teachers have difficulty keeping it up-to-date will solve one problem while causing many more. Expect students to evaluate different media [print or digital]. Expect students to gather relevant information from print and digital sources.

5 Parent Resources to Support Children in Being Safe & Responsible Digital Citizens

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It is up to the adults in their worlds to ensure we raise kids who know how to be safe and responsible digital citizens. 5 Digital Citizenship Resources for Parents 1) Common Sense Widget for Families Want live, updated information regarding digital citizenship on your website? 2) Live My Digital - Video Series & Fact Sheets Produced in partnership with Digital Awareness UK this video series is designed to help parents keep their children safe online.

Can You Show Netflix in Class? Copyright for Teachers Made Simple

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There is no hard-and-fast rule, although some districts may set specific guidelines of their own. And use digital tools to their full potential: Students can do so much more with them than just fill out a worksheet. My go-to resource for all things digital citizenship is Common Sense Media and their K-12 Digital Citizenship curriculum. In their Copyright section, you can gain access to visuals and lesson plans for secondary students.

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Personal Connections and Google Maps

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The activity had the technology (which we all know has the quick initial spark of interest), geography, history, collaboration, digital citizenship, and real-life connection. They worked on it during class, but still had access out of school and worked on it then. Digital Citizenship: One of the biggest questions for me during this activity, or any shared My Maps activity, is Digital Citizenship. Digital Citizenship Resources.

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. Encourage high levels of access.

5 Ways to Involve Parents in Your Class

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Provide guidelines so they don’t wonder why they’re there or get embarassed because they ‘did something wrong’ Invite parents to share their expertise. Make it easy for parents to access required materials at home via a blog or class website. 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.

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What is the VARK model of Student Learning?

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VARK started as a questionnaire to help students and teachers understand their best approach to learning but has since become more of a guideline for teaching and learning. Information that is accessed through students’ use of their modality preferences shows an increase in their levels of comprehension, motivation, and metacognition. If you use the VARK model of Student Learning , you know why I’m excited about it.

BYOD Begins With Trust and Respect

A Principal's Reflections

Up until this point we had students sign off on a paper guideline sheet after which I created a username and password for them to access the secure guest network. This information was then passed on to Ron and each student that filled out the form was granted access. Take a look at the traffic at each access point below. After critically analyzing our process and the culture of NMHS it was decided to change how we went about allowing students to access the Internet.

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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. Students (primarily elementary age) log into their BrainPop account and access a teacher-assigned video or search for one of their own. Teachers post questions, provide guidelines and expectations, and students respond. Digital Breakouts.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. One of the leaders in this field is Digital Promise. Who is Digital Promise? How Do Digital Promise’s Micro-Credentials Work? Digital Promise micro-credentials are available individually or as part of a collection–called a Stack. Education is changing.

Why is the Supreme Court So Important — and How to Explain That to Students

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These guidelines are not without controversy but are critical to a healthy, democratic environment. These are web-based and can be accessed either through iCivics or a school BrainPop account, with or without registration. It can be accessed free through BrainPop and iCivics. 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.

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