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. A 6-step digital citizenship plan. Step 2: Focus on digital etiquette, respect, and safety.

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. 120+ Digital Citizenship Links on 22 Topics. 19 Topics to Teach in Digital Citizenship–and How.

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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. Share the Digital Passport leaderboard to show student progress on the class screen. Applied Digital Skills.

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

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 ). Right to digital access. Curriculum on digital citizenship.

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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 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?

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. This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning.

Community for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

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. This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning.

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.

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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Remind Takes Student and Stakeholder Engagement to a New Level

A Principal's Reflections

Building Community and Digital Citizenship Using mobile communication to build school community and facilitate learning brings an opportunity to teach digital citizenship. Communication Digital Leadership Remind

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.

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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

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. Teach digital citizenship.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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. 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).

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). Expect students to evaluate different media [print or digital].

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?

Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

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Concern about student safety while online and use of digital tools is undoubtedly valid. We believe it is our moral obligation as educators to keep students safe, while simultaneously enabling them to create responsible digital footprints. 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.

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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. Teachers post questions, provide guidelines and expectations, and students respond.

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.

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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.

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. If you use the VARK model of Student Learning , you know why I’m excited about it.

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?

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 internet filter that blocks student access to risky apps that might be collecting students' data or lack effective platform and content moderation. Procedures should be posted and visually accessible to all students and, if possible, should utilize mnemonic devices to help them stick.

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.

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!