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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. Related: How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies. A 6-step digital citizenship plan.

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. Why the digital disconnect? Tips for teachers in a digital world. Try “closed” social media sites.

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Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

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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. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

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Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

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. Be prepared to educate them on why what seems to be social media is actually educational. Teach digital citizenship.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

How to Cope with Bullying

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It includes not only websites, but cell phones, Nintendo, and Wii, as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Cyberbullying— a discussion on what cyberbullying is; for older students or as a guideline for you when teaching the topic.

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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.

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. Your students may not have access to social media but you do.

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?

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. It has been referred to as a social learning platform and in our experience, helped us to connect globally for our PBL.

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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.

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.

How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online

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There are endless distractions for kids these days—from games to music and social media. And as technology platforms have accelerated over the years, her job has increasingly involved keeping up with the ways young people use social media, and advising parents, teachers and even tech companies about what they need to know. A recent report from Common Sense Media showed that the percentage of teens with smartphones in the U.S.

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?

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?

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!

Parenting in the Screen Time Era

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Traditionally, multiple health and child development establishments have been advising parents to avoid exposing their children to screens and media tools such as TV, video games, computer, video, smartphones and touchscreen tablets to name a few.

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. That way, no one can access your info.

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? The Common Sense Media article " How much screen time is OK for my kid(s)? The classroom is a great place to model media balance. You can also promote media balance by making sure students are actively using the technology as opposed to passively consuming media. One way to do this is by encouraging students to learn how to use digital creation tools.

Messaging - Tool of Engagement or Weapon of Mass Distraction?

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The verdict: Allow students to message Letting your students have access to instant messaging can be great for you and them, if they learn to do this responsibly. 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.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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It’s taken on multiple meanings too: first used to identify the misinformation that had occurred online surrounding the 2016 election, it was later embraced by President Trump to denigrate and dismiss “the mainstream media.” They struggle with facts about social studies.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances. In this collection, you'll find hand-picked, regularly updated resources to help you better understand and practice these important social and cultural literacies.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

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Connect With the Learning Revolution Project on Social Media. The Learning Revolution, as a new project, could use some help building our social media presence and credibility. From the development of its Proficiency Guidelines, to its leadership role in the creation of national standards, ACTFL focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of both the profession and the individual teacher. How can we help kids make a better digital world?

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

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will concentrate on causes and consequences as well as sustainable ways to avoid it and decode it as content and media prosumers living in the connected global village. In the end, each page will be read aloud by the participating class and stitched into a single digital book.