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The 9 elements of Digital Citizenship your students need to know

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So, existing in this environment, working, learning, doing business, communicating just like we do in real life make us citizens of this digital world. Digital citizenship is the continuously developing norms of appropriate, responsible, and empowered technology use.

Smartphones in the classroom

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In my summer digital citizenship classes, the biggest question I get is how to control student cell phone usage. It’s a smartphone that your students are using. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools.

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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. Schools and parents need to get smart about how they talk to kids about smartphones.

7 digital citizenship resources for educators and parents

eSchool News

More children than ever have easy access to mobile devices at home and in school, making it critical to impart strong digital citizenship lessons to students. eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning digital citizenship

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.

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.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with 'e's

Many teachers are left wondering whether personal technologies such as smartphones actually have a place in education and what risks and threats accompany them. My view is that children can and do use technology to support their learning but they need to be guided to do so responsibly. (It

How to Grow Global Digital Citizens

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With the rise of online games, web-based education, and smartphones that access everything from house lights to security systems, it’s not surprising to read these statistics: In 2013, 71 percent of the U.S. These are the global demands of digital citizenship.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Learn about AR and VR.

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. We learn how today. Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives. So the goal of Help at Home was to help connect parents to their students’ digital lives.

Digital Literacy–What is it?

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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.

More Smartphones Than Usual: How To Deal with Teens and Phones After Winter Break

Gaggle Speaks

While parents are rejoicing that kids are back in school, and they survived winter break, teachers and administrators might be noticing more students with smartphones. Preparing Students For Smartphone Ownership. Preparing A Classroom For A Smartphone Invasion. Mobile Learning

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. Even with all of the ink (digital and analogue) spilt on the topic, most individuals do not understand what data privacy is, why it’s important, or how it is used.

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

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 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.”

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

eSchool News

As more of our lives are consumed with digital technology — social media, texting and smartphones — is it any wonder that our children are growing up with electronic gadgets as companions? I knew what Tessa wanted wasn’t a phone but a minicomputer — a smartphone.

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Tech Helpful

This is a digital citizenship issue. I think my peers would be as surprised as I was to learn the ugly truth: Americans with smartphones, and especially young Americans with smartphones, spend a gratuitous amount of time on their devices.

4 Factors to Consider When Debating Cell Phones in Schools - Guest Post

Educational Technology Guy

4 Factors to Consider When Debating Cell Phones in Schools Hilary Bird is a digital journalist who writes about the things that fascinate her the most: relationships, technology, and how they impact each other. Related: Smartphone related articles Technology I use on a Daily Basis -.

Learning for the Always-On Generation (Part 3)

EdNews Daily

In my previous article, Learning for the Always-On Generation, readers were introduced to several learning attributes of the digital generations. The third attribute examines how digital learners prefer processing pictures, sounds, color, and video before they process text.

19 Ways Students Keep Learning Fresh Over the Summer

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Teachers have known for decades that ‘summer learning loss’ is a reality. This summer, show students how learning is fun, worthy, and part of their world whether they’re at a friend’s house or the water park. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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Social Emotional Connections in Distance Learning

EdTechTeam

Social emotional learning (SEL) is the “process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.”1.

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The Value of Googleable Questions?

Tech Helpful

At that point in her school life, she didn't have easy accessibility to technology. She didn't own a smartphone or iPad because they were not yet invented. I find myself seeing this from several different angles: Students becoming positive Digital Citizens.

Talking Social Media With Your Children

Tech Helpful

Not only can our children talk to whomever they want when they want but they have access to the world wide web at their fingertips all the time- including social media. As a mom of a child with a life threatening disease, giving her a smartphone was a no brainer.and her 14 year old sister got one at the same time, naturally. (I It wasn't like teaching your child how to drive a car where we learned years ago and we knew the pitfalls.

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. Do you want to learn how to play an instrument or sing? Your smartphone or tablet is your gateway to the world of music. makes a game of learning to read notes.

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The Ethics of Technology

Tech Helpful

Where is the line between "technology is an aid to the learning process" and "technology did this by itself" for the ever needed good grade? We are at a place where today's students have to learn that information is not knowledge. The easy access to information due to their smartphone in their back pocket does not make them truly knowledgable.just able to regurgitate facts.or digital citizenship ethics responsibilities social media students teachers technology

How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

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Statistics say over the summer, kids lose over two months of math skills, two months of reading skills, and one month of overall learning. The cure is much simpler: Disguise learning as play. You are here – kids learn to be smart consumers.

We're Closing the Digital Divide. Now Let's End the Participation Gap.

Edsurge

First some good news: the divide in access to digital devices is decreasing. School districts across the country are upgrading networks and integrating more classroom technology, and smartphones have become increasingly ubiquitous across socioeconomic lines. Educators are beginning to take note of a new problem: a digital participation divide. Previously, the digital participation divide seemed to revolve around access time.

Capturing Classroom Videos

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I haven''t really used videos all the much for flipping my classes because of accessibility and inequity with technology in the classroom, but now that those issues are close to being resolved, I am very interested in learning how to to add videos to my bag of tricks.

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Subscriber Special: April

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To take advantage of this special, purchase from Structured Learning with PayPal or with a PO. provide access to full text PDF (or videos where relevant) from every digital device in your school, 24 hours a day. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Turnitin Launches Feedback Studio

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It’s a revamp of their flagship product, with some twists: Today, Turnitin announced a new version of its flagship product with a focus on ease-of-use, accessibility for students, and new mobile features to support instruction in the modern classroom. Anytime, anywhere learning.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large.

Solve 50% of Tech Problems with 16 Simple Solutions

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Which got me thinking about how these problems that bring learning to a screeching halt really aren’t that complicated They don’t require a Ph.D You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Storyboard That–Digital Storyteller, Graphic Oranizer, and more

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Storyboard That is a leader among online digital storytelling tools thanks to its comic-based themes, clean layout, vast collection of story pieces, varied strip options, and intuitive drag-and-drop interface. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

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For many, it means attending conferences like ISTE and NEA to learn how the heck to integrate technology into their lesson plans. That’s a fair question considering learning is no longer done sitting in auditoriums nodding off to the wisdom of a guest speaker behind a podium.

PleIQ: the interactive smart toy that fosters multiple intelligences through Augmented Reality

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Augmented Reality takes students into bold new worlds where they become part of the learning, not passive viewers. PleIQ is the perfect complement to high-quality classroom instruction—a hands-on, 21 st Century, augmented reality toy that appeals to all learning styles.

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Tech Tip #106: Auto-add a Period, Caps Lock, When Typing on an IPad

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You have to access two different screens to type most messages. A: Here’s one time-saving tip: IPads and most Smartphones will add a period (which inconveniently is on the second screen) if you double-space. 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. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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