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?

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


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.”. How can we have an impact on developing digital citizenship skills?”. We truly believe that educating on the digital citizenship is a really big responsibility for us.


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How PS1X in the Bronx Does Digital Citizenship

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Regardless of their access to devices or internet at home, she aims to give students at PS1X Courtlandt School in the South Bronx, New York, the tools they need to thrive and succeed in a world of media and technology. In 2014, Vargas was looking for resources to provide her grades K-5 students and their families with much-needed media-literacy and digital citizenship support. Weave digital citizenship lessons into core content.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access


This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom. In an increasingly digitized classroom, it’s important to consider these tech-less students.

Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home

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When I was an Instructional Technology Director one of the challenges I faced was working to ensure that students, no matter where they lived in my district, had access to the same tools and opportunities. I could provide technology that could be used in the schools, and provided high speed network access while they were in schools. However, when students went home there was no way to guarantee they’d have any access to high-speed internet when they got there.

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.

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

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While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections. How to use the library. Kiddom connects directly with curriculum and content providers to offer educators a curated library of standards-aligned resources. Why the content library is perfect for lesson planning.

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. 94% of youth ages 12-17 who have Internet access say they use the Internet for school research and 78% say they believe the Internet helps them with schoolwork. These are the global demands of digital citizenship. Digital Citizenship webinar.

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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. 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.

Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts

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There are five topics to be reviewed when exploring the use of online images: digital privacy. digital law and plagiarism. Digital privacy. The screenshot below shows how to find this option: Take time to access the following image sites that provide mostly public domain images: Open Clip Art. Here’s a general collection of websites addressing copyrights and digital law: Copyright and Fair Use. Take the mystery out of copyrights –by the Library of Congress.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

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. “the ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information” –Digital Strategy Glossary of Key Terms.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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All sessions are recorded so you can access later. They felt like they had a front-row audience with experts that they would not normally have access to, So it’s going to give you… It’s free, first of all. It’s online, so you don’t have to go anywhere, and you can attend in your pajamas if you want to, and it’s all recorded so that you can access it at any time afterward. You can take them and travel digitally to other places.

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. This year''s Library 2.014 Conference confirmations include Susan Hildreth, Peter Morville, Helen Partridge, Michael Stephens, Barbara Stripling, Roy Tennant, Joyce Valenza, and David Weinberger. Join Jason on June 9th for a big-picture view of digital citizenship.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


CIPA requires schools and libraries to install measures to protect children from obscene or harmful content in exchange for discounts offered by the E-rate program. “Teachers will have access to expanded professional development programs.” In order to impart this knowledge to their students, teachers also had to go through digital literacy training. In order to receive this funding, each district must submit a digital classroom plan.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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And they look at that data, every single moment of the day, and they analyze it, and they decide what needs to be done to redirect construction, to regroup, to reteach, to enrich, to enhance – all on the spur of the moment, because they have ready access to the data. And I say frequently to my sister, who has access to this in her classroom, “You are so lucky! You guys, the people in classrooms today are so privileged because they have that kind of access all the time.

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. We had amazing support from our Library 2.014 volunteer group, and we''re hoping to carry that momentum forward to the fifth annual Global Education Conference , November 17th - 21st (22nd in some time zones). Digital Citizenship Week. Library 2.014 on YouTube.

Teaching Digital Literacy: Resources to Help Students Validate Online Information

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Digital Literacy is a term that is growing ever more popular among those teaching our 21st Century Learners. Also known as Information Literacy, Digital Literacy is an important component of what is known as Digital Citizenship. For example, as a child of the 80's and 90's, when I went to the library to look up information in encyclopedias and books, I didn't have to deeply question the validity of material found.

The SLIDE Study: A chat with Deb Kachel (Part 2)


For example, one of the things that we learned was that the majority of Hispanic school districts are twice as likely not to have school libraries as the majority non-Hispanic districts. Districts are also eliminating library clericals and paraprofessionals at alarming rates.

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7 Ways We're Confronting Internet Access Challenges—and Our Own Blind Spots


Alex’s excitement was palpable as this was the first computer to ever enter his home: He was now participating in digital learning and exploration, and he appeared as enthusiastic as anyone. In the following weeks, I noticed that he was not taking part in many online discussions and the contributions to his digital portfolio of work was minimal. After three months, Alex finally told me that he did not have internet access at home.

Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities

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That, of course, usually ends up not in a library but on the Internet. The Internet’s Wild West days are fast disappearing, replaced with the security offered by abiding to a discrete set of what’s commonly referred to as “ digital rights and responsibilities “ It boils down to a simple maxim: With the right to discover knowledge comes the responsibility to behave well while doing so. Digital Rights. Digital Responsibilities.

10 Things to Think About Before You Post

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So, when I heard that they were teaming up with the awesome Common Sense Media people, to put out a music video about Digital Citizenship, - I was SO excited! This Flocabulary digital citizenship video (and the supplemental lessons and teacher resources ) explores not about what kind of social media you use, but HOW you use it! common sense media digital citizenship facebook flocabulary twitter vine week in rap

Fake News and Visual Literacy #CUE18


This #CUE18 session, presented by Professor Lesley Farmer , illuminated important concepts about visual literacy, and classroom / library implementation. Spotting fake news and inquiring about alternate points of view, increases access to knowledge and democratic ideals to act as informed citizens. Digital Citizenship LiteracyFake news is not accidental reporting with a few mistakes, it is intentional and designed to look real.

12 Websites for Digital Books Summer Reading

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At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. This site provides thousands of digitized books, audio recordings, DVDs/CDs from the public domain (or out-of-copyright). Open Library.

Library 2.017 Mini-Conference: DIGITAL LITERACY & FAKE NEWS

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We're excited to announce our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 1st, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Invited panelists and presenters will look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. Please also join the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

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. When one girl accessed these sites, she was extremely thankful to the fellow student. I can post sites for all students to access and catalog in personal libraries called “backpacks” but most importantly I can directly and privately post sites and information to differentiate for individuals. digital citizenship edmodo edmodocon technology

Opportunities prisoners have to study

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She’s written a thoughtful article about the availability of education, books, and learning even for those without access to where you and I typically fulfill our need for knowledge: What opportunities do prisoners have to study? Education is a passion, both teaching and learning.

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Project:Connect empowers young web makers to make the web a better place

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The Project:Connect hackathon — hosted by the MacArthur Foundation, Facebook, the Family Online Safety Institute and Mozilla — kicked-off this year’s Digital Media and Learning Competition. Participants advocate for the innovative use of new media in support of connected learning, using the web for everything from building community support frameworks to gaining better information access in schools. Greater freedom in schools and libraries.

Organize, Streamline, and Empower Learning with H?para

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They offer a suite of tools for differentiation, promoting digital citizenship, establishing productive workflows, providing feedback, and allowing learners to work at their own pace. Private Library : Allows schools and districts to secure their H?para

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Library 2.014 Call for Proposals Now Open. The call for proposals for the fourth annual Library 2.0

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Library 2.015 Spring Summit Recap On April 30th we held the first ever Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , a half-day conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services. The event was inspired by and organized in partnership with Dr. Sue Alman of the SJSU School of Information, and designed to complement the fifth annual Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference on October 20th, 2015.

Why Game Based Learning Is the Right Choice for Remote Teaching

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Here’s how a game-based approach solves many of the issues they brought up: Start organized –map out daily or weekly learning with a digital gameboard (big thanks to Deb Norton at SimpleK12 and Slidesmania for this idea).

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

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It provides reading resources either uploaded by the teacher or selected from the platform’s library of thousands of fiction and nonfiction books (some free; some through Prime plans), Common Core-aligned lesson plans, videos, or simulations. Students, too, have their own dashboard where they access teacher-assigned materials and more. in the library as a research tool .

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Teaching Online During COVID-19

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How to I provide equity for those without computers or internet access at home is challenging? Access the required site through mobile devices. Access community hotspots and open WiFi, often made available by local businesses who are eager to assist.

New from Origo Stepping Stones for This Summer

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ORIGO Stepping Stones (see my review here ), a comprehensive print and digital math program, has a variety of free math resources available for summer learning. Check these out: Access a library of over thirty ORIGO 1 videos (and growing) through YouTube (search ORIGO Education ) and on their Vimeo Channel with strategies and models to build fluency and understanding.