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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.

Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

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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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

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter. Why Do Students Need Protection on their SmartPhones? It was one of the first ones to come out and allow you to control your internet access at home.

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Talking Social Media With Your Children

Tech Helpful

Social media is one of the main ways of communication and our world morphs ever so slightly into different most popular choices. As a mom on the cusp of the social media world with adolescents I protected my children maybe too much at times. If I had pre-teens today I definitely wouldn't let them have social media accounts (to me the risk outweighs the gain) but I would start the social media world with my 13 year olds as soon as I could with accountability and talks.

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.

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. They bring their smartphones into the classroom, and will use them whether schools ban them or not.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. Digital privacy is not a partisan issue, it’s an American one.

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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How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned. Monitoring students’ internet access in school won’t help them once they leave the classroom.

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

Tweens & The Cell Phone Conversation

Indiana Jen

I feel comfortable telling parents that a child should not have their own device if they are younger than double digits. It would be easiest if I could tell parents that X age is the right age for their child to get a smartphone. A smartphone is a big responsibility.

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.

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Tech Helpful

Now, as a high school student he chooses to be different than his peers when it come to social media. This is a digital citizenship issue. Thanks to my cousin, I am honest with myself about my lack of self-control where social media is concerned.

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.

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

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A note: some must be downloaded and a few purchased, so the link provided might take you to a website that provides access rather than play. A great collection of free, ready-made digital breakouts can be found over at Tom’s Digital Breakouts.

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

Shake Up Learning

The App Hub is dedicated to bringing transparency to developers’ data and accessibility policies, and to help decision-makers find information about apps to meet the unique learning goals and policies of their school districts.”. Students can share these slides to create a digital word wall.”

The Ethics of Technology

Tech Helpful

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 Recently being recognized as a Common Sense Media Certified Digital Citizenship Educator and dealing with some realities of access to Google images for elementary students has caused me to reflect on the ethics of technology usage.

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.

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. But cell phones can pose some social risks.

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.

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

The media loves sensational tech stories. As Oxford professors put it , “The debate over digital technology and young people needs less shock and more substance”. What is digital wellness? Why we need digital wellness in schools.

9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

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These days, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. iPad, Chromebook, Laptop, Netbook, or Smartphone. Digital note-taking.

How to Set Healthy Screen Time Habits: A Guide for Parents

Waterford

Through computers, smartphones, and tablets, we have a wealth of information at our fingertips that can be both entertaining and intellectually stimulating. Today’s children are digital natives, which means that they’ve grown up surrounded by technology from the time they were born.

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7 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

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Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Waze.

5 Things to teach to develop cyber-savvy students

Neo LMS

Every stakeholder must be involved, from the school management to the faculty body and other staff to each student, their parents and anyone who might need to access that data. Smartphones are in their hands, more and more, from a younger and younger age.

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How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online

Edsurge

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 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

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Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Google Maps.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

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Today’s students have access to far more knowledge than their parents once found in encyclopedias and on maps. With the click of a mouse and without leaving the classroom, they can access the collective knowledge of all mankind via the Internet.

“If that’s where they are, it’s where I must be, too.”

TeachThought - Learn better.

” by Dawn Casey-Rowe , Smartphone Owner And User Of Analog Clocks. They’re on social media during meetings and conventions. An education platform that can’t be used on a smartphone? It’s their intellectual and social life support system.

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

Students can play games, watch stupid videos, browse inappropriate websites, spend time on social media, or catch up on the latest episodes of their favorite series. Then, all devices must be scanned for malware prior to them accessing the school network for the first time.

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Growing Up Under Constant Digital Monitoring

Indiana Jen

” More than once this week, I have returned to this article as a talking point when discussing topics such as Digital. Citizenship, privacy, and even childhood development. Social Media had yet to be invented.

Summer Reads for Teachers

Graphite Blog

We include books, blogs, and newsletters that cover a range of topics from social media and disinformation to Gamergate. As you think about how to continue helping students navigate their digital lives, these resources can enrich that work. This fresh look into young people’s media use offers educators new perspectives on the value of interest-driven learning -- rich food for thought and inspiration for the classroom.

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.

3 Apps to Prioritize Your Day

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easy access from digital devices that teachers commonly carry. What a great lesson for students to learn about the power of the internet, social media, and one person. Now that I know which screen to access, it is easy!

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