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The 9 elements of Digital Citizenship your students need to know

Neo LMS

So, existing in this environment, working, learning, doing business, communicating just like we do in real life make us citizens of this digital world. As digital citizens, we have both rights and obligations and that is why learning more about the concept of digital citizenship is crucial.

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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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. Technology is moving and changing rapidly across the world while connecting us in unforeseen ways. Online, teens are not more digitally literate or skilled than adults. By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed.

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

I was asked to write an opinion piece for the Western Morning News earlier this week as a response to the comments from Ofsted and their advisers on the use of technology in schools. But why is technology still a bone of contention? Many children have a natural affinity with technology.

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 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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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. I wanted to talk today about why I think Teachers Using Technology are Super Heroes.

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.

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. Vicki: Today we are talking with Mike Daugherty @MoreThanATech , Director of Technology in Ohio.

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.

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.

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.

The Ethics of Technology

Tech Helpful

Educational technology LMS platforms are spending much money and man hours on creating safeguards against plagiarism. Where should technology start and students end? 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? 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

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

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The technological advances of the past two decades have changed the world, and education is no exception. Today’s students have access to far more knowledge than their parents once found in encyclopedias and on maps. Technology in the Classroom Keeps Kids in School, Helps Them Learn.

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.”

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

We, as educators, need to be speaking to students about using technology for human flourishing and the pitfalls of mindless surfing. This is a digital citizenship issue. I believe it is because technology as a concept is a very positive thing.

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. School may be one of the best places to teach technology management skills.

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. Educational technology was not even a strong game at that point.

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.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students.

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.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

Graphite Blog

When and how much should students be using technology in class? How can I make sure I am protecting student privacy when using technology? Which policies and procedures will help me get the most out of teaching with technology? How can digital citizenship lessons help me get the most out of teaching with technology? How can I use technology to support learning outside of school? When and how much should students be using technology in class?

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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A School License is a multi-user PDF of most books (or videos where available) we offer–textbooks, curricula, lesson plans, student workbooks, and more–that can be used on every digital device in your school–iPads, Macs, PCs, Chromebooks, laptops, netbooks, smartphones, iPods.

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. Accessibility improvements.

10 Myths about Teaching with Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve been teaching technology for over fifteen years. Here are ten of the most common face-palming, head-slapping myths that I have to correct: Kids are digital natives. It’s important to remember that lots of kids aren’t raised with technology.

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Solve 50% of Tech Problems with 16 Simple Solutions

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a massive topic but two solutions that work for even kids K-5 is to 1) cover the webcam, and 2) put smartphones in airplane mode (to cut access to the Internet). Not only does this impact how they use technology but every other part of their lives.

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. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. 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. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

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9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

For many, it means attending conferences like ISTE and NEA to learn how the heck to integrate technology into their lesson plans. Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Besides a toothbrush and aspirin, what should you take to your upcoming conference?

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher sponsor, PleIQ is launching its Kickstarter campaign , offering a revolutionary tool that blends the physical and digital world into one that is irresistible for kids. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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